Turner Drug Co

Company Names, addresses, dates:
  Turner Drug Co, Bristol VA

I've seen a bottle on ebay that was embossed "TURNER DRUG CO / 633 STATE STREET / BRISTOL TENN". That made me assume that the Turner drug store was in Tennessee, not Virginia. But the odd numbered addresses on State Street in Bristol are on the Virginia side, not the Tennessee side, which means that "633 State Street" would be in Virginia. So I don't understand why that bottle said "TENN".
The bottle below is embossed with "BRISTOL" but no state. The Turner Drug company shows up in various Virginia pharmacy directories in the 1910s1,2,3, so I beleive the bottle below is from Virginia. Also, "G.M. Turner" was listed as a registered pharmacist in Bristol VA in 19204.


turner_01 This is a clear 5.6" (4 oz) bottle embossed:
vertical slug plate: TURNER DRUG CO. / BRISTOL

1 The Era Druggists's Directory, 15th edition - 1911
2 The Era Druggists's Directory, 17th edition - 1913-14
3 Virginia Business Directory and Gazetteer - 1917
4 The Virginia Pharmacist, September 1920

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