Bristol, Georgia

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Bristol, Georgia
Unincorporated community
Bristol Post office
Bristol Post office
Bristol, Georgia is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Bristol, Georgia
Bristol, Georgia
Coordinates: 31°26′55″N 82°12′52″W / 31.44861°N 82.21444°W / 31.44861; -82.21444Coordinates: 31°26′55″N 82°12′52″W / 31.44861°N 82.21444°W / 31.44861; -82.21444
Country United States
State Georgia
County Pierce
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 912
GNIS feature ID 354859[1]

Bristol is an unincorporated community in Pierce County, Georgia, United States. Bristol is located at the intersection of the concurrent Georgia State Route 15 and Georgia State Route 121, which runs north-south through Bristol, and Georgia State Route 32, which runs east-west. Bristol is 10 miles (16 km) north of Blackshear. Bristol is also known as Lightsey.

History[edit]

A variant name was "Lightsey".[2] The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Bristol as a town in 1914.[3] According to tradition, the present name is after Bristol, in England.[2] Bristol's charter was dissolved in 1995.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b c Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 25. ISBN 0-915430-00-2. 
  3. ^ Acts and Resolutons of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. State printer. 1914. p. 493.