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Middlebury, Connecticut, USA - Boulder Cove, Lake Quassapaug

Middlebury, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

In 1781, 6,000 French Revolutionary War troops commanded by General Comte de Rochambeau camped at Breakneck Hill in Middlebury.

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Boulder Cove, Lake Quassapaug
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Quassapaug Lake House. Middlebury, Conn.
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Boat Landing at Lake Quassapaug, Middlebury, Conn.
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Westover School for Girls, Middlebury, Conn.
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Westover School for Girls, Middlebury, Conn.

"...founded in 1909 by Mary Robbins Hillard, and designed by Theodate Riddle Pope, one of the first women architects in the United States." www.middlebury-ct.org

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1807 - Incorporated in 1807 from former Southbury, Waterbury, and Woodbury lands, the town of Middlebury located in New Haven County town took its name from its location in the midst, or middle, of these communities.

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1819 - Middlebury
Middlebury is a small township, situated in the northwestern extremity of the county, being 22 miles from New-Haven, and 36 from Hartford; bounded on the north by Woodbury and Watertown, it Litchfield county, on the east by Waterbury, on the south by Oxford, and on the west by Woodbury; having an average length from north to south of 5 miles, and an average breadth of nearly 4 miles, containing about 19 square miles, or about 13,000 acres.

The township is watered by Hop river, a branch of the Naugatuck, & numerous small streams. In the southeast section of the town there is a small pond or lake, called Quasepaug, which discharges its waters into the Ousatonick...

A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials : Consisting of Two Parts ... : with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State
Authors John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles
Publisher W.S. Marsh, 1819
1836 - Middlebury
MIDDLEBURY was incorporated as a town in 1807. It was formed from a section of the towns of Waterbury, Woodbury and Southbury. It derived its name from the fact of its occupying a middle position in reference to these towns. It is 22 miles from New Haven, and 36 from Hartford, bounded N. by Watertown and Woodbury, W. by Woodbury, S. by Oxford, and E. by Waterbury. It is about five miles in length from north to south, and an average breadth of about four.

The surface of the town is hilly and rocky, and its appearance rather rough and sterile. The rocks are principally granite, and the soil is a hard, coarse, gravelly loam, affording tolerable grazing; rye is cultivated with some success. The town forms one Congregational Society, and a society of Methodists, each of which has a house of worship in the center of the town. The number of inhabitants in 1830 was 816, being 31 less than there were in 1810. Agriculture is the principal business of the inhabitants. A satinet? factory has,... Read MORE...

1839 - Middlebury
Middlebury, Connecticut
New Haven county. The surface of this town is hilly and rocky; the soil is coarse, gravelly loam, fit for grazing and the growth of rye. It lies 36 miles W.S.W. from Hartford and 22 N.W. from New Haven. Incorporated, 1807. Population, 1830, 816. The town is watered by Quasepaug pond, which empties into the Housatonick, and furnishes a water power for a satinet factory, and other machinery.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1895 - Middlebury
Middlebury, mid-del-bar-re, a post-hamlet in Middlebury township, New Haven co, Conn., 6 miles W.S.W. of Waterbury. It has 2 churches, also several manufactories. Pop. of the township, 696.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott


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1906
Middlebury, a post-village in Middlebury township (town), New Haven co., Conn., 6 miles WSW. of Waterbury. It has various mills. Pop. of the town in 1900, 736.
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
1909 - (Middlebury, CT) - Middlebury is home to the Westover School for girls, founded in 1909 by Mary Robbins Hillard, and designed by Theodate Riddle Pope, one of the first women architects in the US.

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Middlebury:
Quassy Amusement Park:

If you're up for a day of fun, head to Quassy Amusement Park. It's a classic amusement park with rides, a water park, and attractions suitable for all ages.

Lake Quassapaug:

This picturesque lake offers opportunities for boating, fishing, and picnicking. It's a great spot to relax by the water or take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline.

Hop Brook Lake:

A serene location for hiking and nature walks. The trails are well-maintained, making it an excellent spot for birdwatching and enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.

Middlebury Green:

The town green is often a hub of community events. Check out if there are any festivals, markets, or gatherings happening during your visit.

Shepaug Dam Bald Eagle Observation Area:

If you're a bird enthusiast, this is a must-visit. The observation area provides a chance to see bald eagles in their natural habitat.

Black Rock State Park:

A bit outside Middlebury but worth the short drive. This... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Middlebury, Connecticut, USA

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male ancestorIsaac BRONSON (27 March 1707, Middlebury, Connecticut, USA - 7 December 1799, , Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorAbigail BROCKETT (11 February 1711, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA - 17 November 1800, Middlebury, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorJosiah BROWNSON (1713, - 20 February 1804, Middlebury, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorBenjamin HINE (9 October 1719, Milford, Connecticut, USA - 5 November 1800, Middlebury, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorSarah THOMAS (1750, , Connecticut, USA - 23 March 1823, Middlebury, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorAbram F. PALMER (8 August 1777, Middlebury, Connecticut, USA - 13 September 1861, Cornwall, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorDavid STONE (14 April 1799, Middlebury, Connecticut, USA - 13 August 1857, Derby, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorEdward CARGILL (12 August 1849, Middlebury, Connecticut, USA - , )
female ancestorMary Ann NORTON (1862, Middlebury, Connecticut, USA - 24 March 1880, Tyringham, Massachusetts, USA)

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male ancestorIsaac BRONSON (27 March 1707 - 7 December 1799) and female ancestorAbigail BROCKETT (11 February 1711 - 17 November 1800) married 22 November 1750

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