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Tennessee's First Newspaper ~ 1B 60 ~ Rogersville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum
N 36° 24.463 W 083° 00.250
17S E 320292 N 4031037
Quick Description: Tennessee Historical Marker number 1B 60 placed by the Tennessee Historical Commission.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 8/8/2018 11:50:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMYXXY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
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Long Description:
Tennessee's First Newspaper


At the invitation of Territorial Gov. William Blount, George Rou1estone 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.

Tennessee Historical Commission.
Marker Name: Tennessee's First Newspaper

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Other

Marker Number: 1B 60

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission

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