Hawkins County Real Estate

A Brief Overview of Hawkins County

"As treaties were made with the Indian tribes and land companies opened vast tracts of land west of the Appalachian Mountains, an increasing flood of settlers moved into the western country of North Carolina and Virginia. General settlement of what is now Hawkins County began in the late 1760s and early 1770s. Following the Revolutionary War in 1784, North Carolina ceded its western lands to the US Government to help pay for its share of the war debt. Soon after, a convention of delegates from Washington, Greene and Sullivan Counties met to from a new state, Franklin. But North Carolina then repealed its law and reclaimed its western lands. The State of Franklin existed in opposition to North Carolina""s claim until 1788 when it finally collapsed and the area submitted once again to the rule of North Carolina.

In 1787, Hawkins County, North Carolina was created by the NC legislature. County commissioners voted to locate the county seat at Joseph Roger""s place on Crockett Creek. A combination courthouse and jail were built where the old Presbyterian Cemetery now stands, and the community was known as Hawkins Court House. In 1790, North Carolina again ceded its western lands to the United States, and Hawkins County then became part of the Territory South of the River Ohio." — Excerpt: Rogersville Heritage Association [Read Hawkins County history]

Many corner churches are the thriving cultural centers of their community. In addition to their regular devotional services, Hawkins County's churches host picnic gatherings, gospels, and tent revivals. [See Hawkins County's churches]

Located along the Tennessee Valley Technology Corridor, Hawkins County, TN is also a great place to seat your business/industry. [See Hawkins County Business Information]

Hawkins County History

Hawkins County Courthouse in Rogerville The Hawkins County Courthouse, circa 1836 and located in Rogersville, is the oldest courthouse in Tennessee.

Rogersville Heritage Association - Includes a brief history of Rogersville, walking tour of historic homes, and information about the organization.

"As treaties were made with the Indian tribes and land companies opened vast tracts of land west of the Appalachian Mountains, an increasing flood of settlers moved into the western country of North Carolina and Virginia. General settlement of what is now Hawkins County began in the late 1760s and early 1770s. Following the Revolutionary War in 1784, North Carolina ceded its western lands to the US Government to help pay for its share of the war debt. Soon after, a convention of delegates from Washington, Greene and Sullivan Counties met to from a new state, Franklin. But North Carolina then repealed its law and reclaimed its western lands. The State of Franklin existed in opposition to North Carolina's claim until 1788 when it finally collapsed and the area submitted once again to the rule of North Carolina.

In 1787, Hawkins County, North Carolina was created by the NC legislature. County commissioners voted to locate the county seat at Joseph Roger's place on Crockett Creek. A combination courthouse and jail were built where the old Presbyterian Cemetery now stands, and the community was known as Hawkins Court House. In 1790, North Carolina again ceded its western lands to the United States, and Hawkins County then became part of the Territory South of the River Ohio." — Excerpt: Rogersville Heritage Association

Nationally recognized historical locations in Hawkins County

Hawkins County Government

View information for Hawkins County Public Libraries Schools State Parks Driver's License Stations County Clerks Hospitals Historic Sites " Wineries State Parks Golf Courses B20 & E85 (++Ethanol) Fueling Stations Hawkins County Government Website

Local Business

Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber

Hawkins County Churches

Location: Hawkins County
State: Tennessee
Area Code: 423
Zip Codes: 37711 37642 37731 37811 37645 37857 37873

Quick Links

Hawkins County Quick Facts from the bureau of statistics

Hawkins County Demographics from the state of Tennessee

Hawkins County Relocation info