Southington is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 39,728.
Southington was settled in 1698 as Panthorn. It was originally part of Farmington. In 1779, it was incorporated as the Town of Southington. Plantsville, Marion and Milldale are the sections of Southington that have their own post offices, in addition to Southington's main post office.
Southington originally developed as a manufacturing center. Some of the products invented there include cement that was able to harden under water, the carriage bolt machine and a new tinware process. Despite the overall decline of industry in New England, 28% of the workers in Southington are still employed in manufacturing, most of them in the production of fabricated metal and aircraft. The town is located on Interstate 84 and has five exits along it.
The town is also known for its high school sports teams, the Southington Blue Knights.
Web Sites and Links
Jitters Coffee HouseCoffeehouse/nightclub for adults offering live music, comedy and other entertainment weekly.
Southington Country Club18-hole, par 71 golf course. Calendar, score card, tee times, tournaments, photo gallery and rates.
Southington.comEvents, attractions, history, government, maps and business guide.
State Representative Zeke ZalaskiDemocratic legislator representing Southington's 81st Assembly District.
Town of SouthingtonMunicipal information including town government, departments, boards and commissions, town calendar and links.