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Connecticut CountiesThere arecurrently eight Counties in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Four of them were originally created in 1666, during the first consolidation of the colony of Connecticut from a number of smaller colonies. Two more Counties were created during colonial times, and only two counties, Middlesex and Tolland counties, have been created since American independence, both in 1785. The majority of Connecticut Counties are named for locations in England, where many early Connecticut settlers originated Connecticut is divided into geographic regions called counties, but they do not have functioning governments, as defined by the Census Bureau
New London County, Connecticut
New London County History, Geography, Demographics, Cities and Towns, and Education
Etymology - Origin of County Name
After London, UK
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
New London County is located in the southeast corner of Connecticut,
bordered on the east by the State of Rhode Island, on the west by Middlesex
County, the northwest by Hartford and Tolland Counties, and to the north
by Windham County. Connecticut's third county, it is also bordered to
the south by Long Island Sound. Connecticut's Thames River also bisects
New London County from north to south and has played an important role
in the development of the region since colonial times. The total land
area covered by New London County is 666 square miles.
Cities and Towns:
The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"
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