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102-5028 East Hill Cemetery

East Hill Cemetery
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 12/16/2010

NRHP Listing Date 03/28/2011

NPS property number 11000142

East Hill Cemetery, established in 1857, straddles the border between Tennessee and Virginia in Bristol. Originally known as City Cemetery and closely associated with city’s early history, the cemetery contains the graves Bristol’s founders, enslaved African Americans, more than 179 Civil War soldiers (including those who died during the war as well as its veterans), Revolutionary War hero Gen. Even Shelby, and many other people who made contributions to Bristol and the nation. Although still in use at the time of its listing, over 80% of its burials were before 1961 and more than 18% occurred before 1900. Hence, the period of significance for the East Hill Cemetery spans from circa 1857 to 1960.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated October 14, 2018