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Hartford County, Connecticut

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Hartford County is located in north central Connecticut, bordered on the west by Litchfield County, on the east by Tolland County, and to the south by New Haven and Middlesex Counties. Connecticut's first established county, it is also bordered to the north by the State of Massachusetts. The Connecticut River bisects Hartford County from north to south and has played an important role in the development of the region since colonial times. The total land area covered by Hartford County is 736 square miles.

The 2000 U.S. Federal Census reported a countywide population of 857,183 (25.2% of the state total), making Hartford County the second most populous county behind only Fairfield County. Major cities or towns in Hartford County include Hartford (121,578), New Britain (71,538), West Hartford (63,589), Manchester (57,740), and East Hartford (49,575).

TOP 5 LOCATIONS OF INTEREST FOR GENEALOGY RESEARCH:
1. Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc. (East Hartford CT)
2. Connecticut State Library - History & Genealogy Unit (Hartford CT)
3. Connecticut Historical Society (Hartford CT)
4. LDS Family History Center (Bloomfield CT)
5. Simsbury Genealogy & Historical Research Library (Simsbury CT)


HARTFORD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT — Comprised of 29 cities and towns:
AvonBerlinBloomfieldBristolBurlingtonCantonEast GranbyEast HartfordEast WindsorEnfieldFarmingtonGlastonburyGranbyHartfordHartlandManchesterMarlboroughNew BritainNewingtonPlainvilleRocky HillSimsburySouth WindsorSouthingtonSuffieldWest HartfordWethersfieldWindsorWindsor Locks
Hartford County, Connecticut
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  • Fairfield County, CT
  • Hartford County, CT
  • Litchfield County, CT
  • Middlesex County, CT
  • New Haven County, CT
  • New London County, CT
  • Tolland County, CT
  • Windham County, CT


  • Connecticut State Map








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