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Welcome to McDonald ...

McDonald is located in Bradley County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of McDonald, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1888.

McDonald is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Note: If you travel west from McDonald (for example, toward Powells Crossroads), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The area code for McDonald: (423)

Communities Also Named McDonald ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 34 communities that are also named McDonald - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Florida, Georgia (2), Kansas, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Montana (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio (4), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington (2) and Wyoming.

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

Communities near McDonald ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near McDonald.

  • Chattanooga
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • John Ross Estates
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Ross Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Ross Estates
    • John Ross Estates is located in Walker County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2018: 84,310 people
  • Cleveland
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Newnan Springs
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newnan Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newnan Springs
    • Newnan Springs is located in Catoosa County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,581 people
  • East Ridge
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Ridge
    • East Ridge is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,205 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Ridge <3>
  • East Brainerd
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Brainerd have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Brainerd
    • East Brainerd is located in Hamilton County
  • Soddy - Daisy
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soddy - Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soddy - Daisy
    • Soddy - Daisy is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,719 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soddy - Daisy <3>
  • Soddy Lake Heights
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soddy Lake Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soddy Lake Heights
    • Soddy Lake Heights is located in Hamilton County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 13,190 people
  • Middle Valley Estates
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Valley Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Valley Estates
    • Middle Valley Estates is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 12,684 people
  • Red Bank
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
    • Red Bank is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,881 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bank <3>

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 McDonald. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for McDonald.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of McDonald. 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 McDonald.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around McDonald. See our Newspapers Page for McDonald.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for McDonald ...

Looking for more information about McDonald? 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 McDonald, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for McDonald.

Adding McDonald to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of McDonald 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 we've found for McDonald was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found McDonald in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for McDonald.

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

The official website for Bradley County: www.bradleyco.net/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Bradley, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McDonald - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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