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Bristol is located in Washington County in the Western Region of the state. State Street, Bristol's main thoroughfare, is bisected by the Tennessee/Virginia border. Brass markers down the center of the street denote the dividing line. Each side of the street has its own government and city services, but together, they form an important industrial center which manufactures metal goods, textiles and electronic products. Recreational activities on the Tennessee side are provided by Steele Creek Park and South Holston Dam and Lake. Recreation on the Virginia side are provided at Sugar Hollow Park. The Bristol Motor Speedway, a half-mile racetrack 5 miles south on Hwy 11E, is on the NASCAR circuit. Scenic I81 passes through Bristol, continuing for 88 miles.

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