Welcome to Roane County, Tennessee
Welcome to Roane County, TN

Roane County is home to the nation’s leading research lab, the Oak Ridge National Lab. Forty-three miles of the Tennessee River is available for a boat load of fishing and water sports. We are nestled in the Tennessee Valley between the Great Smoky Mountains to the east and the Cumberland Plateau to the West. Today, Roane County offers a diverse population from around the nation due to our retirement and research community. Discover how the best of Tennessee all comes together in Roane County.

A Message From The County Executive

Ron Woody - Roane County Executive
Roane Co. County Executive – Ron Woody

We distinguish ourselves from others with a combination of work, recreation, and livable environment. Natural beauty and recreation are part of the good life here in Roane County. You will find a convenient, affordable lifestyle in Roane County. Whether you’re visiting here for business, vacation, or have lived here for years, we welcome you and hope you find your visit a pleasant one. Today, Roane County offers the tranquil beauty of Watts Bar Lake, Community atmosphere and small town living.

Welcome to Roane County!

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Roane County Courthouse - Capitol For A Day

Capital For A Day

Knows as the “Capital for a Day” the Roane County Historic Courthouse is one of only seven remaining antebellum courthouses in the state and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On September 21, 1807, Kingston was Tennessee’s capital for one day when the Tennessee General Assembly met to fulfill a treaty obligation made with the Cherokee Indians.

About Roane County
Roane County Courthouse

Serving the Citizens of Roane County

Roane County Government takes pride in serving the incredible citizens of Roane County, Tennessee.  The Courthouse is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM, with extended hours on Monday until 6:00 PM. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us or stop by.  We are always here for you, and it is our honor to serve you.

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Please see the COVID-19 tab below for all COVID-19 updates.

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Covid-19 Update July 31, 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Walmart and other businesses have wisely come out and said to stop the attacks and arguments between staff and customers the mask will be by choice. And that's how it should be. If the mask work so well then those wearing them shouldn't care if anyone else does.

I was told tonight that the one covid death had stage 4 cancer. Please please tell me this isn't true. Can anyone confirm that this isn't true?

You all have lost your minds wanting or needing to be told how too live and take care of yourself and giving up your right to think for yourself and be a free INDIVIDUAL. But that is also your right too choose I WILL NOT GIVE UP MY RIGHT TOO CHOOSE!! THESE NUMBERS ARE ALL CRAP TOO. JUST TO GET THE OUTCOME THEY WANT. WEARING THAT MASK IS AGAINST MY RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AS WELL AS MY PERSON VERY VERY VERY STRONGLY SO!!! NONE OF YOU ELECTED OR NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO FORCE ANYTHING ON ME. AND I'VE BEEN SURPRISED WOODY THAT YOU HAVE STOOD LIKE A MAN SHOULD BUT GLAD FOR IT, BUT NOW YOUR PASSING THE BUCK. WE DID NOT ELECT THE HEALTH OFFICIALS AND YOU NEED TO SHOW THE LAW NOT A POLITICAL WORD WHICH IS ALL A MANDATE IS, THAT SAYS THEY HAVE THAT RIGHT. BUT I TELL YOU WHAT...YOU ALL FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE ALL ABORTIONS AGAINST THE LAW AND I'LL CONSIDER IT ALL. BECAUSE ITS MY BODY AND I'LL DECIDE WHAT I DO WITH IT OR PUT ON IT JUST LIKE WOMEN SAY WHEN THEY KILL THEIR CHILDREN AND NO ONE CARES. ITS ALSO NO ONES BUISNESS WHAT I DO WITH MY BODY. AND SAVE THE SELFISH CRAP TOO...YOUR RIGHTS DO NOT OVERRIDE MINE.

With all due respect, it appears to me that you’re making a great attempt to pass the buck. Almost all doctors and scientists recommend mask wearing as one of the few tools that we have in our arsenal to slow the spread of COVID-19, but (unlike you) they do not have the power to issue mask mandates. I appreciate your updates and can certainly understand that you’re in a “lose lose” situation with your constituents on this issue. But, that comes with leadership and the position for which you chose to run and were elected to perform. I sure wish that you would put the health of RoCo’s citizens ahead of your friends and political leanings, but it doesn’t appear that you plan to do so. Your indecisiveness on this issue will long be remembered by the citizens (and their friends and family members) — especially by the many of us with autoimmune diseases (who are fighting this pandemic ALONE in an attempt to just stay alive), those who become terribly ill, and the families and friends of those who die.

What about a recommendation from a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force? www.wsmv.com/video/dr-deborah-birx-says-everyone-in-tennessee-should-wear-mask/video_40dbd409-c7b...

You have the authority to mandate masks be worn for the county. These Tennessee county mayors have done so: - www.google.com/amp/s/amp.tennessean.com/amp/5387850002

Thank you

Thanks for the update. A mandate will not assure that people will wear them. I went into a farm supply store yesterday in another county that had a huge sign that read MASKS REQUIRED. About 1/3 of people did not have them on. I wear one but I have my doubts about them. People will follow their beliefs...mandate or no mandate.

Cindy Brackett, why does anyone have to mandate you to wear a mask? Do you not have a brain? Would you not want to wear a mask for your loved ones? I don’t care if Ron Woody of President Trump requires a mask mandate, there are going to be some wild-ass southern boys that rebel! Not everyone will wear a mask! So why try to place the blame on one person!!! Let’s blame everyone that holds a Government position. No one can make the mask law past!!!! Sorry Cindy, you lose!

Ron, Thank you for an up-to-date account of the situation in Roane County. There are so many questions and you seemed ready to answer them all with your professional knowledge! That is a good leader, qualification! Thank you for your leadership in Roane County!!

Does anyone know the age of the person that passed due to COVID-19?

Thank you for leading with wisdom.

Ron you are doing great may God provide protection for you and all

You are doing the right thing. That’s what leaders do, even if you take heat for it.

I agree the health officials should do this. Ron is an accountant, not a medical professional

Shaming a business and it’s employees to prove a point via Facebook live by a leader accomplishes nothing.

Thank you Ron Woody for all you do

Sounds to me like he wants to make people wear masks but doesn't want people pissed at him.

Thank you 💜

I had a lot of respect for you Rob, but as a health care professional I was praying that you would forget about the politics behind this and mandate mask for Our County. You have been given authority to do this and refuse because of a political concern not for the well being of the people in your County. It sounds like you are passing the buck and that’s heartbreaking. God bless you and your Family and I pray their safety and protection during this horrible time. 💔😞

One good thing would be. If someone thinks they have been exposed they should be fined if they do not get tested and stay out of public.

All these numbers!!But these test where taken days ago if I understand correctly can take up to 5 days to get results correct or not

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