Rogersville, Indiana facts for kids
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|Elevation||1,024 ft (312 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||442256|
Rogersville has a population of 7. Its elevation is 1,024 feet. Rogersville was established in January 1837 by James O. Rogers and John R. Colburn. The village is located a few miles from Blountsville, Indiana.
In 1851, it was documented that Rogersville had a post office with a postmaster named Jabesh Luellen. Luellen's tenure as postmaster appears to have been superseded by his son, David M. Luellen, who is listed as a postmaster of Rogersville in the book History of Henry County, Indiana. Luellen Jr. was also a merchant in the village.
In 1871, it was documented that Rogersville had a harness shop, a blacksmith shop, a shoe store, a grocery store and a dry goods store. In 1871, Rogersville also had a physician by the name of Dr. Kerr.
It has been stated that residents of the town were conductors on the Underground Railroad. Information at rootsweb.ancestry.com for the village states:
Three of the town's residents, Jonathan Macy, his son-in-law, Jabish Luellen and Dr. William M. Kerr, were all conductors on the "Underground Railroad".
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