Place:Windsor Locks, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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NameWindsor Locks
Alt namesEnfield Fallssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS9007812
Pine Meadowsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS9007812
TypeTown
Coordinates41.917°N 72.617°W
Located inHartford, Connecticut, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Windsor Locks is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 12,498. It is the site of Bradley International Airport, which serves the Greater Hartford-Springfield region and occupies approximately 1/3 of the town. Windsor Locks is also the site of the New England Air Museum.

Located beside the Connecticut River and equidistant from the densely populated cities of Springfield, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut, Windsor Locks is named for a set of canal locks that opened in 1829. Windsor Locks is situated just south of the first large falls in the Connecticut River, the Enfield Falls, which is the northernmost point that seagoing vessels can reach on the Connecticut River before transferring to smaller ships. The Enfield Falls Canal circumvents the Enfield Falls and its nearby shallows.

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