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Bolton, Connecticut

 

Bolton, Connecticut

Bolton, Connecticut
Town
Official seal of Bolton, Connecticut
Seal
Motto: " A Town For All Seasons "
Location within Tolland County, Connecticut
Location within Tolland County, Connecticut
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA Hartford
Region Capitol Region
Incorporated 1720
Government
 • Type Selectman-town meeting
 • First selectman Robert R. Morra
Area
 • Total 14.7 sq mi (38.1 km2)
 • Land 14.4 sq mi (37.3 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 728 ft (222 m)
Population [1]
 • Total 4,986
 • Density 359/sq mi (139/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06043
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-06260
GNIS feature ID 0213393
Website http://bolton.govoffice.com/

Bolton is a small rural town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. It is primarily residential, with an economy made up primarily of small businesses. The high school typically has between fifty and one hundred students per class. The population is 4,986 as of the 2010 census. Bolton was incorporated in October 1720 and is governed by town meeting.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Climate 1.1
    • Education 1.2
  • Sports 2
  • Notable residents 3
  • Geography 4
  • Demographics 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Originally part of the town of Hartford, the area was referred to as Hartford Mountains or Hanover, until incorporation in October of 1720. The northern half of Bolton was set aside in 1808 to form the town of Vernon. Quarries played a significant role in the area’s developing economy and Bolton Notch became the location of the small community of Quarryville. Prior to the railroad, granite was taken by oxcart to the Connecticut River where it was the shipped to major cities on the East Coast.

On November 11, 1723, Jonathan Edwards was installed as the pastor of Bolton.[2]

It is widely speculated that in 1781,
  • Town Website
  • Bolton Public Schools
  • Bolton Historical Society
  • Central Regional Tourism District

External links

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder
  2. ^ George M. Marsden (11 July 2004). Jonathan Edwards: A Life. Yale University Press. p. 95.  
  3. ^  
  4. ^ "Climate Statistics for Bolton, CT". Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/connecticut/districts/bolton-school-district/bolton-high-school-4416
  6. ^ http://www.boltonpublicschools.com/bhs/files/usnew2012.pdf
  7. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  8. ^ a b http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_DP_DPDP1
  9. ^ a b http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml
  10. ^ http://www.bolton.govoffice.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={92D04BF8-AD06-4506-AB99-18951FE8A6E9}&DE={C9453D81-656E-46E1-982A-8E920FA90B9D}

References

As of 2013, there are 903 Republicans, 1,001 Democrats, 1,393 Independent or Unaffiliated and 40 registered voters belonging to other parties.[10]

Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Republican 1,014 26 1,040 28.77%
  Democratic 950 24 974 26.94%
  Unaffiliated 1,543 56 1,599 44.23%
  Minor Parties 2 0 2 0.06%
Total 3,509 106 3,615 100%

About 475 military veterans reside in Bolton.[9]

The median household income is $93,348 including joint-households. Poverty levels are low, with about 1.3% living at or below the poverty line.[9]

95% of housing units are occupied, 86.7% of which are owned and 13.3% rented, including apartments and condominiums.[8]

The median age is 45.4. 49.4% male and 50.6% female.[8]

The population density is 348.2 people per square mile (134.4/km²). There are 2,018 housing units at an average density of 136.6 per square mile (52.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town is 95.70% White, 1.10% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 3.00% identified as Latino or Hispanic Latino/Hispanic.

As of the census[7] of 2010, there are 4,986 people, 1,918 households, and 1,441 families residing in the town. The town consists primarily of middle-class families with some working-class families/individuals and small businesses. There are also a few larger commercial entities; notably the Simoniz corporation, specializing in automotive and carwash cleaning supplies.

Demographics

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.7 square miles (38 km2), of which, 14.4 square miles (37 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (1.91%) is water. It includes the Bolton Green Historic District.

Bolton Green

Geography

  • Ralph Earl, artist and portrait painter, died in Bolton in 1801.
  • Ron Hainsey, NHL defenseman for the Carolina Hurricanes.
  • Simeon Olcott, US Senator from New Hampshire was born in Bolton in 1735.
  • George G. Sumner, (politician) Connecticut House of Representative for Bolton, Mayor of Hartford and Lieutenant Governor & Governor of Connecticut was a native.
  • William Williams, was born in Bolton on September 6, 1815.

Notable residents

The school's mascot is the bulldog, and the school's colors are blue and white.

In Bolton High School's first year of participation, it won the boys conference tennis championship and placed as the runner up in the boys Class S state championship in cross country. The boys cross country team also won the conference championship in 2007, going undefeated with a record of 27-0. They went on to win the Connecticut Class S State Cross Country Championship in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012 under the direction of Coach Paul T. Smith . The boys tennis team has won the NCCC conference three years in a row finishing the 2009 season with a record of 17-0.

Sports

Bolton High School is a public school with about three-to-four-hundred students. It under went major renovations and expansion during 2011. Which included a new outdoor seating area for the cafeteria, a larger and more technologically advanced library, computer labs and media center as well as a new science wing and larger administrative offices. Several other improvements where made including parking, bus lanes and the Board of Education offices being moved to the location. The school has a student-teacher ratio of about 12:1 and combined math and reading proficiency level of 92.5%.[5] U.S. News & World Report ranked it as #27 in Connecticut and #1030 in the United States earning a Silver Award in 2012[6] Bolton High is affiliated with the NCCC athletic conference.

Education

Climate data for Bolton, Connecticut
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 64
(18)
69
(21)
83
(28)
93
(34)
92
(33)
96
(36)
97
(36)
96
(36)
96
(36)
86
(30)
78
(26)
71
(22)
97
(36)
Average high °F (°C) 35
(2)
38
(3)
47
(8)
58
(14)
69
(21)
76
(24)
81
(27)
80
(27)
72
(22)
62
(17)
51
(11)
40
(4)
59.1
(15)
Average low °F (°C) 13
(−11)
15
(−9)
24
(−4)
33
(1)
43
(6)
52
(11)
57
(14)
56
(13)
46
(8)
35
(2)
29
(−2)
20
(−7)
35.3
(1.8)
Record low °F (°C) −32
(−36)
−27
(−33)
−24
(−31)
4
(−16)
20
(−7)
27
(−3)
34
(1)
28
(−2)
19
(−7)
13
(−11)
−5
(−21)
−19
(−28)
−32
(−36)
Precipitation inches (mm) 4.38
(111.3)
3.11
(79)
4.32
(109.7)
4.54
(115.3)
3.96
(100.6)
4.25
(108)
4.08
(103.6)
4.07
(103.4)
4.54
(115.3)
4.56
(115.8)
4.64
(117.9)
4.02
(102.1)
50.47
(1,281.9)
Source: The Weather Channel (Historical Monthly Averages)[4]

Bolton, like much of Tolland County straddles the humid continental climate (Dfa) and (Dfb) line. [3]

Climate

not proven). Archaeologists believe that the officers of the troops stayed there, since they usually stayed away from the troops due to the fact that they considered themselves higher in status. The artifacts that would have been found if the grounds had been correctly excavated would have been very useful for the history of Bolton and therefore the statements above cannot be confirmed with full accuracy.
Encampment site with Rose's Farm in background
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