Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Rogers Tavern

Marker ID: THC 1B 62
Location: On S Rogers St. south of Washington St., Rogersville, TN
County: Hawkins
Coordinates: N 36° 24.296    W 083° 00.488
  36.40493333    -83.00813333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM68NC


Joseph Rogers' Tavern included the Old Tavern and Big Tavern Houses. Located 45 yards to the south, the Old Tavern House was built between 1790 and 1800. Built between 1800 and 1810, the Big Tavern House is located 25 yards south. Both Buildings were partly made of logs and weather boarded. At the rear near the big spring, David Crockett, grandfather of hero David Crockett, built a cabin. After the Crocketts were killed by Cherokee Indians in 1777, Joseph Rogers, founder of Rogersville, bought the property. In 1787, the Hawkins County seat was established at this location. Rogersville was chartered in 1789.

Tennessee Historical Commission