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Barkhamsted, Connecticut, USA

Barkhamsted, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

The town of Barkhamsted, located in Litchfield County, is in the northwest corner of Connecticut on the Farmington River. Allocated to Windsor in 1732, proprietors used the land for farming and raising livestock. That same year, the General Assembly named the town Berkhamstead. In 1774, the town applied for incorporation but was not officially recognized until 1779. In 1795, its name changed to the present spelling...
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The Barkhamsted Reservoir took four years to fill completely and displaced 1,000 residents and eliminated four cemeteries and the 1,300 burials within those cemeteries.
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  • 1732 - Allocated to Windsor in 1732, proprietors used the land for farming and raising livestock. That same year, the General Assembly named the town Berkhamstead.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ barkhamstead/

  • 1779 - (Barkhamsted, CT) - In 1774, the town applied for incorporation but was not officially recognized until 1779.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ barkhamstead/

  • 1818 - (Barkhamsted, CT) - Lambert Hitchcock opened a store at the Benham-Doolittle sawmill
    which eventually grew into the Hitchcock Chair Company.
    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ barkhamstead/

  • 1819 - Barkhamsted
    Barkhamsted is a post township, situated 23 miles northwest from Hartford; bounded on the north by Hartland and Colebrook, on the east by Canton and...Read MORE...


  • Lambert Hitchcock built the Hitchcock Chair Factory in 1825, which produced the famous Hitchcock "fancy" chairs in Riverton. The village was known as Hitchcocksville until the 1860s.

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  • 1845-46 - St Paul's Lutheran Church is built in Pleasant Valley, Barkhamsted
    In 1845—46 a Baptist Church and ecclesiastical society was organized in Pleasant Valley (in Barkhamsted), and a neat house of worship was erected....Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Barkhampstead
    Barkhampstead, a post-township of Litchfield county, Connecticut, 20 miles N. W. from Hartford, contains some very fine water privileges. Population, ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Barkhamsted
    Barkham'sted, a post-township of Litchfield co., Conn., about 20 miles N.W. of Hartford, is drained by the Farmington River and intersected by the...Read MORE...


  • Barkhamsted, Connecticut, USA
    Center School House, Barkhamsted, Conn.
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  • 1916
    Barkham'sted, a post-township (town) of Litchfield co., Conn., about 20 miles NW. of Hartford, is drained by the Farmington River. Pop. in 1900, 864.
    Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher

  • Barkhamsted, Connecticut, USA
    The Dr. Beecher Homestead, Barkhamsted, Conn. Burned May 20, 1917.

    Dr Amos Beecher was the first physician of Barkhamsted.
    Postcard
  • Barkhamsted, Connecticut, USA
    Residence of H. B. Case, Barkhamsted, Conn.
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  • 1940 - (Barkhamsted, CT) - Barkhamsted Reservoir began with the completion of the Saville Dam.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ barkhamstead/



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Barkhamsted, Connecticut, USA


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Center School House, Barkhamsted, Conn.
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Barkhamsted, Connecticut, USA
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The Dr. Beecher Homestead, Barkhamsted, Conn. Burned May 20, 1917.

Dr Amos Beecher was the first physician of Barkhamsted.
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Barkhamsted, Connecticut, USA
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Residence of H. B. Case, Barkhamsted, Conn.
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History, News and Stories of Barkhamsted, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1732 - Allocated to Windsor in 1732, proprietors used the land for farming and raising livestock. That same year, the General Assembly named the town Berkhamstead.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ barkhamstead/
  • 1779 - (Barkhamsted, CT) - In 1774, the town applied for incorporation but was not officially recognized until 1779.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ barkhamstead/
  • 1818 - (Barkhamsted, CT) - Lambert Hitchcock opened a store at the Benham-Doolittle sawmill
    which eventually grew into the Hitchcock Chair Company.
    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ barkhamstead/
  • 1819 - Barkhamsted
    Barkhamsted is a post township, situated 23 miles northwest from Hartford; bounded on the north by Hartland and Colebrook, on the east by Canton and... Read MORE...

  • Lambert Hitchcock built the Hitchcock Chair Factory in 1825, which produced the famous Hitchcock "fancy" chairs in Riverton. The village was known as Hitchcocksville until the 1860s.

    courant.com
  • 1845-46 - St Paul's Lutheran Church is built in Pleasant Valley, Barkhamsted
    In 1845—46 a Baptist Church and ecclesiastical society was organized in Pleasant Valley (in Barkhamsted), and a neat house of worship was erected.... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Barkhampstead
    Barkhampstead, a post-township of Litchfield county, Connecticut, 20 miles N. W. from Hartford, contains some very fine water privileges. Population, ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Barkhamsted
    Barkham'sted, a post-township of Litchfield co., Conn., about 20 miles N.W. of Hartford, is drained by the Farmington River and intersected by the... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Barkham'sted, a post-township (town) of Litchfield co., Conn., about 20 miles NW. of Hartford, is drained by the Farmington River. Pop. in 1900, 864.
    Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
  • 1940 - (Barkhamsted, CT) - Barkhamsted Reservoir began with the completion of the Saville Dam.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ barkhamstead/

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