“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Bristol Virginia Historical Markers

The Crooked Road Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
The Crooked Road Marker
Virginia, Bristol — Bristol — The Crooked Road — Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail —
Bristol. In 1927 the Victor Talking Machine Company sent a portable studio to Bristol, and music publisher Ralph Peer advertized for traditional musicians wishing to try their hand at recording. The test pressings of the resulting “Bristol . . . — Map (db m67275) HM
Virginia, Bristol — K-124 — Bristol Union Railway Station
The Rev. James King donated land for railroad facilities here in 1848, before the town of Bristol took root early in the 1850s. The first passenger train arrived on 1 Oct. 1856 on the railroad later known as the Norfolk and Western (N&W). In 1858, . . . — Map (db m133882) HM
Virginia, Bristol — City Historian
Erected by friends in honor of V.N. “Bud” Phillips who came to Bristol as a total stranger on August 20, 1953 yet in time became one of her best known, highly respected and influential citizens…so much so that “Bud Phillips . . . — Map (db m67285) HM
Virginia, Bristol — Civil War Memorial
Presented by Col. J.M.Barker of Bristol, Tenn. to the Chapter of the U.D.C. in memory of the brave men and noble women of Tennessee and Virginia from 1861 to 1865 — Map (db m23143) HM
Virginia, Bristol — K-43 — Historic Bristol
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. — Map (db m24323) HM
Virginia, Bristol — Overmountain Patriots of the American Revolution
Dedicated to the hundreds of patriots from this area who fought in the American Revolution (1775 - 1783). When the war in the north came to a stalemate by early 1780, the British turned their military strategy to the South. They believed that . . . — Map (db m32611) HM
Virginia, Bristol — Slave Section of East Hill Cemetery
This site was established in 1857 by Bristol founder Joseph Rhea Anderson for the purpose of a slave cemetery. Buried nearby are twelve slaves including Old Si Goodson, who died in 1862, purportedly at the age of 132, reputed to be the oldest man in . . . — Map (db m67287) HM
Virginia, Bristol — Vance Klondike DerbyOcanosta District
Bristol resident J.C. Vance pioneered the concept of a Klondike Derby as a Scouting event in Bristol, Virginia, in 1968, and with his brother, Albert J. Vance, successfully launched the first event in 1970. Shortly before his death in 1975, J.C. . . . — Map (db m135671) HM

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