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Bristol in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Birthplace of Bristol

 
 
Birthplace of Bristol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
1. Birthplace of Bristol Marker
Inscription. The town of Bristol was planned and laid out by Joseph Rhea Anderson in 1852. Development began on this site in 1853 with the erection of Anderson's combined home and business. The building served as the community's first store, post office, bank, and realty office. The first election, town council meeting, court session, church service, wedding, and birth took place there. Anderson is buried in East Hill Cemetery seven blocks east.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 137.)
 
Location. 36° 35.691′ N, 82° 10.867′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, on the left when traveling west on State Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 State Street, Bristol TN 37620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Country and Western Recording (here, next to this marker); Bristol Sessions (a few steps from this marker); Bristol (a few steps from this marker); Jimmie Rodgers (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial
Wide view of the Birthplace of Bristol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
2. Wide view of the Birthplace of Bristol Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker in Virginia); Historic Bristol (within shouting distance of this marker in Virginia); Overmountain Patriots of the American Revolution (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line in Virginia); Evan Shelby (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bristol.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the Anderson grave site at the East Hill Cemetery as mentioned in marker text. • Can you help?
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