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Hawkins County was founded in 1786 and was named in honor of Benjamin Hawkins. He was a member of the Continental Congress from North Carolina, U. S. senator from North Carolina 1789-1795. He signed the Deed of Cession conveying the Southwest Territory to Federal Government, which is now the state of Tennessee.

Rogersville is the county town, and has a population of 740. The Rogersville and Jefferson Railroad connects it with the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad. Other towns are, Rogersville Junction, St. Clair and Mooresburg. A portion of the county is mountainous, but for the most part it is made up of a succession of valleys and ridges. In the valleys and on the northern slopes the soil is rich. On the southern slopes, generally rocky and poor. The navigable streams are the Holston and Clinch rivers. There are numerous smaller streams and excellent water powers at many localities. Timber, of excellent quality, is found in abundance. During the war, large quantities of salt were made in this county from a well 200 feet in depth. Mineral springs, which are frequent throughout East Tennessee, are most abundant in Hawkins county, and some of them are celebrated for their curative properties. Petroleum is found floating on the streams in some localities. Hawkins county is justly celebrated for its beautifully-variegated marble, which for its quality and beauty of coloring is perhaps not surpassed by any in the world. A number of quarries are being worked and about 300 hands employed. The business is rapidly increasing. Hawkins County has five academies and one female college. The religious denominations are, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians and Dunkards. The agricultural productions are those common to East Tennessee. The taxes levied by the county are, on $100: for schools, 20 cents; roads, 15 cents; county purposes, 40 cents. Hawkins county has two woolen factories, a leather and shoe factory, a number of steam mills, etc.
Hand-book of Tennessee By A. W. Hawkins, Henry E. Colton 1882



ONLINE DATA

Births

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census

DEATH RECORDS
1908-1912

Epidemics
and...

GEOLOGY
Marble

HAWKINS HISTORY
Local History
Hawkins Co Resources

Marriage Records

Military Records

News Articles

Obituaries

Pioneer Families

Schools

Wills


CITIES and TOWNS

ALLANDALE
History of Allandale
AMIS
History of Amis
BULLS GAP
History of Bulls Gap
BUREM
History of Burem
PERSIA
History of Persia
ROGERSVILLE
Rogersville Postoffice
Business & Mfg.
ST. CLAIR
Business & Mfg.
SURGOINSVILLE
History of Surgoinsville

Surrounding Counties
Grainger -- Greene -- Hamblen -- Hancock
Sullivan -- Washington


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