Introduction to Bristol, Connecticut
Bristol, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 83 miles NE of New York, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Hartford metropolitan area with. Bristol contains a population of approximately 60,062.
In 1721, Daniel Brownson became the first person to buy land in Bristol. The early European settlers in this area were mostly farmers. Bristol was initially incorporated as a town in 1785. Bristol was known as the 'Bell City' due to its history as a manufacturer of innovative spring-driven doorbells. Bristol was also a clock-making town in the 1800s. It was reincorporated as a city in 1911.
Bristol and nearby Attractions
- New England Carousel Museum
- Bristol Public Library
- Copper Mine Brook
- Pequabuck Golf Course
- Barnes Nature Center
- Lake Compounce Theme Park
Things To Do In Bristol
Bristol offers its visitors the opportunity to visit a number of nearby museums. Among these are the American Clock and Watch Museum, the Bristol Memorial Military Museum, the Carousel Museum of New England, the Family Center Museum and the Family Center & Imagine Nation Museum. The banks of the local lakes and brooks are popular tourist spots. There is also a nearby golf course, which provides world class facilities.
Hartford-Brainard Airport is nearby.
Bristol Higher Education
For higher learning, one can enroll at Central Connecticut State University, Naugatuck Valley Community College or the University of Hartford.