Kingston, Tennessee, which is the county seat for Roane County, is a city located adjacent to Watts Bar Lake. With a 2000 U.S. Census population of over 5,000 residents, the city rests on the confluence of the Tennessee and Clinch Rivers. It is home to the Kingston Fossil Plant, which was a result of the Great Depression's Tennessee Valley Authority and at one time the largest coal-burning power plant in the world.
Finding Accommodations in Kingston, Tennessee
Discovering what Roane County has to offer includes stays at the many accommodations provided within the Kingston Inn and Kingston Bed and Breakfast locations that are listed at the attached links. These lodgings offer many amenities and prices to fit your budget and needs while you explore the valleys, rivers and sites within Roane County from its seat of Kingston.
Points of Interest from Kingston, Tennessee
When staying in Kingston, Tennessee there are several day trips that you can take to experience the various sites throughout the region. Kingston rests at the intersection of Interstate Highway 40 and U.S. Highway 70 which provides you with fast and convenient transportation options from Kingston throughout Roane County.
Finding Points of Interest in Roane County
Points of interest within Kingston and throughout the greater Roane County area is available through:
Roane County Courthouse
200 E Race Street
Kingston, Tennessee 37763
Among the points of interests that make interesting day trip ideas include the Bacon Ridge Trail, Ladds Landing and Mount Roosevelt located in nearby Rockwood, Tennessee. You may also consider taking a quick journey northeast up U.S. 40 to Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Bacon Ridge Trail
One idea for a day trip through Roane County while staying in Kingston, Tennessee is the many walking and hiking trails. The Bacon Ridge Trail is a 3-1/2 mile trail and self-described outdoor learning facility. It is free to enjoy and is open year-round. The trail is located just within the outskirts of Kingston by taking Highway 58 south to Highway 72 onto Dogwood Road.
Bacon Ridge Trail
Kingston, Tennessee 37763
Ladds Landing is an 800-acre waterfront development that connects various natural preserves within the Kingston community. The development also features paved bicycle paths that can provide you with an opportunity to leave the car at home and enjoy the splendid sights of nature throughout Roane County.
The development is located on and near Watts Bar Lake. It is a mere 17 minutes by car from Knoxville, Tennessee, the home of the University of Tennessee. In addition to the hiking, biking and walking trails within the development, there is a town center that houses residential living and shopping.
The Mount Roosevelt Wildlife Management Area is located near Rockwood, Tennessee in Roane County. The mountain provides excellent scenic views of Roane County as well as hiking and biking trails that are open year-round, except during hunting season.
Highway 70 East
Rockwood, Tennessee 37854