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Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Windsor, Connecticut's first community, was launched in 1633 when settlers sailed from Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts to establish themselves at the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut rivers. The Native Americans referred to this area as Matianuck.

The Reverend John Warham and 60 members of his congregation, a church organized in England in 1630, arrived two years later, and renamed the settlement Dorchester. A final name change to Windsor was decreed in 1637 by the colony's General Court.

Windsor has been the home of one Governor, two Lieutenant Governors, two Secretaries of the State, and one State Treasurer. Its original land has been used to spin off no less than 20 other Connecticut towns, in whole or part, from Litchfield and Torrington to the west, to Tolland in the east. For approximately 100 years (1830-1930) woolen mills and paper mills located on the Farmington River in the Poquonock and Rainbow sections of Windsor provided employment for up to 500 people. Historically, Windsor's economy has been dominated by two pursuits: tobacco farming and brickmaking (since 1675). In its heyday, there were more than 40 brickyards in Windsor. The last one disappeared in the 1960's. The first tobacco crop was planted in 1640 with seeds brought to Connecticut from the Virginia tobacco plantations.

Currently Windsor's industrial base encompasses a wide range or products and services, including insurance, software development, energy research and development, and manufacturing of nuclear reactors, engine components, and machinery.www.townofwindsorct.com/ about/ index.htm



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1633 - The English build a trading post in the area where the Farmington River empties into the Connecticut River. This site later becomes the Town of Windsor.
Early Settlers of Connecticut
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1636 - Additional "Founders" of Windsor arrive. By the end of April 1636 most of the congregation of the Dorchester, Massachusetts, church settles in what is now Windsor.
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1839 Description of Windsor, Connecticut
Windsor, Ct.

Hartford co. This most ancient town in Connecticut is situated on the west side ...Read MORE...

News  1869 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN WINDSOR, CONN.
Hartford, Conn., Sunday, July 18.
A fire broke out in the barn of the Windsor Hotel, in Windsor,...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Long-term Subsrciber
David Osborne, of Windsor Ct., has taken the Hartford Courant for 79 years.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 21, 1871
News  1871 - Tried to Poison Her Sister
Mrs. Stiles, of Windsor, Conn., is under arrest fro sending poisoned confectionery to her sister,...Read MORE...

News  1872 - Didn't Feel a Thing
A case illustrative of the power of drink to deaden the sensitiveness to pain occurred at Windsor,...Read MORE...

1906
Windsor, a post-village in Windsor township (town) Hartford co., Conn. on the W. bank of the...Read MORE...

News  1930 - Houses and Tobacco Sheds Burned in Forest Blaze at Windsor, Ct.; Loss $40,000
Fire Departments of Five Towns Battle Spreading Flames for Hours--Seven Tons of Tobacco Ready for...Read MORE...


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