Rogersville is a town in and the county seat of Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States. It was settled in 1775 by the grandparents of Davy Crockett and is the second-oldest town in the state. It is named for its founder, Joseph Rogers. Tennessee's oldest courthouse, first newspaper, and first post office are each located in Rogersville. Much of the Town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The population living within the town's corporate limits was 4,240 at the 2000 census; the same census found 11,507 people living within 4 miles (6.4 km) of the town's center. Rogersville is part of the Kingsport–Bristol (TN)–Bristol (VA) Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.
Rogersville City Park:
Located in the eastern part of the town, the Rogersville City Park is owned and operated by the Town of Rogersville. It is bounded by U.S. Route 11W on the northwest, Park Boulevard on the northeast, and East Main Street on the south. The park boasts four children's playgrounds, two outdoor basketball courts, four outdoor tennis courts, numerous picnic shelters, three large, lighted pavilions (two with restroom facilities), an amphitheatre, a lighted stage area, six lighted baseball/softball fields, the town's soccer fields, a duck pond, a fitness trail, two walking trails, and a skate park.
The Park is also home to the Rogersville City Pool, the home pool of the Rogersville Flying Fish Swim Association, which is open to the public from Memorial Day to the start of classes in the City school system in August. The Park is the site of a travelling midway carnival in the late spring and early fall and hosts more than fifty-thousand people annually during the Rogersville Fourth of July Celebration. The Town-sponsored holiday festival of lights is hosted at the Park, where the Department of Parks & Recreation illuminates several thousand holiday lights and exhibits.
Rogersville High School, circa 1923-1980. Mascot was the Warrior, colors were maroon and gray.
Cherokee Comprehensive High School, circa 1981–present (Hawkins County School System). Serves grades 9-12. Mascot is the Chief; colors are red, black, and white. Comprehensive public high school serving students from the former Rogersville High School and Bulls Gap High School. Competes in TSSAA-sanctioned interscholastic athletics.
Rogersville Middle School, circa 1981–present (present configuration beginning 2000; Hawkins County School System). Mascot is the Warrior; colors are maroon and gray. Serving grades 6-8 since 2000; from 1981–2000, grades 5-8 (fifth grade transferred to Hawkins Elementary School). Competes in interscholastic athletics.
Rogersville City School, circa 1923–present (present configuration beginning 1950; Rogersville City School System). Mascot is the Warrior; colors are red, white, and black. Serving grades K-8 since 1950; from 1923–1950, grades 1-12 (grades 9-12 transferred to Rogersville High School). Competes in interscholastic athletics. In 2007, the RCS Warriors football team won the TMSAA state championship.
Hawkins Elementary School, circa 1978–present (present configuration beginning 2000; Hawkins County School System). Mascot is the Bearcat; colors are light blue and yellow. Serving grades 3-5 since 2000; from 1978–2000, grades K-4 (grades K-2 transferred to Joseph Rogers Primary School; fifth grade received from Rogersville Middle School).
Rogersville City School (Rogersville City School System), serving grades K-8 (see Intermediate Schools above).
Joseph Rogers Primary School, circa 2000–present (Hawkins County School System). Mascot is the Bobcat. Serving grades K-2.