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Bristol in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Bristol

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
1. Bristol Marker
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Inscription.
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Bristol
Bristol was originally a part of Farmington. In 1663 an easterly portion called "Poland" was granted to Thomas Barnes and three others. The area which later became Bristol was allotted in 1721 to Farmington settlers. In 1727 Daniel Brownson built a house on the Pequabuck River near West Street but did not remain long. The first permanent settler was Ebenezer Barnes, son of Thomas, whose home was built in 1728 at the foot of king Street. He was followed soon by Nehemiah Manross. The new locality became known as New Cambridge and its Chippins Hill section was a stronghold of Loyalists during the Revolution.

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New Cambridge was incorporated as the town of Bristol in 1785 including land that was set off in 1806 as the town of Burlington. In 1911 it was incorporated as the city of Bristol. This region was the cradle of American clockmaking, an industry which once dominated all others and led to the birth of other local industries. The city is known for its American Clock and Watch Museum and for the creation of new varieties of chrysanthemums.
Erected by the City of Bristol
The Greater Bristol Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1973
 
Erected 1973 by the City of Bristol, The
Bristol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
2. Bristol Marker
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Greater Bristol Historical Society, the Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 40.396′ N, 72° 56.764′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Laurel Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Click for map. Located in front of Bristol City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 North Main Street, Bristol CT 06010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nathan Hale (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dedicated To All Veterans (approx. 0.4 miles away); New Cambridge (now Bristol) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bristol Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Forever Honored Forever Mourned (approx. half a mile away); Memorial Boulevard Commemoration (approx. half a mile away); Bristol WW I Monument (approx. half a mile away); Dedicated to the Memory of Our Fallen Comrades (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bristol.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Bristol. (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Bristol Historical Society. (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Bristol, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Bristol Marker in front of Bristol City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
3. Bristol Marker in front of Bristol City Hall

 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Bristol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
4. Bristol Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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