Mayor Jason Jolly and members of the city council welcome you to the official website for the City of Rockwood. If you are a resident, officials encourage you to become an active participant in the city’s activities, as they strive to improve the quality of life for all citizens. If you are a visitor, city leaders welcome you to what they consider “a special place to live, visit, work, play and raise families.”
Rockwood is situated in beautiful Roane County, between the cities of Crossville and Knoxville. The town is easily accessible from Interstate 40, and Highways 27 and 70. The City of Rockwood was actually established after the Civil War when Union officer and geologist John T. Wilder discovered iron on Walden Ridge. He returned with northern industrialists to begin mining and milling operations in 1868. Rockwood began as a company town serving the employees of the Roane Iron Company. The town gets its name from the company's first president, William O. Rockwood. As the company and the town prospered, other businesses moved into the area, thus expanding and diversifying Roane County's economic framework. Although things have changed drastically since the early days of mining, officials are proud of the many things the small town has to offer to its citizens and those visiting the area.
For more information about our city or the services we provide, please explore our website or give us a call at 865-354-0611. Whether you are one of our valued residents or simply passing through, we are glad you are here! Rockwood welcomes you!
The City of Rockwood adheres to all Title VI Federal Requirements Title VI and Race, Color and National Origin Discrimination
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on race, color or national origin in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title VI states that: No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.Programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Education (ED) are covered by Title VI. ED maintains an Office for Civil Rights, with 10 regional offices and a headquarters office in Washington, D.C., to enforce Title VI.
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NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the CITY OF ROCKWOOD will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
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