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

Evan Shelby

 
 
Evan Shelby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
1. Evan Shelby Marker
Inscription. Born in Wales, 1719, he came here about 1771. A veteran of Braddock's Campaign and Lord Dunmore's War, he commanded a successful expedition against the Chickamauga towns, 1779. Member of the North Carolina State Senate, 1781, and brigadier general of militia, 1786, he declined governorship of the State of Franklin, 1787. He died Dec.4,1794, and is buried in East Hill Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 65.)
 
Location. 36° 35.68′ N, 82° 10.659′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on State Street (Tennessee Route 34). Click for map. State Street forms the boundary of Tennessee and Virginia. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 State Street, Bristol TN 37620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Bristol (approx. 0.2 miles away in Virginia); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away in Virginia); Bristol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Bristol (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Country and Western Recording (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bristol Sessions
Evan Shelby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
2. Evan Shelby Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Jimmie Rodgers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Slave Section of East Hill Cemetery (approx. mile away in Virginia). Click for a list of all markers in Bristol.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Evan Shelby. (Submitted on October 9, 2009.)
2. Find-A-Grave. Grave site of Evan Shelby with photos of headstones and a detailed biography. (Submitted on October 9, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 905 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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