General Evan Shelby erected a fort here in 1771 that sheltered and protected pioneers and sent victorious forces to the Revolutionary War battles of Point Pleasant, Long Island Flats and Chickamauga towns. The house you see behind the marker was built in 1902 by E.W. King, a prominent Bristol businessman. The Bristol Historical Association has plans to restore the home as a regional museum.
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