Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Evan Shelby

Marker ID: THC 1A 65
Location: 102 State Street, Bristol, TN
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36° 35.68    W 082° 10.659
  36.59466666    -82.17765
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4Z71


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 of militia, 1786, he declined governorship of the State of Franklin, 1787. He died Dec.4,1794, and is buried in East Hill Cemetery.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.