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Rhea County
Genealogy and History


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This county is available for adoption.

We're looking for folks who share our desire to put data online and are interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it. If you are interested joining our group as County Host for this website, or any of our websites, view our Volunteer Information page. A desire to transcribe data and know-how to make a webpage is required.

In the meantime, we'd be very happy to accept any data you'd care to contribute and would like to see displayed on this site. We're looking for birth/death/marriage records, obituaries, cemetery headstone readings, biographies, county histories, census data, pensions and other military data.

Email your transcribed data to me Christine Walters and I'll take care of putting it online.

WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.
I don't live in the area and I don't have the resources to do research



Rhea County was founded in 1807. It was named in honor of John Rhea. He was delegate to North Carolina Convention which ratified the U. S. Constitution. A member of the State House of Representatives 1796-1797. A member of the U. S. House of Representatives 1803-1815, and 1817-1823. Considered one of the early leaders in higher education.

Topics of Interest

Biographies

Births

Cemeteries

Census - Pensioners

Death Records
1908-1912

Military Records

Obituaries

Old Hotels

Schools

History of Rhea County

Introduction to the Resources of Tennessee, Volume 1
Tennessee Bureau of Agriculture by Joseph Buckner Killebrew 1874

Towns, Cities, Townships

Dayton
Dayton Court House
Rhea Springs
Memories of Rhea Springs

Surrounding Counties
Bledsoe
Cumberland
Hamilton
Meigs
Roane
White

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