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(Broad Brook) (Warehouse Point) (Melrose) (Scantic) (Windsorville)

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East Windsor, Connecticut, USA - Connecticut Electric Railway Trolley Museum

East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

East Windsor was originally settled by farmers in the 17th Century. They were drawn by the even topography and fertile soils of the Connecticut River Valley. Even today, farming makes up a significant part of our economy. In fact, the character of East Windsor is derived from the agricultural land and open space which lends our town its rural charm. We are comprised of five villages, Broad Brook, Melrose, Scantic, Warehouse Point and Windsorville. While combined for government and education convenience, each village is able to retain its own unique identity.

With a population approaching 10,000, and a land area of 26.3 square miles, East Windsor also offers ample opportunity for business and industry to grow. Situated on the east side of the Connecticut River, our town lies nearly equidistant between Hartford, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Lorrin Andrews, a missionary to Hawaii who translated the Bible into the Hawaiian language, was born in East Windsor.
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East Windsor Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Connecticut Electric Railway Trolley Museum
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Connecticut Electric Railway Trolley Museum
Hotel and General Store. Broad Brook, Conn., 1903
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Hotel and General Store. Broad Brook, Conn., 1903
Osborn's Mill, East Windsor, Connecticut, 1903
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Osborn's Mill, East Windsor, Connecticut, 1903
Hyde Family Home, 1905
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Hyde Family Home, 1905
Hose House, Warehousepoint, Conn., 1906
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Hose House, Warehousepoint, Conn., 1906
Main Street looking North. Broad Brook, Conn., 1906
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Main Street looking North. Broad Brook, Conn., 1906
Birds Eye View of Broad Brook, Conn.
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Birds Eye View of Broad Brook, Conn.
Ware House Point Silk Factory, Ware House Point, Conn.
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Ware House Point Silk Factory, Ware House Point, Conn.
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"The location of the former Warehouse Point Silk Company mill began to be used for textile production as early as 1804, when Brazail Sexton established the East Windsor Woolen Company on the site. This failed shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War and then passed to the Stocker and Bently Company before it and 30 associated employee tenements were acquired by Jehiel Symonds in 1870. After purchasing the plant, Symonds partnered with J.N. Leonard to retrofit the mill for the production of silk thread, which was then conducted under the Leonard Silk Company. The four-story brick mill operated by the Leonard Silk Company was tragically destroyed by fire on December 16, 1874, however, the company quickly moved to rebuild and resume production. In less than one month the firm had erected a new dye house and powerplant and had installed enough machinery to begin work. The majority of the existing red... Read MORE...
Consolidated R.R. Bridge, Warehouse Point, Conn.
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Consolidated R.R. Bridge, Warehouse Point, Conn.
Saltbox, East Windsor, Connecticut
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Warehouse Point Center, Warehouse Point, Conn., 1911
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Warehouse Point Center, Warehouse Point, Conn., 1911
Talcott's Grist Mill, Broad Brook, Conn.
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Talcott's Grist Mill, Broad Brook, Conn.
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Broad Brook Woolen Mills, Broad Brook, Conn.
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1819 - East Windsor
East-Windsor is a large and flourishing town, situated on the east side of Connecticut river; the post-office in the first society being 8 miles north from Hartford.

The area of the town comprises about 48 square miles, or 30,728 acres; being about nine miles in length, and having an average breadth of five and a half miles.

It is bounded on the north by Enfield, on the east by Ellington and Vernon, in Tolland county, on the south by East-Hartford, and on the west by Connecticut river, which separates it from Windsor and Hartford...
A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials : Consisting of Two Parts ... with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State Authors John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles Publisher W.S. Marsh, 1819
1839 - East Windsor
East Windsor, Connecticut
Hartford county. First settled, 1680. Taken from Windsor, 1768. This is an excellent township of land. Its extensive meadows on the east side of Connecticut river are of uncommon fertility and beauty. Among the various agricultural products with which this town abounds, tobacco has been cultivated with success, and manufactured. It is said that 70,000 bushels of rye has been raised in a season. Scantic river, a considerable mill stream, passes through the north part of the town, and gives it the name Scantic. The village of Wapping is in the S.E. section of the town. The principal street, about a mile back into the river, is the village, running the whole length of the town, wide, neatly built and beautifully shaded. East Windsor lies 8 miles N. from Hartford. Population, 1830, 2,129.
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
1844 - April 20 - Fire in East Windsor
The dwelling house occupied by Mr. Charles Griggs, in East Windsor, about five miles from Hartford, was destroyed by fire on Tuesday night. Most of the furniture was saved. Insured at the Hartford Mutual Insurance Company for $450. The building was owned by Lieutenant Green, U.S. N. The fire lighted the steeples in this place. The bell in East Windsor, and the noise about the fire, were heard distinctly in this city by the watch. [Hartford Courant.]
New York Tribune
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April 20, 1844
1851 - The Water Company
I have noticed in your paper and the Courant, that the Water Company will commence operations in the spring. Having in my peregrinations become acquainted with the locale of the water, distance to bring water into the city and height of streams above our city, I can speak by book. The best stream of water within twenty miles of our city will be found at Ketch Mills, about twelve miles North-East, in the town of East Windsor. The pond of water at that place, about half a mile long, is entirely supplied by springs, of which over one hundred are known to feed the pond. The water is so pure, that standing in a vessel twenty-four hours shows no deposit; it is soft for washing, and the best water I ever tasted. There are no dwelling-houses, barn yards, or manufactories pouring their filth into this pond, and as it is entirely fed by springs the volume of water, even in the dryest times, is but little diminished. From an examination of the volume of water, two weeks since, running from this... Read MORE...

1854 - East Windsor
East Windsor, a post-village of Hartford co., Conn., near the E. side of Connecticut river, 8 miles N. by E from Hartford. It is the seat of the Connecticut Theological Institute. Population of the township, 2083.
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.
1869 - Sad Accident
A serious accident occurred in East Windsor, Ct., on Monday. Two young men named Edward Osborne and William Wolf (according to a deposition of Osborne, now lying at the point of death) as they were hunting in the woods, Wolf drew up his gun and pointed at Osborne, who was only a rod off, and asked, 'Will you risk me?' He replied 'Yes.' Wolf then fired and the entire charge of shot entered Osborne's head through his eye. Wolf then helped him home and claimed he supposed the gun was half cocked. Wolf has gone to parts unknown. He is spoken of as a daring, reckless character.
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Boston Journal
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November 27, 1869
1871 - The Poisoning Case in East Windsor, Conn. - The Suspected Woman Bound Over for Trial.
HARTFORD, Feb, 23 - Mrs. ANN STILES, who was arrested on suspicion of being the person who sent the boxes of candy containing arsenic by mail to two families in East Windsor, was examined before EDMUND WATSON, Justice of the Peace, in that town, yesterday. The testimony of LESTER DEWEY, the husband of Mrs. SARAH M. DEWEY, who was most dangerously poisoned, the Postmasters who received and delivered the boxes, was heard, and she was bound over for trial in the sum of $2,500. She will be brought before Superior Court, which convenes on the second Tuesday in March. Mrs. STILES is a tall, fair-looking lady, about forty years of age, whom one would scarcely suspect to be a criminal. She had no counsel at the examination, but made a statement, not under oath, that a week ago Monday an gentleman came to her back door and gave her the packages and a letter, requesting that she should mail them. She thought it strange, but found a note inside saying that the reason of the request would be... Read MORE...

1895 - East Windsor
East Windsor, win'zor, a post-township of Hartford co., Conn., about 12 miles N.E. of Hartford, is bounded on the W. by the Connecticut River. Pop. 2882. It contains the villages of Warehouse Point, Broad Brook, Scantic, and Windsorville, and is traversed by the Connecticut Central Railroad.
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 East Windsor:
Connecticut Trolley Museum: Step back in time and explore the history of trolley transportation. The museum features a collection of vintage trolley cars and offers visitors the opportunity to take a scenic ride on a restored trolley through the countryside.

Broad Brook Brewing Company: If you're a craft beer enthusiast, don't miss a visit to Broad Brook Brewing Company. They have a rotating selection of delicious beers and often host events and food trucks for a great time.

Warehouse Point Library: If you're a bookworm or just looking for a quiet place to read, the Warehouse Point Library is a cozy spot to explore a wide range of books and other resources.

Connecticut Fire Museum: Learn about the history of firefighting in Connecticut and see a collection of antique fire engines and equipment at this fascinating museum. It's an excellent choice for families.

East Windsor Historical Society: For those interested in local history, the East Windsor Historical Society offers... Read MORE...

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