County, named after Litchfield, in England was created on October
14, 1751 from both Hartford and Fairfield counties.
County | Situated
in the northwest corner of Connecticut,
Litchfield County includes the towns and hamlets of Barkhamsted,
Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Falls Village,
Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield,Morris, New Hartford,
New Milford, New Preston, Norfolk, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury,
Sharon, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Watertown, Washington,
Washington Depot, West Cornwall, Winchester, Winsted, and Woodbury.
Connecticut is in the Eastern U.S. time zone
along with New York and Montreal; 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean
Time and 6 hours behind Western European time.
Taxes and Gratuities
sales tax in the State of Connecticut is 6%. The
lodging facility sales tax is 12%. Tipping is customary in Connecticut;
for very good service a 15% to 20% tip is appropriate.
you are coming to Connecticut from abroad it is best to use major
credit cards or to buy US dollar traveler's checks before leaving
home, or upon arrival in the US.
and Area Codes |
has two area codes, 860 and 203. To make a toll call, whether
between area codes or within the same area code, dial 1 plus the
area code and the seven-digit number. For directory assistance
within the same area code, dial 411. For directory assistance
outside your area code dial 1- (203 or 860) - 555-1212. The operator
(dial 0) can tell you the area code of any given town.
New England's reputation for rugged climate, Connecticut weather
is relatively mild. Northwest Connecticut has four distinct seasons,
each with its special charm.