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Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Thompsonville is a census-designated place in the town of Enfield.

"Enfield, a post-village of Hartford county, Connecticut, on the left bank of the Connecticut river, where it is crossed by the New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield railroad, 14 miles N. by E. from Hartford. A bridge, the first erected across this stream in the state, connects it with Suffield. A canal, 5 1/ 2 miles in length, has been constructed ground the falls in the Connecticut, opposite the village. Population of the township, 4400."

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Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

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The Old Meacham House in Enfield, Conn. Built at the close of the eighteenth century.

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Enfield Conn. High School, Soldier's Monument and Library.

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School Street looking North. Hazardville, Conn.

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Part of the Hartford Carpet Company's Plant, Thompsonville, Conn.

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Woodland, Church Family of Shakers

Enfield, Connecticut, USA (Thompsonville)
Burns Ave., Thompsonville, Conn. Louis Burns, Owner and Builder

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The Shakers Village, 1943

Enfield, Connecticut, USA (Thompsonville)
Enfield Inn
Open: All Year - Finest in Food - Catering to Banquets - Parties - Weddings - and All Social Functions
Phone: Thompsonville 3950 Enfield, Conn.
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History and News of Enfield, Connecticut, USA

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  • Enfield was settled in 1679 by settlers from Salem, Massachusetts.
  • 1683 - Enfield named and incorporated as a part of Massachusetts in 1683 towns-page/ enfield/
  • 1749 - Following a boundary dispute settlement (with Massachusetts), Enfield became part of Connecticut in 1749. towns-page/ enfield/
  • Enfield's third meeting house (church) was dedicated January 1, 1775 and was soon to be the site of one of Enfield's most historic events.
    Tradition has it that on Thursday, April 20, 1775 Reverend Elam Potter's regular Thursday sermon was interrupted by Private (later Captain) Thomas... Read MORE...

  • In 1793, a historic Shaker village, Enfield Shaker village, one of nineteen scattered from Maine to Kentucky, was established in the town.
    The Utopian religious sect practiced celibate, communal living, and is today renowned for its simple architecture and furniture. Membership... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - Enfield
    Enfield, a post town, is situated in the northeast corner of the county, on the east side of Connecticut river; being 16 miles from Hartford, and 50... Read MORE...

  • (Enfield) Orrin Thompson established the first carpet mill on Freshwater (also known as Asnuntuck) Brook in 1828. EHShistory.html
  • (Enfield) In 1835 Allen Loomis built a small black powder (gunpowder) mill in Powder Hollow in Scitico.
    In 1836 he and several partners formed Loomis, Denslow and Company. In 1837 Augustus Hazard joined the firm and quickly became the driving force... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    ENFIELD, a township in Hartford co., in Connecticut, 18 m. N by E of Hartford. Pop. 2,648. A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • January 14, 1913 - Gunpowder factory in Enfield exploded, destroying most of the plant. EHShistory.html
  • 1916
    Enfield, a post- village and township (town) of Hartford co., Conn., about 16 miles N. of Hartford, near the E. bank of the Connecticut River, here... Read MORE...

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