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Sterling, Windham, Connecticut, USA

Located in the eastern part of Windham County, the town of Sterling shares its eastern border with Rhode Island. Originally part of Voluntown, it incorporated as Sterling in 1794...
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Charles Dow, journalist and co-founder of the Dow Jones Co., was born in Sterling.
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  • 1794 - (Sterling, CT) - Originally part of Voluntown, it incorporated as Sterling in 1794.

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  • 1800 - (Sterling, CT) - the town opened its first mill on the Quandock River. The mill, called the American Manufacturing Company and also known as Potter’s factory, produced cotton textiles.

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  • 1819 - Sterling
    Sterling is a post township, situated in the southeast part of the county, 44 miles from Hartford; bounded on the north by Killingly, on the east by...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Sterling
    Sterling, a post-township in Windham Co., Connecticut, 46 miles E. by S. from Hartford. Population, 1025.
    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.

  • News 1884 - A single flash of lightning last summer struck an entire potato field of several acres, belonging to M. J. Wood, of North Sterling, in Windham County, Conn.
    The vines turned yellow and sprawled over the ground. When Mr. Wood went to dig them a few days ago he found not a potato in the whole piece. It is...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Sterling
    Sterling, a post-hamlet in Sterling township, Windham co., Conn., 29 miles by rail W.S.W. of Providence, R.I. It has a manufactory of acids and a...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Sterling, a post-village in Sterling township (town), Windham co., Conn., 29 miles by rail WSW. of Providence, R.I. The town has granite quarries and ...Read MORE...


  • Sterling, Connecticut, USA
    St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Sterling, Conn.
    Rev. J. H. Broderick, Pastor
  • Sterling, Connecticut, USA
    Office of the U.S. Finishing Co., Sterling, Ct.
  • Sterling, Connecticut, USA
    Residence of H. B. Mowey, Res. Manager for the U.S. Fire Co., Sterling, Ct.


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St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Sterling, Conn.
Rev. J. H. Broderick, Pastor

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Office of the U.S. Finishing Co., Sterling, Ct.

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Residence of H. B. Mowey, Res. Manager for the U.S. Fire Co., Sterling, Ct.
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