Starr Regional Medical Center - Etowah
The Gateway to the Cherokee National Forest, Etowah provides a high quality of lifestyle, surrounded by mountains with natural resources providing entertainment for all ages.
Starr Regional Medical Center's Etowah campus provides McMinn, Monroe, Polk and Meigs counties with a 24/7 emergency department, a senior care unit, diagnostic imaging and lab services, an 88-bed skilled and long-term care nursing home, a wound care center, geriatric psychiatric unit and other services. McMinn Memorial Nursing Home and Rehab Center also calls the Etowah campus home.
Etowah is an antique shopper’s delight with many shops located along Highway 411 and its side streets. The L&N Depot is the hub of all social activity in the community and plays host to many events throughout the year, including arts and crafts festivals, concerts and the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. Education is an important priority for Etowah, with two elementary schools and a high school. Tennessee Wesleyan College and Cleveland State Community College are in nearby Athens; and the University of Tennessee at both Knoxville and Chattanooga are within easy commuting distance.
Whether you fish, hunt, hike or golf, Etowah provides a host of recreational opportunities among the area's majestic mountains, vast forests and many miles of rivers and lake shorelines. The nearby Ocoee River is famous for its white-water rafting and kayaking, while the Tellico River is one of the most scenic trout streams in America. Hiking, fishing and camping are available at Bald River Falls and in the Cherokee National Forest. Many swimming and tennis facilities, as well as four golf courses, are available in McMinn County. And the world’s largest underground lake, The Lost Sea, is nearby, as is Watts Bar Lake, a 39,000-acre recreation area that offers sailing, water skiing and fishing.