Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Evan Shelby's Fort

Marker ID: THC 1A 64
Location: at the intersection of 7th Street and Shelby Street, Bristol, TN
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36° 35.628    W 082° 11.105
  36.5938    -82.18508333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM68KR


This fort was erected on high ground about two blocks south, in 1771, for 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.