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1770

Jesse Hughes became the first European to enter Roane County

Other events that happened on or around 1770

1809

The first settlers arrived in Roane County

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1812

Spencer was first settled by the Samuel Tanner and Jonathan Wolfe families

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1818

The Runnion family arrived in Spencer

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1844

The first post office in Roane County was established in Walton

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Mar 11, 1856

Roane County was created by General Assembly

1856

The Walton post office moved to Droddyville

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1868

Drilling for oil and gas began in Roane County

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1923

Walton High School was established

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1993

Walton High School and Spencer High School were consolidated into Roane County High School

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2000

Roane County population was 15,446

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May 28, 2002

Col. Ruby Bradley died in Hazard, Kentucky


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