Introduction to Vernon, Connecticut
Early settlers built several mills along the Tankerhoosen and Hockanum rivers, and the initial industries of the area revolved around textile manufacturing. Vernon was incorporated as a town in 1808. It is said to have been named after George Washington's home at Mount Vernon, Virginia. In July 1965, Vernon was consolidated with the city of Rockville, which had been incorporated in January, 1889.
Vernon and nearby Attractions
- Historical Society Museum
- New England Civil War Museum
- Talcott Mountain State Park
- Hicks-Stearns Museum
- Valley Falls Park
- Ellington Ridge Country Club
Things To Do In Vernon
Vernon offers a well-rounded lifestyle with beautiful lakes and parks, vast trails, historic buildings and homes. Whether you love to spend time indoors or outdoors, you will definitely find something of interest in Vernon. The parks in the area offer a full range of facilities for both kids and adults.
Bradley International is the nearest major airport.
Vernon Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at the University Of Connecticut, Trinity College, Manchester Community College and Springfield Technical Community College.