East Windsor was originally settled by farmers in the 17th Century. They were drawn by the even topography and fertile soils of the Connecticut River Valley. Even today, farming makes up a significant part of our economy. In fact, the character of East Windsor is derived from the agricultural land and open space which lends our town its rural charm. We are comprised of five villages, Broad Brook, Melrose, Scantic, Warehouse Point and Windsorville. While combined for government and education convenience, each village is able to retain its own unique identity in East Windsor.
With a population approaching 10,000, and a land area of 26.3 square miles, East Windsor also offers ample opportunity for business and industry to grow. Situated on the east side of the Connecticut River, our town lies nearly equidistant between Hartford, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts. We are located minutes from Bradley International Airport on Route 5 with fast and easy access to and from I-91. A recently updated plan of development and sewer expansion provides us with both a blueprint for balanced growth and the ability to sustain a favorable tax rate.
East Windsor’s strategic location combined with its rural atmosphere makes it an ideal place to live, work and play. If you would like to know more about our town, please contact either the First Selectman’s office or that of our Town Planner. We welcome your inquiries and stand ready to assist you with your development plans or to answer any questions you may have about our East Windsor community.
Welcome to The Town of Enfield, Connecticut, a suburb located in Hartford County, eighteen miles north of Hartford, Connecticut and eight miles south of Springfield, Massachusetts. Enfield was named and incorporated by the Colony of Massachusetts in 1683 and annexed to Connecticut in 1749. The town is 33.8 square miles with a current population of approximately 45,246.
Enfield ‘s Town Seal is in the shape of a shield, enclosed in a double circle with a compass like border. At the very top, the year the town was named and incorporated by the Colony of Massachusetts. The town name, Enfield, is inscribed in a scroll contained within the double circles and border, under the year. The shield is under the scroll, within the circles and border.
Somers was originally part of Enfield, Massachusetts. The settlement was known as “East Enfield” when it was founded in 1706 by Benjamin Jones, followed in 1713 by Edward Kibbe, James Pease, Timothy Roote, and John McGregory. The Town of Somers was incorporated in 1734 by the General Court of Massachusetts and named for Lord John Somers of England. In 1749 Somers separated from Massachusetts and was annexed to Connecticut. Somers has always been an agricultural community with potato, tobacco, and dairy farms. The Four-Town Fair was organized in 1838 as a contest to see which of the ten school districts had the most oxen. “Little Sorrel”, the favorite horse of Civil War General “Stonewall” Jackson, was born at the Collins Farm on Prink Street, now Springfield Road. Industries have included grist- and sawmills and bonnet-making. In 1839 the Billings Satinette Mill was established on the Scantic River. Rockwell Keeney purchased it in 1879 for a woolen mill. As the Somersville Mfg. Co., it was the main industry here until 1970.
Located on the Connecticut River between Hartford, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts, Suffield is proud of its heritage and its steady growth, a product of careful planning. Beginning as a farming community in 1670, Suffield maintains a delicate balance between its colonial roots and today’s modern life-style.
A lively community with a 2000 population of 13,555, Suffield is a gracious town with a rural flavor in a suburban setting. The town center boasts a small shopping complex and an excellent library. Recent expansion of public buildings includes a police station and school additions and renovations. Bradley International Airport on the southern boundary attracts business, while quick access to I-91 makes commuting up and down the Connecticut River valley from Vermont and New Hampshire to Long Island Sound an easy trip.
This town is rich in contrasts – sweeping fields, forested hills, a picturesque Main Street, farms, shopping areas, and the Congamond Lakes. There are over 43 square miles of countryside. Some agricultural lands have given way to housing developments, though far-sighted citizens helped purchase property on West Suffield Mountain, where Sunrise Park offers a lake, hiking trails, picnic and recreation areas to town residents. Other lands are being preserved through the Suffield Land Conservancy, the Nature Conservancy, and the Farmland Preservation Act.