Village of Bristol

From "The History of Racine and Kenosha Counties" (Chicago: 1879), p. 557:
Bristol (village)
The village of Bristol is situated on the Kenosha & Rockford Division of the North-Western Road, twelve miles west of Kenosha. The land was originally owned by Alfred Giddings, at present residing in Kenosha, who laid it out in town lots, and sold the property to A. B. Emmons, who, in turn, disposed of this purchase t o John F. Chase, who completed the platting of the village, and executed deeds to purchasers. Bristol is a thriving village, containing an industrious and enterprising population, four stores and several mechanical shops; Asbury Chapel, built in 1842; Hosmer Chapel, built in 1857, and Wesley Chapel, built in 1872, all of the Methodist Episcopal denomination; also, St. Mary's Roman Catholic church, built in 1866, and a Masonic Lodge, with a membership of upward of fifty. The Bristol Soda Springs are within two miles of the village, and offer superior inducements to invalid seekers after health. The population is variously estimated at from one to two hundred souls.


From "The City of Kenosha and Kenosha County Wisconsin" by Frank H. Lyman, 1916, p.326:
Bristol Village
The land upon which the town of Bristol is located was originally owned by Alfred Giddings, who laid it out into town lots, and sold the property to A. B. Emmons, who, in turn, disposed of it to John F. Chase. The latter completed the plat and sold the lots.

Asbury Chapel, built in 1842, Hosmer Chapel, built in 1857, and Wesley Chapel in 1872, were all of the Methodist denomination. St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church was constructed in 1866.




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