Bolton, Connecticut

Bolton, Connecticut

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Bolton, Connecticut
settlement_type = Town

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pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of Connecticut
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subdivision_type = NECTA
subdivision_name = Hartford
subdivision_type1 = Region
subdivision_name1 = Capitol Region
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government_type = Selectman-town meeting
leader_title = First selectman
leader_name = Bruno S. Simonetti
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1720
area_land_km2 = 37.3
area_water_km2 = 0.7
area_total_sq_mi = 14.7
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area_total_km2 = 38.1
population_as_of = 2005
population_total = 5170
population_footnotes = [ [ U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates] ]
population_density_sq_mi = 359
population_density_km2 = 139
timezone = Eastern
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = Eastern
utc_offset_DST = -4
area_land_sq_mi = 14.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.3
elevation_m = 222
elevation_ft = 728
latd = 41 |latm = 45 |lats = 51 |latNS = N
longd = 72 |longm = 26 |longs = 15 |longEW = W
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 06043
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area_code = 860
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blank_info = 09-06260
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Bolton is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 5,017 at the 2000 census. Bolton was incorporated in October 1720 and is governed by town meeting.


In 1723, Jonathan Edwards was installed as Bolton's first pastorFact|date=November 2007.

In 1781, George Washington stayed at a home in BoltonFact|date=November 2007. Later that year, the French army passed through the town. On Rose's Farm, Rochambeau stayed the night with his troops. Archaeological evidence proves that they were in those field and also located across the street, but because of the houses there it was not proven. Archaeologists believe that the officers of the troops stayed there, since they usually stayed away from the troops because they considered themselves higher in status. The artifacts that would have been found if the grounds had been correctly excavated would have been very useful for the history of Bolton.Fact|date=July 2007


Bolton High School is affiliated with the NCCC athletic conference. In its first year of participation, it won the boys conference tennis championship and were runner up in the boys Class S state championship in cross country. The boys cross country team also won the conference championship in 2007, going undefeated with a record of 27-0. Fact|date=August 2007

The school's mascot is the bulldog, and the school's colors are blue and white.


Route 6, one of the most dangerous roads in the nation, splits the town in half. [ [ Accident Reconstruction News ] ] Despite attempts to re-route the highway for decades, no consensus has been passed.

Notable residents

*Ralph Earl, artist and portrait painter, died in Bolton in 1801.
*Ron Hainsey, NHL defenseman for the Atlanta Thrashers.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.7 square miles (38.0 km²), of which, 14.4 square miles (37.3 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (1.91%) is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,017 people, 1,906 households, and 1,442 families residing in the town.

The population density was 348.2 people per square mile (134.4/km²). There were 1,969 housing units at an average density of 136.6/sq mi (52.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.73% White, 0.66% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.48% Asian


External links

* [ Bolton Community News]
* [{D6624807-6FD4-4774-8817-D0141490BEE6} Official Website]
* [ Bolton Public Schools]
* [ Central Regional Tourism District]

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