Introduction to Granby, Connecticut
Granby, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 13 miles N of West Hartford, Connecticut and 93 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Hartford metro area, Granby is home to some 10,347 residents.
Granby was a part of Simsbury, Connecticut until the late 1700s. It became independent towards the end of the century and was incorporated in 1786. The community of Granby adopted its name from John Manners, the Marquess of Granby.
Granby and nearby Attractions
- Salmon Brook Settlement
- Ethel L Austin Library
- Salmon Brook Historical Society
- Beach Brook
- McLean Game Refuge
- Enders State Forest
Things To Do In Granby
While in Granby, one can visit local attractions like the Hempsted Hill Club, the Granby Town Hall and the Ethel L. Austin Library. The Salmon Brook Historical Society organizes various cultural events throughout the year. The town's beautiful water bodies are also popular spots. In addition, the Granby Grange Agricultural Fair is held in the town every September.
Bradley International Airport is about 10 miles away.
Granby Higher Education
The University of Hartford, Westfield State College and Manchester Community College offer opportunities for higher education.