DescriptionKingston had two brushes with fame. The first came in 1797 when the Duke of Orléans, later to become Louis Philippe of France, passed through en route to Nashville on a trip organized by President George Washington. Though it is said the prince enjoyed the wilderness journey, he found it difficult to adapt to frontier living, especially the food served at inns along the way. The second instance occurred when the city was the capital of Tennessee for a day on Sept. 21, 1807.
Covering 39,000 acres, Watts Bar Lake is a popular destination for water sports.
Visitor InfoRoane County Visitors Bureau 1209 N. Kentucky St. KINGSTON, TN 37763. Phone:(865)376-5572
Things to SeeFort Southwest Point