From the heart of Tennessee's best kept secret comes a welcome into communities so friendly that you'll pinch yourself to make sure you're not dreaming and with good reason. Since Rogersville, Tennessee's second oldest town, was settled in 1775, visitors have found that these hills are home to a people that play hard, work hard, and value family and one another. With a deep sense of faith guiding them, the people of our towns will give you a welcome you'll never forget.
Rogersville is home to the oldest courthouse, inn, and post office in Tennessee. It was here that the state's first newspaper was published in 1791. The entire downtown area and most of the adjacent neighborhoods are on the National Register of Historic Places. The county seat of Hawkins County, Rogersville was settled in 1775 by the grandparents of Davy Crockett, hero of the Alamo.
Bulls Gap was settled in 1794. The town was named for the famous gunsmith, John Bull, who made his home in the gap of the mountains.
Church Hill, incorporated in 1958, is the largest of the five incorporated towns of Hawkins County. The city is named for the First United Methodist Church, or the "church on the hill", which overlooks the downtown area.
Mount Carmel was incorporated in 1961. The town derives its name from the Mount Carmel Methodist Church, a prominent part of the community.
Surgoinsville was chartered in 1815 and named for James Surguine. The town offers, adjacent to it, the second-largest industrial park in Northeast Tennessee, the Phipps Bend Industrial District.
Mooresburg was settled in 1769 by Major Hugh G. Moore. Never incorporated, Mooresburg recieves services frrom Hawkins County and Rogersville.