Middlesex County, Connecticut


Middlesex County is a county located in the south central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It was created in 1785 from portions of Hartford and New London counties. As of 2010, the population was 165,676.

As is the case with all eight of Connecticut’s counties, there is now no county government, and no county seat. In Connecticut, towns are responsible for all local government activities, including fire and rescue, snow removal, and schools. In a few cases, neighboring towns will share certain resources, e.g. water, gas, etc. However, Middlesex County is merely a group of towns on a map, and no longer has any particular authority.


According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 439.07 square miles (1,137.2 km2), of which 369.26 square miles (956.4 km2) (or 84.10%) is land and 69.81 square miles (180.8 km2) (or 15.90%) is water.

The terrain trends from mostly level along the Connecticut River and Atlantic coast to gently rolling uplands away from them. The highest elevation is close to a triangulation station in Meshomasic State Forest, located at 916 feet (279 m) above sea level; the lowest point is sea level. Middlesex County is also the home of Wadsworth Falls

Cities, Towns, and Villages

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