Oak Hill

Oak Hill (circa 1840) is the manor house built by John Lynn, Jr. The Lynn family became wealthy merchants who figured prominently in the development of Kingsport. It survived the Civil War and struggled through the reconstruction period. Still, by 1883, James Lynn (the third generation of the Lynn family) sold it and moved to Knoxville to become a partner in McClung & Company. The buyers, William & David Sevier Roller, made it into an apartment house. It became Kingsport’s first hospital, “Riverview” (circa 1918).