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History of Harwinton, Connecticut, USA

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Harwinton, Connecticut, USA

Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

Harwinton was named in 1732 by combining syllables from Hartford and Windsor after a territorial dispute led to a division of land between the two towns. Hartford owned East Harwinton and Windsor owned West Harwinton.

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  • 1819 - Harwinton
    Harwinton is a post township, situated in the southeastern section of the county, 23 miles from Hartford; bounded on the north by New-Hartford and...Read MORE...


  • Collis P. Huntington, a railroad magnate who made possible the first transcontinental railroad, was born in Harwinton in 1821.

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  • 1836 - Harwinton
    HARWINTON originally consisted of two half townships, one part belonging to Hartford, and the other to the Windsor proprietors. The first settlers...Read MORE...


  • 1853 - Harwinton Fair
    Establishment of the Harwinton Fair, originally known as Harwinton Cattle Show and Fair.

  • 1854 - Harwinton
    Harwinton, a post-township of Litchfield co.. Connecticut, 20 miles N. W. from Hartford. Population, 1176.
    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
    HARWINTON, a township of Litchfield co., in the state of Connecticut, U.S., 24 m. W of Hartford. It has a hilly surface, watered by Naugatuc river,...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Harwinton
    Harwinton, a post-village in Harwinton township, Litchfield co, Conn., about 22 miles W. of Hartford. The township is bounded on the W. by the...Read MORE...


  • Harwinton, Connecticut, USA
    Mowing Scene, Harwinton, Conn.
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  • News 1902 - LIGHTNING'S QUEER PRANKS.
    One Bolt Struck a Connecticut Schoolhouse and Shocked the Inmates.

    Special to The New York Times.

    WINSTED, Conn., April 12. - During a severe...Read MORE...


  • Harwinton, Connecticut, USA
    Center Congregational Church, Dedicated 1808. Harwinton, Conn.
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  • Harwinton, Connecticut, USA
    Huntington Chapel, Harwinton, Conn.
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  • 1916
    Harwinton, a post-village of Harwinton township (town), in Litchfield co., Conn., about 22 miles W. of Hart ford. The town is bounded on the W. by...Read MORE...


  • News 1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents
    ...Another accident reminiscent of the horse and buggy days occurred last October at the Harwinton Fair. A horse, hitched to a sulky, became...Read MORE...




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Mowing Scene, Harwinton, Conn.
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Center Congregational Church, Dedicated 1808. Harwinton, Conn.
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Huntington Chapel, Harwinton, Conn.
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  • 1819 - Harwinton
    Harwinton is a post township, situated in the southeastern section of the county, 23 miles from Hartford; bounded on the north by New-Hartford and... Read MORE...

  • Collis P. Huntington, a railroad magnate who made possible the first transcontinental railroad, was born in Harwinton in 1821.

    courant.com
  • 1836 - Harwinton
    HARWINTON originally consisted of two half townships, one part belonging to Hartford, and the other to the Windsor proprietors. The first settlers... Read MORE...

  • 1853 - Harwinton Fair
    Establishment of the Harwinton Fair, originally known as Harwinton Cattle Show and Fair.
  • 1854 - Harwinton
    Harwinton, a post-township of Litchfield co.. Connecticut, 20 miles N. W. from Hartford. Population, 1176.
    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
    HARWINTON, a township of Litchfield co., in the state of Connecticut, U.S., 24 m. W of Hartford. It has a hilly surface, watered by Naugatuc river,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Harwinton
    Harwinton, a post-village in Harwinton township, Litchfield co, Conn., about 22 miles W. of Hartford. The township is bounded on the W. by the... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - LIGHTNING'S QUEER PRANKS.
    One Bolt Struck a Connecticut Schoolhouse and Shocked the Inmates.

    Special to The New York Times.

    WINSTED, Conn., April 12. - During a severe... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Harwinton, a post-village of Harwinton township (town), in Litchfield co., Conn., about 22 miles W. of Hart ford. The town is bounded on the W. by... Read MORE...

  • News  1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents
    ...Another accident reminiscent of the horse and buggy days occurred last October at the Harwinton Fair. A horse, hitched to a sulky, became... Read MORE...

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