Galbraith Springs Resort

Several locations in Tennessee were known for their mineral springs, popular in the late 19th Century for improving individuals’ health. Tate Springs, located near Bean Station in Grainger County, was one of this area’s most-famous resorts. Folks flocked to Hawkins … 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

Regional History and Genealogy Materials at Carson-Newman

The Appalachian & Rare Books Collection in the Carson-Newman College Library houses the main book collection of the Special Collections. Many of these books are considered rare and no longer in print. As the collection grows, emphasis is being placed … Continue reading

Map: Hawkins County in 1888

From a Rand-McNally atlas. Found on-line at MyGenealogyHound.com — no copyright infringement intended. … 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

Local Events of Interest

Spring April 25 – Rogersville Heritage Association Annual Salad Luncheon, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Hale Springs Inn on Main Street, Tickets $8 each.  Tickets are available at the Depot, the Chamber office, the Review office, Mountain Star Mall, and … 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

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