Willington, Connecticut

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Willington is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 5,959 at the 2000 census.

The Willimantic River borders the town on the west. Willington is about 25 miles northeast of Hartford on Interstate 84, which also provides a connection to Boston, via the Massachusetts Turnpike. Providence, RI is accessible via U.S. Route 44. Larger communities nearby include Coventry, Manchester, Stafford, Tolland, and Willimantic. The University of Connecticut is located in adjacent Mansfield. The new public library (formerly located within Hall Memorial middle school) has been completed and opened as of fall 2006.

Willington was incorporated in May, 1727.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.5 square miles (86.7 km²), of which, 33.3 square miles (86.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.63%) is water.

Famous residents, past and present

Civic associations

Willington is home to Troop 82 of the Boy Scouts of America. Troop 82 is a member of the Nipmuck District of the Connecticut Rivers Council.

Demographics

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