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Rhea County, Tennessee


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The Tennessee state capital is Nashville.
The population of Dayton is approximately 5,671 (1990), 7191 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,306 (1990), 2625 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dayton is 14.199 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.601 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dayton to Washington DC is 510 miles.
The distance to the Tennessee state capital is 110 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dayton is positioned 35.49 degrees north of the equator and 85.01 degrees west of the prime meridian.


The Scopes Museum/Rhea County Courthouse
1475 Market St.
Dayton, Tennessee
Phone: 423-775-7801
The famous "Scopes Monkey Trial" took place here as famed lawyers, William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow battled and debated in the Scopes Trial on the subject of evolution. The courthouse has been restored to its 1925 vintage and is a National Historic Landmark. Please call for hours and details.
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