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Page Contents for Torrington, Connecticut

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions



Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Connecticut state capital is Hartford.
The population of Torrington is approximately 35,202 (2000), 36383 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 16,147 (2000), 15243 (2010).
The amount of land area in Torrington is 103.059 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Torrington is 40 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.485 sq kilometers.
The distance from Torrington to Washington DC is 293 miles.
The distance to the Connecticut state capital is 27 miles. (as the crow flies)
Torrington is positioned 41.83 degrees north of the equator and 73.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Torrington elevation is 510 to 1,325 feet above sea level.
Torrington per capita income is $ 28,130 (2002).
Torrington median income is $ 41,841 (2000).
The Torrington median home price is $ 121,750 (2002).
The average winter temperature is 23.1 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 45.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 69.5 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 48.6 degrees F.


28 miles from Hartford and about 94 miles northeast of New York City. Nearby communities include Northwest Harwinton, Litchfield, Winsted, Bantam, New Hartford Center, Terryville, Bethlehem Village and Collinsville.
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seasonal. This page will tell you the weather right now for Torrington!
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History & History Related Items

Ebenezer Lyman Jr. of Durham purchased land here in 1735 to settle in what would become Torrington.

Here is a good history page about the City of Torrington. Try this history page for Torrington.
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The incorporation of Torrington

1749 as a town and chartered as a city in 1923


John Brown
Famous abolitionist, John Brown was born in Torrington in 1800. He and his family moved to Ohio as a child. The home in which he was born burned in 1918.

Gail Borden
He developed and produced condensed milk here in 1856.

The Historic Warner Theater
68 Main Street
Torrington, CT
Phone: 860-489-7180

Downtown Torrington
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Economy & Industry

diverse. The city has a large commercial and industrial area that brings in people from surrounding areas. Agriculture still remains a force in the local economy in outlying areas.
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Torrington City Government

City of Torrington
140 Main St.
Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: 860-489-2228

Torrington has a Mayor-Council form of government

Torrington Historical Events

A flood tore up Main street and washed many buildings away. A few of the historic buildings in the downtown remained.

Torrington Chamber

Northwest Connecticut's Chamber of Commerce
333 Kennedy Drive, Suite R101
P.O. Box 59
Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: 860-482-6586
Fax: 860-489-8851

Torrington Organizations

Northwest Connecticut's Chamber of Commerce
333 Kennedy Drive, Suite R101
P.O. Box 59
Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: 860-482-6586
Fax: 860-489-8851

Torrington Libraries

Torrington Library
12 Daycoeton Pl.
Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: 860-489-6684
Fax: 860-482-4664

Torrington Schools

Torrington Public Schools
355 Migeon Ave
Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: (860) 489-2327
Fax (860) 482-6314

Torrington Middle School
200 Middle School Dr.
Torrington, CT 06790-3168
Phone: 860-496-4050

Torrington High School
Major Besse Dr.
Torrington Ct. 06790
Phone: 860-489-2294
Fax: 860-489-2853


University of Connecticut - Torrington Campus
855 University Drive
Torrington CT 06790
Phone: (860) 626-6800 Torrington


The population of Torrington was:
1880 - 3,000
1920 - 22,000
1923 - 23,000
1935 - 26,040
1980 - 30,987
1990 - 33,687
2000 - 35,202
2006 - 35,952 (projected)

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