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The city of Bristol, located in Hartford County, is in central Connecticut and has several distinct sections within its boundaries, including Forestville and Edgewood. Originally an agricultural village called New Cambridge, the town was incorporated in 1785 and given the name Bristol. In the mid-nineteenth century, the town flourished with the rise of manufacturing companies like J.H. Sessions and Son and Ingraham Clocks. It incorporated as a city in 1911.

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History of Bristol
Bristol by Milo Leon Norton, Published in the Connecticut Quarterly, Vol 1, No. 1, January, 1899
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Bristol Historical Society
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Bristol, Connecticut, USA

East Main Street, Looking East, Bristol, Conn.

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Pavilion, Lake Compounce, Bristol, Conn.

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1785 - (Bristol, CT) - Originally an agricultural village called New Cambridge, the town was incorporated in 1785 and given the name Bristol.

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1819 - Bristol
Bristol, a post town in the south west part of the county, 16 miles from Hartford, and 28 from...Read MORE...

1846 - Lake Compounce opens as an amusement park in Bristol, CT.

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1859
BRISTOL, a township of Hartford co., in the state of Connecticut, 17 m. SW of Hartford. It is...Read MORE...

News  1870 - They make three Yankee clocks every minute during working hours at Bristol, Conn.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 30, 1870
News  1878 - The Rev. J. D. Gillihand, the Rector of Trinity Church (Protestant Episcopal) at Bristol, Conn., the other day, astonished his congregation
by sending them a letter announcing his resignation of his pastorate and his intention of joining...Read MORE...

News  1887 - A FATAL EXPLOSION
Three Men Killed, Two Wounded, and a Building Set on Fire.

E. C. WILSDON left his japan oven, at ...Read MORE...

News  1896 - DUMPED INTO A RIVER. Men Working on a Bridge Engulfed by a Raging Torrent.
Eleven Out of Twenty Reported to Be Drowned.
Carried Down Pequabuck River and Lost In the...Read MORE...

1911 - Bristol, CT incorporated as a city

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1916
Bristol, a banking post-borough of Hartford co., Conn., in Bristol township (town), on the New...Read MORE...


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