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Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. Based on the 2010 census, the
was 118,428, making it the least populous county in Connecticut.
Windham County was created on May 12, 1726 and was
formed from New London County. The County
Seat was Windham (1726-1819), Brooklyn (1819-1895),
Willimantic and Putnam (1895-1960). The county is named
after Windham in Sussex, England.
Windham County is included in the Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT Combined Statistical Area.
The county was named after Windham in Sussex, England.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
In May 1749, the town of Woodstock, formerly New Roxbury, Worcester County Massachusetts, was unilaterally annexed by Connecticut and assigned to Windham County. In 1785, the town of Union (incorporated in 1734) was transferred to the newly formed Tolland County. Over the next century, Windham County would lose several towns to Tolland and New London counties: Coventry to Tolland in 1786, Lebanon to New London in 1824, Columbia and Mansfield to Tolland in 1827, and Voluntown to New London in 1881. The final boundary adjustment occurred on April 7, 1885, when the boundary dispute between the towns of Windham and Mansfield was resolved.
Windham County is located in the northeast corner of the State of
Connecticut, bordered on the east by Rhode Island, to the north by Massachusetts,
on the west by Tolland County, and to the south by New London County.
Connecticut's fifth established county, it is the least populous. The
total land area covered by Windham County is 513 square miles.
Bordering counties are as follows: