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List of mayors of Rogersville, Tennessee

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The town of Rogersville, Tennessee is governed by a Board of Mayor and Aldermen, authorized under a charter first enacted by the General Assembly of Tennessee in 1836.


Map of Rogersville, TN 37857, USA

North Carolina Charter from 1786-1836

When Rogersville was first founded, it was as the county seat of Hawkins County, and thus it was called simply Hawkins Court House. The North Carolina General Assembly appointed a Board of Commissioners and Trustees to oversee the town. The legislature appointed the first members of the Board, and upon the death, resignation, or removal from the county or State, the Board would nominate its own successors.

The first members of the Board were:

  • Thomas King
  • Thomas Hutchins
  • Joseph McCulloch
  • Thomas Jackson
  • Elijah Chissom
  • Tennessee Incorporation from 1836-Present

    Forty-eight years after the town was chartered by the State of North Carolina, the State of Tennessee reincorporated the town in 1835. Following the incorporation, Rogersville was granted an elected Board of Mayor and Aldermen. From 1835-1883, the officers served two-year terms. When the town was reincorporated by the General Assembly in 1883 to add new property to the corporate limits, the terms of office were changed to four years.

    Today, Mayors of Rogersville serve a four-year term and are eligible to re-election without term limits.

    Rogersville's current Mayor, Jim Sells has been re-elected every four years since 1977.

    List of Mayors

    Following is a list of the Mayors of Rogersville:


    List of mayors of Rogersville, Tennessee Wikipedia

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