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AIRPORT of MONROE COUNTY

Monroe County Airport 350 Airport Rd
Madisonville

Longest Runway: 3,500 Ft.
Runway Lights: Yes
Radio Communications: Unicom

ATTRACTIONS of MONROE COUNTY

Fort Loudoun State Historic Area
Located off Hwy 411 near Vonore
Original fort built 1757
A replica of the first English fort built in Tennessee
Visitors center and museum, open daily, free
State Blue Catfish Fishing Record
Record catch 130 lbs
Caught in the Ft Loudoun Reservoir
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum  

HIGHER EDUCATION of MONROE COUNTY

Hiwassee College
Junior College-2 year
Private, United Methodist
Enrollment: 594
Cleveland State Community College
59 B Excellence Way
Vonroe

HIGHWAYS of MONROE COUNTY

U S Highways
I-75, 11, 411
State Highways
2, 33, 39, 68, 72, 115, 307, 315, 322, 392

HISTORY of MONROE COUNTY

Established 1819
Organized May 1, 1820
Madisonville is county seat
County formed from Indian lands
MONROE COUNTY ONLINE

PEOPLE of MONROE COUNTY

President James Monroe Named for President James Monroe
Born 1758
Was an officer in the Continental Army
Became Minister to France 1794
Served as Governor of Virginia 1799 to 1802
Appointed Secretary of State and of war
Became fifth President of the United States
Died 1831

CHURCHES of MONROE COUNTY

Baptist

Bethlehem Baptist Church Big Creek Baptist Church Brown Hill Presbyterian Church Cedar Valley Baptist Church

130 Bethlehem Church
Madisonville TN 37354

109 Big Creek
Madisonville TN 37354

1526 Mecca Pike
Tellico Plains, TN 37385

765 Pond Creek
Sweetwater TN 37874

Chestua Baptist Church Christianburg Baptist Church Community Baptist Church Fairview Baptist Church

970 Chestua Rd
Madisonville TN 37354

2525 Highway 68
Sweetwater TN 37874

370 Community Dr, Madisonville TN 37354

112 Key Kile
Sweetwater TN 37874

First Baptist Church First Baptist Church Glenlock Baptist Church Goodfriend Baptist Church

139 College St
Madisonville TN 37354

303 Wright Street
Sweetwater TN 37874

Vonore Road
Sweetwater TN 37874

654 Old Cemetery
Madisonville TN 37354

Island Creek Baptist Church Lakeside Baptist Church Lees Chapel Baptist Church Mount Bethel Baptist Church
2505 Highway 411
Madisonville TN 37354

Lakeside Rd
Madisonville TN 37354

267 Lee Church
Sweetwater TN 37874

910 Wright Street
Sweetwater TN 37874

Murray Baptist Church New Bethany Baptist Church Notchey Creek Baptist Church Oak Grove Baptist Church

468 Murrays Chapel Road
Sweetwater TN 37874

653 County Road
Sweetwater TN 37874

5529 Highway 68 South
Madisonville TN 37354

1057 Oak Grove Rd
Madisonville TN 37354

Oak Grove Baptist Church Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Rocky Springs Baptist Church True Gospel Baptist Church

711 County Road
Sweetwater TN 37874

105 County Road
Sweetwater TN 37874

780 Rocky Springs
Madisonville TN 37354

2304 Sweetwater Vonore Road
Sweetwater TN 37874

Union Grove Baptist Church
966 County Road
Sweetwater TN 37874

Watson Chapel Baptist Church
140 Watson Chapel
Madisonville TN 37354

Catholic

St Jopseph the Worker Catholic Church

Madisonville TN 37354

Christian

Christian Church

Highway 411 North
Madisonville TN 37354

Church Of Christ

Church of Christ 529 College St
Madisonville TN 37354
Church of Christ

NEW Highway 68
Sweetwater TN 37874

Methodist

First United Methodist Church

143 College St
Madisonville TN 37354

Nazarene

Church of the Nazarene

251 Old Highway
Sweetwater TN 37874

Non-Denominational

Rice Chapel Church

190 Carson St
Madisonville TN 37354

Presbyterian

Alta Vista Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church Madisonville Presbyterian Church

102 Chapel Avenue
Sweetwater TN 37874

601 Church Street
Sweetwater TN 37874

Est. 1822
201 Main Street
Madisonville TN 37354

Mount Cumberland Presbyterian Church 111 County Road
Sweetwater TN 37874

United Church Of Christ

First United Church of Christ

West Morris Street
Sweetwater TN 37874

POST OFFICES of MONROE COUNTY

Acorn Opened: November 2, 1889 Closed: May 31, 1935
Bacons Ferry Opened: February 9, 1914 Closed: October 3, 1854
Ball Play Opened: February 5, 1830 Closed: June 3, 1845
Opened: October 5, 1848 Closed: July 18, 1866
Opened: June 30, 1870 Closed: October 28, 1895
Opened: June 18, 1898 Closed: May 14, 1910
Barley Opened: April 3, 1898 Closed: February 14, 1906
Bell Town Opened: May 7, 1852 Closed: August 31, 1949
Brakebill Opened: August 23, 1883 Closed: January 30, 1904
Brown Hill Opened: May 5, 1854 Closed: August 29, 1854
Jalapa Opened: 1859 Closed:1905
Lillian Opened: December 7, 1897 Closed: February 28, 1913
Lyons Opened: April 24, 1888 Closed: February 24, 1892
Madisonville Opened: April 9, 1830 Closed: Operating
McGhee Opened: October 9, 1890 Closed: November 8, 1891
Opened: November 18, 1891 Closed: June 30, 1944
McSpadenville Opened: August 29, 1821 Closed: December 08, 1824
Midway Opened: February 8, 1835 Closed: August 18, 1857
Moorham Opened: April 4, 1833 Closed: December 10, 1833
Mount Vernon Opened: April 4, 1834 Closed: December 3, 1872
Moutainville Opened: August 17, 1877 Closed: January 31, 1907
Mouth of Tellico Opened: May 26, 1823 Closed: June 23, 1834
Nelita Opened: November 24, 1897 Closed: December 14, 1901
Notchy Opened: March 2, 1882 Closed: August 31, 1904
Paynes Opened: February 13, 1909 Closed: February 28, 1917
Philadelphia Opened: 1823 Closed: June 2, 1870
Pond Creek Opened: February 15, 1837 Closed: September 22, 1846
Povo Opened: August 21, 1881 Closed: February 28, 1823
Rafter Opened: February 12, 1889 Closed: March 31, 1914
Rex Opened: April 25, 1892 Closed: February 29, 1908
River Side Opened: August 14, 2856 Closed: April 22, 1859
Rockville Opened: May 24, 1828 Closed: April 25, 1839
Opened: July 19, 1839 Closed: August 30, 1849
Opened: November 27, 1849 Closed: March 1, 1860
Rocky Spring Opened: June 20, 1894 Closed: January 30, 1904
Rogers Opened: August 13, 1894 Closed: August 31, 1906
Rural Vale Opened: July 24, 1878 Closed: September 4, 1895
Ruravale Opened: September 4, 1895 Closed: August 31, 1905
Shelton's Store Opened: April 20, 1858 Closed: November 9, 1858
Sink Opened: April 11, 1881 Closed: February 14, 1906
Sweet Water Opened: March 15, 1836 Closed: August 16, 1845
Opened: February 9, 1848 Closed: December 19, 1893
Sweet Water Valley Opened: January 7, 1823 Closed: ca est 1824
Sweetwater Opened: December 19, 1893 Closed: Operating
Syra Opened: May 14, 1904 Closed: January 15, 1910
Tallent Opened: March 9, 1894 Closed: February 28, 1907
Tarrifville Opened: November 28, 1890 Closed: September 2, 1898
Opened: June 29, 1900 Closed: September 15, 1913
Tellico Opened: April 21, 1824 Closed: April 9, 1830
Tellico Plains Opened: November 25, 1820 Closed: Operating
Tevis Opened: July 21, 1888 Closed: August 31, 1904
Toco Opened: March 10, 1890 Closed: September 15, 1898
Tom Opened: January 2, 1894 Closed: December 15, 1909
Tomotley Opened: November 19, 1889 Closed: April 31, 1904
Towee Falls Opened: June 2, 1849 Closed: September 22, 1866
Tunnell's Opened: December 28, 1831 Closed: June 2, 1839
Upton's Opened: July 22, 1847 Closed: February 9, 1848
Vonore Opened: September 30, 1893 Closed: Operating
White Cliff Springs Opened: June 22, 1874 Closed: December 20, 1898
Opened: April 19, 1899 Closed: October 15, 1901
Wilson Station Opened: June 30, 1892 Closed: May 31, 1908
Wolf Jump Opened: October 22, 1902 Closed: June 15, 1907

PARKS of MONROE COUNTY

Fort Loudon State Park Located off Hwy 411
338 Fort Loudon Rd
1200 acre park
Location of earliest British forts in the area, built 1756
A 1794 blockhouse overlooks TVA's Tellico Reservoir
INDOOR ACTIVITIES
Gift Shop
Museum
Visitor Center
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Hiking
Picnic Area
WATER ACTIVITIES
Canoeing
Fishing
Swimming (Lake)
Water/Jet Skiing
Cherokee National Forest 400,000 acres
Offers wildlife, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, and mountain rivers and water falls
River float trips or white water rafting, horseback riding or self guided scenic auto tours

STATISTICS of MONROE COUNTY

SIZE of MONROE COUNTY
Square Miles 660
Miles of City Streets 110.00
Miles of County Road 751.67

 


COKER CREEK, Tennessee

ATTRACTIONS of COKER CREEK

Bentwood Farm Llamas
243 Ironsburg Rd
Nestled in the Cherokee National Forest
Free
Coker Creek Village
Hwy 68
250 acre mountain ranch in historic gold district
Horseback trail rides through Cherokee National Forest
Gold panning, whitewater rafting
Admission charged
Click here to visit
Recreational Gold Company
Hwy 68

Coker Creek was the site of a minor gold rush during the late 1800s. The Recreational Gold Company has a camp located at Coker Creek Village and they offer camping, lodging, food, and prospecting classes. Learn about gold, how to find, how to recover. Hands on training in panning, sluicing, dredging, metal detecting, and what to do afterwards with it .
Admission charged

 

 

 


MADISONVILLE, Tennessee


ATTRACTIONS of MADISONVILLE

Orr Mountain Winery
355 Pumpkin Hollow Rd
Madisonville, TN 37354
423-442-5340
Learn about the ancient craft of wine making and taste wines
Free

GOLF in MADISONVILLE

Madisonville Golf Course
180 Golf Course Rd
Madisonville, TN 37354
(423)442-6423
Public
Holes: 9
Par: 36
Length (Ft) 3,450
Green fees - $22 (approximate)
Built in 1937

HISTORY of MADISONVILLE

Founded in 1819
Incorporated in 1865

PEOPLE of MADISONVILLE

President James Madison City named for President James Madison

LIBRARY of MADISONVILLE

Madisonville Library

Madisonville Public Library
884 Englewood Rd
Suite A
Madisonville
, TN 37354-5120

E-mail: mplib@bellsouth.net

STATISTICS for MADISONVILLE

POPULATION of MADISONVILLE
1960 1,812
1970 2,614
1980 2,884
1990 3,033
2000 3,939
LOCATION CODES for MADISONVILLE
Zip 37354

VISITOR CENTER of MADISONVILLE

Madisonville - Monroe County Chamber of Commerce 110 Locust St
Madisonville TN 37354

The Madisonvillian

 


SWEETWATER, Tennessee



ATTRACTIONS of SWEETWATER

Lost Sea
Lost Sea Pike
Sweetwater

Off I-75
Walk through cave with glass-bottomed boat ride on underground lake
Open daily, admission
Old Sweetwater Village
Seven Miles Off I-75 at Sweetwater, TN 140 Lost Sea Road, Sweetwater, TN 37874,
One of the largest collections of authentic log buildings in the South.
Open daily Memorial Day to Labor Day
Admission charged

HISTORY of SWEETWATER

Chartered in 1852
Incorporated in 1897

PEOPLE of SWEETWATER

Name came from the creek where the Cherokees were being forced to move westward

LIBRARY of SWEETWATER

Sweetwater Public Library 210 Mayes Ave
Sweetwater

STATISTICS for SWEETWATER

POPULATION of SWEETWATER
1960 4,145
1970 4,340
1980 5,175
1990 5,066
2000 5,586
LOCATION CODES for SWEETWATER
Zip 37874

 

 


TELLICO PLAINS, Tennessee

 

ATTRACTIONS of TELLICO PLAINS

Arrowhead Land Company
Once home of the Cherokee Indian village known as Telequa
The site of the first gold strike in America in the 1820s
A lumberjack town in the 1900s
Offers trout fishing, canoeing, camping, horseback riding, or hiking to one of the many waterfalls

HISTORY of TELLICO PLAINS

Incorporated in 1911
Online History & Feature Magazine

PEOPLE of TELLICO PLAINS

Named for a Cherokee Chief

STATISTICS for TELLICO PLAINS

POPULATION of TELLICO PLAINS
1960 794
1970 773
1980 698
1990 657
2000 859
LOCATION CODES for TELLICO PLAINS
Zip 37385

 


VONORE, Tennessee


ATTRACTIONS of VONORE

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
576 Hwy 360
Citico Rd
Vonore 37885
Owned and operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Tennessee's only Native American-owned historic attraction
Presents the fascinating story of Sequoyah
Sequoyah, the remarkable inventor of the Cherokee alphabet, and Cherokee history and culture
Open daily March-Dec.
Admission charged
Click here to visit site

 HISTORY of VONORE

First known as Upton
Incorporated in 1965

PEOPLE of VONORE

General Crawford Vaughn City named for General Crawford Vaughn

STATISTICS for VONORE

POPULATION of VONORE
1970 524
1980 528
1990 605
2000 1,126
LOCATION CODES for VONORE
Zip 37885

 

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