On South Main Street just north of Sycamore Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Comedian, singer, painter, golfer, television host, scriptwriter, businessman and raconteur Archi Campbell is principally remembered for his roles on the long-running television series , "Hee Haw". One of his comedic trademarks was spoonerisms, . . . — — Map (db m179404) HM
On East Andrew Johnson Highway (U.S. 11E) east of Beck Lane, on the left when traveling east.
Established 1870; named in honor of
of Hawkins County.
Established 1786; named in honor of
member of Continental Congress from North Carolina; U.S. Senator . . . — — Map (db m210292) HM
On Lee Highway (U.S. 11W) 0.2 miles west of Old Union Road, on the left when traveling east.
One mile west is the site of the store established by John Carter and William Parker. This store was pillaged in the Shawnee raid of 1774. at the Sycamore Shoals Treaty in 1775, the proprietors were awarded the whole Carter's Valley as reparation. — — Map (db m91887) HM
On Lee Highway (U.S. 11W) 0.2 miles east of Goshen Valley Road / Old Main Street, on the left when traveling east.
On the site of this mill, Robert Patterson build a fort about 1775, shortly thereafter a mill. It was one of two stations at which the settlers took refuge during the Cherokee raid under The Raven in 1776. — — Map (db m91886) HM
On Lee Highway (U.S. 11W) at West Main Blvd, on the left when traveling east on Lee Highway.
On the site of this mill, Henry Rice built and fortified a mill in 1775. Here, in 1776, the settlers took refuge from warring Cherokee. In April, 1777, Capt. James Robertson and eight other pioneers had a fight with 30 or 40 Cherokee near here, in . . . — — Map (db m91888) HM
On Lee Highway (U.S. 11W) at Slate Hill Road, on the left when traveling east on Lee Highway.
About 2 1/2 miles south, now under water, William Cocke had his plantation. A veteran of the Revolution and the War of 1812, he served in the legislatures of Virginia, North Carolina, Franklin, Transylvania, Territory South of the River Ohio, . . . — — Map (db m91862) HM
On Church Street, on the right when traveling north.
Three-tenths of a mile north at 132 Church Lane, Hugh G. Williams and Carrie Moore Williams, descendants of Hugh G. Moore, a founder of Mooresburg, resided here in the late 1800s. The Williams owned the Mooresburg Springs Hotel, a well-known mineral . . . — — Map (db m91863) HM
On U.S. 11W just south of Edgewood Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
About 1½ miles west and north of here, in Carter’s Valley, Joseph Kinkead and John Long, first known pioneers to what later became Hawkins County, settled in 1769-70. The valley is named for Colonel John Carter, who first settled here and later . . . — — Map (db m104341) HM
On U.S. 11W at Independence Avenue, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 11W.
Near here was the site of “New Market,” home of Joseph McMinn, Revolutionary veteran, governor of Tennessee, 1815–1821, and Indian agent for the Cherokee from 1822 to his death near Calhoun, on Hiwassee River, in 1824. He is buried . . . — — Map (db m104342) HM
On North Church Street north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
Born here, Oct. 2, 1821: graduate USMA, 1842; resigned 1845, and a professor Cumberland U., and U. of Nashville until 1861. Appointed major, CSA, quickly advanced to brigadier general; Successively to corps command, Army of Tenn., and twice . . . — — Map (db m91881) HM
On East Main Street at Burem Pike, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street.
About 1 1/2 miles south is the stone house built by Thomas Amis between 1781 & 1783. He was Captain and Commissary of North Carolina troops in the Revolution; an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati, and legislator. He established here . . . — — Map (db m91872) HM
On East Main Street at TN-347 on East Main Street. Reported missing.
3½ miles southeast, on the south side of Big Creek, “The Father of Middle Tennessee,” then a captain, lived in 1777 and 1778. A fort here was garrisoned during the Indian troubles. From there in 1779, Col. Even Shelby embarked 300 men in canoes and . . . — — Map (db m210291) HM
Near East Main Street at Clay Street, on the left when traveling east.
John G. Bynum and his wife Nancy Bradley Phipps Bynum, owned this house during the Civil War. The value of his land and slaves in 1860 totaled $140,000, an enormous sum for the time. Bynum helped raise the county's first Confederate unit, the . . . — — Map (db m97662) HM
On West Kyle Street, on the right when traveling west.
Dr. Franklin, a very well known and highly respected educator and humanitarian, founded Swift Memorial Junior College in 1883 and served as President of the school until 1926.
Dr. and Mrs. Franklin are buried in this plot on the campus of Swift . . . — — Map (db m91867) HM
On East Main Street at Tennessee Route 347, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street.
Right To commemorate John Carter, sturdy pioneer, first merchant after whom this valley is named.
Left To commemorate Benjamin Hawkins of North Carolina, Senator of the United States, after whom this county is . . . — — Map (db m98426) HM
7.9 miles north was the homestead of this pioneer, veteran of Lord Dunmore's War, and of the Revolution, originally from Botetourt County, Va. Among his descendants were Joseph Emerson Brown, governor of Georgia during the Civil War, and his son, . . . — — Map (db m91880) HM
On West Washington Street, on the right when traveling east.
The Church was organized in 1805 and in 1824 this cemetery was first used. In 1838 the Church split into the Old School or First Church and the New School or Second Church and this cemetery continued in use y the First Church. In 1881 the two . . . — — Map (db m91866) HM
On North Hasson Street at West Spring Street, on the left when traveling north on North Hasson Street.
Alexander Fain, Jordan Netherland, Albert Jones, and Nathaniel Mitchell, all Black Americans, purchased this land in 1868 "for the purpose of building a schoolhouse for the education of colored children." A two-room log building was constructed and . . . — — Map (db m91870) HM
On West Main Street at South Rogan Road, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
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 Crockett who were massacred by the Indians are also . . . — — Map (db m91864) HM
On Rogers Street, on the left when traveling north.
Joseph Rogers' tavern included the Old Tavern and Big Tavern Houses. Located 45 yards to the south, the Old Tavern House was built between 1790 and 1800. Built between 1800 and 1810, the Big Tavern House is located 25 yards south. Both Buildings . . . — — Map (db m91865) HM
On South Depot Street south of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
In June 1861, 1,250 Hawkins County residents voted against secession, while 835 voted in favor. Rural residents tended to have Unionist sympathies but townspeople such as those in Rogersville sided with the Confederacy.
Confederate forces often . . . — — Map (db m114004) HM
On East Main Street at North Depot Street, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street.
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 . . . — — Map (db m91899) HM
On West Kyle Street at North Hasson Street, on the left when traveling east on West Kyle Street.
Originated in 1875, St. Marks was the first black Presbyterian Church in Rogersville. Formerly located in the Tenth Civil District, now McKinney Avenue, the church moved to the corner of Kyle and Hasson Street in 1912. The Reverend William H. . . . — — Map (db m91868) HM
On West Kyle Street at North Hasson Street, on the right when traveling west on West Kyle Street.
Dr. William H. Franklin, the founder and President of Swift College, was one of the first black graduates from Maryville College, receiving his degree in 1881. Swift College was named to honor Elijah E. Swift, president of the denomination's . . . — — Map (db m91869) HM
On East Main Street, on the right when traveling east.
At the invitation of Territorial Gov. William Blount, George Roulestone and Robert Ferguson brought a printing press over the mountains from North Carolina, and established the Knoxville Gazette in a log cabin on the Hawkins County Courthouse . . . — — Map (db m91871) HM
On West Bear Hallow Road north of Burem Pike (Tennessee Route 347), on the right when traveling north.
Along Big Creek the 2nd Illinois Artillery spent an uncomfortable night as a cold rain fell in the early morning hours of November 6, 1863. Nearby, under orders to strike the Union camp that morning, two Confederate brigades were crossing the . . . — — Map (db m114918) HM
On Tennessee Route 70 at Hickory Cove Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 70.
This hill-locked body of land was discovered in 1774 by Castleton Brooks, onetime Long Hunter, who settled here in 1775 and was killed by Indians in 1777. A fort was here in 1775, under the command of Captain Robert Kyle. — — Map (db m104337) HM
On Lee Highway (U.S. 11W) at Blevins Road, on the left when traveling east on Lee Highway.
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 . . . — — Map (db m91882) HM
Near Long Bend Road, 0.1 miles south of Main Street (Route 346), on the right when traveling south.
Land, timber, and commercial opportunities drew settlers here to the banks of the Holston River. As the Civil War approached, the river's importance in the Tennessee Valley made it a contested transportation route. Hawkins County residents mostly . . . — — Map (db m97667) HM
On Lee Highway (U.S. 11W) 0.1 miles east of Stoney Point Road, on the left when traveling east.
Maxwell Academy was established by the Presbyterian Church in 1852 and named in honor of Captain George Maxwell, who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Serving students in grades one through twelve, the academy was operation by the New . . . — — Map (db m91885) HM
On Rogersville Highway (Tennessee Route 346) at Bear Hollow Road, on the right when traveling south on Rogersville Highway.
About two miles southwest, about 1784, young Joab Mitchell, who had successfully made the trip to the North Fork of the Holston bringing salt for the besieged garrison at Big Creek Fort, was ambushed and mortally wounded by Indians. Beating them . . . — — Map (db m97664) HM
On Lee Highway (U.S. 11W) 0.1 miles east of Stoney Point Road, on the left when traveling east.
One-half mile west is this Presbyterian church, established in Carter's Valley in 1780 by Rev. Charles Cummings and Rev. Samuel Doak. It was moved to its present location in 1815. A cemetery is at the old site. — — Map (db m91884) HM