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Fact vs. Folklore: The Rotherwood Mansion

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

Rotherwood’s Infamous Folklore

[This "folklore" has been gathered from many sources across the internet over a number of years.] The Rotherwood Mansion, located beside the Netherland Inn

Rotherwood Begins with Ross

The history of Rotherwood goes back to the 1810s. For a long time, the area was called "Old Kingsport.

The Phipps Come to Rotherwood

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

Rotherwood after the Phipps

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

The Rotherwood Elm

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

Stoneman’s Raid at Rotherwood

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

The Rotherwood Bridge

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

The Rotherwood Conclusion

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

Rotherwood Sources:

Further reading and information on the Rotherwood Mansion and its history: Bachman, Rev.