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Bristol is located in Hartford County southwest of Hartford between Thomaston and New Britain along US Highway 6 near Cedar Swamp Pond. Bristol is part of the Hartford, Connecticut metro area.

Bristol started out as a small dock making town, but now it is the ninth biggest city in the state of Connecticut.

Once part of western Farmington it made up the parishes of New Cambridge and West Britain. Incortporated into a seperate town in June of 1785, the lawmakers in Hartford would choose Bristol as the new town's name.

Local sites and attractions include: The Pequabuck River, Brige Pond, Lake Compounce Theme Park, Fall Mountain Lake, and Cedar Swamp Pond.


History The New England Carousel Museum |
Wildlife Viewing Harry Barnes Memorial Nature Center |

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