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Rhea County Courthouse & Museum

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Located on Market Street, this was the site of the Scopes trail, the 1925 landmark case that pitted the Darwinian theory of evolution against Biblical creationism. The 1891 courtroom remains much as it was during the trail and is still used today. The museum, 2 floors below, exhibits articles relating to the trail and traces the proceedings from beginning to end.

Open Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm; closed holidays.

Location: 1475 Market St, Dayton Tennessee 37321 Telephone 423-775-7801

Other History nearby:
(Sewanee) All Saints' Chapel
(Etowah) L & N Depot Museum
(Athens) McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
(Chattanooga) National Knife Museum
(Dayton) Rhea County Courthouse & Museum
(Chattanooga) Siskin Museum of Religious Artifacts

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