Jan 2 2008
01:20 pm
By: WhitesCreek

The County today has a fine system of highways, with flourishing towns supplied with good churches, schools, banks, newspapers, manufacturing plants, large iron and coke industries- and is one of the largest peach and strawberry centers in the State. Roane County has one of the best public health units in the State.

Well that was in 1927, actually. Roane County has had several histories written. This one may be read entirely on the internet.

I liked this account of the Old Gordon Road:

The board on the Gordon road read:

"Gordon's Turnpike, Nearest and best road across Cumberland Wilderness. Fire and provender at each stop. Ordinaries and taverns every ten miles."

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.