Historic Rogersville

Historic Rogersville, one of the state’s oldest towns, was founded in 1775 by Joseph Rogers and settled by the grandparents of Davy Crocket.

Whether you are a history buff or just enjoy the scenery, you are sure to be charmed by the architecture and brick side walks, lined with period lighting in the downtown district, which is on the National Register of Historic places.

Once a part of the famous Wilderness Road, Main Street is home to Federal-style buildings surrounding the town square, and has remained virtually intact since 1789.

Rogersville flourished due to its location on an important stage road that connected Atlanta to Washington, DC, with routes to Kentucky and the Cumberland settlements. As a result several inns and taverns were built here, including Rogers Tavern, at 205 South Rogers Street (1786). One guest who stayed at the tavern was future President Andrew Jackson. Another Tavern that Jackson stayed at was McKinney's Tavern, now named Hale Springs Inn.

Rogersville has had an illustrious history, reflected both in brilliant statesmen and businessmen and in its many productive industries. Today it reflects its gracious past in its homes and buildings and in the cordial manner of its citizens.