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Rhea Springs, Tennessee

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Welcome to Rhea Springs ...

So far, we have found very little information about Rhea Springs. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Rhea Springs to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Rhea Springs, please Contact Us.

Rhea Springs would have been located within present day Rhea County.

The location of Rhea Springs has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Rhea Springs: Rhea Spgs. (or less commonly used: Rhea Spngs. or Rhea Sprngs.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Rhea Springs is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Rhea Springs was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

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

If Rhea Springs still existed, it would have been in the (423) area code.

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 Rhea Springs. 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 Rhea Springs. 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 Rhea Springs.

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

Communities near Rhea Springs ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Athens   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Rhea Springs

Located in McMinn County

Lakemont Heights   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Rhea Springs

Located in Roane County

College Grove   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Rhea Springs

Located in Roane County

Dayton   [Map]

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

Rockwood   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Rhea Springs

Located in Roane County

Lake Tansi Village   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Rhea Springs

Located in Cumberland County

Surprise   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Rhea Springs

Located in Meigs County

Decatur   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of Rhea Springs

Located in Meigs County

Center Ford   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Rhea Springs

Located in Cumberland County

Crab Orchard   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Rhea Springs

Located in Cumberland County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rhea Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rhea Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rhea Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rhea Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6759, Longitude: -84.8286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rhea Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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