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, 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.
On 1/25/2021, the Tennessee Department of Health (Roane County Health Department) will giving 2nd dose vaccination at Roane State. Just around 500 people will be seen that day for their second dose of the vaccine. These are second dose appointments. If you are anticipating a 2nd dose around the 25th of January expect a call from the Health Department for further information.
TDH is now registering appointments for Tennesseans who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccination and qualify for a phase currently being vaccinated. Tennesseans can register for an appointment online at
Walgreens, CVS and some local independent pharmacies are partnering to vaccinate residents and staff members of long-term care facilities. Nursing homes are prioritized first, as their residents require higher levels of medical care. Assisted living facilities and homes for the aged are the next priority.
Tennessee orders every dose of COVID-19 vaccine made available to the state by the federal government. To date, more than 385,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered to Tennessee providers approved to administer the vaccine, including hospitals, select pharmacies and all 95 county health departments. ... See MoreSee Less