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Tolland County Courthouse, black-and-white photograph, circa 1885. Courtesy of the Tolland Historical Society, Tolland, Connecticut.    >>Get More Info

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South View of the Central Part of Tolland, wood block engraving from a sketch by John Warner Barber. Reprinted from John Warner Barber, Connecticut Historical Collections (New Haven, 1836).    >>Get More Info


n 1785 Tolland was named as shire town for Tolland County, and as part of the agreement the first courthouse and jail were erected on the town green, complete with stocks and whipping posts located just north of present-day Route 74.

  When a complex of turnpikes connected Tolland with outlying settlements at the turn of the nineteenth century, the community was transformed into a thriving crossroads. In 1807 a Hartford-to-Boston stage traveled daily through town.

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