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

Shelby's Fort

 
 
Shelby's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
1. Shelby's Fort Marker
Inscription.  General Evan Shelby erected a fort here in 1771 that sheltered and protected pioneers and sent victorious forces to the battles of Point Pleasant, Long Island Flats and Chicamauga Towns

Here was conceived by Shelby, Campbell and Sevier, an expedition to Kings Mountain where the entire British Force was killed or captured on Oct. 7, 1780

"I remember well the deep and grateful impression made on the mind of everyone by that memorable victory. It was the joyful annunciation of that turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War with a seal of our independence."
Thomas Jefferson

Erected by Volunteer Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Bristol, Tenn
October 7, 1927
 
Erected 1927 by Volunteer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series lists.
 
Location.
Shelby's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
2. Shelby's Fort Marker
36° 35.521′ N, 82° 11.12′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of Edgemont Avenue and 7th Street on Edgemont Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 7th Street, Bristol TN 37620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bristol Tennessee Post Office & Custom House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evan Shelby's Fort (about 700 feet away); Isaac Shelby (1750-1826) (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of Country Music (approx. ¼ mile away); Ralph S. Peer (approx. ¼ mile away); Jimmie Rodgers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mississippi Country: The Bristol Sessions (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Country and Western Recording (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  Shelby's Fort and Squabble State, a TNGenWeb Land History Report. (Submitted on August 9, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Shelby's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
3. Shelby's Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,253 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on September 16, 2010, by Wes Spurgeon of Piney Flats, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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