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Roane County, Tennessee

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Project Purpose

The purpose of this sub-project is to have a foundation for all things relating to Roane County, Tennessee. From cities, to citizens, to favorite tourist spots, to cemeteries, we aim to have it all here for you in one central location.

  1. Coordinator of this county:Ray Jones.

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Roane County History

On July 23, 1925, an explosion at the Rockwood Mine took 10 lives. Rockwoo Mine Disaster 1925. On October 4, 1926, another explosion at the Rockwood Mine took the lives of 27 miners. Rockwood Mine Disaster 1926.


Roane County is part of East Tennessee, one of Tennesee's Three Grand Divisions. These divisions are not only geographic, but also cultural and defined in state law. Roane County is also part of the South Central Region of Appalachia.

Adjacent counties

State protected areas

  1. List and link wildlife areas/parks/etc

Government Offices

  1. List and link county offices


  1. General Overview of the current population/ages/races/marital status/etc



Community Common Places

  1. Cemeteries
  2. Schools

Things to do/see

  1. touristy things

County Resources

  1. Roane County on Wikipedia
  2. Roane County Website

County Records

Church records

Voter/Citizenship Records

Estate/Probate Records

Land/Homestead Records

Tax Lists

Military Service Records

Census Records

See also


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If you have register for the September 2017 Source a thon but haven't chose a team look at this page and if your are interested to join us leave a comment on the page with your bib number, your whole name, profile ID number, also your email address so you can be your own profile manager on this. Or you could email me this information to me at Linda Barnett [email address removed] If you want to register even go to the https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/462656/will-you-participate-the-source-thon-current-registrations?start=40#a_list_title to register. Then ask to be on Team Tennessee we still have room for you.

Did you know there's a new Source-a-Thon 2017 (first register here) organized for 30 September -2 October 2017 ? A huge event, to keep things organized we are going to work with teams again, since you're a member of our Project, perhaps you would like to join our Team Tennessee Team to help and source and improve Unsourced Tennessee profiles ?

We sure can use some help and you can win prizes, but the best thing of course is we are going to work on this together get as many as possible Unsourced profiles Sourced and improved and have a lot a fun ! :)


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posted by [Living Barnett]
Thanks to Ray for taking charge of this county page! :D
posted by Summer (Binkley) Orman