East Hill Cemetery

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East Hill Cemetery
East Hill Cemetery (Bristol, VA) - Confederate Unknown.jpg
Burial section of the Confederate unknown
East Hill Cemetery is located in Virginia
East Hill Cemetery
Location East State Street at Georgia Avenue, Bristol, Virginia
Coordinates 36°35′39″N 82°10′16″W / 36.59417°N 82.17111°W / 36.59417; -82.17111Coordinates: 36°35′39″N 82°10′16″W / 36.59417°N 82.17111°W / 36.59417; -82.17111
Area 16.7 acres (6.8 ha)
Built 1857 (1857)
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 11000142[1]
VLR # 102-5028
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 28, 2011
Designated VLR December 16, 2010[2]

East Hill Cemetery, also known as Maryland Hill, Round Hill, Rooster Hill, and City Cemetery, is a historic cemetery located at Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia. It is an American Civil War-era cemetery established in 1857, with sections for Confederate soldiers and veterans as well as a small section for African American burials. In 1995, the United Daughters of the Confederacy put up a small commemorative monument to the Civil War dead. Among its graves are the founders of the city, representatives of enslaved African-Americans, Civil War soldiers including those who died as a result of the war as well as those who survived the war, a Revolutionary War General of Militia Evan Shelby, and many who have made contributions to Bristol and the nation. It straddles the Tennessee-Virginia border.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[1]

Notable burials[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places". WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 3/28/11 THROUGH 4/01/11. National Park Service. 2011-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Gray Stothart (May 2010). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: East Hill Cemetery".  and Accompanying four photos