The town maintains its hometown rural atmosphere, while closely managing its growth. It boasts a land trust which owns nearly 200 acres of open space featuring trails and wildlife.

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Harwinton maintains its hometown rural atomsphere while closely managing its growth. It boasts a land trust hwich owns nearly 200 acres of open space featuring trails and wildlife observation areas. Its two historic districts feature homes from the 18th century through the 20th century. Hawinton's annual country fari is one the oldest agricultural fairs in New England.

Harwinton was primarily an agricultural community with many industries carried on in conjunction with farming. Products produced included pitchforks, clocks, bricks, lumber, tin ware, bricks, hats, cutlery, whetstones and barrels.

Today the town boasts two historic districts and one historic property which include some lovely houses from the early days and more modern homes that blend in with the rural character of the town. There is a land trust which manages over 170 acres of open space that includes hiking trails and wildlife observation areas.

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Facts about Harwinton

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1737.

Named from:

  • Name from Har(tford) and Win(dsor), from whence its original proprietors.

County:

  • Litchfield.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Collis P. Huntington.
  • Lois Lenske.
  • Abijah Catlin.
  • Theadore Hungerford.

Top Attractions:

  • Two designate historic districts.
  • One room schoolhouse.
  • Fairview Golf Course.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • 5K Road Race, June.
  • Outdoor concerts, July.
  • Harwinton Fair, October.
  • Holiday Celebration, December.

Quality of the town/city:

  • Harwinton maintains its hometown rural atomsphere while closely managing its growth. It boasts a land trust hwich owns nearly 200 acres of open space featuring trails and wildlife observation areas. Its two historic districts feature homes from the 18th century through the 20th century. Hawinton's annual country fari is one the oldest agricultural fairs in New England.
  • Harwinton was primarily an agricultural community with many industries carried on in conjunction with farming. Products produced included pitchforks, clocks, bricks, lumber, tin ware, bricks, hats, cutlery, whetstones and barrels.
  • Today the town boasts two historic districts and one historic property which include some lovely houses from the early days and more modern homes that blend in with the rural character of the town. There is a land trust which manages over 170 acres of open space that includes hiking trails and wildlife observation areas.

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