Introduction to Bolton, Connecticut

Bolton, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 4 miles E of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center) and 81 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Hartford area.

Bolton History

The town of Bolton, which is one of the oldest towns in Connecticut, remained part of Hartford until 1720, when it was officially incorporated. The early settlers came from Bolton, Lancashire in England. It is believed that the town was named after the town in England or after the Duke of Bolton. It was originally a hunting ground for the Podunk Indians. The first white settlers arrived in the 1600s.

Bolton and Nearby Attractions

  • Old Manchester Museum
  • Gay City State Park
  • Buttolph-Williams House
  • Indian Notch Park
  • Powder Ridge

Things To Do In Bolton

Bolton offers a variety of recreational opportunities including several parks: Herrick Park, Freja Park, and Indian Notch Park. There are also several museums nearby including Lutz Children's Museum, Old Manchester Museum and Vernon Historical Society Museum. Nearby historical sites are the Buttolph-Williams House, Dinosaur State Park, and the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, which was the home of the author of "Uncle Tom’s Cabin."

Bolton Transportation

Bradley International Airport is nearby.

Bolton Higher Education

Colleges close to Bolton include Albertus Magnus College, American International College, Anna Maria College.

Bolton Almanac

County Tolland County
Standard Zip Codes6043
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.76
Approximate Longitude-72.43

Bolton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 62 F
Annual Precip50.3 inches
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 80 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Bolton Public Libraries

Bentley Memorial Library
Bolton, Connecticut
(860) 646-7349

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Bolton Public Schools

Bolton Center School
108 Notch Road
ZIP: 6043
Total Enrollment 520
Bolton High School
72 Brandy Street
ZIP: 6043
Total Enrollment 318

Bolton Private Schools

Hans Chr Andersen Montessori
212 Bolton Center Rd
ZIP: 6043
Total Enrollment 6
Holy Seed Christian Academy
104 Notch Rd
ZIP: 6043
Total Enrollment 22
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