“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rogersville in Hawkins County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Thomas Gibbons

Thomas Gibbons Marker image. Click for full size.
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 (Tennessee Route 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); 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); Alexander Peter Stewart (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogersville.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 30, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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