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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Bristol to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 to:

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Bristol to Clarksburg, 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.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 188 miles [302.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,026 miles [9,697.9 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 6,741 miles [10,848.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,616 miles [7,428.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bristol ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Bristol.

While the name Bristol is unique within West Virginia, 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 West Virginia

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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 FloridaMarylandOhioVirginia
 GeorgiaMichiganPennsylvaniaWashington
 IllinoisMinnesotaPrince Edward IslandWisconsin
 IndianaMissouriQuebec 
 IowaNevadaRhode Island 

Arkansas

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Bristol, Faulkner County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 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 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km] to the West

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Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Bristol, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Liberty County

Our profile page for Bristol, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Pierce County

Our profile page for Bristol, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the South

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Illinois

Effingham County

Our profile page for Bristol, Effingham County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the West

Kendall County

Our profile page for Bristol, Kendall County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Elkhart County

Our profile page for Bristol, Elkhart County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Worth County

Our profile page for Bristol, Worth County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the West Northwest

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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.

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Bristol, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the Southwest

Saint Landry Parish

Our profile page for Bristol, Saint Landry Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Bristol, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Bristol   [Map]
Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the Northwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Bristol, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the East

Charles County

Our profile page for Bristol, Charles County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the East Southeast

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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 422 miles [679.1 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Bristol, Fillmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Bristol, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the West

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Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Bristol, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,828 miles [2,941.9 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.

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Bristol   [Map]
Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Bristol, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Bristol, Ontario County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Bristol   [Map]
Distance: About 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Morgan County

Our profile page for Bristol, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 70 miles [112.7 km] to the West Northwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Bristol, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Bristol, Bucks County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Bristol   [Map]
Distance: About 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Bristol   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Rhode Island

Bristol County

Our profile page for Bristol, Bristol County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Day County

Our profile page for Bristol, Day County   [Map]
Distance: About 971 miles [1,562.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Bristol, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Texas

Ellis County

Our profile page for Bristol, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the West Southwest

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Vermont

Addison County

Our profile page for Bristol, Addison County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Bristol City

Our profile page for Bristol, Bristol City   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the South 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.

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Washington

Kittitas County

Our profile page for Bristol, Kittitas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,073 miles [3,336.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Kenosha County

Our profile page for Bristol, Kenosha County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Communities Located Internationally

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


Costa Rica   [Map]

Distance: About 2,027 miles [3,262.1 km] to the South

England   [Map]

Distance: About 3,688 miles [5,935.3 km] to the Northeast

Jamaica   [Map]

Distance: About 1,461 miles [2,351.3 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.

Big Battle (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Bristol   [Map]
Brown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Industrial   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Katy Lick   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lake Floyd   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Liberty   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Long Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Marshville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Olive   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sun Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Wolf Summit   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

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: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Bristol. 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bristol. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2879, Longitude: -80.5240     [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 309.961 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.854 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.069 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bristol.



 
 
 

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