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Tasso is an unincorporated community located in Bradley County Tennessee approximately five miles north-northeast of the business district of Cleveland. Its coordinates are approximately 35.212 N, 84.804 W and its elevation is approximately 814 feet. It appears in the East Cleveland US Geological Survey records.

Tasso is part of the area known as Chatata and is mostly a residential community. The Norfolk Southern Railway runs through the community, connecting the area with Cleveland to the south and Athens and Knoxville to the north and is paralleled through the community by Chatata Creek. No numbered highways run through Tasso, but it is served by two primary roads, Tasso Lane (which connects to US-11) and Dry Valley Road (which connects to Charleston). Other major roads include Old Charleston Road (also connects to Charleston), Urbane Road, and Jenkins Road. Cleveland Regional Jetport is located on the eastern border of the community. A few industries have located warehouses in Tasso including Tri-State Truss, Pratt Industries, Owens Corning, Reliance Frame & Furniture, and Cleveland Recycled Fiber. There are two churches based in Tasso: Tasso Baptist and Tasso United Methodist.

The community has been in existence since before the Civil War. In the spring of 1864 a Confederate train was reported to have chased a Union train near Tasso. The Confederate troops were camped nearby. Gold and other historic relics including military goods that were on the Confederate train are proposed to have been buried near Tasso.

Coordinates: 35°12′42″N 84°48′15″W / 35.21167°N 84.80417°W / 35.21167; -84.80417


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