Communities / Rhea County, Tennessee

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Rhea County, Tennessee

rural • southeast, USA

Rhea County's lakes and streams attract fishing enthusiasts
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About Rhea County

Located in east Tennessee, just along the Tennessee River, Rhea County consists of three major cities: Dayton, Spring City, and Graysville. The mountains of Walden Ridge provide a beautiful backdrop for an area where life moves at a slower pace. Take a trip to Blue Ridge Farms for fresh produce and fall fun, including hay rides and a corn maze. Watts Bar Lake, a sprawling 38,000-acre nearby lake, is one of the state’s best sport fishing areas while Crystal Springs Skate Center offers a year-round indoor rink for skating fun for the whole family. The area offers both public and private schools, along with Bryan College, a four-year Christian liberal arts college. Main Street Dayton offers a charming, historic experience with local shopping, dining, and even a local brewpub.

Population

33,167

Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA / KCHA) • 49 mi

Weather (High/Low)

80 / 32

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$170,107

FUN FACT


With its abundant lakes, rivers, and streams, Rhea County is a fisherman’s paradise. Recently, Dayton, Tennessee, has hosted several major bass fishing tournaments at Chickamauga Lake including the 2014 Bassmaster BASSfest.
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