If a certain city developer had been able to carry out his plan, there likely would have been no Bristol today. Instead of Bristol on the Border, there would have been Mooresburg on the Border. The sign on the local train station and over the door of the local post office would have had another name.
Little is known of the ancestry or past history of Albion K. Moore, except that he was a cousin of John H. Moore, one of the early merchants in the original Bristol, Va. It is also known he was engaged in city development in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga.
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Bud Phillips is a local historian and author. He can be reached at 276-466-6435. For more about Bristol’s history, visit www.bristolhistoricalassociation.com.