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

Rogersville Town Well

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2015
1. Rogersville Town Well Marker
Inscription. The Hawkins County Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities, (A.P.T.A.), has chosen to fund and erect this monument to commemorate the nearby site of the original town well in Rogersville.

This marble block was quarried by hand in Hawkins County in 1880. The marble was valued highly for its unique deep red color with white crystal accents, and contributed to the town's early economic growth. It was also selected to be included in both the U.S. House and Senate buildings in Washington, D.C., as well as in other prestigious structures throughout the United States of America.

This memorial is dedicated this day, July 4, 1987 and is the work of Ellison L. Torbert, Sculptor.
 
Erected 1986 by The Hawkins County Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities.
 
Location. 36° 24.423′ N, 83° 0.41′ W. Marker is in Rogersville, Tennessee, in Hawkins County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North Depot Street, on the left when traveling east on East 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. Hawkins County, Tennessee (within shouting

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By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2015
2. Rogersville Town Well Marker
Water and Love are similar. Water springs from the depths of the earth, Love pours from the depths of one's soul. Water's essential for all life to survive; Love's fundamental to our being truly alive. Water's crystal clarity parallels Love's purity. Water takes the shape its vessel offers; Love, that of the one who contains it.
distance of this marker); Dr. William Henderson Franklin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexander Peter Stewart (about 400 feet away); Old Cemetery - First Presbyterian Church of Rogersville (about 400 feet away); St. Marks Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); Swift Memorial College (about 400 feet away); Tennessee's First Newspaper (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rogers Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogersville.
 
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Rogersville Town Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2015
3. Rogersville Town Well Marker
 
 
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 142 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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