Southington Community

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There is plenty of history to tell when it comes to the town of Southington, CT and its origins. This territory, part of Hartford County, was first established in the year 1779, shortly after the U.S. declared its independence. Though this was the modern start of Southington, its history dates back to many years earlier.

Samuel Woodruff was the first white settler to find the area. He came from Farmington and settled in Panthorne (alternatively called Panthorn). The settlement grew, developed, and later came to be called South Farmington. The abbreviation soon became Southington, and so history was written. The economy developed rapidly and by the 1800s, there was already major industrial factories making money.

Today, as you read more about Southington information, you will realize that this community is a “microcosm” of our national heritage. It is the typical and idealized U.S. town. For 36.8 miles the land continues, making it one of the larger towns in Connecticut. Guests can arrange for walking tours throughout sections of the town including the historical sites, unique shopping areas, Architectural tours, and even a fun and festive Beer Tour!

There are also several public parks in Southington, including beautiful Crescent Lake and it's surroundings, the 139.1 acre Panthorn Park Sports Complex, Recreation Park, Southington Dog Park, Veterans Memorial Park and the Southington Open Space recreation area.

Among the major outdoor recreational areas, bikers and hikers love the Linear Trail!  The Southington portion of the "Rails to Trails" pathway is part of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. The trail will span over 80 continuous miles from the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT up to Northampton, MA.  More strenuous hiking can be found at Ragged Mountain 

Other Southington, CT outdoor activities include winter fun at the Mount Southington Ski Area, and, from spring to fall, Golf the Southington Country Club, the North Ridge Golf Course or at Hawk's Landing Country Club.

Whether you are visiting this town for the first time or are moving the family here permanently, there is always opportunity. The most important industries in the town are construction, metal, finance or insurance and healthcare. There are also job opportunities in educational institutions, food services and professional and technical services.

Come see Southington and discover why it’s both a town of history and modern day entertainment!