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Bristol Indiana


Bristol Indiana

Growth with Yesterday’s Values

Four member Town Council elected in staggered terms of 4 years. Work session is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, and the Town Council Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month, both at 7pm at the Town Hall and open to the public.

A Quick Look at Bristol History

Bristol was platted about 1835, making it one of the oldest towns in Elkhart County. Originally, it was two villages: Bristol on the east side of Vistula Street and Sydneyham on the west. Eventually, the two developers agreed on the name of Bristol, after some of the residents former homes in the U.K.

Bristol Welcomes Visitors

The Elkhart County Historical Museum offers tours, programs and a genealogical society research library. The Elkhart Civic Theatre provides a season-long variety of plays and presentations. The Bristol Library has programs for children and adults, including a storytime, a monthly bookclub, craft programs, and a local writers’ group.