Coventry is located in Tolland County
east of Hartford
between Marshfield Depot and Willimantic
along Highway 31 near Waungumbaug Lake. Nathan Hale State Forest is just southwest.
The community was named after Coventry, England. Earlest settlers mentioned in Coventry were Nathaniel Rust, Samuel Birchard, Benjamin Howard, and a family named Carpenter.
Nathaniel Rust ventured down the Connecticut River arriving at Hartford. In 1700 he traveled East of Hartford and pitched camp in a wild unsettled wilderness now known as Coventry. Coventry was incorporated on May 12, 1712.
Local attractions include: Nathan Hale State Forest, Coventry Lake, Eagleville Lake, Dunham Pond,Nathan Hale Homestead, and Andover Lake.
Coventry is part of the Hartford, Connecticut metro area.