Avon was first settled as a part of Farmington in 1645.
Berlin: On July 28, 1863, the Soldiers Monument in the Kensington section of Berlin was dedicated.
The East Hartland Volunteer Fire Department celebrated the 68th anniversary of its annual carnival fundraiser in July.
The southern portion of Burlington is known as Whigville after a group of residents who belonged to the Whig Party (a forerunner of the Republican Party) proclaimed themselves “Whigville” residents at a convention in Hartford.
Ludella Peck, one of the first American women college educators, was born in Burlington. factory opened in Canton in 1826 and produced the first ready-to-use axes in the U. Elisha Root invented the industrial technique of die casting — the process of shaping something by pouring molten metal into a die or mold and allowing it to harden — while working at the Collins Co. Simonds, who won a Congressional Medal of Honor for the Battle of Irish Bend during the Civil War, was born and raised in Canton.
East Windsor: Lorrin Andrews, a missionary to Hawaii who translated the Bible into the Hawaiian language, was born in East Windsor.
The Connecticut Trolley Museum and the Connecticut Fire Museum are located at Warehouse Point.
In 1995, American Airlines Flight 1572 flew too low over Peak Mountain in East Granby, brushing the tree tops and causing a fire, which forced the plane to make a quick landing at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks.
East Hartford: Rentschler Field in East Hartford — home field of the UConn football team — was the former site of the Pratt & Whitney airfield.
East Granby: East Granby is home to the Old Newgate Prison, a former copper mine turned prison used during the Revolutionary War to imprison British loyalists.
The author of the “I-Spy” childrens book series, Walter Wick, grew up in East Granby.
The first unofficial coins in the American Colonies were minted in Granby in 1737.