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Hartland, Connecticut, USA - Society Hall, E. Hartland

Hartland, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Proprietors from Hartford, those whose names appeared on the tax lists of 1720 were originally given the western land grants called Hart(ford)land,now known as the Town of Hartland. The Town of Hartland was incorporated in 1761.

Architect Asher Benjamin, whose work influenced the look of cities and towns in New England, was born in Hartland on June 15, 1773.

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Society Hall, E. Hartland
Hartland, Connecticut, USA

Society Hall, E. Hartland

Hartland, Connecticut, USA


Hartland, Connecticut, USA

Hayes' General Store and Congregational Church
Hartland, Connecticut, USA

Hayes' General Store and Congregational Church

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1761 - Hartland, CT incorporated towns-page/ hartland/
1819 - Hartland
Hartland is an elevated post township in the northeast corner of the county, 22 miles from Hartford; bounded north on Massachusetts line, east by Granby, south by Barkhamsted, and west by Colebrook in Litchfield county. It contains an area of 34 square miles, being near 7 miles in length from east to west, and 5 in breadth from north to south. The township is hilly and mountainous, being embraced within the extensive granite range of mountain, which commencing near the sound in the vicinity of New-Haven, leads thro' the State in a northeasterly direction, and extends into Massachusetts and the interior of New England...
A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials : Consisting of Two Parts ... with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State Authors John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles Publisher W.S. Marsh, 1819
1836 - Hartland
HARTLAND is an elevated township, 22 miles from Hartford, bounded N. by Massachusetts line, E. by Granby, W. by Colebrook and S. by Barkhamstead,and is about 7 miles in length and 5 in breadth. This town is hilly and mountainous, being embraced within the extensive range of granite in this part of the state. From its elevated situation it is cold and frosty and' the soil, rather, sterile, producing but little grain; it however affords tolerable grazing. The making of butter and cheese, beef and pork, and pasturing of cattle is the principal business done in the town. The farmers in the east of this to Connecticut river have been in the practice of sending their growing, or young cattle and sheep into this and other grazing towns, to be kept during several months in the spring and summer.

The town is divided into two parts, one called East, the other `West Hartland,in each of which is a Congregational church; there is also a Methodist church in the limits of the town. The town is... Read MORE...

1839 - Hartland
Hartland, Connecticut
Hartford county. This town is 22 miles N.W. from Hartford. It lies in a mountainous part of the state; most of the land is cold and fit only for grazing. A branch of Farmington river passes through the town, and forms what is called Hartland hollow, a deep ravine, presenting some bold and picturesque scenery. Hartland was incorporated in 1761. First settled, 1753. Population, 1830, 1,221.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
HARTLAND, a township in Hartford co., in Connecticut. Pop. 1,060.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1895 - Hartland
Hart'land, a township of Hartford co., Conn., on the Massachusetts line, 21 miles N.W. of Hartford. Pop. 789. It contains Hartland Centre, and East and West Hartland.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Hartland:
American Legion State Forest:

Take a hike or a leisurely stroll through the American Legion State Forest. Enjoy the peaceful trails and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

Riverton General Store:

Visit the historic Riverton General Store. It's not just a place to shop; it's a step back in time. Grab a snack, explore the local crafts, and soak in the nostalgic atmosphere.

Barkhamsted Reservoir:

If you enjoy fishing or just want to relax by the water, the Barkhamsted Reservoir is a great spot. Pack a picnic and spend a day enjoying the serene surroundings.

People's State Forest:

Explore People's State Forest, known for its scenic trails and picturesque views. Whether you're into hiking, birdwatching, or just enjoying the outdoors, this is a lovely destination.

Farmington River Tubing:

For a bit of adventure, try tubing down the Farmington River. It's a fun and refreshing way to spend a summer day, floating along the scenic waterway.

Collinsville Canoe ...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Hartland, Connecticut, USA

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