Colebrook, Connecticut

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Colebrook is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,471 at the 2000 census. Colebrook was named after Colebrooke, in the English county of Devon.

Early in Colebrook's history, an explorer from the county of Devon landed in Connecticut. It is believed throughout the town that he hid a small chest in Colebrook's local pond. Supposedly, it contains jewelry from Egyptian Monarchs shortly after the Revolutionary War.[citation needed] This is untrue. The pond is man-made and only contains snakes, weeds, and leeches.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.9 square miles (85.3 km²), of which, 31.5 square miles (81.5 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it (4.40%) is water. The Algonquin State Forest is located within the town. The Colebrook Store, once the longest running general store in Connecticut, is now closed.

Principal communities

  • Colebrook center
  • North Colebrook
  • Robertsville


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,471 people, 566 households, and 419 families residing in the town. The population density was 46.7 people per square mile (18.0/km²). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 20.8/sq mi (8.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.01% White, 0.68% African American, 0.61% Asian, 0.88% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.45% of the population.

There were 566 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.01.

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