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Our Genealogy Helper for Portland ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Portland (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Portland. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Portland is located in Middlesex County.

To see how the shape of Connecticut's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Middlesex County: Hartford, New Haven & New London.

Below are the counties that are near Portland. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Portland:

  • Middlesex County     (The home county of Portland)
    • Cromwell [Middlesex County]
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<2>
    • Portland [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
      • Portland [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Cromwell [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cromwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • Middletown [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Cobalt [Middlesex County]
    • Middle Haddam [Middlesex County]
    • Middlefield [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlefield
      • Middlefield [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,374 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlefield
    • Middlefield [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlefield
      • Middlefield [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlefield<2>
    • East Hampton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hampton
      • East Hampton [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,800 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hampton
    • East Hampton [Middlesex County]
    • Durham [Middlesex County]
  • Fairfield County
    • Stevenson [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevenson
      • Stevenson [Fairfield County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevenson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevenson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stevenson<2>
    • Shelton [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Fairfield County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
    • Shelton [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Fairfield County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<2>
    • Riverside [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Fairfield County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<2>
    • Monroe [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Fairfield County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,434 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
    • Monroe [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Fairfield County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<2>
    • Botsford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Botsford
      • Botsford [Fairfield County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Botsford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Botsford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Botsford<2>
    • Sandy Hook [Fairfield County]
    • Stratford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stratford
      • Stratford [Fairfield County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
    • Trumbull [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trumbull
      • Trumbull [Fairfield County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,673 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trumbull have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trumbull
    • Newtown [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtown
      • Newtown [Fairfield County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,891 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newtown<2>
    • Stratford [Fairfield County]
  • Hartford County
    • Taylor Town [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor Town
      • Taylor Town [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Town
    • East Berlin [Hartford County]
    • Rocky Hill [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Hill
      • Rocky Hill [Hartford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
    • Rocky Hill [Hartford County]
    • South Glastonbury [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Glastonbury
      • South Glastonbury [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Glastonbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Glastonbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Glastonbury<2>
    • Berlin [Hartford County]
    • Kensington [Hartford County]
    • Berlin [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin [Hartford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
    • Glastonbury Center [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glastonbury Center
      • Glastonbury Center [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glastonbury Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glastonbury Center
    • Griswoldville [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griswoldville
      • Griswoldville [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griswoldville
    • Glastonbury [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glastonbury
      • Glastonbury [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glastonbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glastonbury
    • Marlborough [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlborough
      • Marlborough [Hartford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlborough have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlborough
  • Litchfield County
    • Pequabuck [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pequabuck
      • Pequabuck [Litchfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pequabuck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pequabuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pequabuck<2>
    • Terryville Station [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terryville Station
      • Terryville Station [Litchfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terryville Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terryville Station
    • Terryville [Litchfield County]
    • Greystone [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greystone
      • Greystone [Litchfield County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greystone
    • Plymouth [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Litchfield County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,598 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Plymouth [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Litchfield County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<2>
    • Oakville [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakville
      • Oakville [Litchfield County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakville<2>
    • Thomaston [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomaston
      • Thomaston [Litchfield County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,535 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomaston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomaston
    • Thomaston [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomaston
      • Thomaston [Litchfield County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomaston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomaston<2>
    • Browns Corner [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns Corner
      • Browns Corner [Litchfield County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Corner
    • Harwinton [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harwinton
      • Harwinton [Litchfield County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harwinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harwinton
    • Watertown [Litchfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watertown
      • Watertown [Litchfield County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown
  • New Haven County
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<2>
    • South Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Meriden
      • South Meriden [New Haven County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Meriden
    • Yalesville [New Haven County]
    • Wallingford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallingford
      • Wallingford [New Haven County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,326 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallingford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallingford
    • Wallingford [New Haven County]
    • Autumn HIll [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Autumn HIll
      • Autumn HIll [New Haven County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Autumn HIll
    • Northford [New Haven County]
    • Cheshire [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheshire
      • Cheshire [New Haven County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheshire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheshire
    • Cheshire [New Haven County]
    • Madison [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • North Branford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Branford
      • North Branford [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Branford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Branford
  • New London County
    • Westchester [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westchester
      • Westchester [New London County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westchester
    • North Westchester [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Westchester
      • North Westchester [New London County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Westchester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Westchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Westchester<2>
    • Colchester [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [New London County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colchester<2>
    • Hadlyme [New London County]
    • Salem [New London County]
    • Lyme [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyme
      • Lyme [New London County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyme have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyme
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyme<2>
    • Lebanon [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [New London County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,144 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Salem [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [New London County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,083 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Sterling City [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling City
      • Sterling City [New London County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterling City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling City
    • Gilman [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman
      • Gilman [New London County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilman<2>
    • Lebanon [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [New London County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<2>
    • Bozrah [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bozrah
      • Bozrah [New London County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bozrah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bozrah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bozrah<2>
  • Tolland County
    • Gay City [Tolland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gay City
      • Gay City [Tolland County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Gay City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Former name for Gay City:
      • Factory Hollow
    • Hebron [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Tolland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Amston [Tolland County]
    • Hebron [Tolland County]
    • Turnerville [Tolland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
      • Turnerville [Tolland County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Turnerville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Bolton [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Tolland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,884 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Bolton [Tolland County]
    • Andover [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
      • Andover [Tolland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
    • Andover [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
      • Andover [Tolland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andover<2>
    • Columbia [Tolland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Tolland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,379 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Vernon [Tolland County]
    • Columbia [Tolland County]
  • Windham County
    • Willimantic [Windham County]
    • South Windham [Windham County]
    • Windham [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Windham County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,561 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
    • Windham [Windham County]
    • North Windham [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Windham
      • North Windham [Windham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Windham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Windham<2>
    • Scotland [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland [Windham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,672 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
    • Scotland [Windham County]
    • Chaplin [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaplin
      • Chaplin [Windham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaplin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chaplin
    • Chaplin [Windham County]
    • West Ashford [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Ashford
      • West Ashford [Windham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Ashford
    • Ashford [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
      • Ashford [Windham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
    • Ashford [Windham County]
  • Hampden County (MA)
    • Agawam [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agawam
      • Agawam [Hampden County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,613 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agawam
    • Longmeadow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longmeadow
      • Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longmeadow
    • Southwick [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southwick
      • Southwick [Hampden County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southwick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southwick
    • East Longmeadow [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Longmeadow
      • East Longmeadow [Hampden County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Longmeadow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Longmeadow
    • Granville [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granville
      • Granville [Hampden County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,611 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granville
    • Hampden [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampden
      • Hampden [Hampden County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
    • Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Hampden County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153,606 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
    • West Springfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Springfield
      • West Springfield [Hampden County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Springfield
    • Westfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Hampden County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Chicopee [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicopee
      • Chicopee [Hampden County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicopee
    • Wilbraham [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilbraham
      • Wilbraham [Hampden County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilbraham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbraham
    • Monson [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monson
      • Monson [Hampden County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,787 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monson
  • Suffolk County (NY)
    • East Marion [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Marion
      • East Marion [Suffolk County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Marion<2>
    • Orient [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
      • Orient [Suffolk County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orient have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orient<2>
    • Greenport [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenport
      • Greenport [Suffolk County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenport<2>
    • Dering Harbor [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dering Harbor
      • Dering Harbor [Suffolk County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dering Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dering Harbor
    • Southold [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southold
      • Southold [Suffolk County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southold
    • Peconic [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peconic
      • Peconic [Suffolk County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peconic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peconic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peconic<2>
    • Southold [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southold
      • Southold [Suffolk County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southold<2>
    • Fishers Island [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishers Island
      • Fishers Island [Suffolk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishers Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishers Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fishers Island<2>
    • Shelter Island [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelter Island
      • Shelter Island [Suffolk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Portland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,417 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelter Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelter Island
    • Shelter Island [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelter Island
      • Shelter Island [Suffolk County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelter Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelter Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelter Island<2>
    • Cutchogue [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutchogue
      • Cutchogue [Suffolk County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutchogue have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutchogue
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cutchogue<2>
    • Mattituck [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattituck
      • Mattituck [Suffolk County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Portland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mattituck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattituck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mattituck<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Portland, see our County-by-County Page for Portland.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Portland ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 308 newspapers that have been published in the area around Portland.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Portland. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Portland and those printed in the larger area surrounding Portland.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Portland.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Portland:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Connecticut
    • Stories from Massachusetts
    • Stories from New York

Cemeteries Near Portland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Portland.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Portland covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Swedish Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swedish Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swedish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swedish Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • Veterans Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Veterans Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Veterans Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veterans Memorial Park
  • Riverside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
  • West Burying Ground
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Burying Ground
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Burying Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Burying Ground
  • Mortimer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mortimer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mortimer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mortimer Cemetery
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    • St. Mary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Mary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Mary Cemetery
    • Portland Burying Ground
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Portland Burying Ground
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Portland Burying Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland Burying Ground
    • Old Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Cemetery
    • Indian Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indian Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indian Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hill Cemetery
    • State Veterans Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the State Veterans Cemetery
      • The State Veterans Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located outside and to the southeast of Middletown.
      • State Veterans Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Connecticut Veterans Cemetery
      • Veterans Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on State Veterans Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #103790<5>
    • Calvary Cemetery
    • East Cemetery
    • West Cemetery
    • Old South Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old South Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old South Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old South Hill Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Portland had a population of 3,187 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Portland, with the one closest to Portland listed first.

  • Portland [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
    • Portland [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Portland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,187 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Portland had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<2>
  • Middletown [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
    • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Portland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 9,013 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Middletown had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<2>
  • Cromwell [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
    • Cromwell [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Portland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 875 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cromwell had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cromwell<2>
  • Gildersleeve [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gildersleeve
    • Gildersleeve [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Portland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,500 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gildersleeve had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gildersleeve have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gildersleeve
  • North Cromwell [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Cromwell
    • North Cromwell [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Portland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Cromwell had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Cromwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Cromwell
  • Westfield [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
    • Westfield [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Portland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westfield had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
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    • Maromas [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maromas
      • Maromas [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Portland
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Maromas had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maromas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maromas
    • Middle Haddam [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Haddam
      • Middle Haddam [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Middle Haddam had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Haddam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middle Haddam<2>
    • Cobalt [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobalt
      • Cobalt [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 230 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cobalt had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobalt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cobalt<2>
    • East Berlin [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Berlin
      • East Berlin [Hartford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 476 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Berlin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Berlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Berlin<2>
    • Middlefield [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlefield
      • Middlefield [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 350 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Middlefield had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlefield<2>
    • Durham [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
      • Durham [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 525 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Durham had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<2>
    • Rocky Hill [Hartford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Hill
      • Rocky Hill [Hartford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 800 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rocky Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Hill<2>
    • Higganum [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Higganum
      • Higganum [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,000 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Higganum had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higganum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Higganum<2>
    • East Hampton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hampton
      • East Hampton [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Portland
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 975 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Hampton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Hampton<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Portland. See our List of 1890's Communities around Portland.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Portland ...

While our initial data about Portland came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Portland in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Portland.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Portland:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Portland. See our Misc Page for Portland for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Connecticut Community

About Middlesex County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Portland: www.portlandct.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Portland) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5776, Longitude: -72.6371    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Portland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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