Bristol Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Bristol, ME
Bristol (formerly known as Pemaquid) is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. A fishing and resort area, Bristol includes the villages of New Harbor, Pemaquid, Round Pond, Bristol Mills and Chamberlain. It includes the Pemaquid Archeological Site, a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
Once territory of the Wawenock (or Walinakiak, meaning "People of the Bay") Abenaki Indians, early Bristol was one of the most important and embattled frontier settlements in the province. Beginning with seasonal fishing, as early as 1625 the English established at Pemaquid Point a year-round trading post for fur trading. In 1631, the area was granted as the Pemaquid Patent by the Plymouth Council to Robert Aldsworth and Gyles Elbridge, merchants from Bristol, England.
On June 21, 1765, the town was incorporated as Bristol, named after the home port of the Pemaquid Patent proprietors.
According to the US census the town has a total area of 62.5 square miles, of which, 35.5 square miles is land and 27.0 square miles (43.23%) is water. Bristol is situated on the Pemaquid Peninsula, which extends into the Gulf of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean.
As of the 2010 census, there were 2,755 people. As of 2000, 1,203 households, and 801 families residing in the town. The population density was 74.6 people per square mile. There were 2,290 housing units at an average density of 64.6 per square mile.
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