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Simsbury was the site of the U.S’ first steel mill in 1728.

The first copper coins in the Colonies were minted in 1737 by Samuel Higley, who used ore from his Copper Hill Mine – which later became Old Newgate Prison.

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  • 1670 - (Simsbury, CT) - This area, known to early settlers as the Windsor plantation at Massacoe, was incorporated as Simsbury in 1670.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ simsbury/

  • 1705 - copper was discovered in Simsbury. Later, the copper mine became the infamous New-Gate Prison of the Revolutionary War.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ connecticut.html

  • 1728 - Simsbury became home to the nation’s first steel-making venture in 1728.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ simsbury/

  • 1737 - Doctor Samuel Higley of Simsbury started the first copper coinage in America

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ connecticut.html

  • 1819 - Simsbury
    Simsbury a post town, is situated twelve miles northwest from Hartford. Simsbury was settled in 1870; the first settlers being from Windsor, of which ...Read MORE...


  • 1825 - Nation's first carpet factory started in Simsbury in 1825

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ simsbury/

  • 1836 - Nation's first company manufacturing safety fuses for use in blasting operations began in Simsbury.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ simsbury/

  • 1854 - Simsbury
    Simsbury, a post-village in Hartford co., Connecticut, on the New Haven Northampton, or Canal railroad, 11 miles N. W. from Hartford. Population of th...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Simsbury
    Simsbury, sims’ber-e, a post-village in Simsbury township, Hartford co., Conn., on Farmington River, and on the Connecticut Western Railroad, at its j...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - SIMSBURY’S DISASTROUS FIRE
    Principal Buildings of the Village Destroyed in Early Morning Blaze.

    LOSS ESTIMATED AT FULLY $25,000

    Flames Originated in Third Story of Hotel D...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Simsbury, a post-village in Simsbury township (town), Hartford co., Conn. on the Farmington River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford and the ...Read MORE...


  • Simsbury, Connecticut, USA
    Westminster School

    "Westminster School is a small, private, highly selective boarding and day school located in Simsbury, Connecticut. Westminster School was founded by William Lee Cushing in 1888 as a boys' school in Dobbs Ferry, New... Read MORE...

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    Methodist Church, Simsbury, Conn.
  • Simsbury, Connecticut, USA
    Simsbury Street, Looking North.
  • Simsbury, Connecticut, USA
    Mrs. Woods Green House and Flower Garden.
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Simsbury Street, Looking North.

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Westminster School

"Westminster School is a small, private, highly selective boarding and day school located in Simsbury, Connecticut. Westminster School was founded by William Lee Cushing in 1888 as a boys' school in Dobbs Ferry, New... Read MORE...

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  • 1670 - (Simsbury, CT) - This area, known to early settlers as the Windsor plantation at Massacoe, was incorporated as Simsbury in 1670.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ simsbury/
  • 1705 - copper was discovered in Simsbury. Later, the copper mine became the infamous New-Gate Prison of the Revolutionary War.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ connecticut.html
  • 1728 - Simsbury became home to the nation’s first steel-making venture in 1728.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ simsbury/
  • 1737 - Doctor Samuel Higley of Simsbury started the first copper coinage in America

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ connecticut.html
  • 1819 - Simsbury
    Simsbury a post town, is situated twelve miles northwest from Hartford. Simsbury was settled in 1870; the first settlers being from Windsor, of which ... Read MORE...

  • 1825 - Nation's first carpet factory started in Simsbury in 1825

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ simsbury/
  • 1836 - Nation's first company manufacturing safety fuses for use in blasting operations began in Simsbury.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ simsbury/
  • 1854 - Simsbury
    Simsbury, a post-village in Hartford co., Connecticut, on the New Haven Northampton, or Canal railroad, 11 miles N. W. from Hartford. Population of... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Simsbury
    Simsbury, sims’ber-e, a post-village in Simsbury township, Hartford co., Conn., on Farmington River, and on the Connecticut Western Railroad, at its... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - SIMSBURY’S DISASTROUS FIRE
    Principal Buildings of the Village Destroyed in Early Morning Blaze.

    LOSS ESTIMATED AT FULLY $25,000

    Flames Originated in Third Story of Hotel... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Simsbury, a post-village in Simsbury township (town), Hartford co., Conn. on the Farmington River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford and the ... Read MORE...

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