Introduction to Wethersfield, Connecticut
Wethersfield, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 3 miles SE of Hartford, Connecticut and 93 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Hartford metro area, Wethersfield is home to some 26,271 residents.
A group of Puritans founded a community which would become Wethersfield in 1634. In 1637, the community was named Wethersfield after a town in England. In the 17th century, this town witnessed four witch trials and three executions for witchcraft. General George Washington and French Lt. Gen. Rochambeau planned the Battle of Yorktown at the Webb House on Main Street. Wethersfield was officially incorporated in 1822.
Wethersfield and nearby Attractions
- Wethersfield Museum
- Hurlbut-Dunham House
- Goodwin Park Golf Course
- Bell Reservoir
- Wethersfield Nature Center
- Dinosaur State Park
Things To Do In Wethersfield
The town of Wethersfield offers visitors an exhaustive range of recreational facilities. The town provides easy access to several historic sites and museums. Among these are the Wethersfield Museum, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Buttolph-Williams House, Hurlbut-Dunham House, the Welles House Museum and the Webb House Museum. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy world class facilities at the Goodwin Park Golf Course.
Hartford-Brainard Airport can be reached within a few minutes.
Wethersfield Higher Education
Porter and Chester Institute is the local college. Trinity College and Manchester Community College are also nearby.