Stafford is located in Tolland County, near the Massachusetts border. The town was settled and incorporated in 1719. In the late 1800s, the town was a famous resort. Stafford’s early economy relied on mineral springs. Even President John Adams would be a regular visitor. In the early 1900s, springs’ popularity started to decline. However, the town developed a powerful industrial hub due to the railroad being built in the middle of the 19th century. The town’s residents worked on the local textile mills and a button factory. Today, Stafford retains its rural charm.