Alcoa is a city in Blount County, Tennessee, United States, south of Knoxville. Its population was 7,744 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area. As its name suggests, Alcoa is the site of a large aluminum smelting plant owned and operated by the Alcoa corporation. Formerly known as North Maryville, the town was incorporated under its present name in 1919.
Parks and recreation:
Alcoa's early developers considered public parks an essential part of the city, and in the 1920s, ALCOA sought to set aside 1-acre (4,000 m2) of land for parks for every 100 people living in the city. In the early 1930s, City Manager Hultquist used idle plant workers for park construction, and over the years, the company continued donating land for park construction and expansion. In 1998, a 3-mile (4.8 km) section of the Maryville-Alcoa Greenway was completed, connecting Alcoa's Springbrook Park with Maryville's Bicentennial Greenbelt Park.
- U.S. Route 129, known as "Alcoa Highway" or "Airport Highway" in Alcoa, connects Alcoa with Knoxville to the north and traverses Blount County en route to the North Carolina border to the south.
- TN State Route 335, which follows Hunt Road and Old Glory Road, connects Alcoa with eastern and western Blount County
- Interstate 140/Tennessee State Route 162, known as Pellissippi Parkway, connects Alcoa with West Knoxville and Oak Ridge
- U.S. Route 321, known as "Lamar Alexander Parkway," connects Alcoa with Lenoir City to the west and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the south
- TN State Route 334, known as Louisville Road, connects Alcoa with Louisville, Tennessee.
- TN State Route 35, which follows Hall Road
- TN State Route 33, known as Old Knoxville Highway
- TN State Route 333, which follows Topside Road.