County: Hartford County
of Government: Mayor/Council
Hall Address: Town & City Clerk
111 North Main Street
Bristol, CT 06010
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Brief: The town of Farmington acquired a large tract of land on 9 April 1650 from Sequassen that covered many later towns including Bristol. The section, (along with Burlington) was known, as Farmington West Woods or Great Woods, became the Parish of New Cambridge in May 1744. In 1785 it was incorporated as the town of Bristol.
The noted annual Chrysanthemum Festival has given the nickname of the Mum City.
Town Birth records begin 1852. Marriage records begin 1816. Death records begin 1852.
Barbour collection records cover 1785-1854.
Other City Names (1)
Name: Farmington West Woods, Parish of New Cambridge Settled From (1)
Town Name: Farmington State: Connecticut Population (7)
Year: 1810 Population: 1423 Year: 1870 Population: 3790 Year: 1880 Population: 5347 Year: 1970 Population: 55487 Year: 1990 Population: 60640 Year: 2000 Population: 60062 Year: 2005 Population: 60821 Founding Families (0) Cemeteries (13)
Name: Bridge Street Cemetery Location: Bridge Street Name: Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery Location: 626 Lake Avenue Name: Forestville (East) Cemetery Location: 60 Circle ST Name: Green Hill Cemetery Location: Queen Street Name: Lake Avenue Cemetery Location: Lake Avenue Name: Oakes Cemetery Location: Prop of New Britain Water Co Name: Old North Cemetery Location: 80 Lewis Street Name: Revolutionary War Soldier Grave Location: Forestville Name: South Cemetery Location: Downs Street Name: St Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery (new) Location: 522 Terryville Avenue Name: St Thomas Cemetery Location: 54 Curtis Street Name: St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery Location: 31 Queen Street Name: West Cemetery Location: Cemetery Avenue Churches (34)
Name: AME Zion Church Location: 138 Circle St, Bristol, CT Name: Advent Christian Church Location: 517 West St, Bristol, CT Name: Asbury United Methodist Church Location: 90 Church Ave, Forestville, CT Website: asburyumcforestville.com/ Name: Baptist M Location: 51 Lawndale Ave, Bristol, CT Name: Bethel Christian Church Location: 750 Stevens St, Bristol, CT Website: www.bethelcc.org Name: Bristol Bible Chapel Location: 185 Greystone Ave, Bristol, CT Website: www.bristolbiblechapel.org Name: Christian Fellowship Center Location: 43 Prospect St, Bristol, CT Website: www.cfcstorehouse.org/ Name: Church of Eternal Light Location: 1199 Hill St. Bristol, CT 06010 Website: www.churchofeternallight.com Name: Church of St Anthony of Padua Location: 138 Circle St, Bristol, CT Website: www.stanthonybristolct.org/ Name: Emmanuel Full Gospel Church Location: 232 Round Hill Rd, Bristol, CT Name: First Church of Christ, Christian Science Society Location: 550 King Street, Bristol, CT Website: www.christiansciencect.org/bristol/index.php Name: First Congregational Church Location: 31 Maple St, Bristol, CT Website: www.firstchurchbristolct.org/ Name: Freedom Fellowship Website: freedom-fellowshipct.org/ Name: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Location: 355 Camp St, Bristol, CT Website: www.wordpress.gdeichurch.org/ Name: Grace Baptist Church Location: 736 King ST, Bristol, CT Website: www.grace-baptist.net/ Name: Heritage United Pentecostal Church Location: 48 Lewis St, Bristol, CT Website: heritageupc.com/ Name: Hillside Community Church Location: 435 Broad St, Bristol, CT Website: hillsidebristol.org/ Name: Holy Trinity Anglican Church Location: 718 Pine St, Bristol, CT Website: holytrinityanglican.net/ Name: Immanuel Lutheran Church Location: 154 Meadow Street, Bristol, CT 06010 Website: www.ilcs.org Name: Liberty Baptist Church Location: 265 Maple Ave, Bristol, CT Website: www.libertybaptist-ct.org/ Name: Priera Iglesia Pentecostal Casa Del Alfarero Inc Location: 178 Main St, Bristol, CT Name: Prospect United Methodist Church Location: 99 Summer St, Bristol, CT Website: anewprospect.org/ Name: St Ann's Roman Catholic Church Location: 180 Laurel St, Bristol, CT Name: St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Location: 31 Brightwood Rd, Bristol, CT Website: saintdemetriosbristol.org/ Name: St Gregory the Great Church Location: 235 Maltby Street, Bristol, CT Website: stgregorys-bristol-ct.4lpi.com/ Name: St John's Episcopal Church Location: 851 Stafford Ave, Bristol, CT Website: www.stjohnsbristol.org Name: St Joseph Church Location: 33 Queen St, Bristol, CT Website: stjosephbristol.org Name: St Matthews Roman Catholic Church Location: 120 Church Ave, Bristol, CT Website: stmatthewrcc.com/ Name: St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church Location: 1125 Stafford Ave, Bristol, CT Website: standrewct.org Name: St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church Location: 510 West St, Bristol, CT Name: The Bristol Baptist Church ABC/USA Location: 3 School Street, Bristol, CT Website: www.thebristolbaptistchurch.org/ Name: The Salvation Army Location: 19 Stearns ST, Bristol, CT Name: Trinity Episcopal Church Location: 173 Summer St, Bristol, CT Website: www.episcopalchurch.org/parish/trinity-episcopal-church-bristol-ct Name: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Location: 27 Judd St, Bristol, CT Website: bristolzion.org Monuments (1)
Name: Soldiers Monument Description: 35' brownstone obelisk with surmounting brownstone eagle. Significant because of early date erected after the Civil War. Location: West Cemetery, 49 Pound Street Type: Military Dedication Date: 01/20/1866 Artist/Sculptor: James G. Batterson Communities (7)
Name: Cedar Lake Name: Chippen Hill Name: East Bristol Name: Edgewood Name: Fall Mountain Name: Forestville Name: Lake Compounce Historical Locations (4)
Name: American Clock & Watch Museum Location: 100 Maple Street, Bristol CT 06010 Name: Lake Compounce Amusement Park Location: 186 Enterprise DR, Bristol, CT Name: Memorial Military Museum (Bristol Historical Society) Location: 98 Summer ST, Bristol, CT Name: The New England Carousel Museum Location: 95 Riverside Avenue, Rt. 72 West Bristol, CT 06010 Notable Citizens (1)
Name: Gary Burghoff, actor Type: Contemporary Newspapers (2) Schools (14) Libraries (1)
Name: Bristol Public Library Type: Current Location: 5 High Street, Bristol CT 06010 â€¢ 860.584.7787 Website: www.bristollib.com/ Published Histories (1)
Name: Bristol Connecticut Cemetery Records Author: Alderman, Leonard Date Published: 07/2000 Publisher: private (in CSG library) Description: the names of markers in 13 Bristol cemeteries listed in alphabetical order, with added information Genealogy Websites (1) Historic Timeline (0) Town Historian (1)
Name: Robert Montgomery Contact Data: 5 High Street
Bristol, CT 06010 Vital Records (1)
Birth: 1754-present. Earlier at Farmington Marriage: 1753-present. Earlier at Farmington Death: 1777-present. Earlier at Farmington