Rogersville Historic District

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Rogersville Historic District
Looking east on Main Street
Rogersville Historic District is located in Tennessee
Rogersville Historic District
Location Bounded by N. Boyd, Kyle, Clinch, and N. Bend Sts., McKinney Ave., and S. Rogen Rd., Rogersville, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°24′26″N 83°0′19″W / 36.40722°N 83.00528°W / 36.40722; -83.00528Coordinates: 36°24′26″N 83°0′19″W / 36.40722°N 83.00528°W / 36.40722; -83.00528
Built 1786
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Greek Revival, Late Victorian
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 73001787[1]
Added to NRHP February 23, 1973

The Rogersville Historic District is a historic district in Rogersville, Tennessee, the county seat of Hawkins County. It is both a local historic district and a National Register of Historic Places historic district.

The local historic district established by the Town of Rogersville to safeguard, preserve, and protect hundreds of unique and historically significant structures in and around the town's downtown area. It comprises numerous neighborhoods and business areas, with architecture and significant historical events occurring throughout the history of the town, since its settlement by Davy Crockett's grandparents in 1775.[citation needed]

The street plan of the core of the district, which centers on Rogersville's commercial and governmental hub, was designed by the town's founder, Joseph Rogers, when he petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly to establish a town at Hawkins Court House in 1786.[citation needed]

The local historic district is administered by the Town of Rogersville's Historic Preservation Commission, a governmental body.[2]

It includes numerous historically significant structures, including:

The entire Rogersville Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Grubb, Bill (October 26, 2007). "Residents want to shrink historic zone - planners reject request". The Rogersville Review. 
  • History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present. Nashville: Goodspeed. 1887. OCLC 7914830. 
  • Price, Henry R (2002). Old Rogersville: An Illustrated History of Rogersville, Tennessee 1. Rogersville: H R Price. OCLC 51158046. 
  • Price, Henry R (1996). Hawkins County: A Pictoral History. Virginia Beach: Donnings Co. ISBN 0-89865-974-4. 

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