Salisbury, Connecticut

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Salisbury, Connecticut
Town
Location in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°59′06″N 73°25′20″W / 41.985°N 73.42222°W / 41.985; -73.42222Coordinates: 41°59′06″N 73°25′20″W / 41.985°N 73.42222°W / 41.985; -73.42222
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA None
Region Northwestern Connecticut
Incorporated 1741
Government
 • Type Selectman-town meeting
 • First selectman Curtis G. Rand
Area
 • Total 60.1 sq mi (155.7 km2)
 • Land 57.3 sq mi (148.5 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7.1 km2)
Elevation 699 ft (213 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,977
 • Density 71/sq mi (28/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06039, 06068
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-66420
GNIS feature ID 0213500

Salisbury is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The town is the most northwest in the State of Connecticut. The MA-NY-CT (Massachusetts-New York-Connecticut) Tri-State Marker is just on the border of Salisbury. The population was 3,977 at the 2000 census.

Scoville Library in Salisbury was the first in the United States to be open to the public free of charge.[1]

Although the peak of Mount Frissell is in Massachusetts, the south slope of the mountain is in Salisbury. It is the highest point in Connecticut. In Salisbury there are several ponds and six lakes: Wononscopomuc, Washinee, Washining, Wononpakook, Riga Lake and South Pond. The Appalachian Trail runs through Salisbury.

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