Hebron consists of a suburban center, surrounded by rural residential roads that pass through large areas of woodland interspersed with farms. There are several small bodies of water in the town, including Holbrook Pond towards the northern edge of the area, while there are at least half a dozen areas of marshy land adjoining streams flowing through the little-developed areas of the town’s south. The moist nature of the area is underlined by the presence of Amston Lake in the town of Amston, just to the east of Hebron. Gay City State Park houses an extremely popular swimming pond.
The terrain is fairly level in the area, though there is some slight rolling here and there. Routes 66 and 85 cross at the town’s center. Route 85 runs north and eventually reaches Bolton, while Route 66 runs west to the much larger Route 2, though there are no large cities nearby.
Hebron serves as the educational hub for a number of smaller nearby towns, as well as for its own students. Hebron Elementary School teaches children from the local community, while Gilead Hill School is another local elementary school. RHAM High School – an acronym for Regional Hebron, Andover, and Marlborough – is a high school which serves the three communities named, since the other two towns are too small to support their own high schools. RHAM Middle School is also found here.
Hebron is a popular tourist destination due to its historic center – the Hebron Green District – and the large fairs which occur here in autumn. The Hebron Harvest Festival, held in September, includes a wide range of rural fun, including tractor pulls, pumpkin contests, bingo, rides, and pig races, draws quite a few out of town visitors who bring a welcome influx of cash before the winter.
There is a huge array of retail stores and services of all kinds in the town, from electricians to massage parlors. Manufacturing is practically unknown at the moment. However, a 130 acre mixed use business district is currently being planned and developed in Hebron, which should generate additional jobs – and startup opportunities for entrepreneurs – once it is completed.
Hebron, Connecticut is 97.69% white, with African-Americans and Asians nearly tied for second place at 0.58% and 0.56% respectively. The median household income is a sterling $103,452, placing it among the most affluent Nutmeg State towns. Unemployed people account for 6.3% of the working age adults, while a scant 1.4% of the population lives below the poverty line.
Location within State Hebron is the southernmost township in Tolland County, and lies on the boundary between the state’s northeast and southeast quadrants. It is fairly close to the center of the state, though skewed a bit to the east. Routes 66 and 85 cross at its center, making it easy to pinpoint on any road map.
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