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Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

"Woodbury, a post-township of Litchfield county, Connecticut, about 25 miles N. N. W. from New Haven. It is drained by Pomperaug river and branches, which affords water- power. The village in the centre is more than a mile in length, abounding in elegant residences, and surrounded with beautiful scenery. It has 3 or 4 churches, several stores, and a bunk recently established. Hardware, woollen, and India-rubber goods are manufactured in the township, which also contains the village of Hotchkissville. Population in 1840, 1948; in 1850, 2150"

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.

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Glebe House, Woodbury, Conn.

"Site of the first episcopal election in the United States. Built around 1750, Glebe House was the rectory for St. Paul's Church, Woodbury. The Rev. John Rutgers Marshall lived there from 1771 until 1785. On Mar. 25,... Read MORE...

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Town Hall, Woodbury, Conn.

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Main Street

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First Congregational Church, Established 1670

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Main Street (1905)

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Masonic Lodge, 1907

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Park Gate, 1909

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St. Paul's Church


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Scene Near the Old Orton Tavern, Woodbury, Conn. (1917)

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King Salomon Lodge

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Curtis House

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Library and Savings Bank

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Methodist Church

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Phillips Dairy Cottage
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History and News of Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1673 - Two groups, consisting of fifteen families (about fifty people), arrived in Ancient Woodbury, known as “Pomperaug Plantation", early in 1673.
    In 1673 the original settlers of Woodbury drew up an agreement called the “Fundamental Articles,” which proclaimed that as many settlers as could be a... Read MORE...

  • 1783 - Protestant Episcopal Church
    Meeting of 10 Anglican clergy at Glebe House, Woodbury, leads to consecration of Bishop Samuel Seabury and beginning of Protestant Episcopal Church in... Read MORE...

  • 1818 - First Congregational Church built in Woodbury
  • 1819 - Woodbury
    Woodbury is a flourishing post town, situated on the southern border of the county, 36 miles from Hartford, 25 from New-Haven, and 15 from Litchfield;... Read MORE...

  • News  1833 - Robbery
    The Post Office at Woodbury, Conn. was broken open on the night of the 28th ult. and robbed of all the letters received, and those deposited the day p... Read MORE...

  • 1839 - Masonic Temple built in Woodbury
  • Great Freshet, Nov. 13, 1853.
    This was by far the largest and most destructive freshet that the town has suffered since its first settlement. A continued torrent of water fell for ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Woodbury, a post-village in Woodbury township (town), Litchfield co., Conn., in a beautiful valley, on the Pomeraug River, 12 miles W. of Waterbury. T... Read MORE...

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