Introduction to East Windsor, Connecticut
East Windsor, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 8 miles N of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center) and 83 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town, which is part of the Hartford metropolitan statistical area (MSA), has roughly 9,818 residents.
East Windsor History
The area which is now known as East Windsor, was officially incorporated in 1768. The community was first settled in the seventeenth century by farmers, who were attracted to the fertile soils and topography of the Connecticut River Valley. East Windsor is comprised of five villages: Melrose, Warehouse Point, Broad Brook, Scantic, and Windsorville. The villages are combined for convenience in education and governance. The town of East Windsor is located in Hartford County, which was established in 1666.
East Windsor and nearby Attractions
- Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
- Mansfield Hollow State Park
- New Britain Industrial Museum
- Robinson State Park
- Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
- Chicopee Memorial State Park
Things To Do In East Windsor
The popular shopping destinations of the area include Cohoes Common Shopping Center, Bassdale Plaza Shopping Center, and Chesters Shopping Center. The Broad Brook Library offers ample reading materials. Area churches include Broad Brook Congregational Church, Saint Catherine's Church, Scantic Church, and Grace Episcopal Church. There are also numerous parks such as East Windsor Town Park, Pierce Memorial Park, and Doctor John E Flaherty State Wildlife Area, which offer multiple opportunities for recreation.
East Windsor Transportation
The closest major international airport is Bradley International Airport.
East Windsor Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Manchester Community College, University of Hartford, and Springfield Technical Community College.