East Hartford is located in Hartford County
on Highway 5, (John Fitch Blvd), across the Connecticut River east of Hartford
East Hartford was settled 1640 as part of Hartford, and Incorporated in 1783 as a seperate town. Today it covers 18.7 square miles and has a population of about 50,452.
Local attractions include: Connecticut River, Hilliards Pond, Vintons Mill Pond, Wethersfield Cove, Salmon Brook, Podunk River, Park River, and Woodridge Lake.
East Hartford is part of the Hartford, Connecticut metro area.