Bolton, Connecticut

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Bolton is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 5,017 at the 2000 census. Bolton was incorporated in October 1720 and is governed by town meeting.



On November 11, 1723, Jonathan Edwards was installed as the pastor of Bolton.[2]

In 1781, George Washington stayed at a home in Bolton[citation needed]. Later that year, the French army passed through the town. On Rose's Farm, Rochambeau stayed the night with his troops. Archaeological evidence proves that they were in Rose's field; and possibly also across the street (because of the houses there this was

not proven). Archaeologists believe that the officers of the troops stayed there, since they usually stayed away from the troops because they considered themselves higher in status. The artifacts that would have been found if the grounds had been correctly excavated would have been very useful for the history of Bolton.[citation needed]


Bolton High School is affiliated with the NCCC athletic conference. In its first year of participation, it won the boys conference tennis championship and were runner up in the boys Class S state championship in cross country. The boys cross country team also won the conference championship in 2007, going undefeated with a record of 27-0.[citation needed] Won the Connecticut Class S State Cross Country Championship in 2008, under the direction of Coach Paul T. Smith . The boys tennis team has won the NCCC conference three years in a row finishing the 2009 season with a record of 17-0.

The school's mascot is the bulldog, and the school's colors are blue and white.

Notable residents

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