Since Roane County was founded in 1801, it has been home to many talented people. Folks here might agree you don’t need fame to be happy, but that certainly doesn’t mean they would pass up an opportunity for the spotlight. With that said, you may want to grab your autograph book as we travel throughRead More Roane’s Renowned
Today’s first stop takes us back to Kingston. That’s because the historic courthouse in downtown is a must see for any history lover! This courthouse was built in 1855 and served not only as a courthouse, but it also functioned as a hospital during the American Civil War. The building retired from serving as RoaneRead More Historical Roane
As the year comes to a close, the month of December is a time when the Roane Alliance team pulls together data and information to reflect on the accomplishments and activities for the year. January 2020 started out as one of the busiest on record for the Roane County Industrial Development Board (RCIDB), with threeRead More Roane County Industrial Development Board Sells Five Industrial Tracts Worth $21.5M in 2021
And How Exactly Do We Compare With Other Counties and Other Observations? Historically, visitors have spent more money in Roane County year over year, and the beginning of 2020 started out no differently. Occupancy tax was up 56% during the fall and winter months – but that soon changed. When travel slowed down in MarchRead More Visitors Still Making an Impact in Roane
It’s almost November, which means our beautiful green forests are transforming into breathtaking yellows, oranges, and reds. As much as we love the lushness of summer around here, we are so excited to see autumn’s beauty transform Roane County’s landscapes. People love to go “leaf peeping” to see the gorgeous colors, which can lead toRead More Leaf Peeping Around Roane
The Roane Chamber will host its 2nd Annual Jingle & Mingle Market on November 13-14! The market will feature food trucks, the return of the Jingle Bell Bistro, and over 50 (yes, 50!) local vendors. Shoppers will get into the joy of the season while they shop in a festive atmosphere, which will include holidayRead More Shop Local This Holiday Season at the Jingle & Mingle Market in Kingston!
The Tennessee Medieval Faire is back in Harriman for their 6th annual event! The faire began last weekend, with nearly 1,000 guests in attendance on opening day. The faire is filled with Medieval fun, including a royal joust, knighting, and even speed courting! The joust is a fan favorite, so get ready to cheer during thisRead More Travel back in time at the Tennessee Medieval Faire!
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