Genealogy and History
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
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.
WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.
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
Email your transcribed data to me
Christine Walters and I'll take care of putting it online.
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.