Bristol

Bristol, Connecticut

Bristol was originally comprised of small parishes known as New Cambridge and West Britain, and was settled as a town in 1785. In 1911, Bristol incorporated as a city. It is located in the west central part of Connecticut, sixteen miles west of Hartford. The City currently has a land area of 26.60 square miles and a population over 60,000.

Throughout the early and middle 1800s, Bristol was the premiere clock manufacturing center in the world. Clock manufacturing caused a host of other related industries to grow along with it. Albert and Edward Rockwell came to Bristol in 1888 to take advantage of the industrial climate and start their “new departure” in bell manufacturing.

Bristol offers museums, cultural activities, a strong local school system, the great outdoors, historic neighborhoods, the oldest amusement park in the country and much more. It is also known around the world as home to ESPN, the popular sports network, and the home of the Bartlett Giamatti Eastern Regional Little League Headquarters.

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