Welcome to the official web site of McMinn County government. This site has been designed with the intent of making McMinn County government more open and accessible to both current and future residents. A frequently asked questions section has been added to provide answers to some of the most common inquiries received by county departments. Additional links whose primary focus is McMinn County or one of the five municipalities located within the county, have also been included.
McMinn County is located in Southeastern Tennessee along the I-75 and U.S. 411 corridors. With a population approaching 50,000 people, the 430 square mile county is considered rural. Though considered rural, the county has a significant amount of heavy industry with new industries choosing to locate here at a record pace. Notable industries such as Bowater Newsprint, Johnson Controls, J.M. Huber Corporation, DENSO Manufacturing, the Heil Company, Textron Automotive Company, Athens Furniture, Johns Manville, Thomas and Betts, Texas Hydraulics and Mayfield Dairy Farms call McMinn County home. With a transportation network that includes a major interstate, two U.S. highways, numerous Tennessee state highways, a navigable river, an excellent airport and two major rail lines, it is no surprise these companies have decided to call McMinn County home.