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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bristol, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Bristol, Virginia 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 Bristol Ind. City, VA (13) Washington County, VA (107) Sullivan County, TN (104)  Bristol(13) Bristol (13)  WashingtonCounty(107) Washington County (107)  SullivanCountyTennessee(104) Sullivan County (104)
Bristol and Vicinity
      Bristol (13)  
ADJACENT TO BRISTOL
      Washington County (107)  
      Sullivan County, Tennessee (104)  
 
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1Virginia, Bristol — Bristol Confederate Soldier 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. Erected 1920Map (db m211078) WM
2Virginia, 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
3Virginia, Bristol — K-42 — Bristol, Virginia
The Sapling Grove tract (Bristol) was surveyed for John Tayloe, 1749. It was owned by Isaac Baker and Evan Shelby, who built a post about 1770. The Virginia tract was bought by John Goodson, whose son founded the town of Goodson, incorporated in . . . Map (db m210154) HM
4Virginia, 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
5Virginia, 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 1865Map (db m23143) WM
6Virginia, Bristol — K-166 — Dr. Charles Spurgeon Johnson (1893-1956)
Charles S. Johnson, sociologist, author, and civil rights leader, was born in Bristol, son of a 42-year pastor of Lee Street Baptist Church. He attended Virginia Union University and the University of Chicago and served in combat during World War I. . . . Map (db m210163) HM
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7Virginia, 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
8Virginia, Bristol — K-84 — Lee Street Baptist Church
In 1865, at the dawn of their freedom from slavery, 42 former members of the white-led Goodson (now First) Baptist Church organized the Anglo African Baptist Church. The congregation met in a series of buildings until, under the leadership of the . . . Map (db m210167) HM
9Virginia, 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
10Virginia, 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
11Virginia, Bristol — The Crooked Road / BristolVirginia’s Heritage Music Trail
The Crooked Road Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Coalfields region, southwest Virginia is blessed with historic and contemporary music venues, musicians, and fretted instrument makers. Historically . . . Map (db m211075) HM
12Virginia, 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
13Virginia, Bristol — K-123 — Walnut Grove Plantation
Col. Robert Preston (1750-1833) acquired 720 acres here in the 1780s and established Walnut Grove. Preston had emigrated from Ireland in 1773 and worked as assistant surveyor under his relative William Preston, who laid out vast areas of western . . . Map (db m210159) HM
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14Virginia (Washington County), 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
 
 
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Nov. 30, 2022