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Poe’s Tavern

The historic Poe’s Tavern – that was the first seat of Hamilton County government in 1819 – is being reconstructed.

Bill Carney said his crew is constructing the new Poe’s Tavern as accurately as possible including using hand tools.

Poe's Tavern Soddy DaisyThe new cabin will not have electricity, and it will feature custom-made hardware that will closely match the original.

Mr. Carney said the cabin was used by both sides in the Civil War and as hospital. It was also used in the Indian Removal.

That homeplace of Hasten Poe at Daisy was torn down in 1911.

A house on the original site is on the original foundation of Poe’s Tavern. A state historical marker has been placed nearby.

The new cabin is only about a block from the original site.

Many members of the Poe family still reside in the Soddy Daisy area.
Mr. Carney said many of them as well as others have stopped by and he has learned a lot from them about the history of the cabin and the family.

He said the Poe family still has the hatchet used to make the logs for the original cabin.

Mr. Carney said the cabin should be open next spring with displays of period artifacts and he hopes to have a book about the history of the cabin ready for sale.

The park where the cabin is located already has a children’s playground. There will be covered picnic tables lining the sides of the park, a few covered places at the street for local made or grown products on weekends and a large green area between the highway and the cabin for special events and concerts.

Recreation in Soddy-Daisy

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Doing Business In Soddy-Daisy


The Municipal Building, which is the location of Soddy-Daisy City Hall, is at 9835 Dayton Pike and is open weekdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The City Office, as well as, General Government, Police Department, Court Room, Court Clerk and Soddy-Daisy Commission Meeting Room are found here. The Soddy-Daisy Court Clerk’s Office and the Police Department Records Clerk are located on the other side of the lobby.

Life In Soddy-Daisy

Nestled between wooden mountain ridges and sparkling Soddy Lake, Soddy-Daisy captures the best of both rural and urban life. With Chattanooga less than twenty minutes away, residents enjoy the pleasures and conveniences of a large metropolitan area tempered with the small-town friendliness and spectacular beauty that characterize Soddy-Daisy.

Soddy-Daisy maintains the quiet charm of a rural residential area with a number of beautiful waterfront properties. Residents enjoy one of the lowest living indexes in the nation. Low property taxes, the absence of a state income tax, and a relatively low cost of living are in themselves attractive relocation incentives; but the relaxed Tennessee lifestyle, varied recreational opportunities and scenic beauty of the area are equally persuasive. Soddy-Daisy has one of the lowest crime rates in the county, a highly-skilled fire protection and rescue force, convenient retail establishments and award winning community schools administered by the Hamilton County Board of Education.

Residents may choose home sites in a variety of settings and price ranges. Many homes are located on or near Chickamauga Lake, with lots available for new construction.

A temperate climate allows year-round outdoor recreation. Beautiful Soddy Lake with its marinas and boat launching facilities draws fishermen from throughout the area, as well as swimming, skiing and boating enthusiasts. Campgrounds and picnic areas around the lake take advantage of its beautiful woodland setting.