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Ellington, Connecticut, USA - Ellington Street, Showing Library, Ellington, Conn.

Ellington’s representative at the adoption of the Constitution, Ebenezer Nash, voted against ratification.

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Ellington Street, Showing Library, Ellington, Conn.
Ellington, Connecticut, USA

Ellington Street, Showing Library, Ellington, Conn.
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1786 - Once part of East Windsor, Ellington incorporated in 1786. towns-page/ ellington/
1819 - Ellington
Ellington is situated 13 miles northeast from Hartford. It is bounded west by East-Windsor, north by Somers and Stafford, east by Tolland and Willington, and south by Vernon and Tolland.

The township is equivalent to about 34 square miles, but it is of an irregular figure, its greatest length being 9 miles, and its greatest breadth about 6 miles, and it comprises about 21,760 acres.

The township, in its western section, is generally level; a considerable portion of it being a plain, the soil of which is light, dry, and inclining to coarse sand or gravel, but is feasible, and considerably fertile. It is best adapted to grain, particularly rye, of which, when well cultivated, it carries good crops. It affords good pasturage for sheep, which receive considerable attention.

The eastern section of the town is broken, being hilly and stony; the soil of which is hard, coarse and gravelly.

There is a small but pleasant village in the centre of the town, having a Congregational... Read MORE...

1839 - Ellington
Ellington, Connecticut
Tolland county. Ellington was taken from East Windsor in 1786, and was that part of East Windsor called the Great Marsh. The soil is light and dry, but considerably fertile. It is generally level, but the eastern part is hilly and mountainous. Formerly the lands in this town were held in low estimation, but by the industry of the people in their cultivation, they have risen in character and value. "The scenery in this town embraces considerable variety and is uncommonly interesting and beautiful. The 'Ellington School' for boys, situated in a very near village, is in high repute. Population, 1830, 1,455. Ellington lies 12 miles N.E. from Hartford and is bounded S.E. by Tolland.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
ELLINGTON, a township in the state of Connecticut, U.S., 20 m. NE of Hartford. Pop. 1,356.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1895 - Ellington
El'lington, a post-village of Tolland co., Conn., in Ellington township, about 16 miles N.E. of Hartford. It has a church. The township contains a manufacturing village named Windermere, on the Rockville Branch of the Connecticut Central Railroad. Pop. of the township, 1452.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Ellington:
Crystal Lake:

Start your day with a visit to Crystal Lake. The scenic beauty and peaceful surroundings make it an ideal spot for a morning stroll, fishing, or a family picnic.

Ellington Farmers' Market:

If you're in town on a Saturday morning, check out the Ellington Farmers' Market. You can find fresh produce, handmade crafts, and local treats. It's a great way to support local businesses.

Shenipsit State Forest:

Nature lovers will appreciate Shenipsit State Forest, which offers hiking trails and opportunities for bird watching. The dense forests and well-marked trails make it a great place for a day of outdoor exploration.

Ellington Ridge Country Club:

Golf enthusiasts can tee off at the Ellington Ridge Country Club. This well-maintained golf course provides a challenging yet enjoyable experience for players of all skill levels.

Soap Factory:

For a unique experience, visit the Ellington Soap Factory. Learn about the soap-making process and maybe even... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Ellington, Connecticut, USA

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male ancestorWilliam SLADE (1693, , England (United Kingdom) - 1 June 1777, Ellington, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorJames BUCKLAND (1728, - 16 March 1787, Ellington, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorElisha ISHAM (1728, - 23 November 1780, Ellington, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorJohn AVERY (2 January 1731, Groton, Connecticut, USA - 8 January 1814, Ellington, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorMatthew HYDE (27 April 1734, Norwich, Connecticut, USA (Norwichtown) (Yantic) (Greeneville) (Occum) (Taftville) - 24 September 1806, Ellington, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorSolomon DAVIS (1742, - 26 October 1772, Ellington, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorJerusha PORTER (1752, Ellington, Connecticut, USA - , )
male ancestorLeveret BUCKLAND (1768, - 26 April 1789, Ellington, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorAnna SABIN (1782, Ellington, Connecticut, USA - 5 June 1872, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA)

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