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Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA

"Saybrook, sā'brook, 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 New Haven. It is at the S. terminus of the Connecticut Valley Railroad, and near the Shore Line Railroad. It contains the Seabury Institute, 4 churches, and a manufactory of augers and gimlets.

Saybrook, a township of Middlesex co., Conn. Pop. 1362. It contains Deep River and Winthrop. See also Old Saybrook.

Old Saybrook, sá'brook, a township of Middlesex co, Conn. Pop. 1215. It contains Saybrook village, Saybrook Point, Saybrook Station, Fenwick, &c., and lies on the Sound and on the W. bank of the Connecticut, at its mouth."

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

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Chalker Beach, Old Saybrook, Conn.

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Bel-Air Manor, Old Saybrook, Conn.

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

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Grace Episcopal Church

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Saybrook Manor Beach


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Ye Olde Saybrook Inn

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History and News 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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