Introduction to Ellington, Connecticut
Ellington, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 9 miles N of Manchester, Connecticut and 78 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Hartford metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 12,921 people lived in Ellington.
Ellington was originally a part of the town of Windsor. It broke off almost 20 years later and was incorporated as a town in May of 1786. A significant part of Ellington is involved in cattle and corn farming. A community of Jewish immigrant farmers settled in Ellington in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Their synagogue, Congregation Knesseth Israel, stands today and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The town recorded one of the fastest growth rates amongst all Connecticut towns at the turn of the 21st century.
Ellington and nearby Attractions
- Nellie McKnight Museum
- Sadds Mill
- Nathan Hale Homestead
- Kimballs Brook
- Talcott Mountain State Park
Things To Do In Ellington
There are quite a few museums near the town of Ellington. One can visit the Hicks-Stearns Museum, the Nellie McKnight Museum and the New England Civil War Museum. The Talcott Mountain State Park is spread over an area of 557 acres. It has an observation tower and also offers facilities for hiking, picnicking and hang gliding.
Bradley International Airport is nearby.
Ellington Higher Education
For higher studies, one can enroll at the University of Connecticut, the Western New England College, Springfield Technical Community College or the Springfield College.