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Barkhamsted

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Barkhamsted is a town in Litchfield County in Connecticut and contains seven villages, West Hill, Mallory, Barkhamsted Center, Center Hill, Washington Hill, Pleasant Valley and Riverton. The population was 3,494 at the 2000 census. Barkhamsted was named after Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.8sqmi, of which, 36.2sqmi of it is land and 2.6sqmi of it (6.72%) is water. A high percentage of the land in the town is owned by the State of Connecticut as state forest (People's State Forest, American Legion State Forest, Tunxis State Forest, and Enders State Forest) and by the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) as water supply area. Major bodies of water include the Barkhamsted Reservoir, Lake McDonough, and the Farmington River.Principal communitiesBarkhamsted Hollow (historical; became the Barkhamsted Reservoir in the early 20th century)Center HillPleasant ValleyRivertonDemographicsAs of 2010 Barkhamsted had a population of 3,799. The racial composition of the population was 97.5% white, 0.3% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.6% from some other race and 1.1% reporting two or more races. 1.5% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. Barkhamsted is in Connecticut. Use our United States trip builder website to arrange your visit to Barkhamsted and other destinations in United States.
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