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Seymour, Connecticut, USA - First Woolen Mill in U.S., Seymour, Conn. Erected by Gen. David Humphrey, 1804. museumofcthistory.org

1806 - Seymour was the first town in America, planned and established as a factory town.

Connecticut's Flood of 1955 destroyed much of Seymour, wiping away bridges, buildings and trees. courant.com



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First Woolen Mill in U.S., Seymour, Conn. Erected by Gen. David Humphrey, 1804.
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First Woolen Mill in U.S., Seymour, Conn. Erected by Gen. David Humphrey, 1804.
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Seymour, Conn. from Castle Rock, 1905
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Seymour, Conn. from Castle Rock, 1905
Main Street, 1906
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Main Street, 1906
Souvenir of Humphreysville, Now Seymour, Conn.
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Souvenir of Humphreysville, Now Seymour, Conn.
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View of Rimmon Pond
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View of Rimmon Pond
Brixey's Pond
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Home of Seymour Fire Dept., 1910
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Home of Seymour Fire Dept., 1910
Kerit Cable Factory
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Kerit Cable Factory
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Main St., 1910
Memorial Building and Congregational Church
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Memorial Building and Congregational Church
Plush Mill Dam
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Industries of Seymour, Conn., N.H. Copper Co., 1912
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Industries of Seymour, Conn., N.H. Copper Co., 1912
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Albert Swan Memorial Hall
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The Seymour Mfg. Company
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The Seymour Mfg. Company
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Railroad Station
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Covered Bridge
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Rimmon Eyelet Company
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Rimmon Eyelet Company
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Tingue Mfg. Co.
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Seymour High School, 1942
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Town Hall and Seymour Fire Dept., Seymour, Conn., 1943
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1806 - First factory town in America, planned and established in Seymour

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1850 - First known as Chusetown, then Humphreysville, the town incorporated in 1850 and was renamed Seymour.

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1889 - THE NAUGATUCK BLOCKED WRECK OF A NEW HAVEN FREIGHT.
Eleven Loaded Cars Piled Up End Over End Near Seymour - As Imperfect Wheel Probably the Cause - No One Hurt - Some of the Train Hands Narrowly Escape Injury.

WATERBURY, Conn., July 2. - In confusion, piled up end over end, nearly all of 11 loaded freight cars blocked the Naugatuck track to-day, at the turnout two miles below Seymour. All day until 3 p. m., transfers were made on all the passenger trains, and there were none of them but what were very late both ways. The accident was probably due to a broken wheel or a poor frog. The derailed train was the north bound in New Haven freight, due at Seymour at 4:58 a. m. At the time of the accident a brakeman, John Hutchinson, was standing between the two cars that are most broken up. He was thrown several feet into a tree, but escaped with slight bruises.

BIRMINGHAM, Conn., July 2. - An accident occurred on the Naugatuck railroad, between Ansonia and Seymour, this morning, in which a freight train was badly wrecked and two brakemen ... Read MORE...

1895 - Seymour
Seymour, see'mer, a post-village in Seymour township, New Haven co., Conn., on Naugatuck River and the Naugatuck Railroad, 19 miles N.N.E. of Bridgeport, and 11 miles N.W. of New Haven. It has a high # a newspaper office, 4 churches, and manufactures of coffins, hardware, paper, and woollen goods. Pop. of township (1890), 3300.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Seymour, a post-village in Seymour township (town), New Haven co., Conn., on the Naugatuck River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 10 miles NW. of New Haven. It has manufactures of electric-wire, edge-tools, metal goods, paper, horseshoe-nails, etc. Pop. of the town in 1900, 3541.
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 ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1955 - Hurricane Diane
...At Seymour, Conn., flood victims watched the angry Naugatuck River undermine a cemetery, upending tombstones and digging out concrete vaults and coffins. Cemetery workers carried corpses from broken coffins.

While downstream communities built hasty sandbag dikes and evacuated low lying districts, strickin cities upstream reported with relief that the flood crest there had been passed.

Thousands were homeless and whole cities went without drinking water, electricity and gas. There was no news, good or bad for worried relatives outside some flood areas. Telephone circuits remaining in operation were reserved for emergency use...
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August 20, 1955
2023 - Whether you're a resident looking for something fun to do on the weekend or a visitor passing through, here's a list of places to go and things to do in Seymour and its surrounding areas:
Seymour Land Trust Trails: If you enjoy the outdoors, Seymour has several trails maintained by the Seymour Land Trust. These trails offer beautiful hikes through scenic woodlands, perfect for nature lovers and hikers.

Chatfield Hollow State Park: Located nearby in Killingworth, Chatfield Hollow State Park is a great place for a day trip. You can hike, swim, fish, or have a picnic in this beautiful park. Don't miss out on exploring the mysterious "Indian caves" while you're there.

Silver Sands State Park: Another nearby option is Silver Sands State Park in Milford. It features a lovely beach with boardwalks and picnic areas. It's a fantastic spot for a summer day by the Long Island Sound.

Shelton Lakes Recreation Path: Just a short drive away in Shelton, this paved trail system winds through scenic landscapes around several lakes. It's perfect for walking, jogging, or biking.

Ansonia Nature Center: Explore the Ansonia Nature Center, located in neighboring Ansonia. They have ... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Seymour, Connecticut, USA

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female ancestorLydia PERKINS (24 November 1705, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (Westville) - 22 December 1767, Seymour, Connecticut, USA (Humphreysville))
female ancestorAbigail BEERS (17 April 1723, Newtown, Connecticut, USA (Sandy Hook) - 19 February 1797, Seymour, Connecticut, USA (Humphreysville))
male ancestorJohn HOLBROOK (12 August 1726, Derby, Connecticut, USA - 28 January 1801, Seymour, Connecticut, USA (Humphreysville))
male ancestorJosiah WASHBAND (1735, - 7 July 1810, Seymour, Connecticut, USA (Humphreysville))
male ancestorAbraham BASSETT (1752, - 17 March 1833, Seymour, Connecticut, USA (Humphreysville))
male ancestorJoseph HAWKINS (1753, - 23 October 1832, Seymour, Connecticut, USA (Humphreysville))
male ancestorPhilo HOLBROOK (23 November 1756, Derby, Connecticut, USA - 1 April 1813, Seymour, Connecticut, USA (Humphreysville))
male ancestorNathaniel HOLBROOK (1 October 1758, Derby, Connecticut, USA - 28 May 1828, Seymour, Connecticut, USA (Humphreysville))
male ancestorWilliam KINNEY (1758, - 7 January 1845, Seymour, Connecticut, USA (Humphreysville))

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