Introduction to Torrington, Connecticut
Torrington, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 12 miles NW of Bristol, Connecticut and 85 miles NE of New York, New York. The city is considered part of the Hartford metropolitan area. Torrington has a population of 35,202.
Torrington was originally known as Wolcottville. The first European settler here was Ebenezer Lyman Jr., who came from Durham, Connecticut in 1735. Torrington was officially incorporated as a town in October of 1740. Industrial development was expedited after Frederick Wolcott built a woolen mill here in 1813. In 1923, Torrington was incorporated as a city.
Torrington and nearby Attractions
- Artwell Gallery
- Torrington Civic Symphony
- Burr Pond State Park
- Minetto State Park
- Hotchkiss Fyler House Museum
- Paugnut State Forest
Things To Do In Torrington
Torrington is nestled in a scenic countryside area. It is a flourishing cultural center with several tourist attractions. The Nutmeg Conservatory and Warner Theater organize performances and instructional classes throughout the year. The city also offers interesting shopping opportunities with its assorted mix of art houses, antique dealers and small specialty shops.
Bradley International airport is nearby.
Torrington Higher Education
Naugatuck Valley Community College, the University Of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University and Manchester Community College provide facilities for higher education.