ROANE ALLIANCE

We plan and implement strategies for the controlled growth of Roane County’s economy as a unified voice representing the best Tennessee has to offer businesses, citizens and travelers.

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ROANE ECD

We bring growth-oriented businesses with strong fiscal discipline, infrastructure and workforce-ready people to East Tennessee.

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ROANE TOURISM

We attract travelers who seek unique heritage and the best outdoor recreational experiences to Roane County.

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ROANE CHAMBER

We connect leaders and organizations for the benefit of local and regional business growth.

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EDUCATION MATTERS

We empower leaders, parents and students to invest in education, so they are better prepared to fulfill the workforce opportunities of Roane County’s future.

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RETIRE ROANE

We offer natural beauty, historic charm and low-cost living, distinguishing Roane County as one of the best retirement destinations in the nation.

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Welcome To

Manhattan Project National Park

Roane County and the development of atomic energy

The Secret City's backstory

President Roosevelt created the Manhattan Project at the urging of Albert Einstein, who believed the Germans could use nuclear material to make "extremely powerful bombs."

Remote Oak Ridge became the military and administrative headquarters for the Manhattan Project.

See the Manhattan Project Park

What went on behind the scenes in K-25, Y-12 and X-10 during top-secret WWII efforts between 1942 and 1945? How did 75,000 workers populate a town overnight?  

Find out answers to these questions and more when you explore the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. 

The changing face of K-25

K-25 was the site of uranium technology development for the Manhattan Project. In 1943, 25,000 workers constructed the world's largest building under one roof. 

Learn more about the project's logistics and technology by visiting the K-25 Virtual Museum.