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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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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Fort Southwest Point

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Fort Southwest Point (c. 1797)  is the only pioneer-era fort reconstructed on its original site in the state and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Admission is free and they can provide scheduled tours for school and other groups plus special weekend events for families.

 The fort’s Visitor Center houses a museum containing artifacts excavated onsite under the supervision of the Tennessee Department of Archeology.  The history of the Fort comes alive during the Living History Days each summer and during the Colonial Christmas Candlelight Tour in December.  Staff members dress in period costumes, recreating activities from the fort’s past, including bag-pipe serenades and firing of the cannon.

Fort Southwest Point

Tuesday through Saturday 10 am - 4 pm Address 1225 S. Kentucky Street Kingston, TN 37763 Phone 865-376-3641 Email [email protected] Website http://www.southwestpoint.com

Admission is free but donations are welcome to aid in their building expansion.