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

Evan Shelby's Fort

 
 
Evan Shelby's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
1. Evan Shelby's Fort Marker
Inscription. This fort was erected on high ground about two blocks south, in 1771, for the protection of the pioneer settlers. From it went forces to the battles of Point Pleasant, Long Island Flats and Chickamauga Towns. Here also occurred the preliminary planning for the King’s Mountain expedition, culminating in the successful battle of Oct. 7, 1780.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 64.)
 
Location. 36° 35.628′ N, 82° 11.105′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Street and Shelby Street, on the right when traveling north on 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol TN 37620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shelby's Fort (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Country Music (about 700 feet away); Ralph S. Peer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jimmie Rodgers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bristol Sessions (approx. ¼ mile away); First Country and Western Recording (approx. ¼ mile away); Birthplace of Bristol (approx. ¼ mile away); Bristol (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
 
Related marker.
Wide view of the Evan Shelby's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
2. Wide view of the Evan Shelby's Fort 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.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Site of the Evan Shelby's Fort image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
3. Site of the Evan Shelby's Fort
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 780 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 1, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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