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

City Historian

 
 
City Historian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
1. City Historian Marker
Inscription. Erected by friends in honor of V.N. “Bud” Phillips who came to Bristol as a total stranger on August 20, 1953 yet in time became one of her best known, highly respected and influential citizens…so much so that “Bud Phillips Day” was celebrated in Bristol on May 5, 2004 and on April 27, 2008 he received a Mayor’s Outstanding Citizens Award. Though he came here with no knowledge of the city’s past, he eventually wrote books of local history, a very popular newspaper column, had two television shows, one radio show, gave countless speeches and conducted numerous tours, all dedicated to the exhaustive history of his chosen city. In 2006, he was made the Official Historian of Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee. He long resided at historic Pleasant Hill at 214 Johnston Street in Bristol, Virginia.

Truly, he was “a workman that needeth not be ashamed.”
 
Location. 36° 35.688′ N, 82° 10.392′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Virginia. Marker can be reached from East Hill Cemetery Drive north of East State Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in East Hill Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol VA 24201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Slave Section of East Hill Cemetery
City Historian Marker in East Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
2. City Historian Marker in East Hill Cemetery
(within shouting distance of this marker); Founder of Bristol (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line in Tennessee); East Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away in Tennessee); Evan Shelby (approx. ¼ mile away in Tennessee); Historic Bristol (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bristol (approx. 0.4 miles away in Tennessee); Birthplace of Bristol (approx. 0.4 miles away in Tennessee). Click for a list of all markers in Bristol.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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