Photo: Brigham's Tavern, 2 Boston Turnpike, Coventry, CT. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Photographed by User:John Phelan (own work), 2013, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed March, 2014.
County Government in Connecticut was abolished in 1960. The eight counties continue solely as geographical subdivisions of the state.
Tolland was originally formed in 1785, from towns in neighboring Windham County. The county boundaries are coextensive with the Tolland Judicial District.
Fictional character "Pip," from Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, is penned by the author as hailing from Tolland County.