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

Thomas Gibbons

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2015
1. Thomas Gibbons Marker
Inscription. Born in Surry (now Sussex) Co., Virginia, in 1734, he settled here in 1778, having been forcibly ejected from a homestead about 12 miles east by one Robert Young. The courts of Spencer County, State of Franklin, met in his house 1785-87. On June 4, 1787, the first county court of Hawkins County, North Carolina, met here. Gibbons died in 1811.
 
Erected by Tennesse Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 18.)
 
Location. 36° 27.717′ N, 82° 56.143′ W. Marker is in Rogersville, Tennessee, in Hawkins County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Highway (U.S. 11W) and Blevins Road, on the left when traveling east on Lee Highway. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mitchell's Hollow (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Hickory Cove (approx. 2.2 miles away); Michael Looney (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hawkins County Milestone (approx. 3.7 miles away); Amis House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Fighting in Hawkins County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Clay-Kenner House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Tennessee's First Newspaper (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogersville.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Thomas Gibbons Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
2. Thomas Gibbons Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 30, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2. submitted on June 12, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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