Brief History of Roane County

Roane County Heritage Commission

Articles from East Tennessee Historical Society Publications:

“1820 Roane County, Tennessee Schedule of Manufacturers.” Trans. by Ann K. Blomquist. Tennessee Ancestors 24, no. 3: December 2008.

 “Antebellum Emancipation in Roane County, Tennessee.” Trans. by Joseph F. Brittain. Tennessee Ancestors 12, no. 3: December 1996.

Neidig, David. “The Hands that Rocked the Cradle: A brief history of African-Americans and slavery in the Wheat Community, Roane County, Tennessee.” Tennessee Ancestors 16, no. 3 (December 2000): 186-195.

Wheeler, William Bruce and Michael J. McDonald. “The Communities of East Tennessee, 1850-1940: An Interpretive Overview.” ETHS Journal, 1986-87.