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The location 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, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village 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 6,237 miles [10,037.5 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 47 communities that share the name Bristol.

While the name Bristol is unique within Vermont, we know of another 44 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Bristol, we know of 3 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Vermont

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Vermont

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FloridaMarylandOhioWashington
 
GeorgiaMichiganPennsylvaniaWest Virginia
 
IllinoisMinnesotaPrince Edward IslandWisconsin
 
IndianaMissouriQuebec 
 
IowaNevadaRhode Island 

Arkansas

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Bristol, Faulkner County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,182 miles [1,902.2 km] to the West Southwest.

California

Orange County

Our profile page for Bristol, Orange County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Bristol, San Bernardino County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in San Bernardino County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Colorado

Prowers County

Our profile page for Bristol, Prowers County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,566 miles [2,520.2 km] to the West.

Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Bristol, Hartford County   [Map]

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

Florida

Liberty County

Our profile page for Bristol, Liberty County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km] to the Southwest.

Georgia

Pierce County

Our profile page for Bristol, Pierce County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,006 miles [1,619 km] to the South Southwest.

Illinois

Effingham County

Our profile page for Bristol, Effingham County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the West Southwest.

Kendall County

Our profile page for Bristol, Kendall County   [Map]

Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the West.

Indiana

Elkhart County

Our profile page for Bristol, Elkhart County   [Map]

Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the West.

Iowa

Worth County

Our profile page for Bristol, Worth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the West.

Kansas

Coffey County

Our profile page for Bristol, Coffey County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Coffey County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Bristol, Jefferson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Bristol, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,360 miles [2,188.7 km] to the Southwest.

Saint Landry Parish

Our profile page for Bristol, Saint Landry Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,407 miles [2,264.3 km] to the Southwest.

Maine

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Bristol, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the East.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Bristol   [Map]

Distance: About 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Bristol, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the South Southwest.

Charles County

Our profile page for Bristol, Charles County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Michigan

Iosco County

Our profile page for Bristol, Iosco County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Iosco County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kent County

Our profile page for Bristol, Kent County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kent County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lake County

Our profile page for Bristol, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the West.

Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Bristol, Fillmore County   [Map]

Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the West.

Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Bristol, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,153 miles [1,855.6 km] to the West.

Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Bristol, Lincoln County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 2,177 miles [3,503.5 km] to the West.

Washoe County

Our profile page for Bristol, Washoe County

This community is historic.

Although located in Washoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Bristol   [Map]

Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the East Northeast.

New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Bristol, Grafton County   [Map]

Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the East Southeast.

New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Bristol, Ontario County   [Map]

Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Bristol   [Map]

Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the East.

Ohio

Morgan County

Our profile page for Bristol, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Perry County

Our profile page for Bristol, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Bristol, Bucks County   [Map]

Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the South Southwest.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Bristol   [Map]

Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Quebec

Our profile page for Bristol   [Map]

Distance: About 191 miles [307.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Rhode Island

Bristol County

Our profile page for Bristol, Bristol County   [Map]

Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the South Southeast.

South Dakota

Day County

Our profile page for Bristol, Day County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,208 miles [1,944.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Tennessee

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Bristol, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Southwest.

Texas

Ellis County

Our profile page for Bristol, Ellis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,498 miles [2,410.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Bristol City

Our profile page for Bristol, Bristol City   [Map]

Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Southwest.

Washington County

Our profile page for Bristol, Washington County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington

Kittitas County

Our profile page for Bristol, Kittitas County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,277 miles [3,664.5 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Bristol, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the Southwest.

Wisconsin

Kenosha County

Our profile page for Bristol, Kenosha County   [Map]

Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the West.


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Costa Rica   [Map]

Distance: About 2,432 miles [3,913.9 km] to the South Southwest

England   [Map]

Distance: About 3,180 miles [5,117.7 km] to the Northeast

Jamaica   [Map]

Distance: About 1,803 miles [2,901.6 km] to the South

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   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South of Bristol   [Map]

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

Cornwall   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Irasville   -   12 miles [19.3 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]

Rock Landing   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Rockville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Sugarbush Village   -   9 miles [14.5 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Bristol

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Albert Blakelock<9>

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 19 miles [30.6 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: https://www.vermont.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Bristol

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bristol. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1334, Longitude: -73.0790     [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 304.947 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.96 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 300.608 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bristol, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bristol could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>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: findagrave.com.

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