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Amis House
Location: Burem Road, Rogersville, Tenn.
Nearest city: Rogersville, Tennessee
Built/Founded: 1781
Architect: Thomas Amis
Governing body: Rogersville Heritage Association

Amis House is a still-extant pioneer settlement in Hawkins County, Tennessee near Rogersville built by the father-in-law of Rogersville founder Joseph Rogers in 1781. The estate consisted of: the home (which also served as an inn for travelers), a tavern, a general store, a small school, a distillery, a post office and, in times of necessity, a fort for protection from hostile, nearby Native Americans.

It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

References

  • Goodspeed, History of East Tennessee. (Knoxville: 1887).
  • Price, Henry, Old Rogersville: An Illustrated History of Rogersville, Tennessee. Vol. I. (Rogersville: 2001).
  • Price, Henry, Hawkins County: A Pictorial History. (Rogersville: 1996).

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