Bristol is a city located in Sullivan County, Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 24,821. It is the twin city of Bristol, Virginia, just across the state line, which runs down the middle of State Street. Along with Kingsport, Tennessee and Johnson City, Tennessee the Bristols form the Tri-Cities. Bristol is probably best known for being the site of the first commercial recordings of country music, showcasing Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, and as the site of a NASCAR short track which routinely sells out more than 160,000 seats twice annually. Tickets to Bristol Motor Speedway are the most sought-after in all of sports. The city is also the home of King College.
Web Sites and Links
Bristol Bird ClubLocal birders' group. Includes information about membership and upcoming activities.
Bristol TennesseeOfficial Website of the City of Bristol, Tennessee.