Pioneers in Paradise by Bud Phillips
Bud Phillips writes Pioneers in Paradise, a column focusing on the history of Bristol, Tenn., Va., each Sunday in the Community section of the Bristol Herald Courier.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB WHITE The grave marker of the noted Rev. George A. Caldwell was removed from East Hill Cemetery when his remains were moved to Glenwood Cemetery about 1925. Recently, the portion of the marker shown here was found and brought back to East Hill and placed in the Pleasant Hill Memorial Garden section of this historic cemetery.
Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2012 1:00 am
Updated: 3:47 pm, Fri Dec 21, 2012.
A monument that was set in East Hill Cemetery in 1896 and removed about 1925 has been returned after an absence of about 87 years. This time, it does not mark a gravesite but was reset as a memorial to a very prominent and long time resident of Bristol. Actually, I think it is only a part of the original monument, but the vital part in that it has the inscription.
It was erected in 1896 for the Rev. George Caldwell, a Confederate veteran, and was donated by the First Presbyterian Church that set up a subscription fund for that purpose since he had pastored that church for 27 years.
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Sunday, September 23, 2012 1:00 am.
Updated: 3:47 pm.