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Bristol, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Bristol, Connecticut, USA? 

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.

connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ bristol/

History of Bristol
Bristol by Milo Leon Norton, Published in the Connecticut Quarterly, Vol 1, No. 1, January, 1899
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~ctahgp / history/ bristol1.htm

Bristol Historical Society
www.bristolhistoricalsociety.org/


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Bristol, Connecticut, USA - East Main Street, Looking East, Bristol, Conn.
Bristol, Connecticut, USA

East Main Street, Looking East, Bristol, Conn.
Bristol, Connecticut, USA - Pavilion, Lake Compounce, Bristol, Conn.
Bristol, Connecticut, USA

Pavilion, Lake Compounce, Bristol, Conn.
Bristol, Connecticut, USA - Railroad Square
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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

connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ bristol/
1916
Bristol, a banking post-borough of Hartford co., Conn., in Bristol township (town), on the New...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Baldwin
US Civil War Soldiers flag   James R. BALDWIN (3 July 1843, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 1 June 1864, Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia, USA) gravestone

Boreman (Boardman)
flag   Mehitable BOREMAN (BOARDMAN) (8 March 1700, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 14 August 1776, New Haven, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Carrington
flag   Helen M. CARRINGTON (1821, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 19 February 1859, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Dean
flag   Charlotte Hilda DEAN (13 June 1814, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 8 June 1881, La Moille, Bureau, Illinois, USA) gravestone

Hart
flag   Ambrose HART (3 October 1793, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 1 April 1845, Burlington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag   Benjamin HART (25 March 1761, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 17 April 1828, Bristol, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Hawkins
flag   Benjamin HAWKINS (1808, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 31 December 1835, Bristol, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Hungerford
flag   Benjamin HUNGERFORD (4 May 1741, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 4 September 1775, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag   Reuben HUNGERFORD (9 September 1748, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 10 January 1828, Colebrook, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Meach
flag   Jemmia MEACH (1792, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 12 December 1880, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA)

Merriman
flag   George MERRIMAN (3 June 1844, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 16 March 1918, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA) gravestone

Mitchell
flag   John Smith MITCHELL (18 February 1783, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 18 August 1849, Derby, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Paine
flag   Dorothy PAINE (abt. 1709, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 27 February 1774, )

Stubbs
flag   Harry Augustus STUBBS (7 July 1883, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - aft. 1942, )

Wright
flag   Almira WRIGHT (1803, Bristol, Connecticut, USA - 16 October 1869, Lee, Massachusetts, USA)
 

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