Map Location of Rhea County

Rhea County is located in East Tennessee, one of the state’s three “grand divisions.” Rhea County was formed in 1807 from Roane County.

 

TOPOGRAPHY AND MIGRATION PATTERNS OF RHEA COUNTY

Most early settlers in Rhea County came from eastern seaboard tates (North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina ) or the counties of upper east Tennessee, namely, Roane, Grainger, Anderson and Knox. Expansion was rapid in the early days of the county. 


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