Iron City is a former city and unincorporated community in Lawrence and Wayne counties, Tennessee. The population was 328 at the 2010 census.
Iron City was incorporated as a city from 1887 to 1901, and again from 1962 until 2010, its residents voting to disincorporate in the latter year.
Iron City gets its name from an iron foundry that operated in its vicinity in the late 19th century. While iron ore was mined in southwestern Lawrence County as early as the 1830s, the industry really began to thrive in 1886, when a branch railroad line to the area was completed. Iron City incorporated the following year. At its height, Iron City supported a population of about 1,000, and included two hotels and two banks.
In 2008, the award-winning documentary film, Iron City Blues was released. Iron City Blues follows biker/bluesman Big Mike Griffin as he travels to Iron City in order to write a song about the town's unique history. Not an accurate representation of its history.
Iron City is the hometown of 1960s country music star Melba Montgomery.
Iron City is located at 35°1′32″N 87°35′1″W (35.025686, -87.583704).