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Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

Windsor was the first English settlement in the state of Connecticut.

Poquonock is a populated place within the town of Windsor.




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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
    www.ctstatelibrary.org/ subjectguides/ early-settlers-connecticut
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 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.
    Early Settlers of Connecticut
    www.ctstatelibrary.org/ subjectguides/ early-settlers-connecticut

    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    The Old Warham Mill, Windsor, Conn. Established in 1640.
    museumofcthistory.org

    The original Warham Mill stood on what is now the corner of East Street and Poquonock Avenue. This mill was established in 1640 when the town gifted it to Rev. John... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    First Church in Windsor (1794)

    First Church in Windsor, Connecticut is the oldest Congregational church in Connecticut, tracing its beginnings to 1630 in Plymouth, England, where 140 men and women sailed on the Mary & John, the first of 17 ships... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 1839 Description of Windsor, Connecticut
    Windsor, Ct.

    Hartford co. This most ancient town in Connecticut is situated on the west side of Connecticut river, 6 miles N. from Hartford. Po...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Pooquonoc / Pequannock
    Pooquonoc, or Pequannock, a post-village of Hartford county, Connecticut, on the N. side of Farmington river, about 12 miles N. by E. from Hartford. I...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Windsor
    Windsor, a post-township of Hartford county, Connecticut, bounded on the E. by the Connecticut river, and intersected by the Farmington river, 6 miles...Read MORE...


  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    Poquonock Community Church, Poquonock, Conn.


    Poquonock Community Church is actually the Second Congregational Church of Poquonock, founded June 2, 1841. The "First Church" was founded in 1726 and lasted until 1820. At that point, unfortunately, ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    Grace Church, Windsor, Conn.

    The Grace Episcopal Church congregation gathered in Windsor in 1842 under the leadership of Rev. Arthur Coxe of Hartford. The first church building was a wooden structure erected in 1845 where St. Gabriel Catholic... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 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, owned by MESSRS. GRISWOLD & GILLETTE, about 2 o'cloc...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, Mrs. E. R. Pitkin, of South Windsor, a few weeks ago...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, Conn., October 5th. An Englishman employed in one o...Read MORE...


  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Poquonock

    Poquonock’s St. Joseph’s Catholic Church began as a mission of St. Mary’s in 1886 and became independent in 1892. windsorhistoricalsociety.org
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Poquonnock / Poquonock
    Poquon'nock, or Poquon'ock, a post-village in Windsor township, Hartford co., Conn., on the Farmington River, 11 miles N. of Hartford. It has 2 church...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Windsor
    Windsor, a post-village in Windsor township, Hart ford co., Conn., on the W. bank of the Connecticut River, at the mouth of the Farmington River, and ...Read MORE...


  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    The Mill Pond, Windsor, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    Loomis Fountain

    In 1901 Mrs. Euphemia Loomis established a fund to erect a public fountain in memory of her husband Hezekiah B. Loomis, one of the founders of Loomis Chaffee School...

    The Town of Windsor accepted the gift of the fountain and... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 1906 - Poquonock
    Poquonock, a post-village of Hartford co., Conn., on the Farmington River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 11 miles N. of Hartford, its...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Windsor, a post-village in Windsor township (town) Hartford co., Conn. on the W. bank of the Connecticut River, at the mouth of the Farmington River, ...Read MORE...


  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    Congregational Chapel
    Postcard
  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    Winpoq Fish and Game Club House
    Postcard
  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    St. Gabriel's Church, later renamed Grace Episcopal Church
    Postcard
  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    Windsor Hotel, Windsor, Conn.
    Postcard
  • 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 Delivery Destroyed--Pines on Watershed Lost.

    Wind...Read MORE...


  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    Bridge Over Farmington River, Poquonock
    Postcard
  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    Post Office and Poquonock Center
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Windsor, Connecticut, USA


Windsor, Connecticut, USA

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The Old Warham Mill, Windsor, Conn. Established in 1640.
museumofcthistory.org

The original Warham Mill stood on what is now the corner of East Street and Poquonock Avenue. This mill was established in 1640 when the town gifted it to Rev. John... Read MORE...

Read more about John WARHAM

Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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First Church in Windsor (1794)

First Church in Windsor, Connecticut is the oldest Congregational church in Connecticut, tracing its beginnings to 1630 in Plymouth, England, where 140 men and women sailed on the Mary & John, the first of 17 ships... Read MORE...

Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Poquonock Community Church, Poquonock, Conn.


Poquonock Community Church is actually the Second Congregational Church of Poquonock, founded June 2, 1841. The "First Church" was founded in 1726 and lasted until 1820. At that point, unfortunately, ... Read MORE...

Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Grace Church, Windsor, Conn.

The Grace Episcopal Church congregation gathered in Windsor in 1842 under the leadership of Rev. Arthur Coxe of Hartford. The first church building was a wooden structure erected in 1845 where St. Gabriel Catholic... Read MORE...

Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Poquonock

Poquonock’s St. Joseph’s Catholic Church began as a mission of St. Mary’s in 1886 and became independent in 1892. windsorhistoricalsociety.org

Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
The Mill Pond, Windsor, Conn.

Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Loomis Fountain

In 1901 Mrs. Euphemia Loomis established a fund to erect a public fountain in memory of her husband Hezekiah B. Loomis, one of the founders of Loomis Chaffee School...

The Town of Windsor accepted the gift of the fountain and... Read MORE...

Read more about Hezekiah Bradley LOOMIS photo of ancestor

Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Congregational Chapel

Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Winpoq Fish and Game Club House

Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
St. Gabriel's Church, later renamed Grace Episcopal Church

Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Windsor Hotel, Windsor, Conn.

Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Bridge Over Farmington River, Poquonock

Windsor, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Post Office and Poquonock Center

History, News and Stories of Windsor, Connecticut, USA

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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
    www.ctstatelibrary.org/ subjectguides/ early-settlers-connecticut
    Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 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.
    Early Settlers of Connecticut
    www.ctstatelibrary.org/ subjectguides/ early-settlers-connecticut

    Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1839 Description of Windsor, Connecticut
    Windsor, Ct.

    Hartford co. This most ancient town in Connecticut is situated on the west side of Connecticut river, 6 miles N. from Hartford.... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Windsor
    Windsor, a post-township of Hartford county, Connecticut, bounded on the E. by the Connecticut river, and intersected by the Farmington river, 6... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Pooquonoc / Pequannock
    Pooquonoc, or Pequannock, a post-village of Hartford county, Connecticut, on the N. side of Farmington river, about 12 miles N. by E. from Hartford.... 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, owned by MESSRS. GRISWOLD & GILLETTE, about 2... 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, Mrs. E. R. Pitkin, of South Windsor, a few weeks... 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, Conn., October 5th. An Englishman employed in one... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Windsor
    Windsor, a post-village in Windsor township, Hart ford co., Conn., on the W. bank of the Connecticut River, at the mouth of the Farmington River, and ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Poquonnock / Poquonock
    Poquon'nock, or Poquon'ock, a post-village in Windsor township, Hartford co., Conn., on the Farmington River, 11 miles N. of Hartford. It has 2... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Windsor, a post-village in Windsor township (town) Hartford co., Conn. on the W. bank of the Connecticut River, at the mouth of the Farmington River, ... Read MORE...

  • 1906 - Poquonock
    Poquonock, a post-village of Hartford co., Conn., on the Farmington River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 11 miles N. of Hartford,... 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 Delivery Destroyed--Pines on Watershed... Read MORE...

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