Introduction to Winchester, Connecticut
Winchester, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 18 miles NW of Bristol, Connecticut and 92 miles NE of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Hartford metropolitan area with. Winchester contains a population of approximately 10,664.
Winchester was first settled in by Europeans in 1732. It was officially incorporated as a town in 1771. The community was named after the English town of Winchester. The town is renowned for its beautiful ecclesiastical, Victorian, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, neo-classical and Colonial Revival architecture. Winchester also contains the incorporated City of Winsted.
Winchester and nearby Attractions
- Solomon Rockwell House
- Camp Delaware
- Beardsley Memorial Library
- Faith Bible Church
- Highland Lake
- Platt Hill State Park
Things To Do In Winchester
The Solomon Rockwell House was built in 1813, and now houses an impressive exhibit of antiques. The Rowley Park Plaza Shopping Center is the ideal destination for shoppers. In addition, the town hosts the Winchester Grange Fair every August.
Bradley International Airport is close by.
Winchester Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are offered by Westfield State College, the University of Hartford and Naugatuck Valley Community College.