Bristol County, RI


BRISTOL COUNTY, on the easterly boundary of Rhode Island between Narraganset and Mount Hope bays.  Length 10 miles; mean width 4, with an area of 40 square miles. The face of the country is pleasantly diversified, and the soil generally stony, but productive.  Seat of justice, Bristol.  Pop. in 1820, 5,637; in 1830, 5,446; in 1840, 6,476; in 1850, 8,514.  (Fanning's, 1853)

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    Bristol, RI City or Town
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