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

Historic Bristol

 
 
Historic Bristol Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 K-43.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1765.
 
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. State Street forms the boundary between Tennessee and Virginia. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 369 State Street, 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. Bristol Union Railway Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker in Tennessee); Vance Klondike Derby
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(within shouting distance of 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); Mississippi Country: The Bristol Sessions (within shouting distance of this marker in Tennessee); Jimmie Rodgers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,431 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on November 10, 2009, by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia. Photo   1. submitted on October 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 29, 2022