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

The Bristol Municipal Stadium

The Stone Castle

 
 
The Bristol Municipal Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
1. The Bristol Municipal Stadium Marker
Inscription.  The Bristol Municipal Stadium was built with funds provided by the Works Progress Administration between 1934 and 1937. The stone came from nearby Beaver Creek. A dedication ceremony was held on October 8, 1936, before the Tennessee High and Science Hill High of Johnson City football game. It served as the home field for Tennessee High School and Virginia High School, as well as Slater High School and Douglas High School, Black High schools in Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, respectively, and King College. The Municipal Stadium, commonly known as Stone Castle, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 for its unique architecture.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 131.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSports. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1832.
 
Location. 36° 34.927′ N, 82° 10.949′ 
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W. Marker is in Bristol, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of Paul Odom Way and Cortland Street, on the left when traveling north on Paul Odom Way. The marker is located on the grounds of the Tennessee High School, next to the eastern exterior wall of the stadium. Paul Odom Way and Cortland Street compromise the main driveway to the campus. Both streets are accessible from Edgemont Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1112 Edgemont Avenue, 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. Original Site of King College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gammon Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shelby's Fort (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bristol Tennessee Post Office & Custom House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Isaac Shelby (1750-1826) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Evan Shelby's Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); The E.W. King Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mississippi Country: The Bristol Sessions (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to the home of Tennessee High Viking Football: The Stone Castle. (Submitted on August 10, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. The Stone Castle at Tennessee High School. (Submitted on August 10, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Wide view of The Bristol Municipal Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
2. Wide view of The Bristol Municipal Stadium Marker
The marker stands in front of a Gothic-inspired corner tower and stone wall of the football stadium on the grounds of the Tennessee High School.
Main Entrance to the Bristol Municipal Stadium image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
3. Main Entrance to the Bristol Municipal Stadium
The detail of the Gothic-inspired arched entries of the WPA project football stadium.
Detail view of the Bristol Municipal Stadium image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
4. Detail view of the Bristol Municipal Stadium
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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