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George Washington spent the night at Perkin’s Tavern in Ashford on his national tour in 1789.

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  • Formerly New Scituate, Ashford was settled in 1710

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  • Ashford was incorporated as a town in October of 1714

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  • In 1797, traffic increased with the Boston Turnpike Company’s construction of the Boston and Hartford Turnpike. The turnpike began in East Hartford and made its way through Ashford and West Ashford before winding its way to Boston.

    http://connecticuthistory.org/the-path-to-ashfords-progress/

  • In 1809, the Tolland County Turnpike Company received its charter and began work on the Tolland County Turnpike, which opened about a year later.
    Its route carried travelers through Ellington, Tolland, and Willington to the Boston Turnpike in Ashford. Together, these turnpikes produced a...Read MORE...


  • Ashford, Connecticut, USA
    1838
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  • 1854 - Ashford
    Ashford, a post-township of Windham county, Connecticut, 80 miles E. by N. of Hartford ; the soil is rough and rocky, but well adapted to grazing....Read MORE...


  • In 1857, 13 stockholders invested $18,000 to form the Westford Glass Company—Ashford’s largest and most famous business enterprise.
    Located on Waterfall Road, the company made some of the most recognizable bottles, jars, and flasks of the era, and positioned itself to become part...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Ashford
    Ash'ford, a Post village and township of Windham co., Conn., 32 miles E.N.E. of Hartford. It has 4 churches and the Ashford Academy. General...Read MORE...


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    Ashford Academy
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  • Formerly New Scituate, Ashford was settled in 1710

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Ashford was incorporated as a town in October of 1714

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1797, traffic increased with the Boston Turnpike Company’s construction of the Boston and Hartford Turnpike. The turnpike began in East Hartford and made its way through Ashford and West Ashford before winding its way to Boston.

    http://connecticuthistory.org/the-path-to-ashfords-progress/
  • In 1809, the Tolland County Turnpike Company received its charter and began work on the Tolland County Turnpike, which opened about a year later.
    Its route carried travelers through Ellington, Tolland, and Willington to the Boston Turnpike in Ashford. Together, these turnpikes produced a... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Ashford
    Ashford, a post-township of Windham county, Connecticut, 80 miles E. by N. of Hartford ; the soil is rough and rocky, but well adapted to grazing.... Read MORE...

  • In 1857, 13 stockholders invested $18,000 to form the Westford Glass Company—Ashford’s largest and most famous business enterprise.
    Located on Waterfall Road, the company made some of the most recognizable bottles, jars, and flasks of the era, and positioned itself to become part... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Ashford
    Ash'ford, a Post village and township of Windham co., Conn., 32 miles E.N.E. of Hartford. It has 4 churches and the Ashford Academy. General... Read MORE...

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