Bristol (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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Bristol (Independent City)
Bristol, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1890

County Information


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].

Maps and Gazetteers

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Bristol Virginia City Courthouse

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


Parent County

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



For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Bristol, Virginia Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Bristol:[3]

  • Citizens Cemetery
  • East Hill Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Sharrett Cemetery
  • Susong Cemetery

Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries



  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. USGS Map,