Introduction to Kingston, Tennessee
The history of Kingston can be traced back to the construction of Fort Southwest Point in 1792. The city was founded on October 23, 1799. It was named in honor of Major Robert King, an officer at Fort Southwest Point. It became the state capital of Tennessee for one day on September 21, 1807. It is the county seat of Roane County, which was established in 1801.
Kingston and nearby Attractions
- Kingston Waterfront Park
- Watts Bar Lake
- Roane County Museum of History
- Fort Southwest Point
- Frozen Head State Park
- American Museum of Science and Energy
Things To Do In Kingston
Kingston offers easy access to various museums, including the Fort Loudoun State Historic Area, the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, the Oak Ridge Art Center, the American Museum of Science and Energy, the Roane County Museum of History and the Fort Southwest Point. The Kingston Waterfront Park, the Southwest Point Park and Kingston City Park are some of the local parks. The city hosts the Kingston Country Fair every September.
Flights are available from McGhee Tyson Airport.
Kingston Higher Education
Roane State Community College is nearby. The University of Tennessee and Pellissippi State Technical Community College also provide facilities for higher education.