The Town of Bloomfield in North Central Connecticut covers 26.4 sq. miles with a population of 19,790 and was originally called Wintonbury because it was formed on lands from Windsor, Farmington, and Simsbury. The Wintonbury Society was organized in 1736 and the town itself was incorporated in 1835. Today the town is one of the fastest growing suburbs in the Hartford metropolitan area. It borders the capital, and so is especially convenient for commuters to have jobs there. It's principal industries include insurance, aerospace products, specialized tools, electronics, gold and diamond products and diversified industries and agriculture.Bloomfield is a Metro area, Hartford Suburb The nearby parks and recreation areas are Penwood State Park, Bidwell Park, Barbers Pond State Park, and Talcott Mountain State Park. The Bloomfield Farm Implements Museum is located in Bloomfield.