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Eastford

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Eastford
State:
Connecticut
County:
Windham County
Probate District:
26
Year Established:
1847
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
16 Westford Road
P.O. Box 98
Eastford, CT 06242
(860) 974-0133
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Web Address:
www.munic.state.ct.us/EASTFORD/eastford.htm

History Brief:
This was part of the Wabbaquasset Country and was granted to Simeon Stoddard 3rd, of Boston in satisfaction of a judgment in 1695. It became known as the Stoddard Tract. In May 1706, the General Court tried to settle rival claims, as this land was part of that granted to Major Fitch of Norwich. In April 1710 John Perry of Marlborough, MA bought land on the Still River to begin the Plantation of New Scituate. In October 1777, the General Assembly granted this settlement the privileges of a Society, giving it the name of the Parish of Eastford. It became the town of Eastford in May 1847. Town vital records begin 1847. Barbour collection records cover 1847-51.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Ashford
 
Population (8)
Year:1870
Population:984

Year:1910
Population:513

Year:1920
Population:496

Year:1930
Population:529

Year:1940
Population:496

Year:1950
Population:600

Year:1990
Population:1314

Year:2000
Population:1618
 
Founding Families (6)
Surname:Bolles

Surname:Keyes

Surname:Lyon

Surname:Paine

Surname:Stevens

Surname:Stoddard
 
Cemeteries (13)
Name:(Abandoned) Cemetery
Location:Pilcher District

Name:De Riva Cemetery
Location:Phoenixville

Name:Deane Cemetery
Location:On road from Sibley Corner to Ashford

Name:General Lyon Cemetery
Location:Phoenixville

Name:Grove Cemetery
Location:US 53

Name:Lambert Cemetery
Location:In the State Forest

Name:Latham Cemetery
Location:Phoenixville

Name:North Ashford Cemetery
Location:US 53

Name:Old Cemetery
Location:US 53

Name:Palmer-Lewis Cemetery
Location:On road from Sibley Corner to Ashford

Name:Snow and Spaulding Cemetery
Location:US 53

Name:Trowbridge Cemetery
Location:Near Eastford Village

Name:Weeks Cemetery
Location:Buhler farm south part of town
 
Churches (2)
Name:Congregational Church of Eastford (860) 974-0294
Location:8 Church Road, Eastford, CT 06242

Name:Eastford Baptist Church (860) 974-1414
Location:133 Union Road, Eastford, CT 06242
 
Monuments (1)
Name:General Nathaniel Lyon Monument
Description:12' high with a marble pedestal, shaft and dove

Location:General Lyon Cemetery, 35 General Lyon Road, Eastford, CT 06242
Type:Military
Dedication Date:unknown
Artist/Sculptor:Sanford Grasser
 
Communities (2)
Name:North Ashford

Name:Phoenixville
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (1)
Name:Nathaniel Lyon (1818-1861) Graduated from West Point, first union general killed in the Civil War
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Chronicle (860) 432-8466
Type:Contemporary
Location:One Chronicle Road, P.O. Box 148, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.thechronicle.com
 
Schools (1)
Name:Eastford Elementary School K-8 (860) 974-1130
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:12 Westford Road, P.O. Box 158, Eastford, CT 06242
Website:www.munic.state.ct.us/eastford/library.htm
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Ivy Glenn Memorial Building (860) 974-0125
Type:Current
Location:179 Eastford Road, Eastford, CT 06242
Website:www.munic.state.ct.us/eastford/library.htm
 
Published Histories (3)
Name:Eastford: The Biography of a New England Town
Author:Diane Maher Cameron
Date Published:1976
Publisher:Eastford Historical Society

Name:History of Windham County, Connecticut
Author:Richard M. Bayles
Date Published:1889
Publisher:Preston
Description:The town of Eastford is included in this book

Name:Town of Eastford, Centennial, 1847-1947
Author: Eastford Centennial Committee
Date Published:1947
Publisher:Eastford Centennial Committee
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:www.connecticutgenealogy.com/windham/eastford
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Dagmar Noll
Contact Data:P.O. Box 113
Eastford, CT 06242
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1847 - Present - - Earlier birth, marriage, and death
Marriage:1847 - Present - - records may be found
Death:1847 - Present - - in Ashford
 





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