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Cornwall is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,420 at the 2010 census.In 1939 poet Mark Van Doren wrote "The Hills of Little Cornwall", a short poem in which the beauties of the countryside were portrayed as seductive:The mind, eager for caresses,Lies down at its own risk in Cornwall;HistoryCornwall was incorporated in May 1740, and was named after Cornwall, England.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.3sqmi, of which, 46.0sqmi of it is land and 0.2sqmi of it (0.54%) is water. The town is located on the east bank of the Housatonic River and also contains a major portion of the Mohawk State Forest.Principal communitiesCornwall Bridge (has its own post office)Cornwall Village (has its own post office)Cornwall HollowEast CornwallWest Cornwall (has its own post office)DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,434 people, 615 households, and 389 families residing in the town. The population density was 31.2 people per square mile (12.0/km²). There were 873 housing units at an average density of 19.0 per square mile (7.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.49% White, 0.21% African American, 0.70% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.
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