Tolland County is named for the Hamlet of Tolland in Somerset County in England.
Created: October 13, 1786
Tolland 1786 – 1889
Rockville 1889 – 1960
Counties discontinued 1960
Old County Courthouse – Rockville ( Vernon )
Location: 14 Park Place / Park Street
Built: 1889 – 1890
Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
Architect: Richmond & Seabury of Springfield, Massachusetts
Contractor: Darling Brothers of Worcester, Massachusetts
Description: The building faces south and is a four story red colored stone structure. The building is the Memorial Building and now serves as the City Hall. The south front has a large projected arched entrance. On the southeast corner is a round tower rising to an octagonal design with steep conical roof. On the west side, the building rises to a peaked roof. The roof is hipped. The building served as a courthouse from 1890 until 1950 and serves as the City Hall.
Criminal Court Building – Rockville ( Vernon )
Location: 14 Park Street / Park Place
Built: 1993 – 1995
Style: Modern Classical Revival
Architect: Richard Sharpe Associates
Contractor: Nack Construction Company
Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete style structure. The west front has four columns at the center rising to a pediment at the roof line. A wide cornice runs below the roof line. The roof line is flat. The building was named as the Criminal Court Building. The façade of the George Sykes Memorial was retained as part of the new building. Besler Gibble Norden did the structural work.
Tolland County Court House – Rockville ( Vernon )
Location: 69 Brooklyn Street / Court Street
Built: 1950 – 1951
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red-brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The front has concrete sections above the windows and a large section above the central entrance. The roof line is flat.
Other Branch Courthouses
Tolland ( old courthouse )
E – Windham County
W – Hartford County
Photos taken 2014