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Wolcott, Connecticut, USA - Bronson Alcott, Old Homestead, 1906

Wolcott is the birthplace of Amos Bronson Alcott, a educator, philosopher and poet and father of Louisa May Alcott.

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Bronson Alcott, Old Homestead, 1906
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Bronson Alcott, Old Homestead, 1906
Town Hall, 1906
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Bridge at Pritchard's Mill, Wolcott, 1907
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Bridge at Pritchard's Mill, Wolcott, 1907
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1730 (Wolcott) Although individuals were living within the Farmingbury territory as early as the 1730s, they possessed no official identity apart from the parent towns of either Waterbury or Farmington.

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1770 (Wolcott) - By 1770, the residents of Farmingbury successfully petitioned the Connecticut General Assembly to create the First Ecclesiastical Society of Farmingbury.
Having established an independent parish, Farmingbury gained a good deal of religious, legal and financial independence from Waterbury and Farmington.
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1773 - The first meetinghouse of the Wolcott Congregational Church was built in 1773 on "Benson's Hill" in Farmingbury (later Wolcott).

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Wolcott was founded in 1796 and was originally named Farmingbury.
On May 12, 1796, Farmingbury Parish was incorporated as a town by virtue of an act passed by the General Assembly. The new town’s representatives voted to call their town Wolcott in grateful recognition of the state’s Lieutenant Governor, Oliver Wolcott, who cast the tie-breaking vote. Wolcott became the 104th Connecticut town.
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1800 - Seth Thomas attempted to set up a clock-making industry in Wolcott
He made his first clock in his family's house off of Spindle Hill Road.
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1839 - Wolcott
Wolcott, Connecticut
New Haven county. This is a small town, watered by a branch of Naugatuck river, 22 miles N. from New Haven. Population, 1830, 843. The town was incorporated in 1796. The territory was formerly a parish in the towns of Farmington and Waterbury; and from that circumstance was alled "Farmingbury." The lands in Wolcott are elevated, rough, stony, and hard to cultivate. One of the highest hills in this part of the state lies in this town: it commands a very extended prospect of Long Island Sound and the adjacent country.
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
2023 - Whether you're a local looking for new activities or a visitor passing through, here's a list of places to go and things to do in Wolcott and its surrounding areas:
1. Peterson Park:
Start your journey in Wolcott with a visit to Peterson Park. This lovely park offers walking trails, picnic areas, and a playground for kids. It's a great place to relax, have a family outing, or simply enjoy the outdoors.

2. Farm Stands and Markets:
Connecticut is known for its fresh produce, and Wolcott is no exception. During the summer and fall months, you can explore local farm stands and markets like Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard or Botticello Farms. These places offer everything from apples and pumpkins to homemade jams and baked goods.

3. Scenic Drives:
Wolcott is situated in a picturesque part of Connecticut, surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful countryside. Take a scenic drive through the area to soak in the natural beauty. You can head towards Lake Compounce, which offers some fantastic views along the way.

4. Lake Compounce:
Lake Compounce, located in nearby Bristol, is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the United... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Wolcott, Connecticut, USA

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