Okalona School

Rogersville was 18 miles from the Tennessee-Virginia line in Stanley Valley where T T Ross lived. Roads were often muddy and near impassable. He and his neighbors needed a school close by so that their children could remain at home … 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

Oddfellows’ Female Institute Student Roster, 1851

Junior Class Alexander, Cornelia G.– Rogersville, TN Alexander, Laura F. — Rogersville, TN Branner, Catharine J. — Jefferson Co. TN Bunch, Amanda M. — Rutledge, TN Bunch, Laura M. — Rutledge, TN Cocke, Elizabeth T. — Rutledge, TN Davis, N.E.– … Continue reading

Longs Bend School, 1933

This is a picture of the class of 1933 at Longs Bend School in Hawkins County. The picture has been identified by Mae Mowel, who was a student at that time. The teacher’s name was said to be a Miss … 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

Presbyterian Colleges in East Tennessee

Literary Institutions of the Tennessee Synod The text below is transcribed from the book entitled A Brief History of the Synod of Tennessee, from 1817-1887 (published 1890). The transcriber’s name was not indicated. Click here to download a digital version … Continue reading

Hawkins County Teachers, About 1915

The following names were transcribed from an unknown document. The transcriber’s name was not indicated. District School Teacher 1 Beech Grove T A Berry 1 Bulls Gap Clara Horner 1 Bulls Gap Ogl(_) King 1 Dodson’s Creek David Lawson 1 … Continue reading

Sun Rise School, 1916

The following names were transcribed from a document entitled A School Souvenir from Sun Rise School, District # 4, Hawkins County.  The transcriber’s name was not indicated. Teacher:  Maude Elizabeth Boyer Supt and Clerk:  F H Parvin Treasurer:  Hugh Blankin … Continue reading

Hawkins County History, by Kyle

From Rogersville Review, Sesqui-Centennial Edition, November 26, 1936.  Transcribed by Billie McNamara from a typescript at the Stamps Library in 1996. [Original] Editor’s Note:  The following article was written by the late Judge Hugh G. Kyle. Hawkins County is of … Continue reading