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History of Cornwall, Connecticut, USA

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Cornwall, Connecticut, USA

Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

Cornwall, in Litchfield County, is located on the Housatonic River in northwestern Connecticut and contains a portion of Mohawk State Forest. Formerly a part of Lebanon, the town was incorporated in May of 1740...
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In the early 1800s, the Foreign Mission School in Cornwall recruited young men from indigenous cultures and educated them in return for their conversion to Christianity. The school caused a national scandal when two of the Cherokee students fell in love with and married local white women.
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  • 1740 - (Cornwall, CT) - Formerly a part of Lebanon, the town was incorporated in May of 1740.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ cornwall/

  • 1819 - Cornwall
    Cornwall, a post township, is situated 38 miles west from Hartford, and 48 northwest from New-Haven; bounded on the north by Canaan, on the east by Go...Read MORE...


  • 1836 - Cornwall
    This township was laid out in fifty three allotments, and sold by the colony at Fairfield in 1738, at fifty pounds per right. The first permanent sett...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Cornwall
    Cornwall, a post-township of Litchfield co.. Conn., on the E. side of Housatonic river, and on the Housatonic railroad, 40 miles W. by N. from Hartfor...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    CORNWALL, a township of Litchfield co., in the state of Connecticut, 39 m. NW of Hartford, watered by the Housatonic river and one of its tributaries,...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Cornwall / Cornwall Bridge / Cornwall Hollow
    Corn’wall, a post-township of Litchfield co., Conn., about 36 miles W. by N. of Hartford, is bounded on the W. by the Housatonic River. It has 7 churc...Read MORE...


  • Cornwall, Connecticut, USA
    Post Office and surrounding buildings
  • 1916
    Cornwall, a post-township (town) of Litchfield co., Conn., about 36 miles W. by N. of Hartford, is bounded on the W. by the Housatonic River. Pop. in ...Read MORE...


  • Cornwall, Connecticut, USA
    Coltsfoot Mountain, Cornwall, Ct.
  • Cornwall, Connecticut, USA
    Rumsey Hall School

    "On October 1, 1900, Mrs. Lillias Rumsey Sanford of Seneca Falls, New York founded the second private nondenominational pre-preparatory school in the United States. It was called 'The Terrace'...

    In 1906, Mrs. Sanford, who... Read MORE...

  • Artificial snow-making began in Cornwall, at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area, in 1950.

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Coltsfoot Mountain, Cornwall, Ct.

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Rumsey Hall School

"On October 1, 1900, Mrs. Lillias Rumsey Sanford of Seneca Falls, New York founded the second private nondenominational pre-preparatory school in the United States. It was called 'The Terrace'...

In 1906, Mrs. Sanford, who... Read MORE...
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  • 1740 - (Cornwall, CT) - Formerly a part of Lebanon, the town was incorporated in May of 1740.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ cornwall/
  • 1819 - Cornwall
    Cornwall, a post township, is situated 38 miles west from Hartford, and 48 northwest from New-Haven; bounded on the north by Canaan, on the east by... Read MORE...

  • 1836 - Cornwall
    This township was laid out in fifty three allotments, and sold by the colony at Fairfield in 1738, at fifty pounds per right. The first permanent... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Cornwall
    Cornwall, a post-township of Litchfield co.. Conn., on the E. side of Housatonic river, and on the Housatonic railroad, 40 miles W. by N. from... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    CORNWALL, a township of Litchfield co., in the state of Connecticut, 39 m. NW of Hartford, watered by the Housatonic river and one of its... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Cornwall / Cornwall Bridge / Cornwall Hollow
    Corn’wall, a post-township of Litchfield co., Conn., about 36 miles W. by N. of Hartford, is bounded on the W. by the Housatonic River. It has 7... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Cornwall, a post-township (town) of Litchfield co., Conn., about 36 miles W. by N. of Hartford, is bounded on the W. by the Housatonic River. Pop. in ... Read MORE...

  • Artificial snow-making began in Cornwall, at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area, in 1950.

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