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Windsor, Connecticut

Seal
Motto: First in Connecticut, First for its Citizens
Location in Hartford County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°51′1.08″N 72°38′36.24″W / 41.8503, -72.6434
NECTA Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford
Region Capitol Region
Settled 1633
Named 1637
Government
 - Type Council-manager[1]
 - Town manager Peter Souza
 - Town council Donald S. Trinks,
Mayor;
Timothy Curtis,
Deputy Mayor;
Robert B. Gegetskas II;
William H. Herzfeld;
Donald A. Jepsen, Jr.;
Michael W. McDonald;
Catherine L. Moreton;
Wayne G. Mulligan;
Alan J. Simon
Area
 - City 80.5 km²  (31.1 sq mi)
 - Land 76.7 km² (29.6 sq mi)
 - Water 3.9 km² (1.5 sq mi)
Elevation 17.37 m (55 ft)
Population (2005)[1]
 - City 28,778
 - Density 375/km² (972/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06095
Area code(s) 860
Elevation noted at Town Hall. [2] [3]
Website: http://www.townofwindsorct.com/

Windsor was the first English settlement in the State of Connecticut, the 5th Colony to receive Statehood in the United States of America. Windsor is a suburban community in Hartford County, adjacent to the north to Connecticut's Capital, Hartford, with a relatively diverse population. Image File history File links WindsorCTseal. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... Council-manager government - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 860 is a telephone area code that covers the eastern and northwestern parts of Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Nickname: Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: , Country United States State Connecticut NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Named 1637 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - City  18. ...


Poquonock is a northern area of Windsor that has its own zip code (06064) for PO Box purposes.[2] Other areas in Windsor, which are not incorporated, include Rainbow and Hayden in the north, and Wilson and Deerfield in the south. Mr. ... ...


The Day Hill Road area is know as Windsor's Corporate Area, although other centers of business include Kennedy Industry Park and Kennedy Business Park, both near Bradley International Airport and the Addison Road Industrial Park. BDL redirects here. ... An industrial park (or industrial estate in British English) is an area of land set aside for industrial development. ...

Contents

History

The Pequot and Mohawk were at war, catching the Podunk in the crossfire and forcing them to pay tribute to the Pequots, who claimed their land. The Pequot are a tribal nation of Native Americans who, in the 17th century, inhabited much of what is now Connecticut. ... Languages English, Mohawk Religions Christianity, Longhouse Related ethnic groups other Iroquoian peoples The Mohawk (Kanienkeh, Kanienkehaka or Kanien’Kahake, meaning People of the Flint) are an indigenous people of North America originally from the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York to Southern Quebec and Eastern Ontario. ...


The Sicaog tribe made a similar offer to the Dutch in New Amsterdam, but they declined to send settlers, since their interest in Connecticut was limited to the fur trade. New Amsterdam (Dutch: Nieuw Amsterdam) was the name of the 17th century town which grew outside of Fort Amsterdam on Manhattan Island in the New Netherland territory (1614–1674) which was situated between 38 and 42 degrees latitude as a provincial extension of the Dutch Republic since 1624. ...


A small party of settlers from Plymouth, Massachusetts, founded a trading post at Windsor after the Podunk Indians invited them to provide a mediating force between other tribes, and granted them a plot of land. After Edward Winslow from Plymouth inspected the site, William Holmes led a small party there. This initial group arrived at Windsor on September 26, 1633, settling at the confluence of the Farmington and the west side of the Connecticut Rivers. They were about 50 miles up river at the end of ship navigable waters and above the Dutch fort at Hartford. They were in a good position to trade with the Indians before the Dutch. Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Plymouth County Settled 1620 Incorporated 1620 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Town  134. ... In American English, Podunk, or Podunk Hollow has come to denote something, usually a place, of small size and is often used as a placeholder name in a context of dismissing significance or importance. ... Edward Winslow, 1651, by an anonymous artist Edward Winslow (1595–1655) was an American Pilgrim leader on the Mayflower. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events February 13 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ...


More settlers arrived in 1635 led by the Revs Maverick and Warham with about 60 people who trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts where they had first settled after coming on the ship "Mary and John" to the New World from Plymouth, England in 1630. More settlers from Dorchester moved to Windsor in the next few years. Out numbering the original settlers they soon displaced the original Plymouth settlers, who mostly returned to Plymouth. 1888 German map of Boston Harbor showing Dorchester in the lower left hand corner. ... Smeatons tower on the Plymouth Hoe Plymouth is a city in the Westcountry of England, situated at the mouths of the rivers Plym and Tamar in the traditional county of Devon. ...


Native Americans referred to the area as Matianuck. (book- "Dorset Pilgrims" by Frank Thistlewaite) Reverend Warham renamed the settlement Dorechester in 1635. In 1637, the colony's General Court changed the name to Windsor. [3]


Windsor's name is believed to be named after the city of Windsor England on the Thames River. Windsor is believed to be a corruption of the Saxon words 'windlass Oran' meaning a bank of a river with a windlass.[citation needed] The name of Windsor derives from Windlesore, or 'Winding Shores' where boats were pulled by windlass ('windles') up the river. As with all such names that date back many centuries, there are other claims as to the derivation of the name. It has also been thought that the name derived from 'winding' meaning 'meandering' shores. A third school of thought stemmed from the belief that the name derived from 'a sore wind' referring to the wind that blew across the mound upon which Windsor Castle, England was built but this fails on chronological grounds. [4] Windsor castle, a thousand-year-old fortress transformed into a royal palace. ...


Several towns that border Windsor were once entirely or partially part of Windsor including: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington, (which was later part of East Windsor); and Bloomfield, (originally called "Wintonbury"; a composite of the town names Windsor, Farmington and Simsbury). [5] Windsor Locks is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ... Location of South Windsor within Connecticut. ... East Windsor is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Incorporated 1786 Government  - Type Selectman-town meeting  - First Selectman Michael P. Stupinski Area  - City 89. ... Bloomfield is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Incorporated 1645 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Town manager Kathleen Eagen  - Council chairman Michael Clark Area  - City 74. ... Simsbury is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ...


The first "highway" in Connecticut opened in 1638 between Windsor and Hartford. As other towns were settled further up the the Connecticut river like Springfield, Massachusetts and Northampton, Massachusetts trading routes were extended to all of them. Hartford & Springfield Street Railway connected with the Conn. Co. in Windsor Center until 1925. Buses replaced trolleys between Rainbow (a northern section of Windsor) and Windsor Center in 1930; cars continued to run from Windsor to Hartford until 1940. [6] Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Nickname: Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: , Country United States State Connecticut NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Named 1637 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - City  18. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Hampden County Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - City  33. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Hampshire County Settled 1654 Incorporated 1656 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Mary Clare Higgins Area  - City  35. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Hampden County Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - City  33. ...


These original Windsor settlers have many descendants around the country and beyond. Many are members of The Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor (DFAW) based in the Windsor area.


Tobacco

Rows of Tobacco Sheds
Rows of Tobacco Sheds

Windsor was formerly known for its thriving tobacco farms, some of which still exist today. Tobacco grown here beneath a netting of gauze approximates the humidity and growing conditions of Honduras. Windsor tobacco leaves are highly prized by fine cigar makers, and are used as the cigar's outer wrapping, called Broad Leaf or Shade Tobacco. Occasionally, teenagers will climb on top of the shade tobacco gauze, a popular phenomenon that is known locally as "net hopping." Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (859x576, 304 KB) me I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (859x576, 304 KB) me I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in genus Nicotiana. ...


34,000 acres (140 km²) in Connecticut are covered by "Windsor Soil," named after the town. [7]


While much of the Day Hill section of town has been given over to industry, the long red wooden sheds that are used to store and dry the tobacco are still noticeable. A Tobacco Museum containing authentic farming implements and tools can be found at Northwest Park. [4]


Historical Society

The Windsor Historical Society manages a collection of old homesteads that have existed since the 17th and 18th centuries and are available for tour. [5]


On historic Palisado Avenue, one can find the First Church In Windsor, Congregational and adjacent graveyard. [6]


Across the street on the Palisado green stands a statue of John Mason (a founder of Windsor and colonial leader in the Pequot War). John Mason was the name of two prominent figures in colonial New England prior to 1640. ...


Further down the road is the home of Oliver Ellsworth, second Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. [7] Oliver Ellsworth (April 29, 1745 – November 26, 1807), an American lawyer and politician, was a revolutionary against British rule, a drafter of the United States Constitution, and third Chief Justice of the United States. ...


The town center is well-planned in comparison to many of the others in the Greater Hartford area, including a relative diversity of chains and local shops, as well as a recently restored Amtrak station that dates to the 1850s. The Greater Hartford region is a region located in the state of Connecticut centered around the states capital of Hartford. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ...


The Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut is also located in Windsor. [8]


National Register

[8]

  • Allyn, Capt. Benjamin, II, House - 119 Deerfield Rd. (added 1979-06-26)
  • Barber, Giles, House - 411--413 Windsor Avenue Connecticut Route 159 (added 1988-09-15)
  • Bissell Tavern-Bissell's Stage House - 1022 Palisado Avenue Connecticut Route 159 (added 1985-08-23)
  • Broad Street Green Historic District - Rougly along Broad Street Connecticut Route 159 from Batchelder Rd. to Union St. (added 1999-12-30)
  • Case, Benomi, House - 436 Rainbow Rd. (added 1988-09-15)
  • Chaffee, Hezekiah, House - Meadow Lane, off Palisado Green (added 1972-07-31)
  • Chapman, Taylor, House - 407 Palisado Avenue Connecticut Route 159 (added 1988-09-15)
  • Ellsworth, Horace H., House - 316 Palisado Avenue Connecticut Route 159 (added 1988-09-15)
  • Ellsworth, Oliver, Homestead - 778 Palisado Avenue Connecticut Route 159 (added 1970-10-06) [9]
  • Farmington River Railroad Bridge - Spans Farmington River and Pleasant St. W of Palisado Ave. (added 1972-08-25)

Route 159 is the northern extension of Main Street in Hartford, running along the west bank of the Connecticut River up to the Massachusetts state line in Agawam, Massachusetts. ... Route 159 is the northern extension of Main Street in Hartford, running along the west bank of the Connecticut River up to the Massachusetts state line in Agawam, Massachusetts. ... Route 159 is the northern extension of Main Street in Hartford, running along the west bank of the Connecticut River up to the Massachusetts state line in Agawam, Massachusetts. ... Route 159 is the northern extension of Main Street in Hartford, running along the west bank of the Connecticut River up to the Massachusetts state line in Agawam, Massachusetts. ... Route 159 is the northern extension of Main Street in Hartford, running along the west bank of the Connecticut River up to the Massachusetts state line in Agawam, Massachusetts. ... Route 159 is the northern extension of Main Street in Hartford, running along the west bank of the Connecticut River up to the Massachusetts state line in Agawam, Massachusetts. ...

Windsor Today

Monument on Windsor's Town Green which reads "To The Patriots of Windsor"
Monument on Windsor's Town Green which reads "To The Patriots of Windsor"

Image File history File links WindsorCTeagle. ... Image File history File links WindsorCTeagle. ...

Education

  • One public school for pre-school and kindergarten: Roger Wolcott Early Childhood Center,
  • Four public elementary schools (Grades 1-5): Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School, Clover Street Elementary School, John F. Kennedy Elementary School, and Poquonock Elementary School,
  • One public middle school (Grades 6-8): Sage Park Middle School and
  • One public high school (Grades 9-12): Windsor High School. [10]
  • Two public libraries: Windsor Public Library [11] and Wilson Public Library
  • Saint Gabriel's School is a private school that teaches grades kindergarten through eighth. [12]
  • Trinity Christian School is a private school that teaches grades kindergarten through seventh. [13][14]
  • Praise, Power, Prayer Christian School is a private school that teaches grades kindergarten through twelfth. [15][16]
  • Branford Hall Career Institute is located on Day Hill Road. [17]
  • Baran Institute of Technology is located on Day Hill Road.[18]

The Loomis Chaffee School is a college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Windsor, Connecticut, USA. It has a total enrollment of 720, 400 boarding and 320 day students, and 150 faculty members. ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ... Farmington River and environs The Farmington River is a river located in the northwest of the US States of Connecticut and southwest Massachusetts. ... Branford Hall Career Institute is an independent career college with campuses in Albany, New York, Bohemia, New York, Branford, Connecticut, Windsor, Connecticut, Southington, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts. ...

Parks

  • Windsor Meadows State Park is in the south east corner of town. [19] The park runs down the shore of the Connecticut River.
  • Northwest Park, Windsor's largest park, is located in the northwest corner of Windsor. It includes a nature center, trails and a petting zoo. [21]
  • Stroh Park is off of Route 159 near Wilson Congregational Church towards the south end of town. Stroh Park is home to a public pool, tennis courts, a playground, and a pond.

The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: , Country United States State Connecticut NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Named 1637 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - City  18. ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... This article is about the sport. ... Northwest Park is a municipally owned park in the town of Windsor, Connecticut, which includes walking trails, soccer fields and a nature center. ... A petting zoo (often called, and/or part of, a childrens zoo) features a combination of domestic animals and some wild species that are docile enough to touch and feed. ... A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city or suburb. ... Farmington River and environs The Farmington River is a river located in the northwest of the US States of Connecticut and southwest Massachusetts. ... This article is about the sport. ... Canoeing is the recreational or sporting activity of paddling a canoe or kayak. ... Sea Kayaking at Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ... Farmington River and environs The Farmington River is a river located in the northwest of the US States of Connecticut and southwest Massachusetts. ...

Events

  • The 53rd Annual Shad Derby will be held during May 2007. It includes a fishing contest, pegeant: crowning a Shad Derby Queen for high school seniors, parade, road race, craft fair, and festival.
  • The Northwest Park Country Fair is held every fall. [22]
  • The 22nd Annual Columbus Day Soccer Tournament will be held Columbus Day weekend, October 2007. Players ages 9-14 participate from the area. [23]

Species See text. ... Columbus Day is a holiday celebrated in many countries in the Americas, commemorating the date of Christopher Columbuss arrival in the New World on October 12, 1492. ...

Entertainment

  • Tradition Golf Club. [24]
  • Keney Park Golf Club. [25]

Religion

  • Hopewell Baptist Church, 280 Windsor Avenue.
  • Windsor Home Church, 271 Rainbow Road.
  • Pilgrim Way Baptist Church, 19 Columbia Road.
  • Grace Baptist Church, 830 Marshall Phelps Road.
  • Greater St. Paul's Baptist Church of Deliverance, 12 Windsor Avenue.
  • Saint Gabriel's Church, Roman Catholic, 379 Broad Street.
  • Saint Gertrude's Church, Roman Catholic, 550 Matianuck Avenue.
  • Saint Joseph's Church, Roman Catholic, 1747 Poquonock Avenue.
  • The First Church in Windsor, United Church of Christ, 107 Palisado Avenue.
  • Poquonock Community Church, United Church of Christ, 1817 Poquonock Avenue.
  • Wilson Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 691 Windsor Avenue.
  • Holy Zion Church of the Jubilee, Nondenominational, 235 Palisado Avenue.
  • Mount Carmel Christian Ministries, Nondenominational, 599 Matianuck Avenue.
  • Faith Community Church, 100 Pigeon Hill Road.
  • Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad Street.
  • Archer Memorial Ame Zion Church, African Methodist Episcopal, 321 Hayden Station Road.
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, 180 Park Avenue.
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church, 465 Park Avenue.
  • Congragation Beth Ahm, Jewish, 362 Palisado Avenue.
  • River of Life Christian Church, 500 Bloomfield Avenue.
  • Tohrah Judea, 452 Bloomfeild Avenue
  • Connecticut Valley Church of Christ, 61 Cook Hill Road.
  • Praise Power & Prayer Temple, Pentecostal, 209 Kennedy Road.
  • Islamic Center of Connecticut, 68 White Rock Drive.

Transportation

See also: Windsor, Connecticut (Amtrak station)
  • A single train line runs along the Connecticut River through Windsor, with one stop for Amtrak trains in Windsor's Center.

Other information Code WND Traffic Passengers (2006) 9,672 2% Windsor is a train station in Windsor, Connecticut located on the New Haven-Springfield Line. ... BDL redirects here. ... The Greater Hartford region is a region located in the state of Connecticut centered around the states capital of Hartford. ... The Pioneer Valley and Connecticut River, looking southward toward the towns of Sunderland, Amherst and Whately. ... Windsor Locks is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ... Connecticut Transit (CT Transit) is a bus system serving much of the U.S. state of Connecticut and is a division of that states Department of Transportation[1]. CT Transit provides bus service via contract providers for seven different metropolitan areas in the state, mostly concentrated in Hartford and... Nickname: Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: , Country United States State Connecticut NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Named 1637 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - City  18. ... BDL redirects here. ... Interstate 91 (abbreviated I-91) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Route 20 is a 31. ... Interstate 291 is a Interstate that starts at Route 218 in Windsor has an Interchange at I-91,has a partial interchange with Route 159 goes across the Connecticut River on the Bissell Bridge, has an interchanges with Route , than goes to an Interchange with I-84, and I-384... Interstate 91 (abbreviated I-91) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... Interstate 84 (abbreviated I-84) is an interstate highway extending from Dunmore, Pennsylvania (near Scranton, Pennsylvania) at an intersection with Interstate 81 to Sturbridge, Massachusetts at an intersection with the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90). ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ...

Safety

  • Windsor Police Department is located at the Windsor Safety Complex, in the middle of town, next to I-91, on Bloomfield Avenue. [27]
  • Windsor Volunteer Fire Department has 5 stations: Windsor Station (at the Windsor Safety Complex), Wilson Station, Poquonock Station, Rainbow Road Station and Hayden Station. [28]
  • Windsor Volunteer Ambulance is also located at the Windsor Safety Complex. [29]

Large and Distinctive Companies

  • Advo, Inc. -- The country's largest direct mail company has its headquarters in Windsor. [31] [9]
  • ALSTOM Power, Inc. -- North America corporate headquarters located at 2000 Day Hill Road in Windsor.[33]
  • Stanadyne Corporation -- Maintains its headquarters in Windsor.[36]
  • SS&C Technologies, Inc. -- Has its corporate headquarters at 80 Lamberton Road in Windsor.[37]
  • Spencer Turbine -- Is headquartered at 600 Day Hill Road in Windsor.[38]
  • Mototown USA -- Recently opened in 2006. At over 200,000 square feet, the complex is the largest indoor motocross facility in the world.[39]
  • Unisource Worldwide -- Has a distribution center located on Day Hill Road.[41]
  • Limra -- Has a North American office in Windsor on Day Hill Road.[42]
  • Westinghouse Electric Company -- The company has offices at 16 and 20 International Drive for its Nuclear Services and Nuclear Power Plants Divisions. It also has a Nuclear Fuels Divison components manufacturing facility on Addison Rd.
  • ING Group -- Construction of a new building in the Day Hill Road Corporate Area. [44][45]
  • The Hartford -- Construction of a new building in the Day Hill Road Corporate Area.[46][47]

ABB, formerly Asea Brown Boveri, is a multinational corporation headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, operating mainly in the power and automation technology areas. ... Combustion Engineering was a leading firm in the development of power systems in the United States in the late 20th century. ... Aetna (Aetna Inc. ... Office types Class A office space Back office Front office Mobile office Paperless office Serviced office Small office/home office Virtual office A back office is a part of most corporations where tasks dedicated to running the company itself take place. ... Alstom (formerly GEC-Alsthom) (Euronext: ALO) is a large French company whose businesses are power generation and manufacturing trains (e. ... Headquarters (HQ) denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ... American Airlines (AA) is the largest airline in the world in terms of total passengers-miles transported[1] and fleet size [2], and the second-largest airline in the world (behind Air France-KLM) in terms of total operating revenues[3]. A wholly owned subsidiary of the AMR Corporation, the... A rider using a berm to corner during a motocross race in Australia Motocross (often shortened to MX or MotoX) is a form of motorcycle sport or all-terrain vehicle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits. ... Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. ... The Westinghouse Electric Company is a nuclear reactor technology company. ... Northeast Utilities (NU) is a publicly-traded, Fortune 500 energy company headquartered in Berlin, Connecticut, with several regulated subsidiaries offering retail electricity and natural gas service to more than 2 million customers in New England. ... ING House, ING headquarters in Amsterdam ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING, Euronext: INGA) (known as ING Group) is a financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and investment management services. ... {{Infobox_Company | | company_name = The Hartford | | company_logo = | | company_type = Public (NYSE: HIG)| | company_slogan = | foundation = Hartford, USA ([[1810])| | location = Hartford, USA| | key_people = Ramani Ayer, CEO & Chairman| | num_employees = 30,000 (2006)| | industry = Insurance & Finance| | revenue = $28. ...

Hotels/Lodging

  • Hyatt -- Construction of a Summerfield Suites extended stay hotel, near the Day Hill Road Corporate Area, to be completed in 2008.[50]

Hilton Hotels Corporation NYSE: HLT operates one of the worlds largest chains of hotels. ... Marriott International, Inc. ... The first Marriott hotel opened in 1957, and has since expanded to several different brands, with Courtyard serving business travelers. ... Residence Inn by Marriott is a brand of extended stay hotels. ... For the inventor of Celluloid, see John Wesley Hyatt. ... In June 2005 the Blackstone Group acquired Wyndham International for $3. ...

Notable People

Roger Wolcott (January 4, 1679– May 17, 1767) was an American weaver and statesman from Windsor, Connecticut. ... Oliver Ellsworth (April 29, 1745 – November 26, 1807), an American lawyer and politician, was a revolutionary against British rule, a drafter of the United States Constitution, and third Chief Justice of the United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch... Captain John Mason (1586–1635) was born in Norfolk. ... Oliver Phelps (1749 - 1809) was born in Windsor, Connecticut and moved to Massachusetts in his younger years to become a merchant. ... Lancelot Phelps (November 9, 1784 - September 1, 1866) was a United States Representative from Connecticut. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Oliver Wolcott (December 1, 1726–December 1, 1797), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Connecticut. ... John Fitch (born on January 21, 1743 in South Windsor, Connecticut, died by suicide July, 1798) was a clockmaker, brassworker, and silversmith who built the first recorded steam powered ship in the United States, in 1786. ... link titleMike Joy (born November 25, 1949 in Chicago) is a motorsports announcer, who currently serves as the lap-by-lap announcer of FOX Sports NASCAR Nextel Cup coverage. ... Myron Walter Moe Drabowsky (July 21, 1935 – June 10, 2006) was a Polish-American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs (1956-1960), Milwaukee Braves (1961), Cincinnati Reds (1962), Kansas City Athletics (1962-1965), Baltimore Orioles (1966-1968, 1970), Kansas City Royals (1969... Al Anderson is an American guitarist, singer, and songwiter best known for his 20-year stint in NRBQ Categories: | | ... NRBQ is an American rock band. ... The Loomis Chaffee School is a college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Windsor, Connecticut, USA. It has a total enrollment of 720, 400 boarding and 320 day students, and 150 faculty members. ...

Geography

Windsor's highest point is on Day Hill at 230 feet (70 m). [12]


Windsor's lowest point is at the Connecticut River shore at 5 feet (2 m). [12] The Connecticut River defines Windsor's east border. The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ...


The city of Hartford, the Capital of Connecticut, is adjacent to Windsor to the south. Nickname: Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: , Country United States State Connecticut NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Named 1637 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - City  18. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ...


The town of Windsor Locks, home of Bradley International Airport, is adjacent to Windsor to the north. Windsor Locks is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ... BDL redirects here. ...


The towns of East Windsor and South Windsor are on east side of the Connecticut River, which defines Windsor's eastern border. East Windsor is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Location of South Windsor within Connecticut. ...


The town of Bloomfield is to the west. Bloomfield is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ...


The town of East Granby is to the northwest. East Granby is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut. ...


Windsor is only 2 towns, or 20 minutes, south from Massachusetts. Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ...


The Farmington River joins the Connecticut River in Windsor. The Farmington River is dammed in the northwest corner of Windsor to form the 234 acre Rainbow Reservoir. [13] Farmington River and environs The Farmington River is a river located in the northwest of the US States of Connecticut and southwest Massachusetts. ...


Demographics

Windsor's Town Hall and Fountain on the Town Green
Windsor's Town Hall and Fountain on the Town Green

Image File history File links WindsorCTtownhallfountain. ... Image File history File links WindsorCTtownhallfountain. ...

Population

Year Population
1850 3294
1900 3614
1950 11833
2000 28237[14]

Population density was 368.0/km² (953.0/mi²).


In the town the population was spread out with
24.6% under the age of 18,
5.9% from 18 to 24,
28.7% from 25 to 44,
26.2% from 45 to 64, and
14.5% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 40 years.
For every 100 females, there were 89.7 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.


7,604 families residing in the town.
10,900 housing units at an average density of 142.0/km² (367.9/mi²).


10,577 households out of which
32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them,
55.7% were married couples living together,
13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and
28.1% were non-families. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and
8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.


The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.10.


Income

Median income for a household in the town was $64,137, and
the median income for a family was $73,064.
Males had a median income of $45,443 versus $37,476 for females.


Windsor was one of a handfull of towns in the country where, in the United States Census, 2000,
median income for black households ($64,159) [15]
was larger than white households ($63,624). [16]
Asian households had a median income of $75,716. [17]
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) households has a median income of $69,808.[18] 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


The per capita income for the town was $27,633. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...


About 2.2% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including
4.3% of those under age 18 and
5.5% of those age 65 or over. Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Diversity

Racial makeup of the town was
White 65.12%,
African American 27.09%,
Native American 0.16%,
Asian 3.14%,
Pacific Islander 0.03%,
other races 2.09%, and
2.38% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.98% of the population. The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


Windsor High School has 1471 students enrolled and demographics for 2004-2005 were:
Black 46.2%,
White 41.1%,
Hispanic 8.8%,
Asian 3.8%, and
Native American 0.1%. [19] Windsor High School (California) Windsor High School (England) ...


Politics

Connecticut House of Representatives: Ruth C. Fahrbach (R) [51], Peggy Sayers (D) [52][53] The Hall of the Connecticut House of Representatives. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


Connecticut Senate: Eric D. Coleman (D) [54] The Connecticut State Senate is the upper house of the Connecticut General Assembly. ... Eric D. Coleman is a Democratic Party politician in the United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


United States House of Representatives: John B. Larson (D) [55] The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... John B. Larson (born July 22, 1948), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing the 1st District of Connecticut. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005[20]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage of Population
  Democratic 7,295 329 7,624 26.5%
  Republican 3,046 146 3,192 11.1%
  Unaffiliated 7,980 429 8,409 29.2%
  Minor Parties 12 1 13 0.5%
Total 18,333 905 19,238 66.8%

Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...

External links

  • Town of Windsor
  • Windsor Chamber of Commerce
  • Windsor Historical Society
  • First Town Downtown
  • Windsor Public Schools
  • Windsor Public Library
  • Central Regional Tourism District
  • MetroHartford Alliance

References

  1. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2005-05-09.csv U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates
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  5. ^ http://www.bloomfieldct.org/Pages/BloomfieldCT_WebDocs/about
  6. ^ http://www.bera.org/trolleytowns/trolleyhtml/windsor.html
  7. ^ http://www.ct.nrcs.usda.gov/soil-windsor.html
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  9. ^ http://www.courant.com/business/hc-advo1219.artdec19,0,2310956.story?coll=hc-headlines-business
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055279/
  11. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119940/
  12. ^ a b http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.86029&lon=-72.66805&datum=nad27&u=4&layer=DRG&size=l&s=50
  13. ^ http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?931
  14. ^ http://clear.uconn.edu/projects/landscape/local/town.asp?townname=164&Go=Go
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  19. ^ http://www.csde.state.ct.us/public/der/ssp/SCH0405/sr139.pdf
  20. ^ Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005 (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Retrieved on 2006-10-02.

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Further reading

  • [56]
  • "Windsor's Diversity Pays Off" Stan Simpson, Hartford Courant, 12/6/6

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