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Located on the Connecticut River, Suffield is proud of its heritage and its steady growth. The town maintains a delicate balance between its Colonial roots and today's modern life style.

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Located on the Connecticut River, between Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts, Suffield is proud of its heritage and its steady growth. Beginning as a farming community in 1670, the town maintains a delicate balance between its Colonial roots and today's moder life style. Suffield is a gracious town with a rural flavor in a suburban setting. The town is rich in contrasts, sweeping fields, forested hills, a picturesque Main Street, farms, charming homes, shopping areas, and the scenic Congamond Lakes.

 

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Facts about Suffield

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1670.

Named from:

  • Abbreviation of Southfield, established in Massachusetts, 1674, annexed to Connecticut May 1749.

County:

  • Hartford.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Oliver Phelps (1749-1809), was a great land speculator.
  • Seth Pease (1764-1819), played an important role as surveyor of the Western Reserve lands in Ohio and participated in important expeditions which helped open up these lands for settlement.
  • Gideon Granger, Jr. (1767-1822), went on to national prominence as Postmaster General of the United States under President Jefferson.
  • Sylvester Graham (1794-1851), best known today for his invention of Graham crackers.
  • Hugh M. Alcorn (1872-1955), appointed in 1908 as State's Attorney and successively re-appointed every two years for a total of 34 years before retiring.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Phelps-Hathaway House & Garden.
  • King House Museum.
  • Windsor Locks Canal State Park.
  • Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.
  • Metacomet Trail.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Restaurant Month, February.
  • May Market, held the weekend after Mother's Day, May.
  • Memorial Day Parade.
  • Concerts at Babbs Beach, Summer.
  • Hilltop Farm Fest, Labor Day.
  • Suffield on the Green, held weekend after Labor Day.
  • 10K Road Race and 2.3 Mile Fun Run, September.

Quality of town:

  • Located on the Connecticut River, between Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts, Suffield is proud of its heritage and its steady growth. Beginning as a farming community in 1670, the town maintains a delicate balance between its Colonial roots and today's moder life style. Suffield is a gracious town with a rural flavor in a suburban setting. The town is rich in contrasts, sweeping fields, forested hills, a picturesque Main Street, farms, charming homes, shopping areas, and the scenic Congamond Lakes.

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