Introduction to Newington, Connecticut
Newington, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 3 miles NE of New Britain, Connecticut and 93 miles NE of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Hartford metropolitan area with. Newington contains a population of approximately 29,306.
The history of Newington goes back more than 335 years, when it was a part of Wethersfield. Woodcutters from this town were sent to Newington in the 1600s to harvest timber. The area was favored by settlers as it had a level land that was rich with glacial deposits. The community was legally named Newington by the General Assembly in 1721. This name, according to some sources, meant the "new town in the meadow." It was officially incorporated as a town in 1871.
Newington and nearby Attractions
- Kellogg-Eddy House and Museum
- Jefferson House
- Newington Plaza Shopping Center
- Rockhole Brook
- Newington Junction West Historic District
Things To Do In Newington
While in Newington, one can visit the Kellogg Eddy House and Museum and the Jefferson House Gerontology Resource Center. The Newington Plaza Shopping Center, the Newington Theater Plaza Shopping Center, the Northwood Shopping Plaza Shopping Center and Fenn Road Plaza Shopping Center are ideal destination for those who love to shop.
Hartford-Brainard Airport can be reached in a few minutes.
Newington Higher Education
Residents of Newington can enroll at Central Connecticut State University, Trinity College, the University of Hartford or Manchester Community College.