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Stafford Springs
The Holt Memorial Fountain circa. 1910
The Holt Memorial Fountain circa. 1910
Location in Tolland County and the state of Connecticut
Location in Tolland County and the state of Connecticut
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County Tolland
Town Stafford
 • Total 6.41 sq mi (16.6 km2)
 • Land 6.37 sq mi (16.5 km2)
 • Water 0.036 sq mi (0.093 km2)
607 ft (185 m)
 • Total 4,988
 • Density 778.2/sq mi (300.5/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code 860
FIPS code 09-72300
GNIS feature ID 2377866

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 near the source 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.

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