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Hampton, Windham, Connecticut, USA
Settled in the early years of the 18th century as Windham Village, the first settlers were primarily farmers, whose immediate work was to clear and plow the land, plant crops, dig root cellars, and build houses, barns, and sheds. They also harnessed water power to run the grist and saw mills...

In 1786, when the Town of Hampton was incorporated; its citizens were farmers, tradesmen, merchants, teachers, lawyers, pastors, and doctors. There were mills along the Little River as early as 1718, making cider, shingles, and cotton. There was a tannery and factories that made pins, buttons, rakes, spectacles, hats, and silver spoons. There were one-room schools for the children and inns for travelers. And in the Winter, local ponds were used to supply ice to everyone who owned an ice house...
hamptonct.org/ AboutHampton.htm

"Hampton, a post-township in Windham county, Connecticut, 35 miles E. by N. from Hartford. Population, 928."

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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  • 1786 - Called variously Canada Parish, Kennedy, and Windham Village, Hampton, CT was incorporated in 1786 from parts of Brooklyn, Canterbury, Mansfield, Pomfret, and Windham.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ hampton/

  • Hampton, Connecticut, USA
    The Chelsea Inn, Built 1798
  • Hampton, Connecticut, USA
    Summer home of Dr. E. S. Cogswell, Hampton, Ct., Built 1798
  • 1819 - Hampton
    Hampton is a post township, situated near the centre of the county, 8 miles northeast from Windham, and 37 east from Hartford; bounded on the north...Read MORE...


  • 1836 - Hampton
    HAMPTON originally belonged to the towns of Windham and Pornfret. It was incorporated as a town in 1786. The society of Hampton was formed in 1720,...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    HAMPTON, a township in Windham co., in Connecticut, 41 m E of Hartford. Pop. 1,666.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • In 1872, the New York & New England Railroad brought tourism to this agricultural community, turning Hampton into a summer colony.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ hampton/

  • Hampton, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street - Looking North, Hampton, Conn.
  • Hampton, Connecticut, USA
    Congregational Church
  • Hampton, Connecticut, USA
    Lake - Overlooking Hampton, Conn., 1907
  • Hampton, Connecticut, USA
    "The Conn Yankee Tourist Home"
    Hampton, Conn.
  • 1916
    Hampton, a post-township (town) of Windham co., Conn., about 18 miles N. of Norwich. Hampton village, on the New York, New Haven and Hartford It., is ...Read MORE...




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