Paris, Tennessee

Welcome to the website of Paris, Tennessee. PARIS, Tennessee is located approximately 60 miles northeast of Jackson and 80 miles west of Clarksville.  It is located in Henry County.  The trade area attracts people  from four Tennessee counties and borders the Kentucky state line. Paris / Henry County has a large tourist base with Historic Downtown Paris,  Paris Landing State Park and Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Center on Kentucky Lake drawing 1.25 million visitors a year.  Henry County has approximately 20 hotels, 500 rooms and 6 marinas. Paris/Henry County offers one of the largest medical communities in West Tennessee with people coming from the surrounding trade area. Henry County Medical Center employs 649 people and has 142 beds.  Henry County Healthcare Center has 172 beds.  Henry County and Paris Special School District have a combined student enrollment of approximately 4,700. The economic base is diversified with a mix of manufacturing, retail, transportation and recreation.  Industrial payroll totals more than $160 million annually in Henry County and employs over 11,000 people.  Approximately 20% of the supply is skilled, 60% semi-skilled and 30% of the estimated 230 high school graduates enter the labor force in Henry County.  The city and county governments work well together on improving the area as a whole.  

Events Scheduled around Paris and in Downtown Paris for the Month of November, 2014:

November 7-9  –   Christmas Open House in Downtown Paris.  For more information: or call 731-653-PARIS(7274)  


To view City and Community Events go to the Community Calendar:


Note:  From this calendar you may download events to your computer or smartphone!

  HCHS Football Squad Installs Smoke Detectors in Community!

     HCHS smoke alarm install 3      HCHS smoke alarm install 1     HCHS smoke alarm install 2

Under the supervision of the Paris Fire Department, the Henry County High School Patriot Football squad installed 67 free smoke detectors. In September 40 homes in the community benefitted from this program. Henry County High School was among 10 schools selected across the State of Tennessee for the “Get Alarmed Program”. Pictured above are members of the football team as they install the alarms in homes.
Changes to the City of Paris Board of Commissioners…….


Congratulations to Commissioners Carlton Gerrell and Sam Tharpe on their re-election to the City of Paris Board of Commission.  Commissioner Gerrell will begin his second term in office.  Mayor Sam Tharpe will begin serving a sixth term on the board having been first elected in 1991!

Congratulations also go out to Robert Sleadd on being elected to serve his first term on the Paris Board of Commissioners!



Commissioner Pete Lackey receives plaque from Mayor Sam Tharpe

Commissioner Pete Lackey was honored with a reception and Resolution of Service at the November City Commission meeting.  Commissioner Lackey chose not to run for re-election this year after having served the City since 1999.