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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...


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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...

  • 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...


  • 1854 - Woodbury
    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, wh...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Woodbury
    Woodbury, a post-village in Woodbury township, Litchfield co., Conn., in a beautiful valley, on the Pomeraug River, 12 miles W. of Waterbury, and abou...Read MORE...


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    Main Street
  • Woodbury, Connecticut, USA
    First Congregational Church, Established 1670
  • Woodbury, Connecticut, USA
    Town Hall, Woodbury, Conn.
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    Main Street (1905)
  • 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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    Masonic Lodge, 1907
  • Woodbury, Connecticut, USA
    Park Gate, 1909
  • Woodbury, Connecticut, USA
    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
  • Woodbury, Connecticut, USA
    Phillips Dairy Cottage
    At the top of Sherman Hill


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

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King Salomon Lodge


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Phillips Dairy Cottage
At the top of Sherman Hill
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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...

  • 1854 - Woodbury
    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,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Woodbury
    Woodbury, a post-village in Woodbury township, Litchfield co., Conn., in a beautiful valley, on the Pomeraug River, 12 miles W. of Waterbury, and... 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.... Read MORE...

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