Move to great Roane County Tennessee 

Roane County Tn is home to beautiful parks next to lakes with walking trails and beautiful seasonal weather.

Looking to move to Roane County feel free to call Tim Frady at any time during the day at 865-297-2642 on my cell. If you are selling your home let me tell you about my marketing plan and here's why you should hire me to sell your home.

If you are from another state and are thinking about moving here you will not be disappointed, especially if you love the great outdoors. We have lots of parks with trails that follow along our lakes and there are many areas to take your boat out to.

 Lake front properties are plentiful if you want to live by the lake as well.

Most of the time our weather is moderate in the winter time, but we do get the occasional snow, and when we do we all get the cameras out to take pictures.

Roane County is only a short drive from Knoxville, Tennessee. Roane County was formed in 1801, and named for Archibald Roane, the second Governor of Tennessee. Upon the creation of the Southwest Territory in 1790, the territory's governor, William Blount, initially wanted to locate the territorial capital at the mouth of the Clinch River, but was unable to obtain title to the land from the Cherokee. Kingston, Roane's county seat, is rooted in Fort Southwest Point, a frontier fort constructed in the early 1790s.

During the Civil War, Roane County, like many East Tennessee counties, was largely pro-Union. When Tennessee voted on whether or not to stay in the Union on June 8, 1861, Roane County voted 1,568 to 454 in favor of remaining in the Union.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau Roane County has a total area of 395 square miles. 34 of those square miles is water. Three riversó the Tennessee River, the Clinch River, and the Emory Riveró pass through Roane County. The Emory empties into the Clinch near Kingston, and the Clinch empties into the Tennessee just downstream from Kingston. The rivers in Roane are mostly part of Watts Bar Lake.

Roane County straddles the geographical boundary between the Tennessee Valley and the Cumberland Plateau.

Counties that are adjacent to Roane County include Morgan County on the northern side, Anderson County on the northeastern side, Knox County on the eastern side, Loudon County on the southeastern side, McMinn County on the southern side, Meigs County also on the southern side, Meigs County to the southwest, as well as Rhea County. Cumberland County is to the west of of Roane.

The movie October Sky was filmed in Roane County. It was based on the true story of Homer H. Hickam, Jr., a coal miner's son who was inspired by the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 to take up rocketry against his father's wishes and eventually became a NASA engineer.

Most of the film was shot in rural East Tennessee, including Oliver Springs, Harriman and Kingston in Morgan and Roane counties.

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