Niota is a city in McMinn County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 781 at the 2000 census.
The community was originally called "Mouse Creek," but was renamed in 1897 to avoid confusion with a railroad stop in Jefferson City that was named "Mossy Creek." The name "Niota" was based on the name of a fictional character in a dime novel, a Native American chief named "Nee-o-tah."
Niota is located at 35°30′51″N 84°32′50″W / 35.51417°N 84.54722°W / 35.51417; -84.54722 (35.514230, -84.547132).