Enfield is located in Hartford County
north of Hartford
between Windsor Locks
and East Windsor
along Highway 5 on the banks of the Connecticut River
near the Massachussetts state line. Bradley International Inn
is located just southwest.
The community is named after an English village. The town was incorporated in 1683.
In 1674, the General Court of Massachusetts granted land stretching as far south as Asnuntuck Brook to the Town of Springfield. That year, Springfield's John Pynchon built the first European structure in what would soon be Enfield, a saw mill on the Brook.
Local attractions include: Scantic River, Shaker Pond, Crescent Lake, Stony Brook, New England Air Museum, Whites Pond, and the Farmington River.