Bristol, Virginia is located at the Virginia-Tennessee line and is Bristol, Tennessee’s sister city.  The city is home to 26,803 residents and is part of the larger Tri-Cities region.  Originally Bristol was known as Goodson, and then the city was renamed in 1890 after the original city of Bristol in England.  

 

Before Bristol existed as an American city, the area was inhabited by Cherokee and Yuchi tribes.  In the 1800’s, the land where Bristol now stands was on a plantation owned by Rev. James King.  In 1856, the city was founded by Mr. King’s son-in-law, Joseph R. Anderson and was built around the connection of two railroad lines.      

 

Land adjoining the original site of Bristol, TN was owned by Samuel Goodson, who turned it into an establishment named, “Goodsonville”.  Eventually Bristol, TN and Goodsonville, VA merged into the town of Goodson.  Before the turn of the twentieth century, the sister cities both changed their names to Bristol in their respective states.  

 

Bristol, VA shares a great deal of history with its sister city in Tennessee.  Due to the locations of the cities on the railroad lines, both were important during the Civil War for transporting supplies and soldiers.  In the twentieth century, Bristol became famous for being the birthplace of country music.  The first recordings of country music were made by the Victor Talking Machine Company of regional and local musicians in Bristol.  After Bristol became famous for country music, local radio stations frequently featured big-name country and bluegrass groups like Flatt and Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers.  


Bristol is a scenic Appalachian city with a historic past.  Its location in the Blue Ridge Mountains makes it a fantastic spot for any lover of the outdoors.  Like its sister in Tennessee, Bristol is “A Good Place to Live”.

Apartments in Area:

Johnson City Apartment - Evergreen Terrace Apartments

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $460 to $720


Bristol Apartment - Shelby Heights Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Bristol, TN from $620 to $850


Johnson City Apartment - The Reserve

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $924 to $1459


Johnson City Apartment - Homestead Properties

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $620 to $1150


Johnson City Apartment - Fox Glen Townhouses

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $550 to $820


Johnson City Apartment - UDC

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $559 to $959


Johnson City Apartment - The Haven at Knob Creek Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $849 to $1249


Jonesborough Apartment - Wolfe Development

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Jonesborough, TN from $675 to $825


Johnson City Apartment - Ridgeview Apartments

0¼ to 2 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $325 to $655


Johnson City Apartment - Mountainview Villas

2 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $674


Bristol Apartment - The Villas at Lavinder Lane

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Bristol, TN from $660 to $1115


Bristol Apartment - Deer Run Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Bristol, TN from $625 to $875


Kingsport Apartment - The Villas at River Bend

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Kingsport, TN from $659 to $1145


Bristol Apartment - The Villas At Island Road

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Bristol, TN from $660 to $1115


Johnson City Apartment - Summer Chase Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $675 to $975



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