1850 Greek Revival – Sevierville, TN

Added to OHD on 6/30/10 - Last OHD Update: 4/12/20 - 7 Comments
Sevierville, TN – Not for sale.
I originally posted this on my old blog on October 16, 2009. Nikki Marasco has kindly let me post some of the pics she took of a house in Sevierville, TN. This house is known as Rose Glen. “At its height, Rose Glen was one of the largest and most lucrative farms in Sevier County…the plantation house and several outbuildings-including a physician’s office, loom house, and double-cantilever barn-have survived intact, and have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.”

Rose Glen was established in the late 1840s by Dr. Robert Hatton Hodsden (1806–1864), a Sevier County physician and politician who by 1860 had become one of the county’s wealthiest individuals. Hodsden was an attending physician for the Cherokee Removal (commonly called the Trail of Tears) in the late 1830s, and between 1841 and 1845, he represented Blount County in the Tennessee state legislature. Although he was a slave owner, Hodsden was staunchly pro-Union during the American Civil War, and was a member of the Sevier County delegation at the East Tennessee Unionist Convention in Greeneville in 1861. After his death, Hodsden’s descendants continued to manage Rose Glen well into the 20th century.

7 Comments on 1850 Greek Revival – Sevierville, TN

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  1. M.Carter1807 says: 2 comments

    I love this house. East Tennessee Preservation Alliance just added it to 2011’s endangered heritage list, I hope something is done with it. I actually stumbled upon this house http://www.presnc.org/index.php?option=com_estateagent&Itemid=80&act=object&task=showEO&id=78 for sale for $9000 in NC a few days before the ETPA posted the heritage list and was immediately interested; I had never seen a house like that and was surprised when I saw Rose Glen.

  2. paul says: 1 comments

    i live across the river from this house and have been in the celler and all around very nice old house would have loved to see it in it hay day

  3. jane samuel says: 1 comments

    I live on part of what use to be Rose Glen land. I have searched everything available to me, trying to discover what farming or other activity occurred on the land I presently live on. unfortunately I am unable to find any map or other source of information. I am aware of the Trail of Tears and the civil war , and the slaves as well. My home has been a curiosity to many people due to the activity here.I really hesitate to say more. When I learned of your research into Rose Glen, it became my hope you would know more than I am able to find out. Such as where did the Indians camp. Where is the grave yard of them and the slaves. Events here have caused me to loose friends and family who refuse to spend the night here. Please respond if you have maps or know how the farm was laid out on the land. thank you.

    • Slroulette23Slroulette23 says: 156 comments
      OHD Supporter


      It has been over 5 years since your post and perhaps you won’t even see my response…

      I am curious to know what, if anything, you were able to learn? Did any of your questions get answered? Were you able to resolve any of the issues happening in your home/property? This is asked with the sincerest of inquiry.

      Look forward to a response.
      Thank you,

  4. Richard Parker says: 2 comments

    Hi Jane, Rose Glen has a rich history and more I have some information on the home and family and would share some references and other research. If you like you can contact me at Wheatlands Plantation on Boyds Creek. We are on the web.

  5. RosewaterRosewater says: 6541 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Someone created a Wiki page for this place which includes expanded historical data, and photos of some of the dependent plantation buildings and the doctor’s office: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Glen_(Sevierville,_Tennessee)

  6. I would move in TODAY and work it all out later!

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