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Encyclopedia > Bristol, Tennessee
Bristol, Tennessee
A sign welcomes visitors to the twin cities of Bristol, Virginia and Bristol, Tennessee.
Nickname: The Birthplace of Country Music
Motto: A Good Place To Live
Coordinates: 36°35′42″N 82°11′19″W / 36.595, -82.18861
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Sullivan
Government
 - Mayor Jim Messimer
Area
 - City  29.5 sq mi (76.4 km²)
 - Land  29.4 sq mi (76.1 km²)
 - Water  0.1 sq mi (0.3 km²)
Elevation  1,676 ft (511 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 24,821
 - Density 845.8/sq mi (326.5/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 37620, 37621, 37625
Area code(s) 423
FIPS code 47-08540GR2
GNIS feature ID 1327702GR3
Website: www.bristoltn.org
State Street separates Virginia (left) and Tennessee (right).
State Street separates Virginia (left) and Tennessee (right).

Bristol is a city in Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States. 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 some of the first commercial recordings of country music, showcasing Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, and later a favorite venue of the legendary mountain musician Uncle Charlie Osborne. Congress recognized Bristol as the Birthplace of Country Music in 1998. Bristol is the birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford. Bristol is the site of a NASCAR short track which routinely sells out more than 160,000 seats twice annually. Tickets to Bristol Motor Speedway and DukesFest, a two day festival showcasing the 1980s television show "Dukes of Hazzard" are highly sought-after. The city is also the home of King College. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 312 KB) Summary The sign that welcomes visitors to the twin cities of Bristol TN/VA. Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bristol, Virginia Bristol... Motto: A Good Place to Live Nickname: The Birthplace of Country Music Map Political Statistics County Independent city Mayor To Be Determined Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 34. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Adapted from Wikipedias TN county maps by Seth Ilys. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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List of Tennessee counties: Anderson County Bedford County Benton County Bledsoe County Blount County Bradley County Campbell County Cannon County Carroll County Carter County Cheatham County Chester County Clairborne County Clay County Cocke County Coffee County Crockett County Cumberland County Davidson County Decatur County DeKalb County Dickson County Dyer County... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... 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Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 320 KB) Summary A view of State Street, which seperates the twin cities of Bristol TN and Bristol VA. Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 320 KB) Summary A view of State Street, which seperates the twin cities of Bristol TN and Bristol VA. Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Motto: A Good Place to Live Nickname: The Birthplace of Country Music Map Political Statistics County Independent city Mayor To Be Determined Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 34. ... For other uses, see Border (disambiguation). ... Kingsport is a city located primarily in Sullivan County, and also partially in Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States. ... Johnson City is a city in Washington County, Tennessee; however a small part of the city is located within Sullivan County, Tennessee, to the northeast and Carter County, Tennessee, to the southeast. ... Bristol, Tennessee, Bristol, Virginia, Kingsport, Tennessee and Johnson City, Tennessee form the Tri-Cities. ... The Bristol sessions are considered the Big Bang of modern country music. ... 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Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... In North American auto racing, particularly with regard to NASCAR, a short track is a racetrack of less than one mile (1. ... Grandstand in 2007 Scoring pilon in August 2007 Sign proclaiming the track the Worlds Fastest Half-Mile in 2007 Bristol Motor Speedway, originally known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985. ... King College was established in 1867. ...

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Geography

Bristol is located at 36°34′9″N, 82°11′51″W (36.569135, -82.197489)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 76.4 km² (29.5 mi²). 76.0 km² (29.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.44%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 24,821 people, 10,648 households, and 6,825 families residing in the city. The population density was 326.5/km² (845.8/mi²). There were 11,511 housing units at an average density of 151.4/km² (392.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.15% White, 2.97% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 10 households out of which 100% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 0.0% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.84. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $30,039, and the median income for a family was $37,341. Males had a median income of $28,210 versus $21,173 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,535. About 11.5% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Culture

"Birthplace of Country Music"

Bristol is considered to be the "Birthplace of Country Music" according to a resolution passed by the U.S. Congress in 1998 for its contributions to early country music recordings and influence.


In 1927 record producer Ralph Peer of Victor Records began recording local musicians in Bristol to attempt to capture the local sound of traditional 'folk' music of the region. One of these local sounds was created by The Carter family. The Carter Family got their start on July 31, 1927, when A.P. Carter and his family journeyed from Maces Springs, Virginia, to Bristol to audition for Ralph Peer who was seeking new talent for the relatively embryonic recording industry. They received $50 for each song they recorded. That same visit by Peer to Bristol also resulted in the first recordings by Jimmie Rodgers.[1] See also: 1926 in music, other events of 1927, 1928 in music and the list of years in music. Events January 8 - Alban Bergs Lyric Suite is premiered in Vienna July 1 - Béla Bartóks Piano Concerto No. ... Ralph Peer (May 22, 1892 - January 19, 1960) was born Ralph Sylvester Peer in Independence, Missouri. ... The Bristol sessions are considered the Big Bang of modern country music. ... Lil Wayne Album Tha Carter was preceeded by Tha Drought mixtape and Tha Prefix mixtape, where he freestyled over The Black Album. ... Maybelle, A.P. and Sara The Carter Family was a country music group that performed and recorded between 1927 and 1943. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maces Springs is a small settlement on Route 614, a spur off Route 421 that cuts through Poor Valley, in Scott County, Virginia. ... Ralph Peer (May 22, 1892 - January 19, 1960) was born Ralph Sylvester Peer in Independence, Missouri. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ...


Since 1994 the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance has promoted the city as a destination to learn about the history of Elvis and its role in the creation of an entire music genre. Currently, the Alliance is organizing the building of a new Cultural Heritage Center to help educate the public about the history of country music in the region.


Professional Sports

Bristol is the location of Bristol Motor Speedway, a NASCAR Nextel Cup track. Chicago White Sox R-league minor league affiliate, Bristol White Sox Grandstand in 2007 Scoring pilon in August 2007 Sign proclaiming the track the Worlds Fastest Half-Mile in 2007 Bristol Motor Speedway, originally known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The Bristol White Sox are a minor league baseball team in Bristol, Virginia, USA. They are a Rookie-level team in the Appalachian League and have been a farm team of the Chicago White Sox since 1995. ...


Media

Television:

  • WCYB-TV (NBC Channel 5)

Newspaper: WCYB is a television station in Bristol, Virginia It is owned by Bluestone Television Categories: | ...

  • Bristol Herald Courier

Library:

  • Bristol Public Library

Notable residents

Clarence Tom Ashley (September 29 1895 (or 1885?) - June 2 1967) was a 20th-century American clawhammer banjo player and singer. ... Tennessee Ernie Ford Ernest Jennings Ford (February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991), better known by the stage name Tennessee Ernie Ford, was a pioneering U.S. recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country & western, pop, and gospel musical genres. ... Dave Loggins was born as David Allen Loggins in Mountain City, Tennessee, on 10th November 1947. ...

Bristol, Tennessee Police Department

Bristol Police Department
BPD
Jurisdiction City of Bristol, TN
Sworn 69
Non-sworn 25
Chief of Police Blaine E. Wade

Bristol, TN Police Department is the municipal law enforcement agency for Bristol, TN. The BPD has 69 sworn officers and 25 civilian supportive staff. Each year the auxilary staff save the department over $100,000.[2] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Police officers in South Australia A police officer (or policeman/policewoman) is a warranted worker of a police force. ... Chief of Police is the title typically given to the head of a police department, particularly in the United States and Canada. ...


SWAT

Ten sworn officers make up the BPD SWAT team. Three are negotiators and two are observers. The team trains a minimum of eight hours each month.[3] This article is about Special Weapons and Tactics. ...


K-9

The BPD has one K-9 unit. The K-9 is a dual purpose canine.[3]


See also

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References

  1. ^ David Sanjek, "All the Memories Money Can Buy: Marketing Authenticity and Manufacturing Authorship", p. 155–172 in Eric Weisbard, ed., This is Pop, Harvard University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-674-01321-2 (cloth), ISBN 0-674-01344-1 (paper). p. 158.
  2. ^ Bristol Police Department website
  3. ^ a b Bristol Police website, Special Units

External links

Wikisource has an original article from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica about:
Bristol (Tennessee)

Coordinates: 36.569135° N 82.197489° W Image File history File links Wikisource-logo. ... The original Wikisource logo. ... Encyclopædia Britannica, the eleventh edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The Open Directory Project (ODP), also known as dmoz (from , its original domain name), is a multilingual open content directory of World Wide Web links owned by Netscape that is constructed and maintained by a community of volunteer editors. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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