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
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!
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.
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. 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.
Just a reminder that the Summer Paddle is this Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Polecat Ramp (Matlock Bend) located at 29302 Loudon Hwy., Loudon, TN. 37774.
We will launch from Polecat Ramp and takeout at Whitestone Inn located at 1200 Paint Rock Rd, Kingston, TN 37763.
Launch time is scheduled for 8:30 am. Please arrive by 8:15 am in order to sign your waiver and for our safety briefing. A moment of silence tribute in honor of 9/11 will follow the safety briefing so launch time may vary.
Please remember to pack water, snacks, sunscreen, and all other adequate gear for kayaking.
Life jackets and paddles are provided by the Local Leadership Team for Reserved RiverLine Kayaks only.
Each participant is responsible for their own transportation from the end point (Whitestone) back to the launch.
Please use the Farmhouse Entrance (Entrance 2) at Whitestone and follow the event signs to the parking area if leaving a vehicle at the end point.
For more information, feel free to contact Bonnie Angus at 865-466-9252 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need assistance at the takeout area (Whitestone) please contact Scott Stout at 865-765-3087
**Save the DATE**
Roane County also has a Fall Paddle Event scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2021 (Rain out date Saturday, October 30, 2021) at the Roane County Park/Caney Creek Recreation Area. This event will give participants the opportunity to paddle the shoreline and hike the newly developed trail within the Recreation area. Launch time is scheduled for 9:00 am.
More details as well as a link to register for our Fall Paddle will be available soon. ... See MoreSee Less