Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Thomas Gibbons

Marker ID: THC 1B 18
Location: On Lee Hwy. (US 11) east of Blevins Road, Rogersville, TN
County: Hawkins
Coordinates: N 36° 27.724    W 082° 56.114
  36.46206666    -82.93523333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM67K7


Born in Surry (now Sussex) Co., Virginia, in 1734, he settled here in 1778, having been forcibly ejected from a homestead about 12 miles east by one Robert Young. The courts of Spencer County, State of Franklin, met in his house 1785-87. On June 4, 1787, the first county court of Hawkins County, North Carolina, met here. Gibbons died in 1811.

Tennessee Historical Commission