In the heart of Tennessee sits a beautiful secret kept out of the hussle and bussle of the big cities. Rogersville, settled in 1775 and often seen to be “Tennessee’s Best Kept Secret” and has some of the most interesting historic sites. Some of these sites include: Tennessee’s first post office as well as the first newspaper printed in Tennessee “The Knoxville Gazette”, and the home of Davy Crockett’s family and the burial site of his grandparents.
With year round events for the whole family Rogersville offers its visitors such attractions as “Cruise-In On The Square” where people from all over bring their different types of cars and flashy rides. Not only is it fun for the adults and car lovers, children can find there way to the many inflatables and activities for them to indulge in. Now as fun as that sounds Rogersville’s big event is Heritage Days, the second full weekend in October, named the “Top Twenty Events In the Southeast for October”. A large scale festival showing the rich history that Rogersville has to offer, including everything from Civil War reenactments to traditional Appalachian music.
Planning to visit Rogersville soon? One of the many historic sites includes the beautiful Hale Springs Inn. Unlike many of the inns that are considered “historic”, the Hale Springs Inn is far from dated. From the restaurant and Tavern to the Spa, Hale Springs Inn will you keep you happy and relaxed only going a few steps out of your beautiful room. If you are that lucky visitor, you could stay in the same room as young King Louis the 14th of France on his botanist tours of America.
Rogersville offers not only year round events and activities, but also is hub for local and out of town shoppers. Walking around Rogersville will help you find gifts and items that you didn’t even know you needed. With the large selection of shops and galleries, Rogersville offers its visitors handmade Jewelry, blown glass, sculptures, and all different types of handcrafted gifts of art. After all your shopping is said and done you can stop into one of the many mom-and-pop restaurants that Rogersville offers.
When looking for something to do, take a trip to Rogersville and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience tucked into the heart of Tennessee.