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Bristol, Virginia

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The location of Bristol

Welcome to Bristol ...

The location of Bristol has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Bristol has a population of 16,482 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Bristol is 1,670 feet [509 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bristol lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bristol had a population of 17,835 people.

The population of Bristol represents 0.22% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,835 people, the population of Bristol increased 2.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 17,367 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Bristol had an population of 16,482 people. This is a decrease of 7.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.1% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bristol.

Communities Also Named Bristol ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Bristol: This one is located in and the other is located in Washington County.

Beyond Virginia, 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, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bristol.

Websites for Bristol ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bristol. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bristol.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bristol, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bristol.

Communities near Bristol ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Elizabethton   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the South (S) of Bristol

Located in Carter County (TN)

Cross   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Bristol

Located in Sullivan County (TN)

Mill Point   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the West (W) of Bristol

Located in Sullivan County (TN)

Bloomingdale   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the West (W) of Bristol

Located in Sullivan County (TN)

Winchester   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the East (E) of Bristol

Located in Johnson County (TN)

Abingdon   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Bristol

Located in Washington County

Colonial Heights   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Bristol

Located in Sullivan County (TN)

Harrtown   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the West (W) of Bristol

Located in Sullivan County (TN)

Spurgeon   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Bristol

Located in Washington County (TN)

Blountville   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Bristol

Located in Sullivan County (TN)

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Bristol.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bristol:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bristol.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bristol - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bristol) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bristol. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bristol

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bristol. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5965, Longitude: -82.1885     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bristol have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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