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Cheshire, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Cheshire, Connecticut, USA? 

Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
When Cheshire was originally settled in 1694 by Europeans, it was part of the town of Wallingford and known locally as "Northfarms". In 1780, Cheshire separated from Wallingford to become its own town, and remained a small but prosperous farming town until the 1950s.

In the post-war period, Cheshire began to urbanize as residents of New Haven began moving outwards from the urban core. Several industrial plants also located themselves in one of the town's many planned industrial parks. Despite significant residential development, Cheshire has remained a highly agricultural town that has found an economic niche in producing bedding plants for local and national consumers. The town's slogan is "The Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut".

Connecticut's 2nd worst air disaster took place over Cheshire on January 18, 1946, when an Eastern Airlines DC-3 crashed in town. The crash occurred near Wolf Hill Road and Copper Valley Court, on land that is today occupied by a country club. All seventeen people aboard the aircraft lost their lives.wikipedia

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Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - West Main Street (1908)
Cheshire, Connecticut, USA

West Main Street (1908)
Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - Waverly Inn, Cheshire, Connecticut
Cheshire, Connecticut, USA

Waverly Inn, Cheshire, Connecticut
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Cheshire, Connecticut, USA

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Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - The Plaza Block, Cheshire, Conn.
Cheshire, Connecticut, USA

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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. towns-page/ cheshire/
1819 - Cheshire
Cheshire is a post township, situated in the northern section of the county, 25 miles from...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...Read MORE...

CHESHIRE, a township in New Haven co., in Connecticut, 25 m. SSW of Hartford on the Quinepiac...Read MORE...

1910 - Cheshire Correctional Institution (Connecticut State Prison) opened in 1910 in Cheshire towns-page/ cheshire/
Cheshire, a post-village of New Haven co., Conn., in Cheshire township (town), 18 miles N. of New...Read MORE...

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...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag   Ebenezer ATWATER (1781, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 21 November 1852, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag   George Henry BAVIER (19 August 1878, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 9 November 1943, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, USA)

flag   Lydia BEECHER (1782, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 8 January 1864, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA)

American Revolutionary War Soldier flag   Daniel BRADLEY (15 July 1750, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 2 May 1818, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag   David Yale BRADLEY (16 May 1779, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 8 January 1804, North Haven, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag   Amos COOK (5 December 1734, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag   Ashbel COOK (6 May 1738, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 16 December 1801, Rutland, Vermont, USA)
flag   Benjamin COOK (abt. 1736, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag   Charles COOK (abt. 1740, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag   Ezekiel COOK (19 January 1737, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - September 1795, Shelburne, Vermont, USA)

flag   Esther HITCHCOCK (13 August 1781, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 7 May 1805, Sharon, Vermont, USA)

American Revolutionary War Soldier flag   Stephen HOTCHKISS (15 July 1754, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 13 February 1802, Burlington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag   Stephen HOTCHKISS (1 December 1718, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 16 May 1807, Burlington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag   Stephen MOSS (6 October 1752, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 2 June 1812, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

American Revolutionary War Soldier flag   Reuben MOSS (10 June 1759, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 17 February 1809, Ware, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

flag   Rachel MUNSON (1787, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 24 August 1857, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

flag   Clement PECK (6 February 1791, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 6 January 1869, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag   Willard STEVENS (30 December 1788, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 24 May 1874, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

flag   George STEVENS (6 January 1787, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - 27 July 1833, Cheshire, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

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