Bristol Indiana was chartered in 1835. This rural community is
primarily a blue-collar work force. Located in Elkhart County,
Washington Township on two major State Highways. According to the
Indiana Department of Transportation, Bristol has one of the busiest
two lane intersections in Elkhart County. There is an exit off of I
80/90, the Indiana toll road, allowing for better transportation
Some of the great natural resources in Bristol are the St. Joseph
River known for one of the best fishing spots in the midwest.
Another great attraction is Bonneyville Mill Park, which is located
just east of town off the Elkhart River. Bristol has and additional
three parks within the town all located adjacent to the St. Joseph
River. Bristol also has an Opera House bringing local theatric arts
to the community.
Bristol has 1200 acres covering nearly a two square mile area. There
are 28.4 miles of road within the town of Bristol. During the last seven years
Bristol has enjoyed better than average growth as compared to the
rest of the state. There approximately 608 households in Bristol
plus approximately 300 rental units. The average household
population, according to
the 2010 Census,
is 2.62 for houses and 2.49 for rentals. The estimated population is
approximately 1602 persons. The town population more than triples
during the daytime hours from the work force. There are in excess of
150 manufacturers and businesses within the town of Bristol. The
grade school in Bristol has an enrollment of 500 students. There are
eleven churches in the Bristol area. Our population is very diverse
in make up.
Washington Township covers a 36 square mile area with an additional
Interested in becoming a Police Officer in
Bristol? Please complete our
Applicationand Questionnaire for consideration.
Both will need to be
filled out and turned in for your application to be considered
We are taking applications for our
Mounted Officer (Posse) program.Interested persons should fill out an
application and questionnaire.