Bristol, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Bristol Union Railway Station
Erected 2018 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-124.)
Location. 36° 35.721′ N, 82° 10.818′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Virginia. Marker is on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (Virginia Route 113) north of State Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Bristol VA 24201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Bristol (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vance Klondike Derby (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol (within shouting distance of this marker in Tennessee); Birthplace of Bristol (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line in Tennessee); First Country and Western Recording (about 300 feet away in Tennessee); Jimmie Rodgers (about 400 feet away in Tennessee); Overmountain Patriots of the American Revolution (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
Regarding Bristol Union Railway Station. National Register of Historic Places #80004173 (1980)
Also see . . .
1. Bristol Station (Wikipedia). The station was built in 1902 by the Norfolk and Western Railway at a cost of $79,000 (equivalent to $2,290,000 in 2018). Stylistically, the station fits into the pattern of early 20th-century American eclecticism, combining Romanesque with various European vernacular modes.
Several N&W trains served the station into the late 1960s:
Birmingham Special --New York City to
Pelican --New York to New Orleans
Tennessean --Washington to Memphis (Submitted on May 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Bristol Railroad Station. The stone-and-brick structure is one of the last surviving examples of a series of depots built before World War I by Norfolk and Western Railroad employees for the companys rapidly expanding system. The station stood unoccupied for several years after the termination of passenger service and was converted to a shopping mall in the 1980s. (Submitted on May 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2. submitted on May 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.