Introduction to Tolland, Connecticut
Tolland, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 10 miles NE of Manchester, Connecticut and 75 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Hartford metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 13,146 people lived in Tolland.
The area on which the present day town of Tolland stands was originally a part of the Town of Windsor. It was first settled in by people living in Windsor who felt that their town was becoming overcrowded. Tolland was given its name in 1715, most likely after the town of Tolland in Somerset, England. Tolland was officially incorporated in 1722.
Tolland and nearby Attractions
- Tolland Jail Museum & Historical Society
- Hicks-Stearns Museum
- Benton Homestead
- Tolland Green
- Talcott Mountain State Park
- Skungamaug River Golf Club
Things To Do In Tolland
The Tolland Green Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tolland has a charming village atmosphere coupled with several interesting historical sites. The original Town Hall, which was built in the 19th century, has been turned into an arts center which is frequented by locals and tourists.
Bradley International is the nearest major airport.
Tolland Higher Education
The University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University, Western New England College and Springfield College are all in the area.