The Town of Rogersville, the second oldest town in the state of Tennessee, continues to be a thriving community and marketplace as it has been for more than 200 years. At the heart of it is the Rogersville Historic District , containing many historically important buildings such as the Hale Springs Inn, the Hawkins County Courthouse, Overton Lodge No. 5, F. & A.M., and Rogersville Synodical College campus. Rogersville's unique history, century old buildings, and museums contribute to a charming and sophisticated small town atmosphere.
Main Street in Rogersville is the perfect afternoon shopping experience - antiques, gift items, local and regional works of art, and great food amid the ambiance of a historic setting. A visit to Rogersville would not be complete without a stop at the Tennessee Newspaper & Printing Museum , or take a self-guided walking tour to discover Rogersville's architecture and history.
The Rogersville Main Street Program has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center. Each year, the National Trust and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs that have built strong revitalization organizations and demonstrate their ability in using the Main Street Four-Point Approach methodology for strengthening their local economy and protecting their historic buildings.
“We congratulate this year’s nationally accredited Main Street programs for meeting our established performance standards,” says Doug Loescher, director of the National Trust Main Street Center. “Accredited Main Street programs are meeting the challenges of the recession head on and are successfully using focused, comprehensive revitalization strategy to keep their communities vibrant and sustainable.”