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.

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