The legacy of Mildred Boyd stands as a testament to resilience, talent, and the pioneering spirit of Black Americans during the early 20th century. Born in Roane County in 1908, Boyd was the youngest of Creed and Rachel Boyd’s nine children. Before her second birthday, Boyd, her parents, and six of her siblings had movedRead More Remembering Mildred Boyd: Roane County’s Forgotten Trailblazer in Cinema
Post Oak Springs Christian Church is a local landmark along Highway 70 in Rockwood. But in the brick building’s backdrop lies the historic church used by the congregation in days past. While the historic church has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2007, it currently sits boarded-up in a progressively deteriorated state.Read More Restoration Project for the Historic Post Oak Springs Christian Church
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
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
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!