Introduction to Bolton, Connecticut
Bolton, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 4 miles E of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center) and 81 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town, which is in the Hartford area, has 5,017 residents.
The town of Bolton, which is one of the oldest towns in Connecticut, remained part of Hartford until 1720, when it was officially incorporated. The early settlers came from Bolton, Lancashire in England. It is believed that the town was named after the town in England or after the Duke of Bolton. It was originally a hunting ground for the Podunk Indians. The first white settlers arrived in the 1600s.
Bolton and Nearby Attractions
- Old Manchester Museum
- Gay City State Park
- Buttolph-Williams House
- Indian Notch Park
- Powder Ridge
Things To Do In Bolton
Bolton offers a variety of recreational opportunities including several parks: Herrick Park, Freja Park, and Indian Notch Park. There are also several museums nearby including Lutz Children's Museum, Old Manchester Museum and Vernon Historical Society Museum. Nearby historical sites are the Buttolph-Williams House, Dinosaur State Park, and the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, which was the home of the author of "Uncle Tom’s Cabin".
Bradley International Airport is nearby.
Bolton Higher Education
Colleges close to Bolton include Albertus Magnus College, American International College, Anna Maria College.