Tolland — Geographical

Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.

      Tolland occupies the extreme southwestern corner of Hampden County, of which it is, too; one of the smallest towns. Its boundaries are the towns of Blandford and Otis on the north, the Connecticut State line on the south, Granville on the east, and Berkshire County on the west. Tolland has as yet no railway communication with other points, but expects to have in time, since the projected Lee and New Haven Railroad is graded as far as this point, and, although abandoned through a forfeiture of charter, is likely to be resuscitated and carried to completion. The town covers an area of about 18,000 acres, less than half of which are said to be improved.

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