Bristol, Maryland

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Bristol, Maryland
Unincorporated community
Bristol, Maryland is located in Maryland
Bristol, Maryland
Bristol, Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
Coordinates: 38°47′32″N 76°40′05″W / 38.79222°N 76.66806°W / 38.79222; -76.66806Coordinates: 38°47′32″N 76°40′05″W / 38.79222°N 76.66806°W / 38.79222; -76.66806
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Anne Arundel
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Bristol is an unincorporated community in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States.[1] Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (a stop on the Patuxent Water Trail)[2] and the colonial town of Pig Point (formerly called Bristol Landing and Leon) are on the Patuxent River waterfront portion of Bristol. Pig Point saw War of 1812 action [3] and was the largest steamboat port on the Patuxent in the mid-1800s.[4] Pig Point is a very significant Native American Early Archaic Period archaeological site.[5][6]

The Chesapeake Beach Railway was completed in 1899 through Bristol; ruins of the Pindell Station and its general store in Bristol remain.[7] The James Owens Farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places,[8] and the southern terminus of the Stephanie Roper Highway portion of Maryland Route 4 are also located in Bristol.


  1. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". Bristol (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Patuxent Water Trail". Patuxent Riverkeeper. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Star-Spangled History". National Park Service Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  4. ^ "South County Draft Small Area Plan". Anne Arundel County. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  5. ^ Al Luckenbach, et al. "Pig Point". Anne Arundel County. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  6. ^ Al Luckenbach, et al. "Archaic Period Triangular Points from Pig Point". Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology Vol 26 2010. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  7. ^ "Nomination Form for National Register of Historic Places". Maryland Historic Trust. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  8. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.