Soddy-Daisy is a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 11,530 at the 2000 census. The city was formed in 1969 when the communities of Soddy and Daisy, along with nearby developed areas along U.S. Highway 27, merged to form Soddy-Daisy. It is rapidly becoming a bedroom community of nearby Chattanooga and is part of the Chattanooga, Tenn.-Ga. Metropolitan Statistical Area. Sequoyah Nuclear Generating Station is located in Soddy-Daisy. It is the hometown of Tennessee politician Basil Marceaux.
The city was named for William Sodder, who ran a trading post here, and for Daisy Parks, the daughter of a coal company manager. Also, there is a county map from 1836 naming was the creek that runs through Soddy as "Sauda Creek". At one time locals of Soddy also referred to the area immediately surrounding the train depot as "Rathburn." That same area is still here called "Big Soddy" by many older residents.
Soddy-Daisy has eight schools: Soddy-Daisy High School, Sequoyah High/Technical Vocational School, Soddy-Daisy Middle School, Daisy Elementary School, Soddy Elementary, Falling Water Elementary, and Allen Elementary. In 2009, Soddy-Daisy became the home of Tennessee's first outdoor charter school, Ivy Durr Academy.
Bryan Harvey, former Major League Baseball relief pitcher
City of Soddy-Daisy