Tennessee Newspaper and Printing Museum

In the year 1791, George Roulstone, the first printer to enter the State of Tennessee, took his press apart in Fayetteville, North Carolina, packed it on horses’ back or in wagons and trekked over the trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains into the Holston Valley where Kingsport now stands. There, on the banks of the Holston River at James King’s Boat Yard, he loaded it on a flatboat and floated it down to Rogersville where he set it up and started printing the Knoxville Gazette, the first piece of printing ever attempted in Tennessee.

Tennessee Newspaper and Printing Museum
415 South Depot Street
Rogersville, TN 37857

423-272-1961

VIRTUAL TOUR
2018-10-05T18:44:16+00:00