Bristol, West Virginia

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Bristol, West Virginia
Bristol is located in West Virginia
Bristol is located in the US
Coordinates: 39°17′16″N 80°31′26″W / 39.28778°N 80.52389°W / 39.28778; -80.52389Coordinates: 39°17′16″N 80°31′26″W / 39.28778°N 80.52389°W / 39.28778; -80.52389
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
1,027 ft (313 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)304 & 681
GNIS feature ID1553979[1]

Bristol is an unincorporated community in Harrison County, West Virginia, USA. It is located along U.S. Route 50 1.9 miles (3.1 km) east-northeast of Salem.[2] Bristol had a post office, which closed on October 1, 2005.[3]

The community was settled by Seventh Day Baptists in the 1790s and originally called Cherry Camp Run. The current name is a transfer from Bristol, England.[4]


  1. ^ "Bristol". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Harrison County, West Virginia General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). West Virginia Department of Transportation. 2011. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-25. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  4. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 131.