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Historic Rogersville park named certified arboretum by state

September 9th, 2013 7:26 pm by Jeff Bobo

Historic Rogersville park named certified arboretum by state

Crockett Spring Park was recently named a certified arboretum by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Commission. Photo courtesy of Patricia Humbert.

ROGERSVILLE — A historic Rogersville park that is the final resting place of Davy Crockett’s grandparents and the city’s founding father now has another noteworthy distinction.

Located just south of Rogersville’s historic downtown district, Crockett Spring Park was recently named a certified arboretum by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Commission.

A ceremony is scheduled at the park Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. to recognize this honor.

This certification is the culmination of more than 20 years of work by the Rogersville Heritage Association, as well as by the Rogersville Tree board which took over the effort nearly two years ago.

Former RHA director and current Tree Board member Patricia Humbert noted, however that this was truly a community effort with a variety of groups offering either labor or funds to benefit the project.

See Tuesday’s print or electronic edition for an expanded version of this story.


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