Introduction to Cromwell, Connecticut
Cromwell, Connecticut, in Middlesex county, is 8 miles SE of New Britain, Connecticut and 91 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area. There are an estimated 12,871 people in Cromwell.
Cromwell was founded in 1650 and developed gradually before being officially incorporated as Cromwell in 1851. It was named after Oliver Cromwell. William C. Redfield built one of the first river steamboats in Cromwell. The town then went on to develop into a center for the shipbuilding industry.
Cromwell and nearby Attractions
- Cromwell Meadows Wildlife Management Area
- Dinosaur State Park
- Wadsworth Falls State Park
- Cockaponset State Forest
- Kidcity Children's Museum
- New Britain Industrial Museum
Things To Do In Cromwell
Cromwell offers a varied and interesting range of opportunities for recreational activities. The area has several parks with all the standard amenities. The Cromwell Meadows Wildlife Management Area and Cockaponset State Forest provide opportunities for hiking and other adventurous activities. One can also visit the historical sites and museums in and around Cromwell.
Bradley International Airport is nearby.
Cromwell Higher Education
Wesleyan University, Central Connecticut State University, Trinity College and Manchester Community College all provide opportunities for higher education.