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Hartford County

Connecticut

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The Cities and communities of HartfordCounty, Connecticut*

 

Avon (town)

Berlin (town), Bishop's Corner, Bloomfield (town), Blue Hills (village) Bristol (village), Burlington (town)

Canton (town), Central Manchester (village), Collinsville (village of Canton)

East Granby (town), East Hartford (town), East Hartland (village of Hartland), East Windsor (town), Elmwood (village), Enfield (town)

Farmington (town), Forestville (village)

Glastonbury (town), Granby (town)

Hartford (city), Hartland (town)

Kensington (village of Berlin)

Manchester (town), Marion, Marlborough (town), Milldale

New Britain (city), Newington (town), North Granby (village of Granby)

Plainville (town), Plantsville (village), Poquonock, (village of Windsor)

Rocky Hill (town)

Simsbury (town), Simsbury center (village), South Windsor (town), Southington (town), Suffield (town), Suffield Depot (village of Suffield)

Tariffville (village of Simsbury), Terramuggus (village of Marlborough)

Weatogue (village of Simsbury), West Granby (village of Granby), West Hartford (town) West Hartland (village of Hartland), West Simsbury (village of Simsbury), Wethersfield, Wilson (village of Windsor), Windsor Locks (town), Windsor (town)

 

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area.

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Information & Facts about Hartford County, Connecticut


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Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Government

Since 1960, In Connecticut, there has been no county government; the counties determine court boundaries, but are not governing bodies. Each city or town is responsible for local services such as schools, snow removal, sewers, fire department and police departments. Cities and towns may agree to jointly provide services or even establish a regional school system. When there was a county government before 1960, Hartford was the county seat. Now, there is no county seat.

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Population:

2000 - 857,183
2003 - 873,001
2005 - 877,393
2007 - 876,824

Housing Units
2000 - 353,022
2007 - 363,706

Density:
2000 - 1,166 persons per square mile

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Location:

Hartford County is located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut.

Neighboring counties:
North - Hampden County, Massachusetts
East - Tolland County
Southeast - Middlesex County
Southwest - New Haven County
West - Litchfield County
Southeast - New London County

A map page showing the county area and towns

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Climate:

Average Annual Precipitation: 44 inches
Average Annual Snowfall: 48 inches

Average Winter high temperature: 34.1 F.
Average Winter low temperature: 19.9 F.
Average Spring high temperature: 59.9 F.
Average Spring low temperature: 48.1 F.
Average Summer high temperature: 84.9 F.
Average Summer low temperature: 62.4 F.
Average Fall high temperature: 63.1 F.
Average Fall low temperature: 40.6 F.

The climate for Hartford County is typically hot and humid in summer and cold and snowy in the winter. There is a great deal of precipitation throughout the year with a large amount of snow in winter. Summer months bring thunderstorms with high winds and hail but rarely tornadoes.

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Household Income:
2000 - $50,756
2007 - $61,056

Per capita Income:
2000 - $26,047

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History:

Established 10 May 1666 as one of the original Connecticut counties. The county seat was Hartford. Around the turn of the 20th Century, famous writer, Mark Twain, called Hartford home. He wrote many of his novels and stories while looking out over the Park River here rather than looking out over the Mississippi River.

1895 map of Hartford County

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Geography:

Total area: 750 square miles
Land area: 735 square miles
Water area: 15 square miles

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Genealogy:

Kindred Trails page for Hartford County
US GenWeb genealogy page for Hartford County

State Office of Vital Records
Vital REcords offices are located in each of the towns in the state. Records must be obtained in the town where the event occurred. Records may be obtained from the state, but the towns will have a faster turnaround time.

Cemeteries of Hartford County
Political Graveyard page for Hartford County

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Libraries:

Connecticut State Library

Hartford Public Library

Yale University Library

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Schools:

Trinity College in Hartford
University of Hartford in Hartford

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Economy:

Hartford County was well-known in its early years as a major manufacturing and publishing area though through the years, many of these factories have closed or relocated. Today Hartford County has many large companies headquartered here including most major insurance companies. A number of these have moved headquarters to outlying areas rather in Hartford City.

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Organizations & Groups

Central Regional Tourism District

Connecticut Historical Society

Metro Hartford Alliance
31 Pratt Street, 5th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 806-525-4451

 

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Attractions & Other Information

National Register of Historic Places in Hartford County

The Bushnell - Connecticut's Premier Performing Arts Center

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford

Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford

Lake Compounce - New England's Family Theme Park in Bristol

New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain

Connecticut's Old State House

The Children's Museum in West Hartford

Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor

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