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Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA

Anna Louise James was the daughter of a Virginia plantation slave who escaped to Connecticut. She grew up in Old Saybrook and, in 1908, she became the first African American woman to graduate from the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy in New York. She owned and operated James Pharmacy in Old Saybrook until 1967.

Old Saybrook, located at the mouth of the Connecticut River, was the home of Algonquin Nehantic Indians for years before Europeans arrived...

While not the oldest town in Connecticut, Old Saybrook is the oldest town on the Shoreline as well as the oldest English town name in Connecticut. The fort was the earliest in the Connecticut Colony and the Gardiner’s son, David, was born at Fort Saybrook in 1636--the first child of European parents born in Connecticut.

As Saybrook grew, settlers moved further and further away from the original settlement and eventually they received permission to form their own parishes so that they would not have to travel so far on Sundays to attend church services. As these outlaying parishes grew, they separated from Saybrook and became the present day towns of Lyme, Old Lyme, Westbrook, Chester, Essex and Deep River...
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  • 1635 - Fort erected at Saybrook by Lion Gardiner.
    Founded by a group of high-falutin' Englishment of Puritan descent, Saybrook Colony was first reported seen in 1614 by Dutchman Adrien Block, who expl...Read MORE...


  • On April 26, 1636 the Gardiner’s son, David, was born at Fort Saybrook, the first child of European parents born in Connecticut.

    saybrookhistory.org

  • In 1639, Warwick patentee George Fenwick arrived at Saye-Brooke with his wife, two sisters and their servants to become its second governor.
    In 1643, a council for mutual military defense, “the United Colonies of New England” was created between Saye-Brooke, New Haven, Connecticut, Plymouth...Read MORE...


  • 1819 - Saybrook
    Saybrook is an extensive maritime post township, situated at the mouth of Connecticut river, upon Long Island sound, 40 miles southeast of Hartford, 1...Read MORE...


  • 1839 Description of Saybrook, Connecticut
    Saybrook, Ct.

    Middlesex co. This is one of the most ancient towns in the state. Lord Say and Seal, Lord Brook and other gentlemen in England,...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Old Saybrook / Saybrook
    Old Saybrook, a township of Middlesex co., Conn. Incorporated in 1852. See Saybrook.

    Saybrook, a post-township of Middlesex co., Connecticut, on th...Read MORE...


  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Acton Library

    The original Acton Library building in Old Saybrook was erected in 1873 on land donated by Thomas Acton at the corner of Old Boston Post Road and Pennywise Lane. The Library was dedicated on July 4, 1874. Thomas C. Acton (1823-1898) ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Main St., looking South
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  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Town Pump Corner
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  • 1895 - Old Saybrook
    Saybrook, a post-village in Old Saybrook township, Middlesex co., Conn., on Long Island Sound, at the mouth of the Connecticut River, 32 miles E. of N...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - Invasion of Crabs
    The other morning the beach for a mile or more near Old Saybrook, Conn., was covered in spots with hundreds of fine softshell crabs. The fishermen wer...Read MORE...


  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Chalker Beach, Old Saybrook, Conn.
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  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Bel-Air Manor, Old Saybrook, Conn.
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  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street
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  • 1906
    Old Saybrook, a township (town) of Middlesex co., Conn. It contains Fenwick borough. Pop. in 1900, 1431.
    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

  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Chalkers Mill Stream, Saybrook, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
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  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Grace Episcopal Church

    The first Grace Episcopal Church was constructed in 1830-1831, later replaced by the current church building, built in 1871-1872. The second church used the cornerstone of the first church, which was subsequently moved... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Saybrook Manor Beach
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  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Ye Olde Saybrook Inn
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  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Chalker's Mill, Saybrook, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Old Saybrook, Conn.
    Postcard
  • News 1914 - Broke Through Gates - Auto Smashed Protection at Essex Road Crossing.
    Old Saybrook, March 6.
    An automobile from Essex road, owner not known, as Gateman M. J. Mooney could not get the number because it was covered with s...Read MORE...


  • News 1917 - Connecticut Hotel Destroyed by Fire
    SAYBROOK POINT, Conn., May 19.- Fenwick Hall, for forty years a noted Summer hotel on the Long Island shore and located on the point which juts out in...Read MORE...


  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Power House
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  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Outer Light
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Acton Library

The original Acton Library building in Old Saybrook was erected in 1873 on land donated by Thomas Acton at the corner of Old Boston Post Road and Pennywise Lane. The Library was dedicated on July 4, 1874. Thomas C. Acton (1823-1898) ... Read MORE...

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Main St., looking South

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

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Town Pump Corner

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

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Chalker Beach, Old Saybrook, Conn.

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Bel-Air Manor, Old Saybrook, Conn.

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Main Street

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Chalkers Mill Stream, Saybrook, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Old Saybrook, Conn.

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Grace Episcopal Church

The first Grace Episcopal Church was constructed in 1830-1831, later replaced by the current church building, built in 1871-1872. The second church used the cornerstone of the first church, which was subsequently moved... Read MORE...

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Saybrook Manor Beach

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Ye Olde Saybrook Inn

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Chalker's Mill, Saybrook, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Power House

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Outer Light

History, News and Stories of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1635 - Fort erected at Saybrook by Lion Gardiner.
    Founded by a group of high-falutin' Englishment of Puritan descent, Saybrook Colony was first reported seen in 1614 by Dutchman Adrien Block, who... Read MORE...

  • On April 26, 1636 the Gardiner’s son, David, was born at Fort Saybrook, the first child of European parents born in Connecticut.

    saybrookhistory.org
  • In 1639, Warwick patentee George Fenwick arrived at Saye-Brooke with his wife, two sisters and their servants to become its second governor.
    In 1643, a council for mutual military defense, “the United Colonies of New England” was created between Saye-Brooke, New Haven, Connecticut,... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - Saybrook
    Saybrook is an extensive maritime post township, situated at the mouth of Connecticut river, upon Long Island sound, 40 miles southeast of Hartford,... Read MORE...

  • 1839 Description of Saybrook, Connecticut
    Saybrook, Ct.

    Middlesex co. This is one of the most ancient towns in the state. Lord Say and Seal, Lord Brook and other gentlemen in... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Old Saybrook / Saybrook
    Old Saybrook, a township of Middlesex co., Conn. Incorporated in 1852. See Saybrook.

    Saybrook, a post-township of Middlesex co., Connecticut, on... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Old Saybrook
    Saybrook, a post-village in Old Saybrook township, Middlesex co., Conn., on Long Island Sound, at the mouth of the Connecticut River, 32 miles E. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - Invasion of Crabs
    The other morning the beach for a mile or more near Old Saybrook, Conn., was covered in spots with hundreds of fine softshell crabs. The fishermen... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Old Saybrook, a township (town) of Middlesex co., Conn. It contains Fenwick borough. Pop. in 1900, 1431.
    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
  • News  1914 - Broke Through Gates - Auto Smashed Protection at Essex Road Crossing.
    Old Saybrook, March 6.
    An automobile from Essex road, owner not known, as Gateman M. J. Mooney could not get the number because it was covered with... Read MORE...

  • News  1917 - Connecticut Hotel Destroyed by Fire
    SAYBROOK POINT, Conn., May 19.- Fenwick Hall, for forty years a noted Summer hotel on the Long Island shore and located on the point which juts out... Read MORE...

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