Introduction to Windham, Connecticut
Windham, Connecticut, in Windham county, is 19 miles E of Manchester, Connecticut and 72 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area. There are an estimated 22,857 people in Windham.
The town of Windham was incorporated on May 12, 1692. The community was named after Wyndham, England. Early farmers grew barley, flax, wheat, rye, corn and hemp here, and also raised livestock. Gradually sawmills, blacksmith shops and gristmills were set up in Windham. The streams and rivers provided power to these mills. Windham comprises of the city of Willimantic and the villages of North Windham, South Windham and Windham Center.
Windham and nearby Attractions
- Windham Textile and History Museum
- Willimantic Public Library
- Natchaug River
- Saint Joseph Church
- North Windham Shopping Center
- Beaver Brook State Park
Things To Do In Windham
The Windham Textile and History Museum, Jillson House Museum, the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum and CT Eastern Railroad Museum showcase interesting exhibits about the local history and culture. The numerous lakes and rivers around the town offer stunning views of nature along with the opportunity to indulge in water sports. One can also enjoy shopping at the North Windham Shopping Center, Bridge Street Plaza Shopping Center, Willimantic Plaza Shopping Center and the Windham Heights Shopping Center.
Air transportation is available from the Groton-New London Airport.
Windham Higher Education
Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut are nearby.