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Washington, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

Early industries in Washington included ironworks, quarries, small mills and factories powered by water from the Shepaug and Aspetuck rivers.

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  • 1779 - (Washington, CT) - Named after George Washington, the town incorporated in 1779 from parts of Woodbury, Litchfield, Kent, and New Milford.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ washington/

  • Famous abolitionist and educator Frederick Gunn was born in Washington in 1816.

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  • 1819 - Washington
    Washington is a post township, situated in the southwestern section of the county, 40 miles southwest from Hartford; bounded on the north by Warren, o...Read MORE...


  • 1836 - Washington
    WASHINGTON was incorporated by the General Assembly in 1779. Judea, the first society in this town, was incorporated by the General Assembly in 1741; ...Read MORE...


  • 1850 - (Washington, CT) - Gunnery, a college preparatory school was established in 1850.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ washington/

  • 1854 - Washington
    Washington, a manufacturing post-village in Litchfield co., Connecticut, 83 miles W. by S. from Hartford, contains 3 or 4 churches. Population of the ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Washington / New Preston / Washington Depot
    Washington, a post-village in Washington township, Litchfield co., Conn., 1 mile from Washington Depot (which is on the Shepaug Railroad, 13 miles S.S...Read MORE...


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    Gunn Memorial Library
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  • Washington, Connecticut, USA
    Wykeham Rise School

    "Fanny Emma Davies, the founder of Wykeham Rise, was born in Winchester, England, in 1862. After studying in Paris and at Oxford, she received her degree from St. Andrew's University in Scotland. When she first came to the... Read MORE...

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  • 1906
    Washington, a post-village in Washington township (town), Litchfield co., Conn., about 15 miles WNW. of Waterbury. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1820.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

  • News 1911 - PARLOR CAR JUMPS TRACK.
    Eighteen Passengers Shaken and One Hurt on Litchfield Express.

    WASHINGTON, Conn., July 8. - Eighteen passengers were well shaken up and one man suf...Read MORE...


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    The Green - Washington, Conn.
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Wykeham Rise School

"Fanny Emma Davies, the founder of Wykeham Rise, was born in Winchester, England, in 1862. After studying in Paris and at Oxford, she received her degree from St. Andrew's University in Scotland. When she first came to the... Read MORE...

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  • 1779 - (Washington, CT) - Named after George Washington, the town incorporated in 1779 from parts of Woodbury, Litchfield, Kent, and New Milford.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ washington/
  • Famous abolitionist and educator Frederick Gunn was born in Washington in 1816.

    courant.com
  • 1819 - Washington
    Washington is a post township, situated in the southwestern section of the county, 40 miles southwest from Hartford; bounded on the north by Warren,... Read MORE...

  • 1836 - Washington
    WASHINGTON was incorporated by the General Assembly in 1779. Judea, the first society in this town, was incorporated by the General Assembly in 1741; ... Read MORE...

  • 1850 - (Washington, CT) - Gunnery, a college preparatory school was established in 1850.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ washington/
  • 1854 - Washington
    Washington, a manufacturing post-village in Litchfield co., Connecticut, 83 miles W. by S. from Hartford, contains 3 or 4 churches. Population of the ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Washington / New Preston / Washington Depot
    Washington, a post-village in Washington township, Litchfield co., Conn., 1 mile from Washington Depot (which is on the Shepaug Railroad, 13 miles... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Washington, a post-village in Washington township (town), Litchfield co., Conn., about 15 miles WNW. of Waterbury. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1820.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
  • News  1911 - PARLOR CAR JUMPS TRACK.
    Eighteen Passengers Shaken and One Hurt on Litchfield Express.

    WASHINGTON, Conn., July 8. - Eighteen passengers were well shaken up and one man... Read MORE...

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