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Fact vs. Folklore: The Rotherwood Mansion

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Rotherwood is a legendary home in Hawkins County, Tennessee. It’s known as a true plantation house, one of the last remaining structures of its kind in the Tri-Cities.

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Rotherwood’s Infamous Folklore

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[This “folklore” has been gathered from many sources across the internet over a number of years.] The Rotherwood Mansion, located beside the Netherland Inn Road, is believed to be home to many spirits.

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The Phipps Come to Rotherwood

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Tracing Rotherwood’s ownership is a formidable task, but it’s possible to create a general outline. Ross sold the property to the Phipps family in 1847, a transaction recorded in the Rogersville Courthouse [Ledger S, Page 81].

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Rotherwood after the Phipps

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Rotherwood ownership is sketchy for a time. There was one mention in 1902, when newspapers reported Henry Feagins died at Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore.

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The Rotherwood Elm

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An old elm once stood near the location of the original Rotherwood house. The tree was legendary until its death in the 1940s.

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Stoneman’s Raid at Rotherwood

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In December 1864, Stoneman’s Raid into Southwest Virginia was an effort to cripple the northern portion of the Confederacy. The raid went from Bean Station, Tennessee, all the way in to Saltville, Virginia.

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The Rotherwood Bridge

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The Rotherwood Bridge has seen several incarnations, but one fact is true of them all: every crossing sees more action than perhaps any other bridge in the region.

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The Rotherwood Conclusion

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As is typical, the facts win in the story of Rotherwood. The structure has witnessed death, war, poverty, desperation, marauding soldiers, and it was nearly lost to the elements and the ravages of time.

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