Shelby's Fort

Shelby's Fort (HMNXA)

Location: Bristol, TN 37620 Sullivan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 35.521', W 82° 11.12'

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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
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1927
Placed ByVolunteer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 2:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 393970 N 4050268
Decimal Degrees36.59201667, -82.18533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 35.521', W 82° 11.12'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 35' 31.26" N, 82° 11' 7.20" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 308 7th St, Bristol TN 37620, US
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