The Town of Tolland, first
settled before 1715, covers an area of forty-one square miles and
is situated twenty miles northeast of Hartford. Tolland is located
on the Willimantic River in Northeast Connecticut.
Undeveloped, forested land
covers gentle slopes between the town's many residential
developments. Along with the two state forests and municipal
parks, the town has a relatively rustic, rural character.
Tolland Green, the town's
center, is now part of a national historic district. Included in
the district are several of Tolland's historic attractions such as
the Tolland County Courthouse, the Old Jail Museum, the
Hicks-Stearn Family Museum, and many Victorian homes. The beauty
and mystery of Tolland's oldest house, the Daniel Benton Homestead
Museum, invite visitors to walk through the genuine antique home
on Metcalf Road.