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East Hartford / Manchester, CT Street Map

The most accurate East Hartford / Manchester town map available online.


East Hartford

East Hartford (41n47, 72w37 EST) is a town in Hartford CountyConnecticutUnited States. The population was 51,252 at the 2010 census.

East Hartford is home to the headquarters of Pratt & Whitney,[6] part of the United Technologies conglomerate. The manufacturing plant takes up a significant amount of East Hartford's area, and at its peak, it employed tens of thousands of people; however, currently, it only employs about 5,000. East Hartford also contains a Coca-Cola bottling plant, located on Main Street. The city is dotted with various industrial and suburban office parks.[citation needed]


Visit town website: http://easthartfordct.gov


Manchester

Manchester is a township and city in Hartford County, ConnecticutUnited States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 58,241.[3]

Manchester was settled by colonists around 1672 as a farming community, although at the time it was known just as Orford Parish (the name that can be found on the memorial to the revolutionary soldiers from the town. The many rivers and brooks provided power for paper, lumber and textile industries, and the town quickly evolved into an industrial center. The town of Hartford once included the land now occupied by the towns of Manchester, East Hartford, and West Hartford. In 1783, East Hartford became a separate town, which included Manchester in its city limits until 1823.[4]

In 1838, the Cheney family started what became the world's largest silk mill. Eventually, Manchester became an ideal industrial community. The mills, houses of the owners, and homes of the workers are now part of the Cheney Brothers Historic District, aNational Historic Landmark.

Also of note are the E.E. Hilliard Company Woolen Mills. Founded ca. 1780 by Aaron Buckland and later sold to the Hilliard family. The Hilliard Mills are the oldest woolen mill site in the country.

Visit town website: http://www.townofmanchester.org


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