Windsor Locks


Windsor Locks
a town in N Connecticut. 12,190.

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      urban town (township), Hartford county, north-central Connecticut, U.S., on the Connecticut River. Originally settled as part of Windsor in 1663, it was known as Pine Meadow and Enfield Falls (for the rapids on its east side). Commercial development began after 1829 with the completion of the canal and locks, built to allow river traffic to bypass the rapids. The community, renamed Windsor Locks in 1833, was separately incorporated in 1854. Early industrial activity consisted primarily of sawmill and gristmill operations and the manufacture of paper, lathe chucks, and metallic threads. The town's economic base changed considerably during World War II with the construction of Bradley Field, a military air base that is now an international airport with a major air museum. Aircraft and aerospace industries are significant. The Connecticut Trolley Museum and the Old New Gate Prison and Copper Mine are nearby points of interest. Area 9 square miles (23 square km). Pop. (1990) 12,358; (2000) 12,043.

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  • Windsor Locks — Pueblo de los Estados Unidos Windsor Locks Canal Company …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Windsor locks — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Windsor et Locks. Windsor Locks est une ville située dans le comté de Hartford, dans l État du Connecticut (États Unis). Selon le recensement de 2000, Windsor Locks avait une population totale de 12 043 habitants …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Windsor Locks — Windsor Locks, CT U.S. Census Designated Place in Connecticut Population (2000): 12043 Housing Units (2000): 5101 Land area (2000): 9.028834 sq. miles (23.384572 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.329037 sq. miles (0.852202 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Windsor Locks, CT — U.S. Census Designated Place in Connecticut Population (2000): 12043 Housing Units (2000): 5101 Land area (2000): 9.028834 sq. miles (23.384572 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.329037 sq. miles (0.852202 sq. km) Total area (2000): 9.357871 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Windsor Locks — Windsor Locks, Postort in der Township Windsor des Staates Vermont; Papiermühlen, Eisenwerke, Maschinenwerkstätten, Baumwollenmanufactur; 1200 Ew …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Windsor Locks — 41° 55′ 30″ N 72° 38′ 58″ W / 41.925, 72.64944444 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Windsor Locks — Original name in latin Windsor Locks Name in other language BDL, Vindzor Loks, Виндзор Локс State code US Continent/City America/New York longitude 41.92482 latitude 72.64503 altitude 43 Population 12498 Date 2013 05 19 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Windsor Locks — a town in N Connecticut. 12,190 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Windsor Locks (condado de Hartford, Connecticut) — Windsor Locks Lugar designado por el censo de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español


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