Introduction to Rockwood, Tennessee
Rockwood was a Cherokee village in the late 1700s. General John T. Wilder founded it as the headquarters of the Roane Iron Company in the late 1860s. The city was named in honor of William O. Rockwood, the 1st president of the Roane Iron Company.
Rockwood and nearby Attractions
- Mount Roosevelt State Forest
- Cumberland Mountain State Park
- Military Memorial Museum
- Frozen Head State Park
- Fort Loudoun State Historic Area
- Kingstone Lisle (Home of Thomas Hughes)
Things To Do In Rockwood
While staying in Rockwood, one can visit the Mount Roosevelt State Forest, the Frozen Head State Park and the Cumberland Mountain State Park. The Rockwood Golf and Country Club provides facilities for local golfers. History buffs should visit the Fort Loudoun State Historic Area and the Military Memorial Museum. The city is also home to the Rockwood United Methodist Church, the Pond Grove Baptist Church, the First Presbyterian Church and Cardiff Church. Rockwood hosts the Family Fall Festival every October.
McGhee Tyson Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Rockwood Higher Education
Roane State Community College, Cleveland State Community College and Lee University provide higher education in the area.