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McMinn County was founded in 1819 from Native American land.
It was named
in honor of Joseph McMinn (1758–1824), a militia commander during the Revolutionary War, a member of the territorial legislature in 1796, Speaker of the State Senate, 1805-1809;
then Governor of Tennessee, 1815-1821.
McMinn died on October 17, 1824, and is buried at Shiloh Presbyterian Cemetery in Calhoun.
The Hiwassee River forms the county's border with Bradley County to the southwest.
Starr Mountain, a large ridge in the southeastern part of the county, forms part of the county's border with Polk County to the south and Monroe County to the north and east.
The Cherokee National Forest lies partly in this county
Athens (county seat) * Etowah * Niota * Sweetwater (mostly in Monroe County)
Calhoun * Englewood
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