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The Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut

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Statistics & Facts

The Connecticut state capital is Hartford.
The population of Cheshire is approximately 26,190 (2000).
The approximate number of families is .
The amount of land area in Cheshire is 33 sq. miles.
The distance from Cheshire to Washington DC is 301 miles.
The distance to the Connecticut state capital is 25 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cheshire is positioned 41.49 degrees north of the equator and 72.90 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Cheshire elevation is 262 feet above sea level.
The Cheshire median home price is $ 275,000.


southwest of Hartford, the state capital and north of New Haven in south-central Connecticut. Nearby communities include Southington, Wolcott, Meriden, Wallingford, Hamden, Prospect and Waterbury.
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History & History Related Items

Cheshire was settled in 1694 as part of the Town of Wallingford. It was incorporated as a town in 1780. For most of its history, Cheshire has been a rural farming area, but in the last 50 years has become more of a bedroom community for nearby Hartford and New Haven. One of the agricultural industries that has remained has been growers. In fact, the motto for Cheshire was chosen because of the many bedding plant growers here. Thousands of acres of open space have been mandated here helping the area to keep its rural character.
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Cheshire City Government

Town of Cheshire
84 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
Phone: 203-271-6660

Cheshire has a Council/Manager form of government.

Cheshire Libraries

Cheshire Town Library
104 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
Phone: 203-272-2245

Cheshire Schools

Cheshire Public Schools
29 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410-2495
Phone: (203) 250-2430
Fax: (203) 250-2453 Cheshire


Cheshire is located in the Eastern Time Zone.

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