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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 2019, Bristol has a population of 17,036 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bristol.

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

Websites for Bristol ...

Official Website:   www.bristolva.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.bristolchamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jlbristol.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bristol had an population of 17,036 people. This is a decrease of 4.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.91% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 17,367 people).

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.

Communities near Bristol ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bristol.

  • Elizabethton [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethton
    • Elizabethton [Carter County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Bristol
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethton<5>
  • Cross [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross
    • Cross [Sullivan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2014: 11,330 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
  • Mill Point [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Point
    • Mill Point [Sullivan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2014: 11,080 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Point
  • Bloomingdale [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingdale
    • Bloomingdale [Sullivan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Bristol
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,888 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomingdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingdale
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Winchester [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Johnson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2014: 8,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Abingdon [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abingdon
      • Abingdon [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Bristol
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,856 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abingdon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
    • Colonial Heights [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Heights
      • Colonial Heights [Sullivan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Bristol
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights<5>
    • Harrtown [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrtown
      • Harrtown [Sullivan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2014: 4,365 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrtown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrtown
    • Spurgeon [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spurgeon
      • Spurgeon [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Bristol
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,957 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spurgeon
    • Blountville [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blountville
      • Blountville [Sullivan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Bristol
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blountville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blountville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blountville<5>

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.

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bristol: www.bristolva.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

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 things 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BristolOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Bristol have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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