Bristol in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
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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
The Greater Bristol Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
Erected 1973 by the City of Bristol, The Greater Bristol Historical Society, the Connecticut Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1663.
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. Located in front of Bristol City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 North Main Street, Bristol CT 06010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 879 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.