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Welcome to Essex ...

Essex is located in Middlesex County<1>.

Essex is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Essex lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Essex is located in the (860) area code.

The ZIP code for Essex: 06426<3>

Websites for Essex ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.middlesexchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Essex, the following might be of interest:

Adding Essex to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Essex in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Essex elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Essex on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Essex on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Essex ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Essex - they are located in Arkansas, California (3), Georgia, Illinois (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Maryland, Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Ontario, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Essex.

Communities near Essex ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Essex.

  • Middletown [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
    • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Essex
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<5>
  • Middletown [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
    • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Essex
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
  • Groton [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groton
    • Groton [New London County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Essex
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton
  • New London [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
    • New London [New London County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Essex
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,858 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New London [New London County]
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      • New London [New London County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
    • Southold [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southold
      • Southold [Suffolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southold have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southold
    • Guilford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilford
      • Guilford [New Haven County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
    • Waterford [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterford
      • Waterford [New London County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterford
    • Montville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montville
      • Montville [New London County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,508 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montville
    • East Lyme [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lyme
      • East Lyme [New London County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lyme have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lyme

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Essex. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Essex.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Essex. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Essex.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Essex. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Essex.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Essex ...

Looking for more information about Essex? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Essex, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Essex.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Connecticut

About Middlesex County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Essex. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Middlesex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Essex - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Essex). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Essex or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Essex) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Essex. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Essex

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Essex. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3502, Longitude: -72.4056    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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