Roane County was officially founded on November 6, 1801. In
2007 Roane County began celebrating Roane County’s Birthday
with the Founder’s Day Celebration by naming a Class of Roane
Treasures each year. Every year we pause to honor the individuals
who have shaped Roane County into the county it is today. These
individual have made tremendous contributions not only to our
county but also the state and nation. The Treasures are individuals
who have helped shape the county’s history through different
Roane County will be honoring the following individuals at this
year’s Founder’s Day Celebration:
Roane Treasures (70-90 years old):
James Little, Dillard Moore, Earl Nall, Jessie June Raby
Nelson, and Alton Richards.
Golden Treasures (90 years or older):
Gerald Lay, Charles Harris, and Warren Kocher
We welcome all to celebrate Roane County’s 217th birthday as we honor the Twelfth Class of Roane Treasures. Among those honored will be the first African American coal tester at TVA in Kingston, a senior fitness instructor, Boys and Girls Clubs mentors, military veterans and a WWII POW survivor.