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.
Bristol Virginia City Courthouse
For additional records, see Washington County, Virginia Genealogy and Sullivan County, Tennessee Genealogy.
1890--Bristol was created 12 February 1890 from Washington County. 
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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.
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