History and Facts of Connecticut Counties
List of Connecticut Counties
Colorado is divided into 8 counties.
|County||Created||Created From||Named For||County Seat||Notes|
|Fairfield County||10 May 1666||Original county created from Colonial Lands||From the hundreds of acres of salt marsh that bordered the coast.||Bridgeport|
|Hartford County||10 May 1666||Original county created from Colonial Lands||After the county of Hertfordshire in the UK||Hartford|
|Litchfield County||14 Oct 1751||Fairfield and Hartford counties||City of Lichfield in the UK||Litchfield|
|Middlesex County||02 May 1785||Hartford and New London counties||Former county of Middlesex in the UK||Middletown|
|New Haven County||10 May 1666||Original county created from Colonial Lands||After New Haven Colony, founded as a haven in which Puritans could be free from persecution.||New Haven|
|New London County||10 May 1666||Original county created from Colonial Lands||After London, UK||New London|
|Tolland County||13 Oct 1785||Hartford and Windham counties||Hamlet of Tolland, Somerset, UK||Rockville|
|Windham County||12 May 1726||Hartford and New London counties||After Windham (now Wineham) in Sussex, England||Willimantic & Putnam|
|_Westmoreland County||10 Nov 1904||ceded to Pennsylvania in 1784. It briefly seceded to become the State of Westmoreland|
|_Trumbull County||The Connecticut Western Reserve||ceded to Ohio in 1800|
List of Old Former / Extinct Connecticut Counties
Connecticut has counties that no longer are in existence. A lot of these counties were established and disbanded within the 19th century; county borders have modified very little since 1900 in the vast most of states.
The below Connecticut counties no longer exist:
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- Westmoreland County was a county established by Connecticut in 1776 (the present day area of Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania), until it was ceded to Pennsylvania in 1784. It briefly seceded to become the State of Westmoreland
Map of Connecticut County Boundary Changes from 1687 to 1960
This Interactive Map of Connecticut Counties show the historical boundaries, names, organization, and attachments of every county, extinct county and unsuccessful county proposal from the creation of Connecticut in 1687-1960.
Fun Facts about Connecticut Counties
County Name Facts
The County names:
- 0 of them named for Native American words or people,
Counties by Year
Facts for County Size
- ? County (000 sq mi) is the largest county in Connecticut.
- ? County (000 sq mi) is the smallest county in Connecticut.
Facts for County Population (2017 Est.)
- ? County (000) is the most populated county in Connecticut.
- ? County (000) is the least populated county in Connecticut.
Facts for Connecticut Counties and Cities
Connecticut’s 10 largest cities (2010) are: