Introduction to Harriman, Tennessee
Harriman was established in the late 19th century. It was named in honor of Walter Harriman, a governor of New Hampshire. The founders of the city also established the American Temperance University in 1893. Much of the city's industry was wiped out by a destructive flood of the Emory River and by the stock market crash in 1929.
Harriman and nearby Attractions
- Roane County Park
- Harriman Heritage Museum
- Obed Wild and Scenic River
- Frozen Head State Park
- Children's Museum of Oak Ridge
- Fort Loudoun State Historic Area
Things To Do In Harriman
While staying in Harriman, one can visit the Obed Wild and Scenic River, the Roane County Park or the Frozen Head State Park. The Harriman Heritage Museum provides insight into the area’s history. The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, the American Museum of Science and Energy, the Fort Loudoun State Historic Area and Kingstone Lisle are nearby as well. The Emory Golf and Country Club provides facilities for golfers. The Hooray for Harriman Harvest Fest is held in Harriman every October, while the city hosts the Polk Salad Festival every May.
Air transport facilities are available at McGhee Tyson Airport.
Harriman Higher Education
Roane State Community College and Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman are the local institutions of higher education. One can also pursue higher education at The University of Tennessee.