Amis House (Rogersville, Tennessee)

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Amis House
Amis House (Rogersville, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Amis House (Rogersville, Tennessee)
Location Burem Road (127 W Bear Hollow Road), Rogersville, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°25′10″N 82°57′21″W / 36.41944°N 82.95583°W / 36.41944; -82.95583Coordinates: 36°25′10″N 82°57′21″W / 36.41944°N 82.95583°W / 36.41944; -82.95583
Area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Built 1782
Architect Thomas Harlan
NRHP Reference # 73001786
Added to NRHP June 19, 1973[1]

Amis House is a pioneer settlement in Hawkins County, Tennessee near Rogersville, built in 1780–2 by Thomas Amis, the father-in-law of Rogersville founder Joseph Rogers.

In addition to his stone house, which also served as an inn for travelers, Amis established a tavern, general store, distillery, saw mill, and grist mill. The property was surrounded by a palisade for protection from possible attack by Native Americans.[2][3]

The Amis House property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1] Ownership of Amis House has remained in the Amis family.[2] Current owners are Jake and Wendy Jacobs; Wendy is a descendant of Thomas Amis. Tours of the home and grounds are offered.[4]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Sketch of First Community Leaders to the Period of 1887" (Transcribed from an undated clipping from the Rogersville Review newspaper). 
  3. ^ McNamara, Billie (1996). "A Brief Overview of Hawkins County’s Early History". Hawkins County Land Grant Books 1 & 2, 1787-1819. 
  4. ^ "About Thomas Amis House". Thomas Amis House website. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 

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Further reading[edit]

  • Goodspeed, History of East Tennessee. (Knoxville: 1887).
  • Price, Henry, Old Rogersville: An Illustrated History of Rogersville, Tennessee. Vol. I. (Rogersville: 2001).
  • Price, Henry, Hawkins County: A Pictorial History. (Rogersville: 1996).