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AIRPORT of RHEA COUNTY

Mark Anton Airport
350 Walter Squire Rd
Dayton, TN 37321
Phone: (423) 775-8407
Longest Runway: 4,500 Ft
Runway Lights: Yes
Radio Communications: Unicom


ATTRACTIONS of RHEA COUNTY

The Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast
Restored 102 year old home of Dr Walter Thomison
656 Market Street
Dayton, Tennessee 37321
Phone number: 423-285-5700
Watts Bar Lake/Watts Bar Dam
Hwy 68
Outstanding fishing
72 miles of water
783 miles of shoreline
Offers unlimited opportunities for any type of water recreation


HIGHER EDUCATION of RHEA COUNTY

Bryan College
130 Mercer Dr
Dayton
Senior College-4 year
Private, Independent
Enrollment:450+
Chattanooga State Technical Community College
200 W 4th Ave
Dayton
Oxford Graduate School
120 Oxford Dr
Dayton


HIGHWAYS of RHEA COUNTY

U S Highways
27
State Highways
29, 30, 60, 68, 302


HISTORY of RHEA COUNTY

Established 1807
Organized January 25, 1808
Dayton is county seat

GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY of RHEA COUNTY

Rhea County Historical & Genealogical Society P O Box 31
Dayton


PEOPLE of RHEA COUNTY

John Rhea County named for John Rhea
Born 1753
Served in Revolutionary War
Fought at Vinge Mountain
Member of North Carolina and Tennessee state houses
Member of U.S. Congress
U.S. commissioner to treat with the Choctaws
Died 1832

CHURCHES of RHEA COUNTY

Baptist

Bethel Baptist Church, Bogle's Chapel Baptist Church Calvary Baptist Church Calvary Baptist Church

Roddy, Tennessee

4304 Old Dixie
Evensville TN 37332

www.bogleschapel.org

258 Smith St
Graysville TN 37338

3450 New Lake Rd
Spring City TN 37381
Central Baptist Church Corvin Road Baptist Church First Baptist Church First Baptist Church

321 East Clinton
Spring City TN 37381

196 Corvin Rd
Dayton TN 37321

231 3rd Ave
Dayton TN 37321

739 Pikeville Ave
Graysville TN 37338

First Baptist Church Garrison Baptist Church Maple Springs Baptist Church Mount Zion Baptist Church

374 West Jackson
Spring City TN 37381

260 Garrison Rd
Dayton TN 37321

1999 Maple Springs
Dayton TN 37321

311 Hickory St
Dayton TN 37321

New Union Baptist Church Salem Baptist Church Smyrna Baptist Church Spring City Baptist Church

4060 South Double Rd
Dayton TN 37321

2175 Double South
Dayton TN 37321

720 Smyrna Rd
Evensville TN 37332

23428 Rhea County Hwy
Spring City TN 37381

 Texas Grove Baptist Church  Victory Baptist Church  Walnut Grove Full Gospel Church
www.wgfg.org
 Wolf Creek Baptist Church

 1690 Texas Grove
Evensville TN 37332

309 West 11th Ave Dayton TN 37321

103 Walnut GroveChurch Rd
Dayton, TN  37321

5225 Wolf CreekRd
Spring City TN 37381

Catholic

St Bridget's Catholic Church

Church Of Christ

Spring City Church of Christ

145 Cash St
Spring City TN 37381

Church Of God

Graysville Church of God

662 Harrison Ave
Graysville TN 37338

Pentecostal

First United Pentecostal Church 130 2nd Ave
Dayton TN

Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church

268 West Jackson
Spring City TN 37381

Seventh-Day Adventist

Seventh-Day Adventist Church

4287 Dayton Ave
Graysville TN 37338

Various

Foursquare Gospel Church

440 Piccadilly Ave
Spring City TN 37381

POST OFFICES of RHEA COUNTY

Alpines Opened: June 30, 1892 Closed: October 25, 1900
Balta Opened: May 8, 1882 Closed: October 22, 1889
Baptist Opened: April 22, 1880 Closed: July 6, 1891
Big Elm Opened: July 22, 1856 Closed: August 30, 1859
Boggues Cross Roads Opened: January 26, 1832 Closed: May 23, 1834
Bolen Opened: April 9, 1886 Closed: August 31, 1888
Lorraine Opened: April 19, 1880 Closed: December 31, 1919
Louelle Opened: February 12, 1878 Closed: April 2, 1880
Lucknow Opened: March 17, 1879 Closed: October 31, 1905
Montague Opened: February 19, 1901 Closed: ???
Morgan Spring Opened: May 2, 1888 Closed: May 15, 1939
Ogden Opened: May 28, 1886 Closed: April 30, 1904
Pennine Opened: February 18, 1918 Closed: February 28, 1923
Piney Falls Opened: April 10, 1873 Closed: November 12, 1875

Opened: December 27, 1875 Closed: March 19, 1883
Prestonville Opened: April 27, 1816 Closed: March 8, 1847

Opened: March 3, 1859 Closed: September 22, 1866

Opened: June 18, 1867 Closed: July 17, 1874
Rhea Springs Opened: February 5, 1878 Closed: April 30, 1941
Roddy Opened: April 2, 1880 Closed: February 15, 1940
Sandy Mills Opened: June 7, 1855 Closed: April 7, 1856
Sheffield Opened: February 12, 1878 Closed: February 18, 1918
Smith's Cross Roads Opened: May 24, 1822 Closed: August 24, 1832

Opened: February 7, 1837 Closed: May 21, 1878
Smith's Ferry Opened: August 23, 1875 Closed: May 3, 1883
Spring City Opened: February 21, 1878 Closed: Operating
Sulpher Springs Opened: July 20, 1835 Closed: February 5, 1878
Ten Mile Stand Opened: January 18, 1826 Closed: May 3, 1836
Valley Forge Opened: October 20, 1823 Closed: February 4, 1824
Washington Opened: April 1, 1811 Closed: August 15, 1902
Watts Bar Dam Opened: January 27, 1940 Closed: Operating
Whites Creek Opened: June 22, 1814 Closed: October 20, 1823


HOSPITALS of RHEA COUNTY

Rhea Medical Center 7824 Rhea County Hwy
Dayton


LIBRARIES of RHEA COUNTY

Dayton City Library
1191 Market St
Dayton
Graysville Public Library
Mill St
Graysville
Spring City Public Library
169 W Rhea Ave


STATISTICS for RHEA COUNTY

SIZE of RHEA COUNTY
Square Miles 316
Miles of City Streets   61.23
Miles of County Road 432.65

 

 


DAYTON, Tennessee

ATTRACTIONS of DAYTON

The Scopes Museum-Rhea County Courthouse
475 Market St
Built 1891
The courthouse has been restored to its 1925 vintage

The museum tells the story of the legal battle popularly called the "Scopes Monkey Trial"
Designated a National Historic Landmark 1977
Open Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free


GOLF in DAYTON

Dayton Golf & Country Club Highway 27 N
Dayton


HISTORY of DAYTON

Incorporated in 1885

HOMES of DAYTON COUNTY

Broyles-Darwin House
108 Idaho St. Dayton, TN 37321
Dayton's oldest home
Built by Stephen Decatur Broyles in 1860
Private Home - Tour by request
 
The Bailey House Cafe & Bed and Breakfast
Home of John Thomas Scopes
1598 Market Street Dayton, TN 37321
Located in Downtown Dayton
423-570-7732
Three rooms are offered at this 105-year-old home.


PARKS of DAYTON

Laurel-Snow Pocket Wilderness Hwy 27 to Walnut Grove Rd. Public access is allowed; parking and hiking trails are provided. The natural area has 10.5 miles of hiking trails. Backcountry camping is by permit only, call 423-566-2229.
2,259 acre wilderness area is named for two waterfalls on the trail
The complete hike involves two ascents of about 900 feet
Free


STATISTICS for DAYTON

POPULATION of DAYTON
1960 3,500
1970 4,361
1980 5,582
1990 5,671
2000 6,180
LOCATION CODES for DAYTON
Zip 37321


VISITOR CENTER of DAYTON

Dayton Chamber of Commerce 107 Main St
Dayton TN 37321

 


GRAYSVILLE, Tennessee

HISTORY of GRAYSVILLE

Incorporated in 1917

PEOPLE of GRAYSVILLE

Billy Gray Town named after Billy Gray, first postmaster, early 1870's


STATISTICS for GRAYSVILLE

POPULATION of GRAYSVILLE
1960    838
1970    951
1980 1,380
1990 1,301
2000 1,411
LOCATION CODES for GRAYSVILLE
Zip 37338

 


SPRING CITY, Tennessee

HISTORY of SPRING CITY

Incorporated in 1890
Gave up incorporation in 1901
Reincorporated in 1907
MEMORIES - FIRES OF THE HEART - Contributed F. Newby - 2001


PARKS of SPRING CITY

Piney River Trail Shut-In Gap Rd
Ten mile trail
100 foot suspension bridge
Free
Spring City Veterans Park Park St
Spring City Nature City North end of Front Street
Stinging Fork Pocket Wilderness Shut-In Gap Rd
104 acre Pocket Wilderness
3 mile loop leading from Shut-In Gap Rd to Stinging Fork Falls
Free
Twin Rocks Nature Trail Shut-In Gap Rd
2.5 mile trail from the Piney River picnic area up to Twin Rocks
Overlooks the Tennessee Valley and the Soak Creek and Piney Ridge gorges
Free


STATISTICS for SPRING CITY

POPULATION of SPRING CITY
1960 1,800
1970 1,756
1980 1,951
1990 2,199
2000 2,025
LOCATION CODES for SPRING CITY
Zip 37381


VISITOR CENTER of SPRING CITY

Spring City Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 355
Spring City TN 37381

 

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