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Bristol, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Bristol

 
 
Historic Bristol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
1. Historic Bristol Marker
Inscription. Evan Shelby, noted Indian fighter, settled here about 1765 on a tract called "Sapling Grove". His home was a neighborhood fort, the refuge of settlers in Indian attacks. Bristol grew around this place and became an early railroad center.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number 43 - k.)
 
Location. 36° 35.705′ N, 82° 10.826′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Edgemont Avenue on State Street. Click for map. State Street forms the boundary between Tennessee and Virginia. Marker is at or near this postal address: 369 State Street, Bristol VA 24201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bristol (within shouting distance of this marker in Tennessee); Birthplace of Bristol (within shouting distance of this marker in Tennessee); First Country and Western Recording (within shouting distance of this marker in Tennessee); Bristol Sessions (within shouting distance of this marker in Tennessee); Jimmie Rodgers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line in Tennessee); Overmountain Patriots of the American Revolution (about 700 feet away); Evan Shelby (approx. 0.2 miles away in Tennessee). Click for a list of all markers in Bristol.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tennessee in the Revolutionary War. A 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. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,244 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia. Photo   1. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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