Links to Civil War-era Research Sources

Author John Draper has compiled a list of links to information about Civil War-era Hawkins County and the surrounding region.  These are resources he’s found useful in researching his historical fiction works. The Postmaster Books Links [Please note neither the … Continue reading

Tennessee Women in the Civil War

This excellent resource is maintained by Middle Tennessee State University.  Click here to read more. … Continue reading

Historic Locations in Hawkins County

Following is a list of historic buildings in Hawkins County. … Continue reading

Daniel Huff’s Travels from Surry County, NC, to Leesburg, OH, in 1806

Daniel Huff’s travel journal contains details of his trip, which took him through the Hawkins County area from about Day 12. Click here to read the journal entries. … Continue reading

History of Hawkins County (from Goodspeed, published 1887)

Hawkins County lies in upper east Tennessee, and extends somewhat in the shape of a parallelogram from the Virginia line to the northern boundaries of Grainger and Hamblen Counties. It is divided into two almost equal parts by the Holston … Continue reading

Hawkins County History (from Goodspeed)

From Goodspeed’s History of East Tennessee.  Transcribed by Jackie Robinson. Hawkins County lies in upper East Tennessee, and extends somewhat in the shape of a parallelogram from VA line to the northern boundaries of Grainger and Hamblen Counties. It is … Continue reading

Gordon Aronhime Index Cards

This database contains scanned images of index cards, located at the State Library of Virginia in Richmond, listing all verifiable adult males in the Holston-Clinch River area in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, as well as information on … Continue reading

Current and Historic Post Offices in Hawkins County

The following table was extracted from D. R. Frazier’s comprehensive history of Tennessee Post Offices.  The massive volume contains full dates of operation, names of Postmasters, and the “parent” and successor post offices for each location. The statewide listing is … Continue reading

Spoden Collection Donated to Kingsport Archives

May 17, 2011 — Press Release KINGSPORT – An expansive treasure of Kingsport’s history and heritage assembled by the late Muriel Miller Clark Spoden has been donated to the Kingsport Archives by her husband, Hal Spoden, and children, Clark and … Continue reading

An 1885 Description of Hawkins County

From McWhirter’s Revised Hand-book of Tennessee, published by the Tennessee Bureau of Agriculture, Statistics, and Mines in 1885: Hawkins is one of the northeastern counties in the State, lying along the Virginia line.  It is bounded on the north by … Continue reading