Editor’s note: This article ran in the March 8 Kingsport Times News Progress Edition.
Rogersville now officially four historic restoration projects underway at the same time with the Hawkins County Commission's approval Monday to quitclaim the Rogersville Depot property to the city.
While some old stains were being removed this week from the exterior of Rogersville's 107-year-old St. Marks Presbyterian Church, a Jonesborough artist has been preparing to add some new stains to the inside of the historic church.
In 2015, St. Mark’s was identified as being among the top 10 most endangered historic sites in Tennessee. That year a committee of concerned citizen received a 99-year lease from the Hawkins County Board of Education and launched an attempt to renovate the former African American church.
There was a historic church getting a new roof, a historic sidewalk getting straightened out, and an elderly deceased tree going down, all at the same time Thursday afternoon in downtown Rogersville.