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Bristol

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Bristol
State:
Connecticut
County:
Hartford County
Probate District:
19
Year Established:
1785
Year Incorporated:
1785
Form of Government:
Mayor/Council
Town Hall Address:
Town & City Clerk
111 North Main Street
Bristol, CT 06010
(860) 584-6100
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Web Address:
www.ci.bristol.ct.us/

History Brief:
The town of Farmington acquired a large tract of land on 9 April 1650 from Sequassen that covered many later towns including Bristol. The section, (along with Burlington) was known, as Farmington West Woods or Great Woods, became the Parish of New Cambridge in May 1744. In 1785 it was incorporated as the town of Bristol.
The noted annual Chrysanthemum Festival has given the nickname of the Mum City.
Town Birth records begin 1852. Marriage records begin 1816. Death records begin 1852.
Barbour collection records cover 1785-1854.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Farmington West Woods, Parish of New Cambridge
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Farmington
State:Connecticut
 
Population (7)
Year:1810
Population:1423

Year:1870
Population:3790

Year:1880
Population:5347

Year:1970
Population:55487

Year:1990
Population:60640

Year:2000
Population:60062

Year:2005
Population:60821
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (13)
Name:Bridge Street Cemetery
Location:Bridge Street

Name:Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery
Location:626 Lake Avenue

Name:Forestville (East) Cemetery
Location:60 Circle ST

Name:Green Hill Cemetery
Location:Queen Street

Name:Lake Avenue Cemetery
Location:Lake Avenue

Name:Oakes Cemetery
Location:Prop of New Britain Water Co

Name:Old North Cemetery
Location:80 Lewis Street

Name:Revolutionary War Soldier Grave
Location:Forestville

Name:South Cemetery
Location:Downs Street

Name:St Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery (new)
Location:522 Terryville Avenue

Name:St Thomas Cemetery
Location:54 Curtis Street

Name:St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:31 Queen Street

Name:West Cemetery
Location:Cemetery Avenue
 
Churches (34)
Name:AME Zion Church
Location:138 Circle St, Bristol, CT

Name:Advent Christian Church
Location:517 West St, Bristol, CT

Name:Asbury United Methodist Church
Location:90 Church Ave, Forestville, CT
Website:asburyumcforestville.com/

Name:Baptist M
Location:51 Lawndale Ave, Bristol, CT

Name:Bethel Christian Church
Location:750 Stevens St, Bristol, CT
Website:www.bethelcc.org

Name:Bristol Bible Chapel
Location:185 Greystone Ave, Bristol, CT
Website:www.bristolbiblechapel.org

Name:Christian Fellowship Center
Location:43 Prospect St, Bristol, CT
Website:www.cfcstorehouse.org/

Name:Church of Eternal Light
Location:1199 Hill St. Bristol, CT 06010
Website:www.churchofeternallight.com

Name:Church of St Anthony of Padua
Location:138 Circle St, Bristol, CT
Website:www.stanthonybristolct.org/

Name:Emmanuel Full Gospel Church
Location:232 Round Hill Rd, Bristol, CT

Name:First Church of Christ, Christian Science Society
Location:550 King Street, Bristol, CT
Website:www.christiansciencect.org/bristol/index.php

Name:First Congregational Church
Location:31 Maple St, Bristol, CT
Website:www.firstchurchbristolct.org/

Name:Freedom Fellowship
Website:freedom-fellowshipct.org/

Name:Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Location:355 Camp St, Bristol, CT
Website:www.wordpress.gdeichurch.org/

Name:Grace Baptist Church
Location:736 King ST, Bristol, CT
Website:www.grace-baptist.net/

Name:Heritage United Pentecostal Church
Location:48 Lewis St, Bristol, CT
Website:heritageupc.com/

Name:Hillside Community Church
Location:435 Broad St, Bristol, CT
Website:hillsidebristol.org/

Name:Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Location:718 Pine St, Bristol, CT
Website:holytrinityanglican.net/

Name:Immanuel Lutheran Church
Location:154 Meadow Street, Bristol, CT 06010
Website:www.ilcs.org

Name:Liberty Baptist Church
Location:265 Maple Ave, Bristol, CT
Website:www.libertybaptist-ct.org/

Name:Priera Iglesia Pentecostal Casa Del Alfarero Inc
Location:178 Main St, Bristol, CT

Name:Prospect United Methodist Church
Location:99 Summer St, Bristol, CT
Website:anewprospect.org/

Name:St Ann's Roman Catholic Church
Location:180 Laurel St, Bristol, CT

Name:St Demetrios Greek Orthodox
Location:31 Brightwood Rd, Bristol, CT
Website:saintdemetriosbristol.org/

Name:St Gregory the Great Church
Location:235 Maltby Street, Bristol, CT
Website:stgregorys-bristol-ct.4lpi.com/

Name:St John's Episcopal Church
Location:851 Stafford Ave, Bristol, CT
Website:www.stjohnsbristol.org

Name:St Joseph Church
Location:33 Queen St, Bristol, CT
Website:stjosephbristol.org

Name:St Matthews Roman Catholic Church
Location:120 Church Ave, Bristol, CT
Website:stmatthewrcc.com/

Name:St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church
Location:1125 Stafford Ave, Bristol, CT
Website:standrewct.org

Name:St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church
Location:510 West St, Bristol, CT

Name:The Bristol Baptist Church ABC/USA
Location:3 School Street, Bristol, CT
Website:www.thebristolbaptistchurch.org/

Name:The Salvation Army
Location:19 Stearns ST, Bristol, CT

Name:Trinity Episcopal Church
Location:173 Summer St, Bristol, CT
Website:www.episcopalchurch.org/parish/trinity-episcopal-church-bristol-ct

Name:Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Location:27 Judd St, Bristol, CT
Website:bristolzion.org
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Soldiers Monument
Description:35' brownstone obelisk with surmounting brownstone eagle. Significant because of early date erected after the Civil War.
Location:West Cemetery, 49 Pound Street
Type:Military
Dedication Date:01/20/1866
Artist/Sculptor:James G. Batterson
 
Communities (7)
Name:Cedar Lake

Name:Chippen Hill

Name:East Bristol

Name:Edgewood

Name:Fall Mountain

Name:Forestville

Name:Lake Compounce
 
Historical Locations (4)
Name:American Clock & Watch Museum
Location:100 Maple Street, Bristol CT 06010

Name:Lake Compounce Amusement Park
Location:186 Enterprise DR, Bristol, CT

Name:Memorial Military Museum (Bristol Historical Society)
Location:98 Summer ST, Bristol, CT

Name:The New England Carousel Museum
Location:95 Riverside Avenue, Rt. 72 West Bristol, CT 06010
 
Notable Citizens (1)
Name:Gary Burghoff, actor
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Bristol Observer
Type:Contemporary
Website:www.bristolobserver.com/

Name:Bristol Press
Type:Contemporary
Website:www.bristolpress.com/
 
Schools (14)
Name:Bristol Central
Type:High School
Location:480 Wolcott Street
Website:www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=98

Name:Bristol Eastern
Type:High School
Location:632 King Street
Website:www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=235

Name:C T O'Connell
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:120 Park Street
Website:www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=1071

Name:Chippens Hill
Type:Middle School
Location:551 Peacedale Street
Website:www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=424

Name:Edgewood
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:345 Mix Street
Website:www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=341

Name:Ellen P Hubbell
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location: 90 West Washington Street
Website:www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=790

Name:Greene-Hills
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:718 Pine Street
Website:www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=416

Name:Ivy Drive
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:160 Ivy Drive
Website:www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=1070

Name:John J. Jennings
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:291 Burlington Avenue
Website:www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=815

Name:Memorial Boulevard
Type:Middle School
Location:70 Memorial Boulevard
Website:www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=425

Name:Mountain View
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:71 Vera Road
Website:www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=923

Name:Northeast
Type:Middle School
Location:530 Stevens Street
Website:www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=426

Name:South Side
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:19 Tuttle Road
Website:www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=963

Name:Stafford
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:212 Louisiana Avenue
Website:www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=1048
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Bristol Public Library
Type:Current
Location:5 High Street, Bristol CT 06010 • 860.584.7787
Website:www.bristollib.com/
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:Bristol Connecticut Cemetery Records
Author:Alderman, Leonard
Date Published:07/2000
Publisher:private (in CSG library)
Description:the names of markers in 13 Bristol cemeteries listed in alphabetical order, with added information
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:www.connecticut-genealogy.com/Bristol-Genealogy.cfm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Robert Montgomery
Contact Data:5 High Street
Bristol, CT 06010
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1754-present. Earlier at Farmington
Marriage:1753-present. Earlier at Farmington
Death:1777-present. Earlier at Farmington
 





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