Brief Overview of Kingston's History
Nestled along the shores of beautiful Watts Bar Lake, Kingston
overflows with nature's beauty. Once a major steam boat hub on the
Tennessee River, Kingston's waterfront is now mainly used for
recreational enjoyment. Kingston was founded in 1799 and is the second
oldest city in Tennessee. It was the state capital for one day on
September 21, 1807, and remains the county seat for Roane County.
Located in the center of Kingston is one of only seven antebellum
courthouses remaining in Tennessee.