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
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!
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
Nestled behind the iconic Kingston TVA Steam Plant, Lakeshore Park is one of the best birdwatching sites in the region.
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!
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.
Four years ago Roane Tourism amped up our marketing program by first creating a more visual website – after all, people do come here because of the beauty. So this required photo and video shoots to capture life in Roane. Then we went to work marketing all over about how you could Soak in RoaneRead More More Visitors Are Soaking in Roane