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Rhea County Tax List Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0643

This collection houses tax lists, summons, warrants, lists, notes, deeds, wills, and inventories documenting the history of Rhea County, Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1808-1853

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses tax lists, summons, warrants, lists, notes, deeds, wills, and inventories documenting the history of Rhea County, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

One of the oldest counties in East Tennessee, Rhea County was partitioned from Roane County by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly on December 3, 1807. Its county seat was established in Washington in 1812, and the city remained a center for political and commercial life until the Cincinnati Southern Railway bypassed it in the 1880s. As Washington shrunk, Dayton emerged as a major industrial center. Dayton became internationally famous when it hosted the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925. Today, Rhea county remains a major East Tennessee manufacturing and industrial center.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one box.

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480