East Tennessee is about as homogenous as homemade granola.
Everybody has their own recipe.
My point is, although Roane and Morgan counties are close neighbors, they are strikingly different.
Roane tourism has evolved around the deep waters of Watts Bar Lake. Meanwhile, the roar of traffic on Interstate 40 helps fuel the economy.
Morgan is more remote. Its waters, especially the Obed Wild and Scenic River, run fast, free and clear.
Those streams and the breathtakingly beautiful mountains and valleys make it an outdoor paradise.