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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bristol, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Sullivan County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Sullivan County, TN (104) Carter County, TN (56) Hawkins County, TN (34) Johnson County, TN (10) Washington County, TN (88) Bristol Ind. City, VA (13) Scott County, VA (31) Washington County, VA (107)  SullivanCounty(104) Sullivan County (104)  CarterCounty(56) Carter County (56)  HawkinsCounty(34) Hawkins County (34)  JohnsonCounty(10) Johnson County (10)  WashingtonCounty(88) Washington County (88)  (13) Bristol (13)  ScottCounty(31) Scott County (31)  WashingtonCounty(107) Washington County (107)
Blountville is the county seat for Sullivan County
Bristol is in Sullivan County
      Sullivan County (104)  
ADJACENT TO SULLIVAN COUNTY
      Carter County (56)  
      Hawkins County (34)  
      Johnson County (10)  
      Washington County (88)  
      Bristol, Virginia (13)  
      Scott County, Virginia (31)  
      Washington County, Virginia (107)  
 
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1Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — AMVETS Memorial
Tennessee AMVETS dedicates this memorial to all veterans living or deceased who have honorably served their country that freedom may reign December 15, 2001 Governor Don Sundquist Map (db m143588) WM
2Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — 1A 137 — Birthplace of Bristol
The town of Bristol was planned and laid out by Joseph Rhea Anderson in 1852. Development began on this site in 1853 with the erection of Anderson's combined home and business. The building served as the community's first store, post office, bank, . . . Map (db m22991) HM
3Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Birthplace of Country Music — Bristol, Tennessee • Virginia — Historic Downtown Bristol —
Bristol has long been known as a hub for traditional mountain music. In the summer of 1927, Ralph Peer, a record producer from Victor Talking Machine Company, traveled to Bristol and set up a portable recording studio four blocks east of this . . . Map (db m24031) HM
4Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Bristol — VA - TENN — A Good Place to Live —
Landmark Bridge Between Two States Erected 1910 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior September 8,1988 Marker in memory of Mattie and Jim Owens Bristol Historical . . . Map (db m22993) HM
5Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — 1A 140 — Bristol Sessions — July 25 through August 5, 1927
In 1927 Ralph Peer, a record producer with the Victor Talking Machine Company, set up a temporary music studio on this site. Over the next 12 days he recorded 76 songs by 19 artists, including the Stonemans, and the first recordings of Jimmie . . . Map (db m82956) HM
6Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Bristol Tennessee Post Office & Custom House — National Register of Historic Places #85002772
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m135597) HM
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7Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Cathy DeCaterina — Playing a leading role in Bristol
Catherine "Cathy" DeCaterina, Bristol native, Fairmont Elementary, Tennessee High School, and Sullins College graduate, went on to study voice at the Julliard School in New York City. While singing in New York, she met and married Frank DeCaterina . . . Map (db m211074) HM
8Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Civil War In Tennessee — Taking the Great Valley
The Great Valley of Tennessee, the Southern Appalachian breadbasket, stretches from Bristol to Chattanooga and with its major turnpikes and railroads was strategically vital to both North and South during the war. The “better half of . . . Map (db m143534) HM
9Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Confederate Hospital
On this site was formerly located the Bristol general Confederate Hospital. It was housed in the former Exchange Hotel erected in 1858 (later known as the Nickels House). The building was demolished in about 1898. Sick and wounded soldiers were . . . Map (db m157955) HM
10Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — East Hill Cemetery — Historic Burying Ground
During the Civil War, Bristol was a strategic location on the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad. The Confederate Medical Corps established hospitals in the town, which soon became an important medical center. Wounded soldiers were brought by rail . . . Map (db m82957) HM
11Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — 1A 65 — Evan Shelby
Born in Wales, 1719, he came here about 1771. A veteran of Braddock's Campaign and Lord Dunmore's War, he commanded a successful expedition against the Chickamauga towns, 1779. Member of the North Carolina State Senate, 1781, and brigadier general . . . Map (db m22995) HM
12Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — 1A 64 — Evan Shelby's Fort
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 . . . Map (db m82958) HM
13Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — First Country and Western Recording
(North Face) Erected August 16, 1971 Honoring A.P. Carter Sara Carter Maybelle Carter Jimmie Rodgers Who recorded the first Country and Western music to be distributed nationwide in Bristol, Tennessee on August 2, 1927 (West . . . Map (db m24036) HM
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14Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — 1A 37 — First Ironworks
1/2 mile north, in 1784, Col. James King, Revolutionary veteran who was at Yorktown, built an ironworks at the mouth of Steel's Creek. A later associate was Governor William Blount. With the King Ironworks was also the first nail factory in the . . . Map (db m22911) HM
15Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Founder of Bristol
Erected in 2010 in honor of Joseph Rhea Anderson (1819-1888) who founded the original Town of Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee in 1852. Both sides of the town were given recognition on the official records of the time. He erected the first building in . . . Map (db m82959) HM
16Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Gammon Mansion — 1878 — Slaughter Law Firm —
is recognized as a National Historic Landmark as designated by the Secretary of the Interior 2009Map (db m210192) HM
17Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Isaac Shelby (1750-1826) — Frontiersman and Revolutionary War Leader
Colonel Isaac Shelby was a leader of frontier American forces resisting British rule. British officer Patrick Ferguson was aware of Shelby's presence in the area and sent out a warning, if the rebels did not desist in their opposition to British . . . Map (db m135593) HM
18Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Jimmie Rodgers
Jimmie Rodgers, known as “The Singing Brakeman” and “the Blue Yodeler,” was born in Meridian, Mississippi on September 8, 1897. After working as a brakeman for the railroad, a bout of tuberculosis forced Rodgers from the . . . Map (db m23145) HM
19Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — 1A 63 — John Isaac Cox — 3.5 mi →
Born in a house 300 yards east of this road, Oct. 23, 1857, he held nearly every public office in his county, besides being three times member of the General Assembly. While Speaker of the State Senate, he became Governor to succeed James B. . . . Map (db m157959) HM
20Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — 1A 69 — Jonesboro Turnpike
It crosses the highway here. Originally a branch of the Great War and Trading Path, it was later an important route from Virginia to the west. The first mail route between Richmond and Washington ran over it. Many notables used it, including Andrew . . . Map (db m157952) HM
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21Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — 1A 70 — King College
Located 4 miles to the east in Bristol, Tennessee. Founded in 1867 by the Reverend James King and other Presbyterian leaders to provide "a thorough classical and scientific training, combined with moral and religious instruction." Since 1915 this . . . Map (db m22913) HM
22Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — 33 — Mississippi Country: The Bristol Sessions
Ralph Peer came to Bristol in search of large personalities who would make a strong impression on Victor's new higher fidelity recordings, and discovered one of country music's strongest in “Blue Yodeler” Jimmie Rodgers. Jimmie's . . . Map (db m157957) HM
23Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Original Site of King College
Established 1867 by the Presbyterian Church on land donated by Rev. James King “to give the benefits of a Christian classical education to young men of limited means.” The Rev. James Doak Tadlock, D. D., was the first President . . . Map (db m157954) HM
24Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Parlett House
[Left plaque] The National Register Tennessee Historical Commission Parlett House Built c. 1892 of Historic Places [Right plaque] This property recognized by the Bristol 1892 . . . Map (db m210175) HM
25Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — 1A 67 — Pemberton Oak
Under the massive oak 0.3 mi. SW, Col. John Pemberton assembled his command in late September, 1780 for service against the British. Joined by units from Virginia, they marched to Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga; thence the whole force, under Col. . . . Map (db m157949) HM
26Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Ralph S. Peer — (1892 - 1960)
Ralph S. Peer was born in 1892 in Independence, Missouri. He grew up in the record business, working in the shop where his father sold phonographs and recordings for the Columbia Graphophone Company. After service in WWI, as a talent scout for . . . Map (db m23683) HM
27Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Shelby's Fort
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 . . . Map (db m35794) HM
28Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — Steel-Seneker Houses
Steel House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1774 Sullivan County Historical Society Sullivan County 1796 Historic . . . Map (db m210230) HM
29Tennessee (Sullivan County), Bristol — 1A 131 — The Bristol Municipal Stadium — The Stone Castle
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 . . . Map (db m45941) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022