Place:Tolland, Connecticut, United States


Alt namesTollandsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Coordinates41.85°N 72.35°W
Located inConnecticut, United States     (1785 - )
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Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of Connecticut. As of 2010, the population was 152,691. Tolland County is incorporated into thirteen towns and was originally formed on 13 October 1785 from portions of eastern Hartford County, Connecticut and western Windham County, Connecticut.

Counties in Connecticut have no governmental function: all legal power is vested in the state, city, and town governments. The office of High Sheriff in Connecticut counties was officially abolished by ballot in 2000, and corrections and court service were transferred to the state marshalls. Tolland County has the same boundaries as the Tolland Judicial District.

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of , the smallest county in Connecticut, of which (or 98.34%) is land and (or 1.66%) is water.

Part of the county is part of the Hartford metropolitan area and part is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts, metropolitan area. The county contains the University of Connecticut in the community of Storrs within the town of Mansfield.

The FIPS code for Tolland County is 009013.


Date Event Source
1785 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 13,106
1800 14,319
1810 13,779
1820 14,330
1830 18,702
1840 17,980
1850 20,091
1860 21,177
1870 22,000
1880 24,112
1890 25,081
1900 24,523
1910 26,459
1920 27,216
1930 28,659
1940 31,866
1950 44,709
1960 68,737
1970 103,440
1980 114,823
1990 128,699

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