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History of Enfield, Connecticut, USA

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

The Enfield Shaker community contributed to the town’s economy in the 19th century; in addition to furniture, their garden seeds sold throughout the U.S.


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  • Enfield was settled in 1679 by settlers from Salem, Massachusetts.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1683 - Enfield named and incorporated as a part of Massachusetts in 1683

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ enfield/

  • 1749 - Following a boundary dispute settlement (with Massachusetts), Enfield became part of Connecticut in 1749.

    connecticuthistory.org/ 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.

    www.enfieldhistoricalsociety.org/ 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...


  • 1854 - 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,...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

  • Enfield, Connecticut, USA
    Post Office, Thompsonville
  • 1895 - Enfield / Thompsonville / Hazardville
    En’field, a post-village of Hartford co., Conn., about 16 miles N. of Hartford, near the east bank of the Connecticut River, here crossed by a...Read MORE...


  • Enfield, Connecticut, USA
    The Old Meacham House in Enfield, Conn. Built at the close of the eighteenth century.
  • Enfield, Connecticut, USA
    First Congregational Church
  • Enfield, Connecticut, USA
    Part of the Hartford Carpet Company's Plant, Thompsonville, Conn.
  • Enfield, Connecticut, USA
    Woodland, Church Family of Shakers
  • Enfield, Connecticut, USA
    Enfield Conn. High School, Soldier's Monument and Library.
  • Enfield, Connecticut, USA
    School Street looking North. Hazardville, Conn.
  • January 14, 1913 - Gunpowder factory in Enfield exploded, destroying most of the plant.

    www.enfieldhistoricalsociety.org/ 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...


  • Enfield, Connecticut, USA
    Burns Ave., Thompsonville, Conn. Louis Burns, Owner and Builder
  • Enfield, Connecticut, USA
    The Shakers Village, 1943
  • Enfield, Connecticut, USA
    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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Post Office, Thompsonville

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

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First Congregational Church

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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

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Burns Ave., Thompsonville, Conn. Louis Burns, Owner and Builder

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The Shakers Village, 1943

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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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  • Enfield was settled in 1679 by settlers from Salem, Massachusetts.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1683 - Enfield named and incorporated as a part of Massachusetts in 1683

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ enfield/
  • 1749 - Following a boundary dispute settlement (with Massachusetts), Enfield became part of Connecticut in 1749.

    connecticuthistory.org/ 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.

    www.enfieldhistoricalsociety.org/ 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...

  • 1854 - 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,... 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
  • 1895 - Enfield / Thompsonville / Hazardville
    En’field, a post-village of Hartford co., Conn., about 16 miles N. of Hartford, near the east bank of the Connecticut River, here crossed by a... Read MORE...

  • January 14, 1913 - Gunpowder factory in Enfield exploded, destroying most of the plant.

    www.enfieldhistoricalsociety.org/ 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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