Bristol is a city in Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 26,702 at the 2010 census. It is the twin city of Bristol, Virginia, which lies directly across the state line between Tennessee and Virginia. The boundary between the two cities is also the state line, which runs along State Street in their common downtown district.
Bristol has one of the most vibrant downtown communities in the Tri-Cities and home to the Birthplace of Country Music. Race fans from around the world recognize Bristol as the home of the Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Dragway. Bristol is also home to King College and other outstanding schools. For outdoor enthusiasts, South Holston Lake provides a beautiful getaway for this community.