Introduction to Marlborough, Connecticut
Marlborough, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 10 miles S of Manchester, Connecticut and 87 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Hartford area. There are 5,709 residents in Marlborough.
The community of Marlborough developed around the crossroads of the Hockanum Path and Monhege Trail, which took travelers from Hartford to New London. The birth of the town can be traced to 1747, when William Buell and Joel Foote decided to form an Ecclesiastical Society in the region. The First Congregational Church was built in 1803, and the town of Marlborough was incorporated in October of the same year. It was formed from parts of Hebron, Glastonbury and Colchester. According to some sources, it was named in honor of the Duke of Marlborough. However, other sources state that the name was inspired by Marlborough, a borough of Wilshire, England.
Marlborough and nearby Attractions
- Old Manchester Museum
- Buttolph-Williams House
- Cromwell Meadows Wildlife Management Area
- Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
- Salmon River State Forest
- Wharton Brook State Park
Things To Do In Marlborough
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, the Old Manchester Museum, the Mark Twain House, the Buttolph-Williams House and the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame are all accessible from Marlborough. At the 84-acre Hurd State Park, visitors can enjoy camping, rock climbing, picnicking, fishing and mountain biking. The Copernican Observatory & Planetarium and the International Skating Center of Connecticut are some other popular local attractions.
Bradley International is the closest major airport.
Marlborough Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Trinity College, Wesleyan University and Eastern Connecticut State University.