Why Meigs

Meigs County Mayor’s Office

Mayor Bill James
17214 State Hwy. 58 N
Decatur, TN 37322
Phone: (423) 334-5850

Email: mayor@meigstn.com

Education

Bluebirds Landing

Bluebirds Landing

322 Sam’s Boat Dock Road
Ten Mile, Tennessee 37880
Phone: (423) 334-5620
e-mail: info@bluebirdslanding.com
Website: www.bluebirdslanding.com

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Meigs County Schools receive $609,263 GEARUP TN Grant

Meigs County Schools receive $609,263 GEARUP TN Grant

Decatur, TN (April 18) – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission announced today that Meigs County Schools is the recipient of a $609,263 GEAR UP grant over the next six years. The grant funds will provide services to students and families with the aim of increasing enrollment and success in post-secondary education.

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Meigs County Schools

Meigs County Schools

The Meigs County public schools represent the future of the children in Meigs County. These schools represent the welfare of our citizens, county and country. Therefore, in the Meigs County School System, we are committed to an equal and quality education for all children.

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History

Henley Mill Bridge

Henley Mill Bridge

Henley Mill Bridge – 130 years and still going

Also known as Kings Mill Bridge, the truss was built in 1884 by the Champion Bridge Company. It is located west of Highway 58 on Big Sewee Road (County Road 407) north of Decatur. The bridge traverses Sewee Creek and is adjacent to the site of the old Henley (Kings) Mill after which the bridge was named.

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Cherokee Removal Memorial Park

Cherokee Removal Memorial Park

The Cherokee Removal Memorial Park is a multipurpose facility dedicated to those who died and those who cried in what has become known as the “Trail of Tears”.

The “Trail of Tears” is said to have passed through the southern end of Meigs County in 1838. Today we are champions of human rights and oppose the practice of ethnic cleansing. However, we have a chapter in our history involving the removal of the Five Civilized Tribes from the southeastern US to make land available for white settlement. The park is intended to interpret and educate the public about the forced removal of the Cherokees from their ancestral land as well as inform them about the unique wildlife in the area, and provide recreational opportunities.

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The Meigs County Historical Museum

The Meigs County Historical Museum

The Meigs County Historical Museum houses many displays, heritage books and numerous items depicting the history of Meigs County. The museum also has a genealogy room for researchers. Location 200 Smith Avenue Decatur, TN 37322 Phone: (423) 334-4424 Website:...

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Resources

Emergency Contact Information

Emergency Contact Information

• Emergency Management Agency
• Sheriff’s Department
• Police Department
• Fire Department

 

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Meigs County Relocation Information

• Utilities  
• Cable/Satellite/Internet  
• Phone Service  
• Driver’s License Testing Centers  
• Trash Collection  

 

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Sports

Meigs County School Sports

Meigs County School Sports

Sports are BIG in Meigs County, as it is in a lot of smaller counties. Meigs County residents support our teams, whether it is “Friday night lights”, girls’ basketball or a youth league football game on a Saturday morning.

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Sports

Sports

Meigs County has a fantastic sports program for children from kindergarten through fifth grade, for both boys and girls. The league has baseball, softball, football, basketball and cheerleading.

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Services

Meigs County Churches

There are approximately 35 churches in Meigs County. The majority of the churches are Baptist or Methodist churches, but there are also several Church of Christ, Church of God and Seventh-Day Adventist churches in our county.

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