Introduction to Enfield, Connecticut
Enfield, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 8 miles S of Springfield, Massachusetts and 82 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Hartford metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 45,212 people lived in Enfield.
The Pocomtuc tribe of Native Americans were the original inhabitants of this region. Settlers from Salem, Massachusetts established a community here in 1679. The community was named after the English borough of Enfield. It was initially incorporated as a part of Massachusetts in 1683. In 1749, the town seceded and was annexed by Connecticut.
Enfield and nearby Attractions
- Martha Parsons House
- Old Town Hall Museum
- Osborn Prison Farm
- Pearl Street Branch Enfield Public Library
- Crescent Lake
- Powder Hollow Park
Things To Do In Enfield
Historic sites and museums near Enfield include the Martha Parsons House, the Enfield Historical Society and the Old Town Hall Museum. The Grassmere Golf Course offers excellent opportunities for local golfers. Besides, the numerous shopping centers across Enfield offer a range of entertainment facilities.
Air transportation is provided by Bradley International Airport.
Enfield Higher Education
Residents of Enfield can enroll at Asnuntuck Community College. Other institutes nearby include the Springfield Technical Community College and Springfield College.