Saturday, June 30, 2012

Enjoy Historic Amis Mill Eatery in Rogersville, Tennessee

Some of the best found places are near you to enjoy. I found that to be true when I spent today with my wonderful sisters in the historic Town of Rogersville, Tennessee. Just a few miles from our own historic town of Greeneville, Tennessee is yet another little town that lets you enjoy a slow peaceful feel when you enjoy all it has to offer with it"s historic country charm.
Found off the beaten path is a beautiful historic restaurant called Amis Mill Eatery in Rogersville, Tennessee. Known as ""The Mill" Circa 1781 holds history.
From the Amis Mill Web Site:

The Amis Mill Eatery & Trading Post is an on site recreation of the original facility and services offered by Capt. Amis to settlers headed into the wilderness.
Captain Thomas Amis built a fort, mill and dam, circa 1781, at Big Creek on the Great Indian Warpath Trail (later Old Stage Road) with the assistance of friend and fellow settler Scots-Irish John Carter. He then built the trading post (store), blacksmith shop, forge, distillery, tannery and eventually his home, circa 1781, which was used not only for his family but also to board and feed settlers and travelers. This was the last roof one could sleep under before heading into the wilderness and on into Kentuck. The wagon trail ended at Amis and only pack trails continued on to Bean Station and the Cumberland Gap. Daniel Boone and company frequented Amis while blazing the Cumberland Gap trail.
Capt. Thomas Amis, by any assessment, was an unswerving patriot who became a prominent player in North Carolina's efforts to defeat the Redcoats and their civilian allies known as Tories and Loyalists. But after hiding the famed "Swamp Fox" Francis Marion more than once at his Mill on Drowning Creek, Amis' bravery and willingness to help in the cause of freedom would establish him as a marked man. His family would be driven from their home by the enemy, prompting the following directive from Governor Richard Caswell..."Ordered that a Protection for Mr. Amis's Waggons, while employed in removing his family, & c., out of the way of the Enemy, be enclosed." Amis was granted a thousand acres in Sullivan Co. NC.( later Hawkins Co., Tn.)
Picture of the Mill way back when from the web site:
The Front Welcoming View of Amis Mill Eatery Today As We Enjoyed Our Sister's Day Out

More Views of the beautiful outside of Amis Mill Eatery
My Younger Sister enjoying the Rustic Charm of the bench seats on a long & winding front porch view of the creek & water fall just ahead
Before I take you inside to see, enjoy the view that guest can enjoy on two outside porches, the top floor is covered and the next level down is open
Top Side Covered Porch with Cooling breezy ceiling fans and the best view of the creek & falls

The art work on the walls inside & out is just lovely & shows our Tennessee pride we love and enjoy in our mountains.
On Occasion on Thursday nights you can enjoy the live music they offer from this lovely outside deck while enjoying your meal
Now let me take you inside for a look around

My sisters &  I enjoyed a wonderful meal for lunch at the Amis Mill Eatery
Melissa is thinking the Chef Salad & the fried craw fish and fried green tomatoes is what sounds good to her

See that cozy fireplace in the back ground of her up above? Perfect for those falls days to be cozy and stop by to see the fall colored foliage that we so love here in Tennessee
Our kind, friendly waitress "Summer" who gave awesome service and answered all our questions above the history of Amis Mill Eatery
"See the beautiful painting behind er of the Mill & water falls"
My older sister Debbie trying to decide what appetizer to go with & she chose the Onion Rings

"Yum they were good!!

Yes those salads they got looked good but I looked forward to there slow smoked pulled pork that is pulled for perfection and the home cut fries they made "It was SO GOOD"" I love good BBQ!!!
Before we left I browsed there Amis Mill Eatery Souvenirs
Offering Hats, T-Shirts, Candles & Jams
I love there rustic decor inside, wish I had this stained glass Bear window art at home

Ok, now we are all full of good ole country cooked foods & ready to enjoy the water view of the Mill outside, come along
Side view of the outside decks to dine looking down at the creek & falls
flower hillside
The swimming hole where people can still come enjoy a cool dip and there's even a rope from the tree to swing & drop in for a way to cool off from the summer heat, picnic tables to enjoy a picnic, fishing in the creek & just beyond it all under the lazy shaded trees , you can enjoy the sight & sound of the flowing water fall
All this made for a wonderful day out with my two sisters, that I think the world of both who are great Moms & Grandmothers who love there kids & grandkids & enjoy a day of fun and relaxation.
Then we moved on to the town of rogersville to look in there quaint historic town and had a great day of memories made

I hope if you are near eastern Tennessee visiting that you will visit Both The town of Rogersville and enjoy the great tasting food offered at the Amis Mill Eatery Which you can read all about here and help spread the word about them by voting
***LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! Put Rogersville on the map by voting for Amis Mill Eatery and tell the rest of the country that we have a place just as cool as the big cities!
They have a great Menu Choice to choose from see it here
I can't wait to go back for a evening meal with my hubby on the outside deck and enjoy it's charm. 





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