The Southern Charm of McMinn County Tennessee
Beautiful McMinn County is nestled in the southeastern corner of Tennessee, approximately half way between Chattanooga and Knoxville. McMinn County is peacefully rural and boasts a climate that offers distinct season changes and moderate temperatures.
McMinn County was established in 1819 by the Tennessee General Assembly. The county was named after Governor Joseph McMinn, who served as Tennessee Governor for three terms. There are three museums in McMinn County that house historical artifacts and tell the wonderful stories of the development and settlement of the county.
Mayfield Dairy Farms, started as a family business in 1923, has evolved into a major industry in McMinn County. The dairy employs 575 people in the Athens plant, and has opened a second plant in Braselton, Georgia. Other notable Fortune 500 companies in the county include Resolute Forestry Products, Manufacturers Industrial Group, and Denso Manufacturing.
Tennessee Wesleyan College is located Athens, one of the five municipalities in McMinn County. The college is a liberal arts institution and offers day and night classes. The university was founded in 1857 and is affiliated with the First United Methodist church. Tennessee Technology Center and Cleveland State Community College also have campuses in Athens.
McMinn County is a true Tennessee treasure. The friendly home town feel, the wonderful southern architecture, the interesting history, the beautiful landscape, and the rich quality of life, make McMinn County a place to consider if you are thinking of relocating or retiring. Country living at its best can be found in McMinn County. The easy access to I-75 makes it convenient to commute to the cities of Chattanooga or Knoxville for those who wish to work in the city, but reside in the country.
Visit McMinn County and enjoy a day exploring the simple pleasures of a warm, inviting southern community. You’ll be glad you did!