Roane County is bursting with history, and we want to help you explore it! Several history-making figures have called this beautiful county their home, and some intriguing historic events happened right here in Roane County. There are also multiple historic sites throughout the county, providing the perfect kickoff for an immersive and thrilling ride throughRead More Roane County, TN – immerse yourself in history!
After an extra year of waiting, the Tokyo Olympic Games are now in full swing! While the games are over 6,500 miles away from us, we have Olympic ties in our own backyard. In 1961, Olympian Sharrieffa Barksdale was born right here in Harriman, Tennessee. Her favorite part of growing up in Harriman was “playingRead More Hometown Olympian Sharrieffa Barksdale
Roane County was 1 of the 5 Pilot Communities chosen in 2019 to help launch a new program created by the University of Tennessee’s School of Landscape Architecture, called the Tennessee Riverline 652. This program is “a vision for North America’s next great regional trail system” – think Appalachian Trail on water. The trail is the 652Read More Life Along the 652
2020 has been a long year, and we all need some holiday cheer. Great news! On Sunday, November 8th, the Roane Chamber will host its first ever holiday shopping market! The Jingle & Mingle Market will be held at The Barn at Maple Creek in Kingston and will have a festive atmosphere! Here you’ll beRead More Jingle and Mingle Market Sunday November 8th!
Nestled behind the iconic Kingston TVA Steam Plant, Lakeshore Park is one of the best birdwatching sites in the region.
The Henry/Stafford East Tennessee Agricultural Exposition Center, often simply referred to as the “Expo Center,” is one of Roane County’s hidden gems. The Expo Center opened in 1990 and is a part of Roane State Community College’s Roane County campus. The Expo Center is the busiest arena in Tennessee and brings an impressive amount ofRead More Feathered Horse Classic at The Expo Center
Wherever you are in Roane County, you’re never too far from a farmers market, making this the perfect summertime outing. So, we encourage you to join us in celebrating National Farmers Market Week (Aug 2-8, 2020) at one of our local farmers markets!
Roam in Roane Summertime is here, and we’ve got your resource for outdoor fun in Roane! Getting outside is healthy, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic. While COVID-19 has thrown a loop in many of our plans, it doesn’t have to stop your next outdoor adventure. Social distancing is easy to accomplish in the greatRead More Our New Outdoor Guide—Your Resource for Safe Summertime Fun!
While the temps are rising, like a typical Tennessee summer, this July 4th holiday weekend is going to be different to say the least. Many of our usual Independence Day celebrations have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
The last six weeks have been an unsettling time as we all had to learn how to live as normally as possible but avoid an invisible, deadly new threat called COVID-19. Working from home or becoming unemployed, staying away from parents and friends, not leaving the house for weeks – all became the new normalRead More Moving Roane County Forward Together