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Town of Bristol, Vermont

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The location of Town of Bristol

Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Bristol.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Bristol to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bristol to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Bristol and extending to:

  • Middlebury [Map], which is the Seat of Addison County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bristol to Middlebury, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Montpelier [Map], which is the State Capital of Vermont, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 415 miles [667.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 17 days and walking would take 24 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,518 miles [8,880.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,236 miles [10,035.9 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,112 miles [6,617.6 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bristol ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Bristol.

While the name Bristol is unique within Vermont, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Vermont


Hartford County

Our profile page for Bristol, Hartford County   [Map]

Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the South.

New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Bristol, Ontario County   [Map]

Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Rhode Island

Bristol County

Our profile page for Bristol, Bristol County   [Map]

Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the South Southeast.


Dane County

Our profile page for Bristol, Dane County   [Map]

Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the West.

Kenosha County

Our profile page for Bristol, Kenosha County   [Map]

Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bristol ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bread Loaf   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South of Bristol   [Map]

Buels Gore   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hanksville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Irasville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Jerusalem   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lincoln   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Piper Crossing   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Rockville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Rocky Dale   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Sugarbush Village   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Bristol. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Ralph Albert Blakelock

Artist. He was born in New York (New York) on Friday October 15, 1847 and died in Elizabethtown (New York) on Saturday August 9, 1919 at an age of 71. He was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Elizabethtown [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Bristol

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Albert Blakelock<7>

Tom Tyler     (Born as Vincent Markowski)

Actor. He was born in Port Henry (New York) on Sunday August 9, 1903 and died in Hamtramck (Michigan) on Saturday May 1, 1954 at an age of 50. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan) [Map].

Port Henry [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Bristol

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Tyler

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Vermont

About Addison County

About Vermont

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.

The official website for State of Vermont:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bristol) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, 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 Town of Bristol

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bristol. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1292, Longitude: -73.0707     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bristol have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Bristol to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.942 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.954 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.606 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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