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The Quiet Corner is a region of the state of Connecticut, located in the northeastern corner of the state. It is generally associated with Windham County, but also incorporates eastern sections of Tolland County and the northern portion of New London County. The most frequently cited boundary is the semi-rural town of Coventry, which is noticeably more rustic in character than the more suburban towns to the west[citation needed]. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Connecticut. ... New London County is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Coventry is a town located in Tolland County, Connecticut. ...


The Quiet Corner is known for being underpopulated and isolated in contrast with the rest of Connecticut, with many of its towns having populations below 5,000. It received its name from its status as an area largely comprised of rural and semi-rural towns containing large areas of farmland, rivers and lakes, and state forests. It forms one of the least-urbanized districts along the Boston-Washington, D.C. Corridor, and has a crime rate that is generally much lower than that of the rest of Connecticut. Rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ... Bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa A farm is the basic unit in agriculture. ... The River Thames in London River running into Harrietville Trout Farm A river is a large natural waterway. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Eucalyptus Forest at Swifts Creek in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... The BosWash or Bosnywash or Boshington megalopolis is the name for a group of metropolitan areas in the northeastern United States, extending from Boston, MA to Washington, D.C., including Providence, RI, Hartford, CT, New Haven, CT, New York City, NY, Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD. The geographic trend was...


The region is far more similar to the rest of New England than other parts of the state. As the towns in the area are at least a two-and-a-half hour drive from New York City, there's no commercial or cultural connection to that city. It is furthermore the only section of the state without any significant population of New York transplants. Ancestral demographics tend to be similar to New Hampshire and Maine, with the most common genealogies being French Canadian and Irish.


The region is popular with tourists for its traditional New England scenery, culture, and bed and breakfasts, and is especially noted for its many antique shops. Major attractions in the Quiet Corner include the main University of Connecticut campus in Storrs; Route 169, a National Scenic Byway running north-and-south through the region; the Prudence Crandall House Museum in Canterbury; the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry; and the many antiques shops of Pomfret, Putnam, and Woodstock. A bed and breakfast, often referred to as a B&B, is a lodging typically operated out of a large single family residence where guests can be accommodated at night in private bedrooms (which may or may not be equipped with private baths) and where breakfast, sometimes Continental and sometimes... Antiques (Latin antiquus, old) are objects which have reached an age which makes them a witness of a previous era in human society. ... University of Connecticut The University of Connecticut, commonly known as UConn, is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... Storrs is a census-designated place and part of the town of Mansfield, Connecticut located in eastern Tolland County. ... A National Scenic Byway is a road recognized by the United States Department of Transportation for its archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and/or scenic qualities. ... Prudence Crandall, a schoolteacher raised as a Quaker, stirred controversy with her education of black girls in Canterbury, Connecticut. ... Canterbury is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Nathan Hale (June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776) was a captain in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. ... Coventry is a town located in Tolland County, Connecticut. ... Pomfret is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Putnam is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ... Woodstock is a town located in Windham County, Connecticut. ...


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  • Connecticut State Route 169
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Culture | Geography | Government | History | Images  Image File history File links Flag_of_Connecticut. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The History of Connecticut begins as a number of unrelated colonial villages. ...

 Capital  Hartford
 Regions 

Coastal Connecticut | Greater New Haven | Greater Hartford | Litchfield Hills | Lower Connecticut River Valley | Naugatuck River Valley | New York metropolitan area/Gold Coast | Quiet Corner | Southeastern Connecticut | Southwestern Connecticut Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: ) Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Area    - City 18. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Coastal Connecticut is comprised of all of Connecticuts southern border, along Long Island Sound, from Stamford in the west to Stonington to the east. ... The Greater New Haven area is the metropolitan area whose extent includes those towns in Connecticut that share an economic, social, political, and historical focus on New Haven, Connecticut. ... The Greater Hartford region is a region located in the state of Connecticut centered around the states capital of Hartford. ... The Litchfield Hills is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the northwestern corner of the state; it is a term that is semi-contiguous with the boundaries of Litchfield County, for which it is named. ... The Lower Connecticut River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut focused around Middlesex County, eastern sections of New London County, and the juncture where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. ... The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the third most populous in the world (after Tokyo and Mexico City). ... The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge funds in... The Southeastern Connecticut region comprises, as the name suggests, the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

 Counties 

Fairfield | Hartford | Litchfield | Middlesex | New Haven | New London | Tolland | Windham List of Connecticut counties: Connecticut counties Fairfield County: one of four original counties created in Connecticut in 1666. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Middlesex County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New London County is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Connecticut. ... Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ...

 Cities 

Ansonia | Bridgeport | Bristol | Danbury | Derby | Groton | Hartford | Manchester | Meriden | Middletown | Milford | New Britain | New Haven | New London | Norwalk | Norwich | Shelton | Stamford | Torrington | Waterbury | West Haven This page lists all municipalities incorporated as cities in the state of Connecticut. ... Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. ... Nickname: The Park City Official website: www. ... Nickname: Mum City Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Hat City Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Mark Boughton (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... Derby is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Groton is a city located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: ) Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Area    - City 18. ... Nickname: Silk City Motto: City of Village Charm Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Government Country State County United States Connecticut Hartford County Founded 1672 Mayor Josh Howroyd (D) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 71. ... Meriden is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... // Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the south-central part of the state, 16 miles (26 km) south of Hartford. ... Milford town hall. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Beehive City Location Location within the state of Connecticut Government County Hartford County Mayor Timothy T. Stewart Geographical characteristics Area     City 34. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: ) Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dick Moccia Area    - City 36. ... Norwich, known as The Rose of New England, is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. ... Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: The City that Works Location in Connecticut Coordinates: Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area    - City 52. ... Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Waterbury is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Hartford on the Naugatuck River. ... West Haven is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. ...

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Quiet Corner Scuba Photos (282 words)
Nice reef at quiet corner with lots of overhangs but not much life here anymore as its fished out although this is now a MARINE PARK so no more fish is to be taken from this area so it will improve over time.
Harmless jelly-fish are extremely common at quiet corner during the summer months as they seem to hang around here to breed.
Quiet Corner has seen better days for fish life but the reef is very healthy and theres heaps of urchins in the overhangs.
Quiet Corner (Connecticut) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (303 words)
The Quiet Corner is a region of the state of Connecticut, located in the northeastern corner of the state.
The Quiet Corner is known for being underpopulated and isolated in contrast with the rest of Connecticut, with many of its towns having populations below 5,000.
Major attractions in the Quiet Corner include the main University of Connecticut campus in Storrs ; Connecticut State Route 169, a National Scenic Byway running north-and-south through the region; the Prudence Crandall House Museum in Canterbury ; the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry ; and the many antiques shops of Pomfret, Putnam, and Woodstock.
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