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History of Bolton, Connecticut, USA

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Bolton’s early economy was centered around quarries.

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  • 1720 - (Bolton, CT) - Originally part of the town of Hartford, the area was referred to as Hartford Mountains or Hanover, until incorporation in October of 1720.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ bolton/

  • 1721 - (Bolton, CT) - In 1721, at a town meeting, it was voted to construct a Meeting House.

    www.bolton.govoffice.com

  • 1725 - (Bolton, CT) - In 1725, the Reverend Thomas White became Bolton’s first minister.

    www.bolton.govoffice.com

  • 1749 - (Bolton, CT) - The first permanent schools were established in Bolton.

    www.bolton.govoffice.com

  • French Army General Comte de Rochambeau stayed with his troops at Rose’s Farm in Bolton in 1781.
    They were on their way to join Washington at the Battle of Yorktown.
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  • 1808 - The northern half of Bolton was set aside in 1808 to form the town of Vernon.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ bolton/

  • 1812 - (Bolton, CT) - The first Post Office was established in Bolton in 1812, with Samuel Alvord as the first Postmaster.

    www.bolton.govoffice.com

  • 1819 - Bolton
    Bolton is a small post township, 14 miles east from Hartford; bounded on the north by Vernon, on the east by Coventry, on the south by Hebron, and on ...Read MORE...


  • 1820 - (Bolton, CT) - The Bolton Quarry was sending flags of stone to Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New Orleans as early as 1820.

    www.bolton.govoffice.com

  • 1854 - Bolton
    Bolton, a post-township of Tolland co., Conn., on the Providence, Hartford, and Fishkill railroad, about 15 miles E. from Hartford. This township...Read MORE...


  • 1881 - The Bolton Library Association was created in 1881.
    Dr. Charles Sumner served for many years as its president. The first librarian, Frank P. Williams, was hired in 1883. The library was first located ...Read MORE...


  • Bolton, Connecticut, USA
    R.R. Station, Bolton Notch
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  • 1895 - Bolton
    Bolton, a post-township of Tolland co., Conn., traversed by the Providence, Hartford & Fishkill Railroad. Bolton Station on that road is 17 miles E....Read MORE...


  • Bolton, Connecticut, USA
    The Crossing, Bolton Notch
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  • Bolton, Connecticut, USA
    No. 1 Center School and Cong. Church
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  • 1916
    Bolton, a post-township (town) of Tolland co., Conn. Bolton station is 17 miles E. of Hartford. Pop. in 1900, 457.
    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

  • 1938 - The Bolton Lake dam gave way after a hurricane in 1938.

    connecticuthistory.org/ rock-solid-industry -in-19th-century-bolton/



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R.R. Station, Bolton Notch
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The Crossing, Bolton Notch
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No. 1 Center School and Cong. Church
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  • 1720 - (Bolton, CT) - Originally part of the town of Hartford, the area was referred to as Hartford Mountains or Hanover, until incorporation in October of 1720.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ bolton/
  • 1721 - (Bolton, CT) - In 1721, at a town meeting, it was voted to construct a Meeting House.

    www.bolton.govoffice.com
  • 1725 - (Bolton, CT) - In 1725, the Reverend Thomas White became Bolton’s first minister.

    www.bolton.govoffice.com
  • 1749 - (Bolton, CT) - The first permanent schools were established in Bolton.

    www.bolton.govoffice.com
  • French Army General Comte de Rochambeau stayed with his troops at Rose’s Farm in Bolton in 1781.
    They were on their way to join Washington at the Battle of Yorktown.
    courant.com
  • 1808 - The northern half of Bolton was set aside in 1808 to form the town of Vernon.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ bolton/
  • 1812 - (Bolton, CT) - The first Post Office was established in Bolton in 1812, with Samuel Alvord as the first Postmaster.

    www.bolton.govoffice.com
  • 1819 - Bolton
    Bolton is a small post township, 14 miles east from Hartford; bounded on the north by Vernon, on the east by Coventry, on the south by Hebron, and on ... Read MORE...

  • 1820 - (Bolton, CT) - The Bolton Quarry was sending flags of stone to Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New Orleans as early as 1820.

    www.bolton.govoffice.com
  • 1854 - Bolton
    Bolton, a post-township of Tolland co., Conn., on the Providence, Hartford, and Fishkill railroad, about 15 miles E. from Hartford. This township... Read MORE...

  • 1881 - The Bolton Library Association was created in 1881.
    Dr. Charles Sumner served for many years as its president. The first librarian, Frank P. Williams, was hired in 1883. The library was first located ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Bolton
    Bolton, a post-township of Tolland co., Conn., traversed by the Providence, Hartford & Fishkill Railroad. Bolton Station on that road is 17 miles E.... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Bolton, a post-township (town) of Tolland co., Conn. Bolton station is 17 miles E. of Hartford. Pop. in 1900, 457.
    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
  • 1938 - The Bolton Lake dam gave way after a hurricane in 1938.

    connecticuthistory.org/ rock-solid-industry -in-19th-century-bolton/

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