Salisbury, Connecticut

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Salisbury, Connecticut
Location in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Location in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°59′06″N 73°25′20″W / 41.98500°N 73.42222°W / 41.98500; -73.42222Coordinates: 41°59′06″N 73°25′20″W / 41.98500°N 73.42222°W / 41.98500; -73.42222
Country United States
U.S. state Connecticut
CountyLitchfield
RegionNorthwest Hills
Established / Incorporated1741
Government
 • TypeSelectman-town meeting
 • First selectmanCurtis G. Rand (D)
 • SelectmanJames van B. Dresser (D)
 • SelectmanKatherine Kiefer (I)
Area
 • Total60.1 sq mi (155.7 km2)
 • Land57.3 sq mi (148.5 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7.1 km2)
Elevation
699 ft (213 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total3,977
 • Density71/sq mi (28/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
06039, 06068 06079
Area code(s)860
FIPS code09-66420
GNIS feature ID0213500
Websitesalisburyct.us

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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