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  • 1713 - (Somers, CT) - Once a part of Massachusetts, men from Enfield moved to the area permanently and formalized the settlement in 1713.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ somers/

  • 1734 - Somers, CT incorporated

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ somers/

  • 1749 - Somers became a part of Connecticut (along with Enfield, Suffield, and Woodstock)

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ somers/

  • 1819 - Somers
    Somers is situated in the northwest corner of the county, being 22 miles northeast from Hartford, 12 miles southeast from Springfield, in...Read MORE...


  • 1838 - Four Town Fair
    Four Town Fair was established in 1838.

  • 1854 - Somers
    Somers, a manufacturing post-village in Tolland co., Connecticut, 23 miles N. E. of Hartford. Population of the township, 1508.
    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.

  • News 1878 - The Hartford Religious Herald says the Town of Somers, Conn., has for twenty years taken the responsibility of all burials within its limits,
    and has supplied to all, rich and poor, high and low alike, a sexton, hearse and grave for the cost of four dollars. The Herald inquires if it would...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - A Horrible Death.
    SOMERS, Conn., April 18. - Frank Starr, a sawyer at the Curtis lumber mill, was a work, when his clothing came in contact with the teeth of a buzz...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Somers
    Somers, süm'erz, a post-village in Somers township, Tolland co., Conn., about 12 miles S.E. of Springfield, Mass.; and 22 miles N.E. of Hartford. It...Read MORE...


  • Somers, Connecticut, USA
    Congregational Church
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  • 1906
    Somers, a post-village in Somers township (town), Tolland co., Conn., 22 miles NE. of Hartford. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1593.
    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

  • Somers, Connecticut, USA
    Village Centre. Somers, Conn.
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  • Somers, Connecticut, USA
    Free Public Library
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  • 1713 - (Somers, CT) - Once a part of Massachusetts, men from Enfield moved to the area permanently and formalized the settlement in 1713.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ somers/
  • 1734 - Somers, CT incorporated

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ somers/
  • 1749 - Somers became a part of Connecticut (along with Enfield, Suffield, and Woodstock)

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ somers/
  • 1819 - Somers
    Somers is situated in the northwest corner of the county, being 22 miles northeast from Hartford, 12 miles southeast from Springfield, in... Read MORE...

  • 1838 - Four Town Fair
    Four Town Fair was established in 1838.
  • 1854 - Somers
    Somers, a manufacturing post-village in Tolland co., Connecticut, 23 miles N. E. of Hartford. Population of the township, 1508.
    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.
  • News  1878 - The Hartford Religious Herald says the Town of Somers, Conn., has for twenty years taken the responsibility of all burials within its limits,
    and has supplied to all, rich and poor, high and low alike, a sexton, hearse and grave for the cost of four dollars. The Herald inquires if it would... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Somers
    Somers, süm'erz, a post-village in Somers township, Tolland co., Conn., about 12 miles S.E. of Springfield, Mass.; and 22 miles N.E. of Hartford. It... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - A Horrible Death.
    SOMERS, Conn., April 18. - Frank Starr, a sawyer at the Curtis lumber mill, was a work, when his clothing came in contact with the teeth of a buzz... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Somers, a post-village in Somers township (town), Tolland co., Conn., 22 miles NE. of Hartford. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1593.
    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

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