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History of Windsor, Connecticut, USA

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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

  • 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 - 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...


  • 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...


  • 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 - 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...


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


  • 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 Church
  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    Winpoq Fish and Game Club House
  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    St. Gabriel's Church
  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    Loomis Fountain
  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Poquonock
  • Windsor, Connecticut, USA
    Windsor Hotel, Windsor, Conn.
  • 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...


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


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The Mill Pond, Windsor, Conn.

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Grace Church, Windsor, Conn.

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

Windsor, Connecticut, USA
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Congregational Church

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Winpoq Fish and Game Club House


Windsor, Connecticut, USA
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St. Gabriel's Church

Windsor, Connecticut, USA
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Loomis Fountain

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Windsor Hotel, Windsor, Conn.

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

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Bridge Over Farmington River, Poquonock

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Post Office and Poquonock Center
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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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