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Welcome to Dayton ...
The city of Dayton is located in Rhea County<1> and is the County Seat for Rhea County.
When the people of Dayton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Daytonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Dayton has a population of 7,364 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 located in the (423) area code.
We don't have a date for the establishment of Dayton.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dayton had an population of 7,364 people. This is an increase of 2.41% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.16% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Dayton had a population of 7,191 people (which is 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).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Dayton.
Communities Also Named Dayton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
Communities near Dayton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dayton.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dayton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dayton.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dayton.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dayton. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers 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.
Adding Dayton to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Dayton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Dayton was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).
We also found Dayton in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dayton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 24 May 2023