Place:Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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NameBristol
Alt namesMixville Brooksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS9000754
New Cambridgesource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) II, 524
TypeCity
Coordinates41.667°N 72.933°W
Located inHartford, Connecticut, United States     (1727 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Bristol is a suburban city located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, southwest of Hartford. The city is also 120 miles southwest from Boston, and approximately 100 miles northeast of New York City. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 60,477.

Bristol is best known as the home of ESPN, whose central studios are in the city. Bristol is also home to Lake Compounce (1846), America's oldest continuously operating theme park. Bristol was known as a clock-making city in the 19th century, and is home to the American Clock & Watch Museum. For silver enthusiasts, Bristol is also known as the site of the former American Silver Company and its predecessor companies (1851–1935).

Bristol's nicknames include the "Bell City", because of a history manufacturing innovative spring-driven doorbells, and the "Mum City", because it was once a leader in chrysanthemum production and still holds an annual Bristol Mum Festival.

In 2010, Bristol was ranked 84th on Money magazine's "Best Places to Live". In 2013, Hartford Magazine ranked Bristol as Greater Hartford's top municipality in the "Best Bang for the Buck" category.

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