Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Shelby's Fort

Marker ID: DAR 
Location: 314 7th Street, Bristol, TN
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36° 35.521    W 082° 11.12
  36.59201666    -82.18533333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM6CJ3


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 expedition to Kings Mountain where the entire British Force was killed or captured on Oct. 7, 1780

"I remember well the deep and grateful impression made on the mind of everyone by that memorable victory. It was the joyful annunciation of that turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War with a seal of our independence."
Thomas Jefferson

Erected by Volunteer Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Bristol, Tenn
October 7, 1927

Erected 1927 by Volunteer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.