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Rugby is an unincorporated community in Morgan County, Tennessee and Scott County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The community has a population of about 85 residents. Rugby was founded by English author Thomas Hughes (1822-1896) in 1880 as an experimental utopian colony. While Hughes' experiment largely failed, a small community lingered at Rugby throughout the 20th century. In the 1960s, the residents of Rugby began restoring the original design and layout of the community, preserving surviving structures and reconstructing others. Rugby's architecture and picturesque setting have made it a popular tourist attraction. In 1972, Rugby's historic area was added to the National Register of Historic Places as a Registered Historic District.