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Cromwell, Connecticut, USA

Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
Named after Oliver Cromwell

The town of Cromwell, located in Middlesex County, lies on the Connecticut River just north of Middletown. Originally part of the Mattabesset settlement, in 1651, the area became known as Middletown Upper Houses—being separated from Middletown by the Sebethe River. Settlers thrived in the area and, in 1851, incorporated, completing their separation from Middletown and forming the town of Cromwell...
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Andrew N. Pierson established A.N. Pierson’s Inc., the largest commercial rose-growing business in the country, in Cromwell.
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  • 1651 - (Cromwell, CT) - Originally part of the Mattabesset settlement, in 1651, the area became known as Middletown Upper Houses—being separated from Middletown by the Sebethe River.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ cromwell/

  • J & E Stevens Co., which was formed in Cromwell in 1843, introduced the first firecracker pistol and became the largest maker of cast-iron toys in the U.S.

    courant.com

  • 1851 - Cromwell incorporated, completing their separation from Middletown.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ cromwell/

  • 1854 - Cromwell
    Cromwell, a post-township of Middlesex county, Connecticut, on the W. side of Connecticut river, about 25 miles N. N. E. from Hew Haven. Population, a...Read MORE...


  • News 1886 - An old resident of Cromwell, Conn., has taken one hundred and eleven bodies of drowned persons from the Connecticut river in that vicinity.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 29, 1886

  • 1895 - Cromwell
    Crom'well, a post-town of Middlesex co., Conn., on the W. bank of the Connecticut River, and on the Connecticut Valley Railroad, 12 1/ 2 miles S. of Ha...Read MORE...


  • Cromwell, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street
    Postcard
  • Cromwell, Connecticut, USA
    Pierson's Green Houses

    GROWING ROSES AS BIG BUISNESS
    "...The Pierson family has been in the rose-growing business for more than a century and its vast range of greenhouses in Cromwell has become a local landmark.

    The family's company, A. N.... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 1916
    Cromwell, a post-township (town) of Middlesex co., Conn., on the W. bank of the Connecticut River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 12 1...Read MORE...


  • Cromwell, Connecticut, USA
    Bungalow, Cromwell Hall, Cromwell, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Cromwell, Connecticut, USA
    The Children's Home
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Cromwell, Connecticut, USA
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Main Street
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Cromwell, Connecticut, USA
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Pierson's Green Houses

GROWING ROSES AS BIG BUISNESS
"...The Pierson family has been in the rose-growing business for more than a century and its vast range of greenhouses in Cromwell has become a local landmark.

The family's company, A. N.... Read MORE...

Postcard

Cromwell, Connecticut, USA
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The Children's Home
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Cromwell, Connecticut, USA
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Bungalow, Cromwell Hall, Cromwell, Conn.
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  • 1651 - (Cromwell, CT) - Originally part of the Mattabesset settlement, in 1651, the area became known as Middletown Upper Houses—being separated from Middletown by the Sebethe River.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ cromwell/
  • J & E Stevens Co., which was formed in Cromwell in 1843, introduced the first firecracker pistol and became the largest maker of cast-iron toys in the U.S.

    courant.com
  • 1851 - Cromwell incorporated, completing their separation from Middletown.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ cromwell/
  • 1854 - Cromwell
    Cromwell, a post-township of Middlesex county, Connecticut, on the W. side of Connecticut river, about 25 miles N. N. E. from Hew Haven. Population,... Read MORE...

  • News  1886 - An old resident of Cromwell, Conn., has taken one hundred and eleven bodies of drowned persons from the Connecticut river in that vicinity.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 29, 1886
  • 1895 - Cromwell
    Crom'well, a post-town of Middlesex co., Conn., on the W. bank of the Connecticut River, and on the Connecticut Valley Railroad, 12 1/ 2 miles S. of... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Cromwell, a post-township (town) of Middlesex co., Conn., on the W. bank of the Connecticut River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 12... Read MORE...

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