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Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

"Cheshire, a post-township of New Haven county, Connecticut, on the Canal railroad, 16 miles N. from New Haven. Population, 1626."

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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  • 1780 - Once part of Wallingford and known as North Farms, Cheshire separated from Wallingford in 1780 and incorporated as a town.
    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ cheshire/
  • 1819 - Cheshire
    Cheshire is a post township, situated in the northern section of the county, 25 miles from Hartford, and 13 from New-Haven, bounded on the north by... Read MORE...

  • News  1850 - George Downes, of Cheshire, Ct. discovered that a young lady whom he loved was receiving the attentions of another, went to her house, sat in a melancholy mood for hours, and then drew a pistol and shot himself.
    Though seriously wounded, it is thought the will recover from the pistol shot. As to the other wound, we presume he has already gotten over that. genealogybank.com
    Boston Evening Transcript
    Boston, Massachusetts
    December 28, 1850
  • 1859
    CHESHIRE, a township in New Haven co., in Connecticut, 25 m. SSW of Hartford on the Quinepiac river. Pop. 1,529. A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • 1910 - Cheshire Correctional Institution (Connecticut State Prison) opened in 1910 in Cheshire
    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ cheshire/
  • 1916
    Cheshire, a post-village of New Haven co., Conn., in Cheshire township (town), 18 miles N. of New Haven. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1989. 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, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
  • News  1946 - 16 Persons Die Friday Morning in Plane Crash
    CHESHIRE, Conn. - (UP) - An Eastern airlines plane caught fire in flight Friday and crashed in flames in a wooded patch near the state reformatory... Read MORE...

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