Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs) - Warren Woolen Comp., Stafford Springs, Conn.
Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs)

Warren Woolen Comp., Stafford Springs, Conn.

"...the mill was first established in 1853 by Parley Converse as the Converseville Company....

In 1879, Converse sold the textile manufacturing...


Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs) - Main Street, looking East, Stafford Springs, Conn.
Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs)

Main Street, looking East, Stafford Springs, Conn.

Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs) - Haymarket Square, Stafford Springs, Conn.
Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs)

Haymarket Square, Stafford Springs, Conn.

Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs) - View of Stafford Hollow, Stafford, Conn.
Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs)

View of Stafford Hollow, Stafford, Conn.

Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs) - Pinney Grammar School
Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs)

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Where is Stafford, Connecticut, USA? 

Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, USA
Stafford Springs is located at the intersection of Routes 190 and 32, in the northeastern region of the state. The community consists of the downtown area of Stafford Springs and the more rural villages of Crystal Lake, Ellithorpe, Hydeville, Orcuttsville, Staffordville, Stafford Hollow, Village Hill, and West Stafford. wiki/ Stafford,_Connecticut

The Town of Stafford began its history almost 300 years ago as a rural hill town with 3 excellent agricultural districts. Most of the population was concentrated in 6-7 villages. Industrialization took advantage of abundant water power from the tributaries of the Willimantic River, & caused population shifts. In the mid-1800's, the Railroad connected Stafford to markets across New England. history.php ...If you find a road map of the states in the United States and you look at the map of Connecticut and if you find the boundaries of the town of Stafford you will find within that area small circles of designating small villages that are at the intersections of some major roads. These circles are the same in all towns. In Stafford there were seven, now perhaps only six are shown. These are: West Stafford, Staffordville, Hydeville, Stafford, Orcutts and Stafford Springs. The seventh was or is Ellithrope. Ellithrope is at the intersection of Diamond Ledge Road and Route 32. One person there has a large sign on his garage. A village is usuallly a part of town where the houses are closer together around a mill, church, and store. Maps made by the town show the same six or seven. Most of these villages in Connecticut have no boundaries although few do. One of these is Stafford Springs. With its many mills, wealthy mill owners, and mill workers, it decided to have its own government in 1873. How it placed its boundaries would be of interest. Generally it is now “where the sidewalks end!” and as far as the street lights. Once it had the only fire hydrants and sewer lines. Now these have been extended to some other places in Stafford... 2011/ 07/ history-moment-with-bruce -dutton- there-is-no-town-in-connecticut- named-stafford-springs/

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Incorporated in 1719, Stafford became a resort town as growing numbers of people, including President John Adams, sought out the waters’ curative powers. towns-page/ stafford/
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1819 - Stafford
Stafford is an elevated post township, situated upon the northern border of the county and State, 26 miles norteasterly from Hartford; bounded on the north by Massachusetts line, on the east by Union and Willington, on the south by Willington and Ellington, and on the west by Ellington and Somers....Read MORE...

In the late 1800s, as the springs’ popularity declined, textile mills, a button factory, and other enterprises formed Stafford’s industrial hub. towns-page/ stafford
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News  1898 - TWO PRISONERS CREMATED. Double Fatality in a Connecticut Town Lock-up Fire.
STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn., Sept. 17. - Two prisoners confined for the night in the town lock-up, Ernest Branford, aged twenty-seven years, and John Marsh, aged forty, met their death early this morning in a small fire which originated in the cell occupied by Marsh.

The two men were arrested last...

Stafford, a post-village and township (town) of Tolland co., Conn., on the Central Vermont R., 25 miles (direct) NE. of Hartford. The town has manufactures of cassimere and doeskins. Pop. of the town in 1900, 4297; of the village, about 500. The town includes Stafford Springs.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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George Avery, 18, of Rockville Victim of Accident on Stafford-Somers Road.

Stafford Springs, Ct., July 1. - George Avery, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Avery of 186 East Main street, Rockville, was killed in an automobile accident on the Stafford-Somers state highway early yesterday. Avery was...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Died Here

  Daniel Alden (1711, - 3 May 1787, Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs))

flag  Josiah Converse (1659, Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs) - 1717, Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs))

  Cornelius Davis (1695, - 11 June 1779, Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs))
  Samuel Davis (1723, - 21 November 1787, Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs))

  Zerviah Gager (1747, - 8 January 1787, Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs))

flag  Roland Gregoire (12 December 1916, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA - 28 July 1975, Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs))

  Samuel Lille (1695, - 29 April 1774, Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs))

  Ephraim K. Nelson (1761, - 11 February 1785, Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs))

flag  Martha Orcutt (1709, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA - 2 December 1794, Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs))

flag  Solomon Washburn (1 September 1734, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA - 20 December 1816 , Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs)) gravestone
flag  Solomon Washburn (1 October 1708, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA - 6 March 1780, Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs))

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Franklyn Edward Learned (14 October 1908 - 13 November 1985) & Mary O'halloran (11 May 1905 - 1 March 1990)
married 29 November 1941

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