Bristow is an unincorporated town in Prince William
County, Virginia, United States.
The population was 8,910 in the 2000
census, and the 2009 estimate of 15,137.
The former town proper was located on SR 619
Bristow Road, about 1 mile southwest of the intersection with
, Nokesville Road, at
the Norfolk Southern
crossing. There are no active businesses left at this
location, though a crew change point for the railroad is just up
the tracks from the railroad crossing. The new town center has, in
general, relocated farther West around the Braemar Parkway area.
rapidly being absorbed into the expanding suburbs of the city of
Manassas, including such developments as Bristow
The area is mostly upper-middle-class residential managed
communities including but not limited to: Braemar Community
, Bridlewood, Bridlewood
Manor, Brookside, Crossman Creek, Foxborough, Kingsbrooke, New
Bristow Village, Lanier Farms, Sheffield Manor, and Victory Lakes.
community is home to the Nissan Pavilion outdoor concert stage.
As of 2009
, Bristow, Virginia has a population
of 15,137. Since 2000
, the town has seen
anpopulation increase of about 89%.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 8,910
people, 2,964 housing units, and 9,188 families residing in the
town. The racial makeup of the town was 87.62% White
, 6.73% African American
, 0.18% Native American
1.04% from other races
of any race were
3.86% of the population.
The majority of the Bristow Area was previously part of the
Linton's Ford Plantation, owned by the Linton Family from the
1700s. In 1894, Sarah Linton converted to Catholicism, and the
property was deeded to the Roman Catholic Church. The Linton Hall
School was founded, for which the main road was named: Linton Hall
Road. However in the late 20th century, much of the original
property was sold to developers to raise money to support the
school. The result was a population boom for the Bristow area (and
increased enrollment for the school.) The Linton Family (with the
exception of Sarah Linton) are buried in the Linton Family Cemetery
in the Braemar Community. The cemetery is legally unowned due to
records loss when the Brentsville Courthouse burned in the Civil
War. However maintenance is provided by the Braemar Community
Association with coordination with the Benedictine Sisters at
According to the Geographic Names Information
, Bristow has also been known as
, and Bristow Station
Board on Geographic Names
officially decided upon Bristow as the community's name in
- Bristow, VA zip code overview
- 20136 Zip Code Data