List of places called Bristol

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A replica of John Cabot's ship The Matthew, which sailed from Bristol, England to Newfoundland and Labrador

This is a list of places named Bristol, which includes items such as population centres, islands and geographical features. There are thirty-five populated places in the world named Bristol,[1] the vast majority of which are in the United States. There are also two in Canada and one each in the United Kingdom, Peru, Costa Rica and Jamaica. Bristol is the fifth most commonly re-used British place name, behind Richmond which has 55 namesakes, London which has 46, Oxford with 41 and Manchester which shares its name with 36 other places.[1]

By far the largest Bristol is Bristol, England, with a population of 441,300 within the city boundaries in 2010, followed by Bristol, Connecticut, which had 60,477 people living there at the time of the 2010 census. Bristol Wells Town Site is a ghost town, and therefore has nobody living there.

The English Bristol played a major part in the discovery and settlement of the United States, it being the port from where John Cabot sailed on his 1497 voyage which is commonly credited as the first from Europe to North America, although there is evidence that he was not the first European to sail there. The city was a major port at the time North America was being colonised, resulting in many of the American and Canadian towns of the same name being named after it.

There are two US states that have more than one place called Bristol in them; Pennsylvania, which has a borough and a township with that name, and Wisconsin, which has two towns. All Bristols are in the Western Hemisphere, and most are also in the Northern Hemisphere. The only populated place in the Southern Hemisphere is Bristol, Peru.

Population centres[edit]

Place Country Subdivision Coordinates Type of location Population[2] Naming Notes
Bristol  Canada  New Brunswick 46°26′36″N 67°36′55″W / 46.443472°N 67.615222°W / 46.443472; -67.615222 Village 719 Merged with Florenceville in 2008
Bristol  Canada  Quebec 45°35′00″N 76°23′00″W / 45.583333°N 76.383333°W / 45.583333; -76.383333 Municipality 1,210 Named after Bristol, England
Little Bristol  Barbados St. Peter 13°15′04″N 59°38′38″W / 13.2510°N 59.6440°W / 13.2510; -59.6440 Populated place
Bristol  Costa Rica Limón 10°02′00″N 83°18′00″W / 10.03333°N 83.3°W / 10.03333; -83.3 Populated place
Bristol  Jamaica Cornwall 18°17′00″N 77°32′00″W / 18.28333°N 77.53333°W / 18.28333; -77.53333 Populated place
Bristol  Peru Loreto 4°50′00″S 76°35′00″W / 4.83333°S 76.58334°W / -4.83333; -76.58334 Populated place 285 Also spelled Brístol[3]
Bristol  United Kingdom  England 51°27′00″N 2°35′00″W / 51.45°N 2.58333°W / 51.45; -2.58333 City 416,400
Bristol  United States  Colorado 38°07′20″N 102°18′40″W / 38.122134°N 102.311211°W / 38.122134; -102.311211 Unincorporated town
Bristol  United States  Connecticut 41°40′18″N 72°56′57″W / 41.671765°N 72.94927°W / 41.671765; -72.94927 City 61,353
Bristol  United States  Florida 30°25′37″N 84°58′45″W / 30.427063°N 84.979099°W / 30.427063; -84.979099 City 845
Bristol  United States  Georgia 31°26′54″N 82°12′53″W / 31.448330°N 82.214722°W / 31.448330; -82.214722 City 1,807 [4]
Bristol  United States  Iowa 43°24′43″N 93°28′04″W / 43.411942°N 93.467781°W / 43.411942; -93.467781 Township 513 [5]
Bristol  United States  Illinois 41°41′08″N 88°25′41″W / 41.685556°N 88.428056°W / 41.685556; -88.428056 Unincorporated community
Bristol  United States  Indiana 41°43′16″N 85°49′06″W / 41.72105°N 85.818195°W / 41.72105; -85.818195 Town 1,382
Bristol  United States  Louisiana 30°22′15″N 92°08′18″W / 30.370831°N 92.138329°W / 30.370831; -92.138329 Populated place
Bristol  United States  Maryland 38°47′32″N 76°40′06″W / 38.792221°N 76.668327°W / 38.792221; -76.668327 Unincorporated community
Bristol  United States  Maine 43°57′27″N 69°30′33″W / 43.9575°N 69.509167°W / 43.9575; -69.509167 Town 2,644 Named after Bristol, England
Bristol  United States  Michigan 44°06′14″N 85°35′01″W / 44.103889°N 85.583611°W / 44.103889; -85.583611 Unincorporated community
Bristol  United States  Minnesota 43°32′40″N 92°10′09″W / 43.544441°N 92.169167°W / 43.544441; -92.169167 Township 499
Bristol  United States  Missouri 39°05′30″N 94°27′10″W / 39.091671°N 94.452782°W / 39.091671; -94.452782 Populated place
Bristol  United States  Nevada 38°04′48″N 114°37′07″W / 38.080002°N 114.618607°W / 38.080002; -114.618607 Ghost town 0
Bristol  United States  New Hampshire 43°35′28″N 71°44′12″W / 43.591111°N 71.736667°W / 43.591111; -71.736667 Town 3,033 Sand found in area is similar to Bristol Sand used in England
Bristol  United States  New York 42°49′11″N 77°25′28″W / 42.819722°N 77.424444°W / 42.819722; -77.424444 Town 2,421 Named after Bristol County, Massachusetts
Bristol  United States  Ohio 39°41′52″N 81°43′53″W / 39.697781°N 81.731392°W / 39.697781; -81.731392 Unincorporated community
Bristol  United States  Pennsylvania 40°06′12″N 74°51′05″W / 40.103333°N 74.851389°W / 40.103333; -74.851389 Borough 9,923
Bristol  United States  Pennsylvania 40°07′00″N 74°51′59″W / 40.116667°N 74.866389°W / 40.116667; -74.866389 Township 55,521
Bristol  United States  Rhode Island 41°41′03″N 71°16′07″W / 41.6842°N 71.268669°W / 41.6842; -71.268669 Town 22,469 Named after Bristol, England
Bristol  United States  South Dakota 45°20′43″N 97°45′03″W / 45.345237°N 97.750783°W / 45.345237; -97.750783 City 377 Named after Bristol, England
Bristol  United States  Tennessee 36°34′09″N 82°11′51″W / 36.569135°N 82.197489°W / 36.569135; -82.197489 City 24,821
Bristol  United States  Texas 32°27′41″N 96°34′11″W / 32.461391°N 96.569717°W / 32.461391; -96.569717 Community 94 [6][7]
Bristol  United States  Vermont 44°07′45″N 73°04′16″W / 44.12917°N 73.07111°W / 44.12917; -73.07111 Town 3,788
Bristol  United States  Virginia 36°36′40″N 82°10′34″W / 36.611116°N 82.176193°W / 36.611116; -82.176193 City 17,367 Named after Bristol, England
Bristol  United States  Washington 47°08′50″N 120°47′59″W / 47.147275°N 120.79979°W / 47.147275; -120.79979 Community
Bristol  United States  Wisconsin 43°14′45″N 89°10′44″W / 43.245833°N 89.178889°W / 43.245833; -89.178889 Town 2,698
Bristol  United States  Wisconsin 42°32′35″N 88°00′58″W / 42.543056°N 88.016111°W / 42.543056; -88.016111 Village 2,584
Bristol  United States  West Virginia 39°17′16″N 80°31′27″W / 39.287781°N 80.524170°W / 39.287781; -80.524170 Populated place [8]

Other places[edit]

Place Country Subdivision Coordinates Type of location Naming
Bristol Bay  United States  Alaska 57°56′59″N 158°31′18″W / 57.949844°N 158.521728°W / 57.949844; -158.521728 Body of water Named after the 3rd Earl of Bristol
Bristol Dry Lake  United States  California 34°29′27″N 115°41′38″W / 34.49071°N 115.69393°W / 34.49071; -115.69393 Dry lake
Bristol Island  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 59°02′00″S 26°31′00″W / 59.033333°S 26.516667°W / -59.033333; -26.516667 Island Named after the 3rd Earl of Bristol
Bristol Mountains  United States  California 34°50′57″N 116°03′18″W / 34.849154°N 116.055009°W / 34.849154; -116.055009 Mountain range

Sources[edit]

  • "Bristol". Geody.com. Retrieved 8 January 2009. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jack Malvern (29 December 2008). "Richmond, in Surrey, is the most widely copied British place name worldwide". Times Online (Times Newspapers Ltd.). Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  2. ^ Population in all American towns as at 2000, and in Bristol, England as at 2001
  3. ^ "Bristol, Peru Page". fallingrain.com. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. Retrieved 8 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Bristol, Georgia (GA) Detailed Profile". city-data.com. Retrieved 7 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "Bristol township, Worth County, Iowa (IA)". city-data.com. Retrieved 7 January 2009. 
  6. ^ Population of Bristol, Texas as at 1990
  7. ^ "Bristol". rootsweb. ancestry.com. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "Bristol, WV, USA, Earth". Geody. Retrieved 10 January 2009.