Introduction to South Windsor, Connecticut
South Windsor, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 5 miles NE of Hartford, Connecticut and 88 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area. There are an estimated 24,412 people in South Windsor.
South Windsor History
Podunk Indians were the original inhabitants of the area now known as South Windsor. Thomas Burnham purchased the land that presently covers the towns of South Windsor and East Hartford in 1659. Other settlers from Windsor, Connecticut, arrived in this area in the mid 17th century. South Windsor was incorporated as a town in 1845. Though the area was originally a farming community, it developed into a suburban town in the 1950s.
South Windsor and nearby Attractions
- Talcott Mountain State Park
- Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
- Science Center of Connecticut
- Edward E. King Museum
- Six Flags New England
- Dinosaur State Park
Things To Do In South Windsor
In South Windsor, you can visit the Rye Street Park, the South Windsor Bark Park, the Veterans Memorial Park, the Nevers Road Park and South Windsor State Wildlife Area. The amusement and theme parks of Fairways Miniature Golf and Batting Cages and Whirly Ball are also popular entertainment spots in South Windsor. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Wapping Shopping Center.
South Windsor Transportation
Hartford - Brainard Airport can be reached within a few minutes.
South Windsor Higher Education
Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Trinity College, the University of Hartford, Springfield College, Central Connecticut State University, Manchester Community College, Western New England College and Springfield Technical Community College.