Bristol Virginia-Tennessee Slogan Sign

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Bristol Virginia-Tennessee Slogan Sign
The Bristol Virginia-Tennessee Slogan Sign is a landmark in the twin cities of Bristol, Virginia and Bristol, Tennessee, USA. The sign is positioned over State Street, a roadway along the border separating the two states. In 1988, the landmark was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Although the landmark is technically located in both Tennessee and Virginia, the National Register considers the location as Tennessee.

History
In 1901, the center of Main Street was officially designated as the state line separating Tennessee and Virginia by the United States Congress. The street has since been renamed as State Street. According to the Bristol Historical Association's booklet The Historical Bristol Sign, the Bristol Gas and Electric Company donated and erected the sign atop a hardware store in 1910 to advertise the city. The sign originally contained the lighted slogan PUSH! - THAT'S BRISTOL referring to the hopes of continued growth and future prosperity for the two cities. In 1915, the sign was moved to its current location. In 1921, a contest was held in order to select a new slogan. The winning slogan, A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE, has remained the slogan ever since.

Technical details
The lighted sign currently contains 1,332 light bulbs.

Building Activity

  • Christi Stapleton
    Christi Stapleton commented
    This sign is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year!
    about 5 years ago via Mobile