Meigs County, TN
Meigs County is a Three-Star Community located in eastern Tennessee. The area is known as the “Shoreline Community” because it is located on the western boundary of the Tennessee River. Watts Bar Dam is located along the river between Meigs and Rhea counties and forms Watts Bar Lake. The Hiwassee River flows into the Tennessee River a few miles west of State Hwy. 58 in the county.
Hwy. 58 is the principal north/south highway which runs the entire length of the county dividing it down the middle. The only link via the Hiwassee River Bridge to the southernmost part of the county. Hwy. 30 is the principal east/west highway and divides the county into north and south and intersects Hwy. 58 in Decatur. Hwy. 30 allows for more major east/west traffic and faster connection to I-75.
The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, located within 44 miles of Decatur, offers non-stop service to eight locations throughout the U.S. Air cargo is also available. Airlines serving the Chattanooga airport include: Allegiant, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta and United Airlines.
Post-secondary educational choices include a wide selection of community and state colleges and universities all within a short 15- to 30-mile drive.
Meigs County Primary Care is the only health center in the county. It is part of the Ocoee Regional Health Corporation Health Centers network, and it operates year-round. It primarily serves the rural population in Decatur and surrounding cities. Other medical facilities in close proximity include Rhea Medical Center (12 miles) and Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens (13 miles).
No matter where you live in Meigs County, you are never far from the river, from a meandering creek, or from a soothing pond. It contains several of the South’s most beautiful bodies of water making it a vacation haven.
The Meigs County Industrial Park is a 72-acre, EDC-owned area located 12 miles from I-75. The park features four pad ready sites with expansion possibility and is accessible by four-lane Hwy. 30 and Hwy. 58. Paved road, electricity, water, sewer, and gas are installed in the park. The park currently is powered by a highly reliable 161/12 KV, 42 MVA Volunteer Energy Cooperative substation located on site. The substation has the ability to be fed from a second substation. Meigs County is part of the 11-county Foreign Trade Zone 134.