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Established May 10, 1666
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Last ModifiedRP October 02, 2013 09:56pm
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May 08, 1806 -


HARTFORD gained from LITCHFIELD when town of Canton was created from New Hartford and Simsbury. (Conn. Pub. Acts 1806, p. 721)

December 31, 1804 - May 08, 1806


In 1804 HARTFORD lost part of the town of Southwick (the "Southwick Jog") to HAMPSHIRE (Mass.) when state boundary was adjusted. (Hooker, 25-26; Van Zandt, 69)

October 13, 1803 - December 31, 1804


HARTFORD gained from NEW LONDON and TOLLAND when town of Marlborough was created from Colchester, Glastonbury, and Hebron. (Conn. Spec. Acts 1803, 2:1157-1158)

October 11, 1798 - October 13, 1803


HARTFORD gained from NEW HAVEN when town of Berlin gained from Wallingford. (Conn. St. Recs., 9:284-285)

May 02, 1796 - October 11, 1798


HARTFORD gained town of Hartland from LITCHFIELD, lost to NEW HAVEN when town of Wolcott was created from Southington and Waterbury. (Conn. St. Recs., 8:372-373)

May 14, 1789 - May 02, 1796


HARTFORD lost to TOLLAND when town of Bolton gained from East Windsor. (Conn. St. Recs., 7:62)

October 13, 1785 - May 14, 1789


HARTFORD lost to creation of TOLLAND. (Conn. St. Recs., 6:93)

May 12, 1785 - October 13, 1785


HARTFORD lost to creation of MIDDLESEX. (Conn. St. Recs., 6:10-11)

October 09, 1783 - May 12, 1785


HARTFORD lost the town of Colchester to NEW LONDON. (Conn. St. Recs., 5:220, 281, 378, 384)

December 31, 1774 - October 09, 1783


In 1774, HARTFORD gained from HAMPSHIRE (Mass.) when Connecticut unilaterally took over a small part of the town of Southwick (Mass.), that extended south of the 1713 provincial boundary. HARTFORD included a small area of Massachusetts. (Bowen, Disputes, 65; Hooker, 25)

October 09, 1751 - December 31, 1774


HARTFORD lost to creation of LITCHFIELD. (Conn. Col. Recs., 10:56-58)

October 12, 1749 - October 09, 1751


HARTFORD gained all of Non-County Area 7 [the towns of Enfield, Somers, and Suffield], in accordance with the May 1749 annexation from Massachusetts. (Conn. Col. Recs., 9:476)

May 11, 1738 - October 12, 1749


HARTFORD gained towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, and Norfolk from NEW HAVEN. (Conn. Col. Recs., 8:169-171)

May 14, 1730 - May 11, 1738


HARTFORD gained the towns of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Hartland, Harwinton, New Hartford, Torrington, and Winchester from NEW HAVEN. (Conn. Col. Recs., 7:272, 387-390, 445-449)

May 09, 1728 - May 14, 1730


HARTFORD lost the town of Waterbury to NEW HAVEN. (Conn. Col. Recs., 7:168)

May 12, 1726 - May 09, 1728


HARTFORD lost to creation of WINDHAM. (Conn. Col. Recs., 7:11-13)

October 11, 1722 - May 12, 1726


HARTFORD gained town of Litchfield from Non-County Area 2. (Conn. Col. Recs., 6:339)

May 13, 1714 - October 11, 1722


HARTFORD gained from Non-County Area 1. Non-County Area 1 eliminated. (Conn. Col. Recs., 5:427)

May 08, 1712 - May 13, 1714


HARTFORD gained town of Coventry from Non-County Area 1. (Conn. Col. Recs., 5:321-322)

October 14, 1708 - May 08, 1712


HARTFORD gained town of Colchester from NEW LONDON. (Conn. Col. Recs., 5:80-81)

May 13, 1708 - October 14, 1708


HARTFORD gained town of Hebron from Non-County Area 1. (Conn. Col. Recs., 5:64)

May 10, 1694 - May 13, 1708


HARTFORD gained town of Windham from Non-County Area 1. (Conn. Col. Recs., 4:123-124)

May 15, 1686 - May 10, 1694


HARTFORD gained town of Waterbury from Non-County Area 2. (Conn. Col. Recs., 3:197)

May 12, 1670 - May 15, 1686


HARTFORD gained town of Simsbury from Non-County Area 2. (Conn. Col. Recs., 2:127)

May 10, 1666 - May 12, 1670


HARTFORD created by the Colony of Connecticut as one of four original counties. (Conn. Col. Recs., 2:34-35)

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