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Columbia, Connecticut, USA

Columbia, Tolland, Connecticut, USA

The Tolland County town of Columbia is located in east-central Connecticut and bounded by the Hop River along its northern border. Called Lebanon Crank by its European settlers, the town separated from Lebanon in 1804...
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Eleazor Wheelock, the founder of Dartmouth College, founded Moor’s Charity School in 1754 in Columbia to give Native American men a Christian education in the hopes that they might become missionaries.

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  • 1804 - (Columbia, CT) - Called Lebanon Crank by its European settlers, the town separated from Lebanon in 1804.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ columbia/

  • 1819 - Columbia
    Columbia, a post town, is situated 22 miles east from Hartford. It is bounded on the north by Hop river, which separates it from Coventry, on the...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Columbia
    Columbia, a post-township of Tolland county, Connecticut, 20 miles E. by S. from Hartford. Population, 876.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • 1859
    COLUMBIA, a township of Tolland co., in the state of Connecticut, 24 m. SE of Hartford, drained by a branch of the Willimantic river, which affords...Read MORE...


  • 1865 - Industry created Columbia Lake to fuel its power needs when, in 1865, the American Linen Company of Willimantic flooded meadowland it had purchased from Columbia.
    Today, this water shed is again Columbia-owned.
    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ columbia/

  • News 1879 - According to an experiment made with potatoes and corn last season, by Mr. S. B. West, of Columbia, Conn., and reported in the Ohio Farmer
    by William H. Yeomans, the butt-ends of potatoes, and the kernels of corn from the butt-ends of the ears, each produced crops that were materially...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Columbia
    Columbia, a post-hamlet of Tolland co., Conn., in Columbia township, 23 miles S. of Hop River Railroad Station, and 6 or 7 miles W. by S. of...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Columbia, a post-village of Tolland co., Conn., in Columbia township (town), 6 miles W. by S. of Willimantic. The town has various manufactures. Pop. ...Read MORE...


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  • 1804 - (Columbia, CT) - Called Lebanon Crank by its European settlers, the town separated from Lebanon in 1804.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ columbia/
  • 1819 - Columbia
    Columbia, a post town, is situated 22 miles east from Hartford. It is bounded on the north by Hop river, which separates it from Coventry, on the... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Columbia
    Columbia, a post-township of Tolland county, Connecticut, 20 miles E. by S. from Hartford. Population, 876.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • 1859
    COLUMBIA, a township of Tolland co., in the state of Connecticut, 24 m. SE of Hartford, drained by a branch of the Willimantic river, which affords... Read MORE...

  • 1865 - Industry created Columbia Lake to fuel its power needs when, in 1865, the American Linen Company of Willimantic flooded meadowland it had purchased from Columbia.
    Today, this water shed is again Columbia-owned.
    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ columbia/
  • News  1879 - According to an experiment made with potatoes and corn last season, by Mr. S. B. West, of Columbia, Conn., and reported in the Ohio Farmer
    by William H. Yeomans, the butt-ends of potatoes, and the kernels of corn from the butt-ends of the ears, each produced crops that were materially... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Columbia
    Columbia, a post-hamlet of Tolland co., Conn., in Columbia township, 23 miles S. of Hop River Railroad Station, and 6 or 7 miles W. by S. of... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Columbia, a post-village of Tolland co., Conn., in Columbia township (town), 6 miles W. by S. of Willimantic. The town has various manufactures. Pop. ... Read MORE...

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