Introduction to Storrs, Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 14 miles E of Manchester, Connecticut and 72 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Hartford metropolitan area with. Storrs contains a population of approximately 10,996.
The community of Storrs is a part of the town of Mansfield, Connecticut, which was incorporated in October, 1702. The main campus of the University of Connecticut is located in Storrs. The university was founded in 1881 and was originally known as Storrs Agricultural School. Some of the notable residents of the area include Tim Page, the Pulitzer Prize winning music critic; Wendy O. Williams, the lead singer of Plasmatics; and Rivers Cuomo, the lead singer/ guitarist of Weezer.
Storrs and nearby Attractions
- Nathan Hale Homestead Museum
- Albert E. Moss Forest
- William Benton Museum of Art
- Mansfield Hollow State Park
- Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum
- Six Flags New England
Things To Do In Storrs
Storrs has a large number of parks and playgrounds where one can spend your leisure hours. You can also visit the Homestead Museum of the legendary Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale. You can also enjoy the wildlife and wildflower sanctuary at the Albert E. Moss Forest. The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is also worth visiting and popular among children.
Hartford - Brainard Airport is the nearest major airport.
Storrs Higher Education
University of Connecticut lies within the town. Eastern Connecticut State University, Springfield College and Western New England College also provide higher educational facilities.