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Norfolk

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Norfolk
State:
Connecticut
County:
Litchfield County
Probate District:
24
Year Established:
1758
Year Incorporated:
1758
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
19 Maple Avenue
P.O. Box 592
Norfolk, CT 06058
(860) 542-5679
Web Address:
www.norfolkct.org/

History Brief:
This area was part of 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 in 1686 to save them from being taken by the Royal Gov. Andros. This land was auctioned at Middletown in 1754. In 1758, the General Assembly designated it the town of Norfolk. Town vital records begin 1758. Barbour Collection covers 1758-1850.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (1)
Year:2000
Population:1660
 
Founding Families (1)
Surname:BROWN, Cornelius
 
Cemeteries (12)
Name:Benedict Cemetery
Location:Near Doolittle Lake

Name:Dickinson Cemetery
Location:On Goshen Road, South Norfolk

Name:Grantville Cemetery
Location:Winchester Road

Name:Huxley Cemetery
Location:Over the MA state line

Name:Meekertown Cemetery
Location:Southwest part of town, near Canaan line

Name:Merrill Cemetery
Location:Doolittle Drive

Name:Norfolk Center Cemetery
Location:15 Old Colony Road

Name:Pond Hill Cemetery
Location:Doolittle Road/North Colebrook Road

Name:Saint Mary's Cemetery
Location:North Street

Name:South Norfolk Cemetery
Location:Litchfield Road

Name:St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:Old Colony Road

Name:Stoekel Cemetery
Location:On Stoekel Estate in the Center
 
Churches (2)
Name:Church of Christ (860) 542-5721
Location:12 Village Green, Norfolk, CT 06058
Website:www.norfolkctucc.org

Name:Immaculate Conception Church (860) 542-5442
Location:4 North Street, Norfolk, CT 06058
 
Monuments (1)
Name:The Soldiers' Monument
Description:War of the Rebellion. Erected to the memory of those who from this town gave up their lives. The monument has two bases, a die, a plinth and a shaft. The lower base is six feet square, the second base four and a half feet square, and the die three feet nine inches square and three and a half feet high. The entire height is 24 feet and a little more. Upon the four sides the names of thirty-five of those who gave their lives in the war are carved.
Location:Village Green
Type:Military
Artist/Sculptor:William A. Burdick, Westerly Quaries
 
Communities (4)
Name:Norfolk Center

Name:North Norfolk

Name:South Norfolk

Name:West Norfolk
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (5)
Name:Brendan Gill - 1914-1997, Professor and writer
Type:Contemporary

Name:James Laughlin - 1914-1997 Professor and poet
Type:Contemporary

Name:Mark Twain - Occasionally a summer resident
Type:Historic

Name:Mihajlo Pupin - 1858-1935, Professor and inventor
Type:Historic

Name:William Windom - 1827-1891 Secretary of Treasury
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Lakeville Journal - Weekly (860) 435-9873
Type:Contemporary
Location:33 Bissell Street, P.O. Box 1688, Lakeville, CT 06039
Website:www.tcextra.com

Name:Norfolk Now
Type:Contemporary
Location:P.O. Box 702, Norfolk, CT 06058
Website:www.nornow.org
 
Schools (1)
Name:Botelle School Pk-6 (860) 542-5286
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:126 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, CT 06058
Website:www.botelleschool.org
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Norfolk Library (860) 542-5075
Type:Current
Location:9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, CT 06058
Website:www.norfolklibrary.org
 
Published Histories (4)
Name:A Brief History of the Town Norfolk from 1738 to 1844
Author:Auren Rays
Date Published:1847
Publisher:Henry Ludwig

Name:History of Norfolk, Litchfield Co., CT 1744-1900
Author:Theron Wilmot Crissey
Date Published:1900
Publisher:Massachusetts Pulbishing Co.

Name:Norfolk Village Green
Author:Frederick Sheppard Dennis
Date Published:1917
Publisher:Beer Pulblshing Co.

Name:Norfolk, Connecticut 1900-1975
Author:Alice V. Waldecker
Date Published:1976
Publisher:Winchester Press
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (4)
Name:Anne Havemeyer, Assistant
Contact Data:129 Grantville Road
Norfolk, CT 06058

Name:Cay P. Fields
Contact Data:PO Box 592
19 Maple Ave.
Norfolk, CT 06058
860-542-5829

Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Norfolk Historical Society
13 Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
(860) 542-5761
www.norfolkhistoricalsociety.com/

Name:Richard T. Byrne, Assistant
Contact Data:PO Box 97
Norfolk, CT 06058
norfolksearch@sbcglobal.net
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1740 - Present
Marriage:1756 - Present
Death:1762 - Present
 





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