The county seat of Hawkins County, settled in 1775 by the grandparents of Davy Crockett, hero of the Alamo, Rogersville came from a love story.

Jospeh Rogers, the city’s namesake and founder, was an Irishman who was given the land upon which the town was established as a wedding gift from his father-in-law and Revolutionary War hero Thomas Amis.

Rogersville is home to the oldest courthouse, inn, and post office in Tennessee. It was here that the state’s first newspaper was published in 1791. The entire downtown area and most of the adjacent neighborhoods are on the National Register of Historic Places.

In addition to the man-made history, Rogersville is home to the world-famous Ebbing and Flowing Springs — which ebbs and flows at regular intervals, just like the tide. There is only one other spot on Earth where a similar phenomenon has been observed.
Today, Rogersville is governed by a Board of Mayor and Aldermen.


Local Information
Rogersville City Hall
106 East Kyle Street
Rogersville, TN 37857
Web site:
(423) 272-7497 City Hall
  Rogersville Police Department
106 East Kyle Street
(423) 272-7555
Rogersville Fire Department
106 East Kyle Street
(423) 272-7111
  Rogersville Parks & Recreation
Park Boulevard
(423) 272-2545
Rogersville Water Department
539 West Main Street
(423) 272-2540
  Board of Mayor and Alderman
Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
All meetings are held at the city hall, unless noted.
Rogersville Planning Commission
Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
  Holston Electric Co-op
1200 West Main Street
Rogersville, TN 37857
(423) 272-8821
Hawkins County Gas Utility
202 Park Boulevard
Rogersville, TN 37857
(423) 272-8841
  Charter Communications (Cable)
Major Events:

Renaissance Faire, 1st weekend in June:
July 4th Celebration:
Heritage Days: 2nd full weekend in October: Cruise In on the Square: 2nd Friday months May-October


Settled in: 1786, Population: 5,100, Micropolitan area: 11,507, Elevation: 1,286 feet


Rogersville City School:  Joseph Rogers Primary, Hawkins Elementary, Rogersville Middle, Cherokee High School:






9:00am – 5:00pm