United States Geography in the Early Republic - CONNECTICUT


Connecticut

Roughly rectangular; 90 miles from east to west, and 50 from north to south. Bounded on the east by Rhode Island, on the north by Massachusetts, on the west by New York state, and on the south by Long Island sound, a huge inlet of the Atlantic. The shoreline is cut by an exceptional number of southward flowing rivers.

Towns and Cities of Connecticut

Counties of Connecticut

There are two tiers of counties:the shore tier, consisting of Fairfield, New Haven, Middlesex, and New London Counties, as one goes from east to west along the shore, and the inland tier; returning west to east, there are Windham, Tolland, Hartford, and Litchfield Counties.

The counties listed below are the same as are shown in a modern atlas, These United States, though the atlas says county governments were abolished in Connecticut in 1960.

The counties have apparently remained the same since they were listed in Dwight's Travels (vol 1, p126).

Rivers, Lakes, Harbors, etc. of Connecticut