Roane County was established in 1801 and named in honor of the second governor of Tennessee, Archibald Roane. The town of Kingston serves as the county seat. The county’s location at the juncture of the Tennessee, Clinch, and Emory rivers made the area vitally important for both white settlers and Native Americans in the early years of Tennessee’s history. Another notable town in the county is Harriman. During the 1890s, Harriman was established by industrialists who were strict prohibitionists. These prohibitionists implemented their beliefs by making every contract or deed sold stipulate a provision forbidding the use, making, storage or selling of intoxicating beverages. For more information regarding Roane County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.
|Farm Name||County||Date Founded||Special Recognition|
|Edgeman Brothers Farm||Roane||1829|
|Valley View Farm||Roane||1848||National Register|