McMinn County

McMinn County, Tennessee

5 S Hill St Suite A
Athens, TN 37303
Phone: (423) 745-4440
Fax: (423) 744-1657

In southeastern TN, northeast of Chattanooga; organized Nov 13, 1819 from Cherokee Indian lands. Name Origin: For Joseph McMinn (1785-1824), governor of TN (1817-21), known as "the Quaker governor."

Area (sq mi):: 432.22 (land 430.28; water 1.94) Population per square mile: 119.30
Population 2005: 51,327 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 4.70%; 1990-2000 15.60% Population 2000: 49,015 (White 91.90%; Black or African American 4.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.70%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 37.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,725; median household $31,919; Population below poverty level: 14.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,520-$21,800
Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.20% Median travel time to work: 23.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Athens County seat (13,719)

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    today applauded DENSO following an announcement yesterday that the company will make a $190 million investment in its Athens plant, which will create 320 new jobs in McMinn County.
    com)-- In 1946, 3,000 World War II veterans returned to McMinn County and discovered a corrupt and oppressive government that engaged in false arrests, bribery, extortion, and other crimes.
    Marshall was subsequently arrested on firearms and drug charges and taken to the McMinn County Justice Center.
    According to EPA, counties awarded "in attainment" status include, Muscogee, GA; Russell, AL; San Diego, CA; Athens, GA; Elkhart, IN; Lexington, KY; Toledo, OH; Columbiana, OH; Mahoning, OH; Trumbull, OH; Mercer, PA; Marion, WV; Dekalb County, AL; Etowah County, AL; Delaware County, IN; and McMinn County, TN.
    Phase Two--Under way--Permitting and then construction of a new 16-inch line along Colonial's existing pipeline route from northern Hamilton County through Bradley County and into northern McMinn County.
    while cleaning the toilet at a rest stop in McMinn County, Tennessee.
    DENSO will create 320 jobs and invest $190 million in its McMinn County facility.
    The new pipeline would stretch from the northern edge of Hamilton County through Bradley County and into northern McMinn County.
    On August 3, 2017, Biddwell, a commercial drivers license (CDL) holder, was operating a large commercial truck along Tennessee State Route 305 in McMinn County, Tennessee, when the gooseneck trailer separated from the vehicle, traveled across the center line striking a truck-trailer in the opposing lane and causing it to veer off the roadway into the ditch and up an embankment before it overturned.
    In May 2017, Jerry Livingston pleaded guilty to a charge of arson in McMinn County Criminal Court and was sentenced to three years in a state correctional facility plus fines and restitution for attempting to burn his own home on June 24, 2015 for financial gain in Athens (McMinn County).