Tennessee's First Newspaper

Tennessee's First Newspaper (HM1Q8L)

Location: Rogersville, TN 37857 Hawkins County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 24.462', W 83° 0.252'

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At the invitation of Territorial Gov. William Blount, George Roulestone and Robert Ferguson brought a printing press over the mountains from North Carolina, and established the Knoxville Gazette in a log cabin on the Hawkins County Courthouse Square. On November 5, 1791, the first issue of Tennessee's first newspaper was printed. In October 1792, the Gazette was moved to Knoxville, Blount's newly established capital.
HM NumberHM1Q8L
Marker Number1B 60
Placed ByTennesse Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 320289 N 4031035
Decimal Degrees36.40770000, -83.00420000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 24.462', W 83° 0.252'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 24' 27.72" N, 83° 0' 15.12" W
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Area Code(s)423, 615
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 316 E Main St, Rogersville TN 37857, US
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