Welcome to the City of Rocky Top Tennessee
Welcome to the offical Government website of Rocky Top Tennessee. Rocky Top is
a town in Anderson and Campbell counties in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Tennessee,
northwest of Knoxville.
About Rocky Top Tennessee
Most ofRocky Top is in Anderson County, which is included in the Knoxville
Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town was originally known as Coal Creek, which is still the name
of the stream that runs through the town. Coal Creek and the nearby town of Briceville were the site
of a major lockout of coal miners in 1891, which resulted in the town of Coal Creek being occupied by
the state militia for over a year after miners attempted to force an end to the use of unpaid convict
labor in the mines. This labor struggle, known as the Coal Creek War, was eventually resolved in the
coal miners' favor with the abolition of Tennessee's convict labor program.
Rocky Top Veteran's Memorial
On July 14th, 2004, the members of the Oak Grove Family and Community Education Clud voted to begin
a fund raising project to erect a Veterans' Memorial to honor all Rocky Top Area Veterans who served in all wars and.. read more.