List of towns in Connecticut

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The U.S. state of Connecticut is divided into 169 towns. The towns are grouped into eight counties. Towns traditionally have a town meeting form of government, but under the Home Rule Act, towns are free to choose their own government structure. Nineteen of the towns are consolidated city-towns and one is a consolidated borough-town. These are indicated in the list below.

Town Date established Land area (sq mi) Population (2010) Form of government Native American name County Region
Andover 1848 15.46 3,303 Town meeting Tolland County Capitol
Ansonia (city) 1889 6.03 19,249 Mayor-council New Haven County Valley
Ashford 1714 38.79 4,100 Town meeting Windham County (None)
Avon 1830 23.12 18,098 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Barkhamsted 1779 36.22 3,799 Town meeting Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Beacon Falls 1871 9.78 6,049 Town meeting New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Berlin 1785 26.45 19,866 Council-manager Hartford County Central Connecticut
Bethany 1832 20.97 5,563 Town meeting New Haven County South Central
Bethel 1855 16.79 18,584 Town meeting Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
Bethlehem 1787 19.36 3,607 Town meeting Litchfield County Central Naugatuck Valley
Bloomfield 1835 26.01 20,486 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Bolton 1720 14.41 4,980 Town meeting Tolland County Capitol
Bozrah 1786 19.97 2,627 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Branford 1685 21.98 28,026 Representative town meeting Totoket New Haven County South Central
Bridgeport (city) 1821 16.00 144,229 Mayor-council Pequonock Fairfield County Greater Bridgeport
Bridgewater 1856 16.23 1,727 Town meeting Litchfield County Housatonic Valley
Bristol (city) 1785 26.51 60,477 Mayor-council Hartford County Central Connecticut
Brookfield 1788 19.80 16,452 Town meeting Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
Brooklyn 1786 28.97 8,210 Town meeting Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Burlington 1806 29.80 9,301 Town meeting Hartford County Central Connecticut
Canaan 1739 32.95 1,234 Town meeting Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Canterbury 1703 39.90 5,132 Town meeting Peagscomsueck Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Canton 1806 24.57 10,292 Town meeting Hartford County Capitol
Chaplin 1822 19.43 2,305 Town meeting Windham County Windham
Cheshire 1780 32.91 29,261 Council-manager New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Chester 1836 16.03 3,994 Town meeting Middlesex County Connecticut River Estuary
Clinton 1838 16.28 13,260 Town meeting Middlesex County Connecticut River Estuary
Colchester 1698 49.06 16,068 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Colebrook 1779 31.47 1,485 Town meeting Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Columbia 1804 21.36 5,485 Town meeting Tolland County Windham
Cornwall 1740 46.01 1,420 Town meeting Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Coventry 1712 37.72 12,435 Council-manager Tolland County Windham
Cromwell 1851 12.39 14,005 Town meeting Middlesex County Mid-State
Danbury (city) 1687 42.11 80,893 Mayor-council Pahquioque Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
Darien 1820 12.86 20,732 Representative town meeting Fairfield County South Western
Deep River 1635 13.55 4,629 Town meeting Pattaquasset Middlesex County Connecticut River Estuary
Derby (city) 1675 4.98 12,902 Mayor-council Paugasset New Haven County Valley
Durham 1708 23.60 7,388 Town meeting Coginchaug Middlesex County Mid-State
East Granby 1858 17.48 5,148 Town meeting Hartford County Capitol
East Haddam 1734 54.33 9,126 Town meeting Macki-moodus Middlesex County Mid-State
East Hampton 1767 35.59 12,959 Council-manager Middlesex County Mid-State
East Hartford 1783 18.02 51,252 Mayor-council Podunk[1] Hartford County Capitol
East Haven 1785 12.26 29,257 Mayor-council New Haven County South Central
East Lyme 1839 34.03 19,159 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
East Windsor 1768 26.29 11,162 Town meeting Hartford County Capitol
Eastford 1847 28.89 1,749 Town meeting Windham County (None)
Easton 1845 27.42 7,490 Town meeting Fairfield County Greater Bridgeport
Ellington 1786 34.05 15,602 Town meeting Tolland County Capitol
Enfield 1683 33.38 44,654 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Essex 1852 10.36 6,683 Town meeting Patapoug Middlesex County Connecticut River Estuary
Fairfield 1639 30.03 59,404 Representative town meeting Uncoway Fairfield County Greater Bridgeport
Farmington 1645 28.06 25,340 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Franklin 1786 19.51 1,922 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Glastonbury 1690 51.37 34,427 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Goshen 1739 43.66 2,976 Town meeting Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Granby 1786 40.69 11,282 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Greenwich 1665 47.83 61,171 Representative town meeting Patuquapaen Fairfield County South Western
Griswold 1815 34.95 11,951 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Groton 1705 31.30 40,115 Representative town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Guilford 1643 47.05 22,375 Town meeting Menunkatuck New Haven County South Central
Haddam 1662 44.03 8,346 Town meeting Middlesex County Mid-State
Hamden 1786 32.78 60,960 Mayor-council New Haven County South Central
Hampton 1786 25.00 1,863 Town meeting Windham County Windham
Hartford (city) 1635 17.31 124,775 Mayor-council Suckiag Hartford County Capitol
Hartland 1761 33.03 2,114 Town meeting Hartford County Litchfield Hills
Harwinton 1737 30.75 5,642 Town meeting Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Hebron 1708 36.90 9,686 Town meeting Tolland County Capitol
Kent 1739 48.47 2,979 Town meeting Scatacook Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Killingly 1708 48.52 17,370 Council-manager Aspinock Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Killingworth 1667 35.33 6,525 Town meeting Hammonasset Middlesex County Connecticut River Estuary
Lebanon 1700 54.11 7,308 Town meeting New London County Windham
Ledyard 1836 38.14 15,051 Mayor-council New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Lisbon 1786 16.26 4,338 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Litchfield 1719 56.06 8,466 Town meeting Bantam Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Lyme 1667 31.85 2,406 Town meeting New London County Connecticut River Estuary
Madison 1826 36.20 18,269 Town meeting New Haven County South Central
Manchester 1823 27.26 58,241 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Mansfield 1702 44.46 26,543 Council-manager Noubesetuck Tolland County Windham
Marlborough 1803 23.28 6,404 Town meeting Hartford County Capitol
Meriden (city) 1806 23.75 60,868 Council-manager New Haven County South Central
Middlebury 1807 17.75 7,575 Town meeting New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Middlefield 1866 12.70 4,425 Town meeting Middlesex County Mid-State
Middletown (city) 1651 40.90 47,648 Mayor-council Mattabeset Middlesex County Mid-State
Milford (city) 1639 22.56 52,759 Mayor-council Wepawaug New Haven County South Central
Monroe 1823 26.13 19,479 Town meeting Fairfield County Greater Bridgeport
Montville 1786 42.02 19,571 Mayor-council New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Morris 1859 17.19 2,388 Town meeting Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Naugatuck (borough) 1844 16.39 31,862 Mayor-council New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
New Britain (city) 1850 13.34 73,206 Mayor-council Hartford County Central Connecticut
New Canaan 1801 22.13 19,738 Mayor-council Fairfield County South Western
New Fairfield 1740 20.46 13,881 Town meeting Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
New Hartford 1738 37.03 6,970 Town meeting Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
New Haven (city) 1638 18.85 129,779 Mayor-council Quinnipiac New Haven County South Central
New London (city) 1646 5.54 27,620 Council-manager Nameaug New London County Southeastern Connecticut
New Milford 1712 61.59 28,142 Mayor-council Weantinogue Litchfield County Housatonic Valley
Newington 1871 13.18 30,562 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Newtown 1711 57.76 27,560 Town meeting Quonapague Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
Norfolk 1758 45.31 1,709 Town meeting Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
North Branford 1831 24.92 14,407 Council-manager New Haven County South Central
North Canaan 1858 19.45 3,315 Town meeting Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
North Haven 1786 20.77 24,093 Town meeting New Haven County South Central
North Stonington 1807 54.31 5,297 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Norwalk (city) 1651 22.81 85,603 Mayor-council Naramauke Fairfield County South Western
Norwich (city) 1662 28.33 40,493 Council-manager Mohegan New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Old Lyme 1855 23.10 7,603 Town meeting New London County Connecticut River Estuary
Old Saybrook 1854 15.04 10,242 Town meeting Middlesex County Connecticut River Estuary
Orange 1822 17.19 13,956 Town meeting New Haven County South Central
Oxford 1798 32.89 12,683 Town meeting New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Plainfield 1699 42.27 15,405 Town meeting Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Plainville 1869 9.76 17,716 Council-manager Hartford County Central Connecticut
Plymouth 1795 21.72 12,243 Mayor-council Litchfield County Central Connecticut
Pomfret 1713 40.30 4,247 Town meeting Mashamoquet Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Portland 1841 23.40 9,508 Town meeting Middlesex County Mid-State
Preston 1687 30.90 4,726 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Prospect 1827 14.32 9,405 Mayor-council New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Putnam 1855 20.29 9,584 Town meeting Quinebaug Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Redding 1767 31.50 9,158 Town meeting Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
Ridgefield 1709 34.43 24,638 Town meeting Caudatowa Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
Rocky Hill 1843 13.45 19,709 Representative town meeting Hartford County Capitol
Roxbury 1796 26.23 2,262 Town meeting Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Salem 1819 28.95 4,151 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Salisbury 1741 57.32 3,741 Town meeting Weatogue Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Scotland 1857 18.61 1,726 Town meeting Windham County Windham
Seymour 1850 14.57 16,540 Town meeting Naugatuck New Haven County Valley
Sharon 1739 58.70 2,782 Town meeting Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Shelton (city) 1789 30.57 39,559 Mayor-council Quorum Fairfield County Valley
Sherman 1802 21.80 3,581 Town meeting Fairfield County Housatonic Valley
Simsbury 1670 33.88 23,511 Town meeting Hartford County Capitol
Somers 1734 28.34 11,444 Town meeting Tolland County Capitol
South Windsor 1845 27.96 25,709 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Southbury 1787 39.06 19,904 Town meeting New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Southington 1779 35.99 43,069 Council-manager Hartford County Central Connecticut
Sprague 1861 13.21 2,984 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Stafford 1719 57.96 12,087 Town meeting Tolland County (None)
Stamford (city) 1641 37.75 122,643 Mayor-council Rippowam Fairfield County South Western
Sterling 1794 27.23 3,830 Town meeting Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Stonington 1662 38.69 18,545 Town meeting Pawcatuck, Mistack New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Stratford 1639 17.59 51,384 Mayor-council Cupheag Fairfield County Greater Bridgeport
Suffield 1674 42.21 15,735 Town meeting Hartford County Capitol
Thomaston 1875 12.01 7,887 Town meeting Litchfield County Central Naugatuck Valley
Thompson 1785 46.94 9,458 Town meeting Windham County Northeastern Connecticut
Tolland 1715 39.71 15,052 Council-manager Tolland County Capitol
Torrington (city) 1740 39.79 36,383 Mayor-council Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Trumbull 1797 23.29 36,018 Mayor-council Fairfield County Greater Bridgeport
Union 1734 28.71 854 Town meeting Tolland County Northeastern Connecticut
Vernon 1808 17.73 29,179 Mayor-council Tolland County Capitol
Voluntown 1721 38.92 2,603 Town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Wallingford 1670 39.02 45,135 Mayor-council Quinnipiac New Haven County South Central
Warren 1786 26.31 1,461 Town meeting Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Washington 1779 38.19 3,578 Town meeting Litchfield County Northwestern Connecticut
Waterbury (city) 1686 28.57 110,366 Mayor-council Mattatuck New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Waterford 1801 32.75 19,517 Representative town meeting New London County Southeastern Connecticut
Watertown 1780 29.15 22,514 Council-manager Litchfield County Central Naugatuck Valley
West Hartford 1854 21.98 63,268 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
West Haven (city) 1921 10.84 55,564 Mayor-council New Haven County South Central
Westbrook 1840 15.72 6,938 Town meeting Pochaug Middlesex County Connecticut River Estuary
Weston 1787 19.80 10,179 Town meeting Aspetuck Fairfield County South Western
Westport 1835 20.01 26,391 Representative town meeting Saugatuck Fairfield County South Western
Wethersfield 1634 12.39 26,668 Council-manager Pyquag Hartford County Capitol
Willington 1727 33.27 6,041 Town meeting Tolland County (None)
Wilton 1802 26.95 18,062 Town meeting Fairfield County South Western
Winchester 1771 32.28 11,242 Council-manager Litchfield County Litchfield Hills
Windham 1692 27.07 25,268 Town meeting Windham County Windham
Windsor 1633 29.63 29,044 Council-manager Hartford County Capitol
Windsor Locks 1854 9.03 12,498 Town meeting Hartford County Capitol
Wolcott 1796 20.43 16,680 Mayor-council New Haven County Central Naugatuck Valley
Woodbridge 1784 18.83 8,990 Town meeting New Haven County South Central
Woodbury 1673 36.47 9,975 Town meeting Pomperaug Litchfield County Central Naugatuck Valley
Woodstock 1690 60.54 7,964 Town meeting Windham County Northeastern Connecticut

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nick Bacon. "Podunk After Pratt: Place and Placelessness in East Hartford, CT.” In Confronting Urban Legacy: Rediscovering Hartford and New England’s Forgotten Cities. Xiangming Chen and Nick Bacon (eds). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.

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