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  • 1650 - Richard Sperry, Ralph Lines, and other settlers from New Haven take up residence in what is now southeast Woodbridge.

    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm

  • In 1661, the town (present day Woodbridge) was the location of one of the hideouts of the "Regicides" — three of the judges who signed the death warrant for King Charles I of England.

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  • 1734 – Settlers in area northwest of New Haven, now Woodbridge but then called Chestnut Hill, receive winter preaching privileges because of the difficulty of traveling to New Haven.

    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm

  • 1738 – Amity Parish is incorporated by the General Assembly of the Connecticut Colony. The Parish territory includes most of the present townships of Bethany and Woodbridge.

    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm

  • 1742 – Amity Parish Congregational Meetinghouse is built on what is now the Woodbridge Town Green; Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge is the first minister.

    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm

  • Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA
    Elioenai Clark Tavern

    "A place of much historic interest, now somewhat remodeled, is what was the old Elioenai Clark tavern, on the Litchfield turnpike. Mr. Clark built it about 1785, and now his great-grandson, Noyes D. Clark, owns it."

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  • 1836 - Woodbridge

    WOODBRIDGE was incorporated as a town in 1784. It was original ly a parish by the name of Amity, which was formedfrom the towns of New Haven and Mil...Read MORE...


  • 1839 Description of Woodbridge, Connecticut
    Woodbridge, Ct.

    New Haven co. The territory of this town belonged to the towns of New Haven and Milford, and was called the parish of "Amity,...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Woodbridge
    Woodbridge, a township in New Haven Co., Connecticut, 6 miles N. W. from New Haven. Population, 912.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • News 1878 - Strange Fire
    The wife of a hard working German farmer at Woodbridge, Conn., during her husband's absence last Saturday, accidentally set her clothes on fire. She r...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Woodbridge
    Woodbridge, a township of New Haven co., Conn., 6 miles N.W. of New Haven. Pop. 830.
    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

  • Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA
    Sperry Pool, Woodbridge, Conn.
  • 1906
    Woodbridge, a township (town) of New Haven co., Conn., 6 miles NW. of New Haven. Pop. in 1900, 852.
    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

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Elioenai Clark Tavern

"A place of much historic interest, now somewhat remodeled, is what was the old Elioenai Clark tavern, on the Litchfield turnpike. Mr. Clark built it about 1785, and now his great-grandson, Noyes D. Clark, owns it."

A... Read MORE...

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