Amis House (Rogersville, Tennessee)

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Amis House
Amis House (Rogersville, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Amis House (Rogersville, Tennessee)
Amis House (Rogersville, Tennessee) is located in the US
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 Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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).