Granby, in Hartford County, is located in northern Connecticut and borders Massachusetts. The town was settled in 1660 and incorporated in 1786 from parts of Simsbury. Granby is easy to identify on a map of Connecticut because it sits on the northern border with Massachusetts, resulting from a 150-year border dispute. The town was founded in 1904 along the Denver, Northwest & Pacific Railroad route and incorporated a year later. It was named for Granby Hiller, a Denver attorney who later served as United States Attorney for that urban district. The town's early economy was based on tobacco, agricultural products, and dairy farming until the middle of the twentieth century. Today Granby is a rural town centered in the suburbs.