Watts Bar Reservoir
Fort Southwest Point
Kingston is located in Roane County adjacent to Watts Bar Lake.
Kingston has 8 city parks which are situated on Watts Bar Lake. The parks offer picnic areas, pavilions, benches, fishing piers, boat ramps, docks, jogging trail, and restrooms. Kingston City Park is home of the Smokin' the Water July 4th festivities. That park has two children's playgrounds, tennis courts, sand volleyball, basketball court, picnic tables, grills, boat ramps, docks, restrooms, and a large covered pavilion with its own kitchen, ceiling fans, and restrooms.
Fort Southwest Point is located in Kingston. It is the only fort at the present being restored back on its original foundations. The fort is owned, operated and maintained by the City of Kingston. Restoration of the fort began in 1974 with archaeological investigations from crews at the University of Tennessee. These crews exposed portions of foundations of six fort buildings and amassed a sizable collection of fort-period artifacts. Two more digs since have been done, 1984 and 1996, which showed the locations of thirteen buildings.
There are numerous marinas and boat ramps in Kingston at Watts Bar Lake.
The county has five golf courses: three nine-hole and two 18-hole courses.
Kingston has a large number of mom and pop restaurants as well as fast-food restaurants.
Population: 5,866 (2013)
Roane County is situated close to Knoxville and provides a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities.
Roane County was founded in 1801 and named for Archibald Roane, the second Governor of the State of Tennessee. Several movies have been filmed in Roane County, including Boys of Summerville, and October Sky.
The county seat is Kingston.
Newspapers: (print / digital) Roane County News
Loudon County Population: 50,448 (2013)
Government: Roane County, Tennessee
Business: The Roane Alliance
Genealogy: Roane County Genealogy | Roane County History
Roane County History 2
There are over 110 churches in Roane County and a major medical center.