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Welcome to Bristol ...

Bristol is located in Harrison County<1>.

Bristol is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Area codes for Bristol: (304) and (681)<3>

Adding Bristol to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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.

In addition, we also found mention of Bristol elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bristol on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Bristol ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington 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.

  • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
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    • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<5>
  • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
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    • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,842 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<5>
  • Weston [Lewis County]
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    • Weston [Lewis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,857 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<5>
  • Shinnston [Harrison County]
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    • Shinnston [Harrison County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Bristol
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,104 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shinnston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinnston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinnston<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mannington [Marion County]
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      • Mannington [Marion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,023 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mannington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mannington<5>
    • Stonewood [Harrison County]
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      • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood
    • Nutter Fort [Harrison County]
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      • Nutter Fort [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • Lumberport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberport
      • Lumberport [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberport
    • West Union [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Doddridge County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 799 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<5>
    • Anmoore [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anmoore
      • Anmoore [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Bristol
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anmoore have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anmoore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anmoore<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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Harrison County

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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 Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Harrison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bristol - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<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 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, we've provided the following link: 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: 39.2882, Longitude: -80.5237    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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