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Rogersville in Hawkins County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rogers Cemetery

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, December 25, 2015
1. Rogers Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Many of the early settlers of Hawkins County are buried in this cemetery, 170 yards south, including Joseph Rogers, the founder of Rogersville, and his descendants. The grandparents of David Crocket who were massacred by the Indians are also interred here.
 
Erected by Tennesse Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 50.)
 
Location. 36° 24.325′ N, 83° 0.613′ W. Marker is in Rogersville, Tennessee, in Hawkins County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and South Rogan Road, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rogersville TN 37857, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rogers Tavern (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Cemetery - First Presbyterian Church of Rogersville (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Marks Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Swift Memorial College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. William Henderson Franklin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rogersville Town Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hawkins County, Tennessee (approx. mile away); Price Public School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogersville.
 
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Rogers Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 25, 2015
2. Rogers Cemetery Marker
Rogers Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 25, 2015
3. Rogers Cemetery
Joseph Roger's Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 25, 2015
4. Joseph Roger's Gravestone
In memory of Joseph Rogers. Born in the County of Tyrone, Ireland, August 24, 1764. Came to the United States of America in 1781. Settled here and founded the village of Rogersville in 1786 where he lived until his death November 6th, 1833.
David Crockett's Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 25, 2015
5. David Crockett's Gravestone
Here lie David Crockett and his wife, grandparents of Davy Crockett, who were massacred near this spot by Indians in 1777. Division of History State of Tennessee 1927.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 29, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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