Tolland County, Connecticut
Tolland County, Connecticut was created on October 13, 1785 and was formed from Windham County.
Tolland County is bordered by Hartford County, Connecticut (west), New London County, Connecticut (south), Windham County, Connecticut (east), Hampden County, Massachusetts (northwest), Worcester County, Massachusetts (northeast).
Tolland County Cities and Towns include Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, Ellington, Hebron, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon and Willington. A Map of Connecticut Towns by County contains detailed information about county and town boundaries.
Tolland County, Connecticut Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Connecticut Vital Records
- State Birth, Marriages & Deaths Records: from July 1, 1897, For vital records prior to July 1, 1897, contact the town where the vital event occurred.
- Town Birth, Marriages & Deaths Records: Vital Records offices are located in each of the 169 towns in Connecticut, see the Connecticut Town Vital Records Directory for the address and telephone contact information for the vital records office in each town.
- Locations: Connecticut State Vital Records Office, Town Vital Records Directory
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: You can download an application online for Connecticut Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Application or Town or City Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications
Tolland County Courthouse and Government Records
The Tolland County Courthouse was located in Tolland, Connecticut (1785-1889) and Rockville, Connecticut (1889-1960). Counties were abolished officially in 1959 though their purpose had been chiefly to define county court districts. For genealogical research purposes, counties become necessary when using the federal census returns, since they are all cataloged by county. Learn More About State of Connecticut Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
Please contact the each town clerk’s department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Town Clerk’s Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
All deeds, vital records, and probate records for all Connecticut towns are available to 1900 on microfilm at the Connecticut State Library or through the FHL. See also Connecticut Towns and Their Establishment
Taxes were levied for personal property and land through most of Connecticut’s history. The town assessor (or lister) made annual lists or rates of all taxables. This generated a considerable number of tax lists across time, but the Connecticut State Library has a list of various tax records still at the town clerk’s offices. The Connecticut Historical Society and the genealogical collections throughout the state have some records.
Those matters not in the realm of the superior court were heard by the county courts (initially called prerogative or common pleas). The county court, begun in 1666, was abolished in 1955, and its functions were divided between justice courts and superior courts. Most of the county records, to its abolition date, are at the Connecticut State Library.
- The Town of Andover was formed in 1848 from Coventry/Hebron
- The Town of Bolton was formed in 1720 from unorganized land
- The Town of Columbia was formed in 1804 from Lebanon
- The Town of Coventry was formed in 1712 from unorganized land
- The Town of Ellington was formed in 1786 from East Windsor
- The Town of Hebron was formed in 1708 from unorganized land
- The Town of Mansfield was formed in 1702 from Windham
- The Town of Somers was formed in 1734 from Enfield (part of Massachusetts until 1749)
- The Town of Stafford was formed in 1719 from unorganized land
- The Town of Tolland was formed in 1715 from unorganized land
- The Town of Union was formed in 1734 from unorganized land
- The Town of Vernon was formed in 1808 from Bolton
- The Town of Willington was formed in 1727 from unorganized land
Tolland County Society and Family History Resources
- State of Connecticut Archives and Societies
- Andover Historicall Society
- Bolton Historicall Society
- Coventry Historicall Society
- Ellington Historicall Society
- Tolland County, Connecticut Message Boards
- RAOGK Volunteers for Connecticut
- Hebron Historicall Society
- Mansfield Historicall Society
- Somers Historicall Society
- Tolland Historicall Society
- Vernon Historicall Society
Tolland County Links
- Connecticut Historical Newspapers – Newspapers.com
- Tolland County, Connecticut Books – Amazon
- Tolland Co., Connecticut – FindaGrave
- Tolland County, Connecticut Links – Cyndi’s List
- Tolland Co. CTGenweb
- Tolland County, Connecticut Ancestry Database Collections
- Tolland County, Connecticut Military Records
- Historical Newspapers from Connecticut (1755–1972)
- Rockville, Connecticut Directories, 1889-92
- Biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut
- The history of Union, Conn.
- The early history of Tolland : an address