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

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

A Brief Overview of Hawkins County’s Early History

Excerpted from Hawkins County Land Grant Books 1 & 2, 1787-1819, by Billie R. McNamara.  This material is copyrighted ©1996 by Billie R. McNamara.  All rights reserved. Introduction Modern-day Hawkins County is located on the Virginia-Tennessee border.  Containing 570 square miles, it … Continue reading