Killingworth Connecticut
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Area Description

The small suburban and rural town of Killingworth, in Middlesex County is home to 6,403 residents. It has quiet and wooded neighborhoods that draw residents who commute to New Haven, Hartford and eastern parts of the state.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

Friendly, community-oriented


Varied suburban and rural style neighborhoods.


Casual, family-oriented

You'll Love

Hiking, swimming, the annual road race and parade, community gardens, the short drive to state beaches.

Perfect For

Families, nature lovers, commuters.

Around the Area

Killingworth,  which was first incorporated in 1667, features regular events like a road race, town picnics and a Labor Day parade. The many attractions in this 36-square-mile town include a renowned rehabilitation center for birds of prey, the first net-zero home in Connecticut, dozens of children’s sports teams, community gardens, historic sites and many civic groups and clubs.

Chatfield Hollow State Park is a public recreation area near Cockaponset State Forest that offers hiking trails, a swimming beach, trout fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing and picnicking — all of which is overseen by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Killingworth was originally part of a region called Hammonasset, the name of the local Native American tribe. Then, it included the town of Clinton, with each area separated along church parish borders. Its name was derived from Kenilworth, England, in honor of one of the first settlers, Edward Griswold.

The town, which is governed by a Board of Selectmen, is part of the Regional School District 17, which encompasses Killingworth and Haddam. Children in kindergarten through grade four attend Killingworth Elementary School, move on to Haddam-Killingworth Middle School for fifth through eighth grade and then attend Haddam-Killingworth High School for ninth through 12th grade.



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