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Tennessee’s Best Kept Secret

Tennessee's Best Kept Secret In the heart of Tennessee sits a beautiful secret kept out of the hussle and bussle of the big cities. Rogersville, settled in 1775 and often seen to be “Tennessee’s best kept Secret” and has some of the most interesting historic sites. Some of these sites include: Tennessee’s first post office as well as the first newspaper printed in Tennessee “The Knoxville Gazette”, and the home of Davy Crockett’s family and the burial site of his grandparents.  With year round events for the whole family Rogersville offers its visitors such attractions as “Cruise-In On The Square” where people from all over bring their different types of cars and flashy rides. Not only is it fun for [...]

A Love Story

A Love Story: Rogersville, Tennessee ABOUT ROGERSVILLE, TENNESSEE It all started with a love story.  Only two years after the new United States had finally won its independence from Great Britain, a young Scots-Irishman named Joseph was travelling through the far western wilds of North Carolina. Weeks into his journey into the frontier, Joseph came across the home of a hero of the Revolutionary War, Colonel Thomas Amis. Amis, of French extraction, owned lands granted him for his service in the Revolution. His beautiful daughter Mary helped him in their family’s tavern and inn. Legend says Joseph fell in love with Mary a mile or so up the road from her father’s home at the Ebbing and Flowing Spring, after [...]

On The Road Civil War Trails – Rogersville, TN

Cruising down (or up) interstate 81 near the Virginia line? Get off the interstate and explore beautiful Hawkins, County. The rolling hills, byways, historic sites and Rogersville’s downtown won’t disappoint. Three Civil War Trails sites nearby recount several incredible stories which likely won’t be on your radar. The Battle of Big Creek on November 6, 1863 was one of most vicious short actions of the war you’ve never heard about. The Clay-Kenner House and the Courthouse are two other sites that uncover the complexities of life in a smaller rural town. Before riding into Rogersville head out towards the Historic Amis Mill for lunch. As you sit on the porch watching the water spill over the dam you’ll notice down the hill the glint of a [...]

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