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Monroe County was once called the "Cherokee Indian Territory", where the National Capital of the Indian Nation was located. The special, Chota was located near the mouth of the Tellico River on the Little Tennessee River near Fort Loudon. The Indian nation covered 40,000 square miles and had a population of 25,000. According to Cherokee law, Chota was also known as a Peace Village meaning that no blood was shed within its borders.
In 1800 there were many whites of both sexes to marry Indians thereby obtaining land in what was then called the Interior. The Privacy Act of the Tennessee General Assembly created Monroe in 1819, from part of the Hiwassee Purchase from the Cherokee Indians.
Peoples Bank of Monroe County
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Chamber of Commerce
The Childrens House
Emergency Call - 911
Sweetwater Public Library
Madisonville Public Library
Monroe County Population - 30,541
Fort Loudon Electric Co-op
Monroe County Animal Clinic
Monroe County School District
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum is Tennessee's only Native American-operated historical attraction. The art, myths, and legend of the Cherokee life are explained in modern state-of-the-art exhibits in the museum.
The Lost Sea home of the USAs largest underground lake. This registered National Landmark is fun and educational place to visit.
The Hiwassee River if known for its fishing, the Hiwassee is regularly stocked with trout. A 3frac12; mile section of the river, from the railroad trestle at Reliance to the Big Bend parking area, is a designated trophy trout fishing area.
Coker Creek Village enjoys panning for gold, music, horseback riding, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting.
Tellico Lake is a great place for recreation. Picnic areas, overnight camping, and marina facilities occupy its 373 miles of shoreline.
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