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Stafford Springs
The Holt Memorial Fountain circa. 1910
The Holt Memorial Fountain circa. 1910
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
Town Stafford

Stafford Springs is a census-designated place located in Stafford, Connecticut. The population was 4,988 at the 2010 Census. The village was a borough until November 1991, when it was disincorporated.

Located on the mouth of the Willimantic River, the mill industry grew in the town due to its location and became the largest industry in the area. The village has the Holt Memorial Fountain and the former railroad station.

In the 18th century, the spring at Stafford Springs was famous for its reputed ability to cure "the gout, sterility, pulmonary, hysterics, etc." In 1771, John Adams, then a young lawyer, visited Stafford Springs for several days after suffering from overwork and anxiety.

Stafford Springs was once the headquarters of Station C of the Connecticut State Police, and subsequently was the site of the Troop C Barracks.

Currently Route 32, Route 190, Route 19, and Route 140 pass through or originate in the village.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 2,640
1910 3,059 15.9%
1920 3,383 10.6%
1930 3,492 3.2%
1940 3,401 −2.6%
1950 3,396 −0.1%
1960 3,322 −2.2%
1970 3,339 0.5%
1980 3,392 1.6%
1990 4,100 20.9%
2010 4,988
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