Claxton is a community in Anderson County in the U.S. state of Tennessee.
The name “Claxton” is generally applied to the unincorporated part of Anderson County south of the city of Clinton and northeast of the city of Oak Ridge, centered around the intersection of Clinton Highway (U.S. Route 25W and State Route 9) with State Route 170 (Edgemoor Road and Raccoon Valley Road). Claxton is bounded on the east and south by the Knox County line. Claxton does not have a post office. Mailing addresses in Claxton identify the locality as either Powell, Tennessee, or Clinton.
The Claxton Elementary School, a public school operated by Anderson County Schools, is located at the intersection of Edgemoor Road and Clinton Highway. The Tennessee Valley Authority Bull Run Steam Plant is at the edge of Claxton, directly across the Clinch River from Oak Ridge.