Rhea County

Rhea County, Tennessee

375 Church St Suite 101
Dayton, TN 37321
Phone: (423) 775-7808
Fax: (423) 775-7898

In east-central TN, northeast of Chattanooga; organized Nov 30, 1807 from Roane County. Name Origin: For John Rhea (1753-1832), U.S. representative from TN (1803-15; 1817-23)

Area (sq mi):: 336.39 (land 315.94; water 20.45) Population per square mile: 94.70
Population 2005: 29,918 State rank: 48 Population change: 2000-20005 5.30%; 1990-2000 16.70% Population 2000: 28,400 (White 94.60%; Black or African American 2.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 37.20
Income 2000: per capita $15,672; median household $30,418; Population below poverty level: 14.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,624-$21,097
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 24.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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While Rhea County has Tennessees highest unemployment rate at 6 percent, its August 2017 figure decreased by a full percentage point from the previous month, and some 400 new jobs are being created there by Nokian Tyre.
Scopes when he taught evolution in a Tennessee public school, was unveiled in July in front of the Rhea County Courthouse, the site of the famous Scopes "monkey trial," in Dayton, Tenn.
The city of Dayton, which is the county seat of Rhea County, Tennessee, is probably best known as the site of The State of Tennessee v.
SCWS has a contract with Santek Waste Services, which owns a landfill in Rhea County, Tennessee.
Federal officials and state regulators in Tennessee have reportedly given the go-ahead to the planned Liberty underground operation near Dayton, Rhea County.
Volunteer Anne Vallieres with Drug-Free South (DFS) recently contacted a teacher in Spring City, a rural area in Rhea County, Tennessee.
Not discerning that a Rhea County crowd had its fair share of well-read and well-educated citizens with diverse views, Mencken wrote comments as insular and closed-minded as he accused others of being.
Rhea County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Knight said George Hyatte was 'extremely violent and he has no care or concern on what he does to anyone'.
She developed the piano pedagogy major at Bryan College, organized and co-advises the Chattanooga Area Student Chapter the Year), founded the Bryan College Community Music School, chaired the Dayton Center for the National Guild of Piano Teachers and directs the annual Rhea County Community Music Festival.
Officials beat a hasty retreat from the proposal last spring, but are said to be entertaining the idea again, outraging Rhea County residents who say they'd rather their community not be known for intolerance and hatred, thank you very much.
8 that classes in Tennessee's Rhea County violate the First Amendment's clause separating church and state, the Associated Press reported.