Barkhamsted Town Hall is located at 67 Ripley Hill Road, Barkhamsted CT 06063; phone: 860-379-8285.
The town of Barkhamsted was part of Windsor's share in the settlement of Litchfield County, and the first settler came from Windsor about 1746. Before that date, some of the best pine timber had been logged and floated down the Farmington River. A town was not incorporated until 1779. The name is taken from Barkhamsted in the English county of Hertford.
The county is mountainous, and cut into deep valleys by the East and West branches of the Farmington River. Riverton is the principal village located within the boundaries of the town.