BRISTOLALIVE.COM serves Historic Bristol Borough and Bristol Township, PA. Bristol Borough is a beautiful community on the Delaware River, looking very much like a New England fishing town with its wonderful waterfront and lively downtown area. Bristol was first settled in 1681 as Buckingham (for Buckingham, England). It was originally used as a port and dock. Bristol is rich in history, boasting many historic and restored houses that line the streets of Radcliffe and Mill. Read More
Until 1725 Bristol served as county seat of Bucks County. From its earliest days Bristol was a center of milling. With the building of the Delaware Canal and the Pennsylvania Railroad it became a center of transportation and an attractive location for industry.
By the 1880s Bristol was home to many factories, including companies manufacturing wall paper and carpeting.
In 1917 Averell Harriman organized the Bristol shipyards. The area around the shipyards was named Harriman. In 1922 Harriman was annexed by Bristol. During World War II the old shipyards were used to build airplanes.
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