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Welcome to Bristol ...
Bristol is located in Bristol County<1> and is the County Seat for Bristol County.
Bristol is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Bristol lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Bristol: (401)
The ZIP code for Bristol: 02809<3>
Websites for Bristol ...
Junior League: www.jlri.org/
Communities Also Named Bristol ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 44 communities that are also named Bristol - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Michigan (3), Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bristol.
Communities near Bristol ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bristol.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bristol. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bristol.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bristol. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bristol.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bristol. See our Newspapers Page for Bristol.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bristol ...
Looking for more information about Bristol? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bristol, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bristol.
Adding Bristol to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Bristol in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bristol was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>
We also found Bristol in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Bristol.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bristol. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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This page was last modified/updated: 31 May 2023