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Welcome to Dayton ...

The city of Dayton is located in Rhea County and is the County Seat for Rhea County.

The location of Dayton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Dayton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Daytonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Dayton has a population of 7,393 people<3> (see below for details).

Dayton is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Dayton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Dayton (for example, toward Gruetli-Laager), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Dayton is within the boundaries of the (423) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dayton had a population of 7,191 people (or 22.61% of the total population of Rhea County). This makes Dayton the county's most populous community.

The population of Dayton represents 0.11% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 74th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,191 people, the population of Dayton increased 16.36% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,180 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Dayton had an population of 7,393 people. This is an increase of 2.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.63% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dayton.

Communities Also Named Dayton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 49 communities that are also named Dayton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa (3), Kansas (7), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Texas, Virginia, Washington (3), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dayton.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dayton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dayton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dayton. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dayton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dayton ...

Looking for more information about Dayton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dayton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dayton.

Communities near Dayton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Soddy-Daisy   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Dayton

Located in Hamilton County

Soddy Lake Heights   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Dayton

Located in Hamilton County

Hart   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Dayton

Located in Bledsoe County

Sale Creek   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Dayton

Located in Hamilton County

Lakewood   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of Dayton

Located in Hamilton County

Hopewell Estates   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Dayton

Located in Bradley County

Spring City   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Dayton

Decatur   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Dayton

Located in Meigs County

Pikeville   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Dayton

Located in Bledsoe County

Mowbray   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Dayton

Located in Hamilton County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dayton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Rhea County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dayton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Dayton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Dayton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dayton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dayton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dayton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dayton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dayton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4913, Longitude: -85.0121     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dayton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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