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Barkhamsted

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Barkhamsted
State:
Connecticut
County:
Litchfield County
Probate District:
23
Year Established:
1732
Year Incorporated:
1779
Form of Government:
Selectmen-Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Clerk
67 Ripley Hill Road
Barkhamsted, CT 06063-3340
(860) 379-8665
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Wed - 10-6, Fri - 9-12
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Web Address:
http://barkhamsted.us/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx

History Brief:
Barkhamsted, was part of a great tract of land called the Western Lands (Goshen, Colebrook, Kent, Hartland, Norfolk, Canaan, Cornwall, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Barkhamsted, Harwinton, Winchester and New Hartford) made over to Hartford and Windsor covering nearly all of what is now Litchfield County in western CT. This tract was made over to the towns of Hartford and Windsor at a Special Session of the General Court called by Gov. Robert Treat at Hartford on 26 January 1686. This action was taken because the colonists feared that Sir Edmund Andros would try to the land for the Crown. In May 1726, the Court authorized a division of land. Half was reserved to the Colony for sale and the other half divided between Hartford and Windsor. Present day Barkhamsted was part of that given to Windsor. In 1732 Windsor granted the land to the settlers there and the Court established the town of Berkhampstead. The spelling changed to Barkhampstead in 1753 and to Barkhamsted in 1795. Town vital records begin in 1777. Barbour collection records cover 1779-1854.

History Narrative:
see: http://barkhamsted.us/About/History/tabid/60/Default.aspx,
http://barkhamstedhistory.org/historyshort/
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Berkhampstead, Barkhampstead
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Windsor
 
Population (6)
Year:1800
Population:1437

Year:1830
Population:1715

Year:1880
Population:1298

Year:1950
Population:946

Year:2000
Population:3494

Year:2010
Population:3799
 
Founding Families (9)
Surname:Allyn

Surname:Austin

Surname:Case

Surname:Ives

Surname:Jones

Surname:King

Surname:Norton

Surname:Shepard

Surname:Wilder
 
Cemeteries (3)
Name:Barkhamsted (Center) Cemetery
Location:91 Center Hill Road, Barkhamsted

Name:Riverside Cemetery
Location:River Road, Pleasant Valley

Name:Riverton Cemetery
Location:East River Road
 
Churches (5)
Name:First Congregational Church
Location:6 Old Town Hall Road, Pleasant Valley
Website:www.barkhamstedfirstchurch.org/

Name:Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church
Location:93 River Road, Pleasant Valley
Website:pleasantvalleyumc.com/

Name:Praise Christian Fellowship
Location:52 New Hartford Road, Pleasant Valley
Website:www.praisechristianfellowship.org/

Name:Riverton Congregational Church
Location:3 Robertsville Road, Riverton
Website:rivertonchurch.org/index.html

Name:Washington Hill United Methodist Church
Location:Route 179 & Route 219
Website:www.gbgm-umc.org/washingtonhillumc/
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Carter Soldiers' Monument
Description:23 foot granite obelisk on plinth and base, each side of the base with a bronze plaque
Location:Center Cemetery, 91 Center Hill Road
Type:Military
Dedication Date:09/10/1897
 
Communities (6)
Name:Center Hill

Name:Pleasant Valley

Name:Riverton (Hitchcockville)

Name:Wallens Hill

Name:Washington Hill

Name:West Hill
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (1)
Name:Barkhamsted Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:65 Ripley Hill Road
Website:barkhamstedschool.org/
 
Libraries (0)
No Data Available.
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:Barkhamsted Heritage: Culture and Industry in a Rural Connecticut Town
Author:ed. Wheeler, Richard G. & Hilton, George
Date Published:1975
Publisher:Barkhamsted Historical Society
Description:compiled for the American Revolution Bicentennial Steering Committee of the Barkhamsted Historical Society, Inc. and the Town of Barkhamsted
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Barkhamsted Historical Society
Contact Data:barkhamstedhistory.org/

Name:Douglas E. Roberts
Contact Data:P.O. Box 28
Riverton, CT 06065
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1767
Marriage:1763
Death:1777
 





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