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Welcome to Storrs ...

Storrs is located in Tolland County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Storrs, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

When the people of Storrs refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Storrsian<2>

Storrs is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Storrs is located in the (860) area code.

The ZIP code for Storrs: 06269<4>

Communities Also Named Storrs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Storrs - they are located in Montana, Ohio and Utah.

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

Communities near Storrs ...

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

  • Manchester
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
    • Manchester is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,362 people
  • East Hartford
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hartford
    • East Hartford is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,630 people
  • Enfield
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enfield
    • Enfield is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,559 people
  • Norwich
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwich have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
    • Norwich is located in New London County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,619 people
  • Glastonbury
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glastonbury have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glastonbury
    • Glastonbury is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,426 people
  • Vernon
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernon
    • Vernon is located in Tolland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,400 people
  • South Windsor
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Windsor
    • South Windsor is located in Hartford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,102 people
  • Windham
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
    • Windham is located in Windham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,463 people
  • Ellington
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellington have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellington
    • Ellington is located in Tolland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,652 people
  • Colchester
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)

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 Storrs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Storrs.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Storrs. 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 Storrs.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Storrs. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Storrs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Storrs ...

Looking for more information about Storrs? 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 Storrs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Storrs.

Adding Storrs to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Storrs was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Storrs.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Storrs. 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 Tolland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Storrs refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Storrs may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Storrs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Storrs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Storrs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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