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Welcome to Riceville ...

Riceville is located in McMinn County<1>.

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

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Riceville had a population of 670 people.<3> (see below for details).

Riceville is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

The area code for Riceville: (423)

Communities Also Named Riceville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Riceville - they are located in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Mississippi (2), Montana, New Brunswick (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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

Communities near Riceville ...

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

  • Cleveland [Bradley County]
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    • Cleveland [Bradley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Riceville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,948 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<6>
  • Athens [McMinn County]
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    • Athens [McMinn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Riceville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,120 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<6>
  • Dayton [Rhea County]
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    • Dayton [Rhea County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Riceville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,332 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<6>
  • South Cleveland [Bradley County]
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    • South Cleveland [Bradley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Riceville
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,912 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Cleveland
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sweetwater [Monroe County]
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      • Sweetwater [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Riceville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sweetwater<6>
    • Etowah [McMinn County]
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      • Etowah [McMinn County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Riceville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etowah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Etowah<6>
    • Lakewood [Hamilton County]
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      • Lakewood [Hamilton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Riceville
      • Estimated population in 2011: 2,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hopewell Estates [Bradley County]
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      • Hopewell Estates [Bradley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Riceville
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,874 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Surprise [Meigs County]
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      • Surprise [Meigs County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Riceville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,799 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surprise
    • Decatur [Meigs County]
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      • Decatur [Meigs County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Riceville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Riceville ...

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

Adding Riceville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Riceville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Riceville was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Riceville in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Riceville on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About McMinn County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for McMinn County: www.mcminncounty.org/

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 McMinn, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Riceville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Riceville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Riceville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riceville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3848, Longitude: -84.6930       In this case, the coordinates for Riceville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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