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Bristol (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

Bristol, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1890
Website http://www.bristolva.org/

County Information

Description

The City of Bristol is a twin city located directly on the Virginia-Tennessee state line and is located in the Southwestern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Bristol was originally named Sapling Grove by General Evan Shelby, a well-known figure during the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War[1].

Courthouse

Bristol Virginia City Courthouse

For additional records, see Washington County, Virginia Genealogy and Sullivan County, Tennessee Genealogy.

History

Parent County

1890--Bristol was created 12 February 1890 from Washington County. [2]

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Bristol (Independent City), Virginia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the City
  • FindAGrave Clicking on Place Name (without the word "cemetery") may list more.
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Maps

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Vital Records

Bristol (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy deaths are online in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by Virginia Genealogical Society.


Societies and Libraries

Websites

References

  1. https://www.bristolva.org/255/About-Bristol
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).