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Tolland

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Tolland
State:
Connecticut
County:
Tolland County
Probate District:
25
Year Established:
1715
Year Incorporated:
1722
Form of Government:
Town Council/Town Manager
Town Hall Address:
21 Tolland Green
Tolland, CT 06084
860-871-3600

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday – 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday – Closed
Web Address:
www.tolland.org/

History Brief:
The origin of this town was closely associated with that of Coventry. Both were part of the land bequeathed by Joshua Uncas, Sachem of the Mohegans, to men in Hartford. The town of Coventry was set off in October 1711. In May 1715, the General Court established conditions for the town of Tolland to be set off. Tolland was named a full town by the Act of 1722. Town vital records begin 1715. Barbour collection records cover 1750-1850.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Windsor
 
Population (8)
Year:1910
Population:1126

Year:1920
Population:1040

Year:1930
Population:1064

Year:1940
Population:1192

Year:1950
Population:1655

Year:1990
Population:11001

Year:2000
Population:13146

Year:2005
Population:14350
 
Founding Families (11)
Surname:Abbot

Surname:Aborns

Surname:Carpenter

Surname:Chapman

Surname:Dimock

Surname:Grant

Surname:Lathrop

Surname:Nye

Surname:Stearns

Surname:Steel

Surname:West
 
Cemeteries (8)
Name:2 Graves (Benton)
Location:Old Chapin Farm

Name:Cemetery
Location:Dimock Farm

Name:East Cemetery
Location:Charter Road

Name:Grant Hill Cemetery
Location:2 3/4 miles from Tolland Center

Name:Loomis Cemetery
Location:1/2 mile southeast of Center

Name:North Cemetery
Location:Crystal Lake Road

Name:Northrup Cemetery
Location:On land of Gardner Hall & Co.

Name:South Cemetery
Location:Cider Mill Road
 
Churches (6)
Name:Beth el Congregation (860) 896-1816
Location:35 Birchwood Drive, Tolland, CT 06084

Name:First Baptist Church of Tolland (860) 871-0592
Location:75 Cider Mill Road, Tolland, CT 06084
Website:www.fbctolland.com

Name:Peace Lutheran Church (860) 872-9401
Location:670 Tolland Stage Road, Tolland, CT 06084
Website:www.peacelutheranchurch.org

Name:Seventh Day Adventist Church (860) 875-0450
Location:9 Hartford Turnpike, Tolland, CT 06084
Website:www.adventist.org

Name:St Matthews (860) 872-0200
Location:111 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084
Website:www.stmatthewct.org

Name:United Congregational Church of Tolland (860) 875-4160
Location:45 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084
Website:www.ucctolland.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (3)
Name:Journal Inquirer (860) 646-0500
Type:Contemporary
Location:306 Progress Drive, P.O. Box 510, Manchester, CT 06045
Website:www.zwire.com

Name:The Chronicle (860) 432-8466
Type:Contemporary
Location:One Chronicle Road, P.O. Box 148, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.thechronicle.com

Name:The Reminder (860) 875-2089
Type:Contemporary
Location:130 Old Town Road, P.O. Box 27, Vernon, CT 06066
Website:www.remindernewspapers.com
 
Schools (4)
Name:Birch Grove Primary School Pk-2 (860) 870-6750
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:247 Rhode Road, Tolland, CT 06084
Website:www.tolland.k12.ct.us

Name:Parker Memorial School 3-4 (860) 870-6875
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:104 Old Post Road, Tolland, CT 06084
Website:www.tolland.k12.ct.us

Name:Tolland High School 9-12 (860) 870-6818
Type:High School
Location:One Eagle Hill, Tolland, CT 06084
Website:www.tolland.k12.ct.us/

Name:Tolland Middle School 5-8 (860) 875-2564
Type:Middle School
Location:96 Old Post Road, Tolland, CT 06084
Website:www.tollandmiddleschool.net
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Tolland Public Library (860) 871-3620
Type:Current
Location:21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084
Website:www.tolland.org/government/departments/library/
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:EARLY HISTORY OF TOLLAND
Author:Loren Pinckney Waldo
Date Published:1861
Publisher:Case, Lockwood and Co.

Name:TOLLAND: THE HISTORY OF AN OLD CONNECTICUT POST ROAD TOWN
Author:Harold Weigold
Date Published:1971
Publisher:Pequot Press
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:The US GenWeb Project
Website Address:www.usgenweb.com

Website Name:Tolland Historical Society
Website Address:pages.cthome.net/tollland historical
 
Historic Timeline (3)
Date:1715
Description:Charter was abtained and town settled

Date:1722
Description:Tolland was incorporated as Connecticut's 49th town

Date:1785
Description:Tolland County was organized and Tolland was designated as the county seat.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Barbara F. Palmer
Contact Data:528 Sugar Hill Road
Tolland, CT 06084

Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Tolland Historical Society
P.O. Box 107
Tolland, CT 06084
pages.cthome.net/tollandhistorical
tolland.historical@snet.net
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1665
Marriage:1692
Death:1693
 





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