Roane County
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Roane County

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ISBN-13:
9780738552750
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.08.2007
Seiten:
128
Autor:
Jack Nida
Gewicht:
322 g
Format:
235x166x9 mm
Serie:
Images of America (Arcadia Pub
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Established in March 1856, Roane County was named for
Virginia jurist Spencer Roane. The town of New California was selected as the county seat, and in 1858, the name was changed to Spencer to further honor the judge. The courthouse built in 1859 was destroyed by fire in 1887. A new county courthouse was completed in 1889, and the railroad arrived
in Spencer in 1892. New businesses and industry flourished as Spencer became the county hub. Summer normal schools were established throughout the county to prepare young teachers for state certification. In 1914, Spencer High School graduated
one pupil in its first class. The early recognition for education expanded with the construction of one- and two-room schools within each community. Timbering began as people moved westward and established new homes and farming lands. The development of the gas and oil industry soon followed, and Roane County became a major producer by the early 1900s.