The Town comprises 13.5 square miles in the approximate geographical center of the State. It is 14 miles south of Hartford and 28 miles northeast of New Haven. The Connecticut River forms the eastern boundary of the Town. A major north/south highway, Interstate 91, with two Cromwell exits, runs through the Town. The Central Connecticut Expressway (Route 9), opened at the end of 1989, enhances the Town's location as it connects I-95 in Old Saybrook, I-91 in Cromwell and I-84, the State's major east/west highway in New Britain.
Form of Government
Cromwell's municipal government operates under a Town Charter. Effective with the general election held in November 2013, the Town changed to a Town Council/Town Manager form of government. The legislative power of the town is vested in a combination of a Mayor and the six member Town Council, with a Board of Finance responsible for presenting fiscal operating budgets for Referendum approval.