Welcome to McMinn County

Thank you for visiting the official web site of McMinn County government. This site has been designed with the intent of making McMinn County more open and accessible for both current and future residents. Please feel free to use the Comments & Suggestions feature on the site to offer ways to improve both this web site and life in McMinn County. The governing officials of McMinn County consider it a great honor to serve both residents and visitors, and encourage you to contact them for assistance.

McMinn County is located in Southeast Tennessee along the I-75 and U.S. 411 corridors halfway between the metropolitan areas of Chattanooga and Knoxville.  With a population estimated at over 52,000 people, the 430 square mile county is still considered rural. Though rural, numerous Fortune 500 companies and subsidiaries call McMinn County home. Some notable industries include Mayfield Dairy Farms, Resolute Forestry Products, Johnson Controls, Denso Manufacturing, J.M. Huber, Heil Company, Johns Manville and Thomas and Betts. We also welcome H.P. Pelzer as our newest industry to McMinn County. McMinn County is also proud to be home to Tennessee Wesleyan University, Cleveland State Community College-Athens Campus and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Athens. 

If you are looking for a beautiful southern community with a temperate climate, recreational and social activities and a low cost of living we encourage you to consider McMinn County and its five municipalities of Athens, Etowah, Englewood, Niota and Calhoun. The quality of life is only limited by how involved you choose to be.. 

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