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West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - Birthplace of Noah Webster

In 1783, the first dictionary was published by Noah Webster, born in West Hartford.



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Birthplace of Noah Webster
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Noah Webster Statue, West Hartford, Conn.
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Noah Webster Statue, West Hartford, Conn.
Center School
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High School, 1913
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The Center
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James Talcott Junior High School (Elmwood)
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Wm. H. Hall High School
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1854 - (West Hartford, CT) A former parish of Hartford, area delegates petitioned the General Assembly to form their own town in 1854.

connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ west-hartford/
1859
HARTFORD (West), a flourishing village of Hartford township, in the state of Connecticut, U.S., 4 m. W of Hartford.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1869 - Not one death occurred last year among the ninety families of West Hartford, Conn.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
February 6, 1869
1886 - West Hartford
The locality now known as the town of West Hartford was two hundred years ago an undivided tract of land in the West Division of Hartford. It was owned by a large company of proprietors, sixty-eight of whom are named in the division record. On the 30th of January, 1672, the joint owners of this tract voted to divide a portion of the same according to their individual interests. In pursuance of this vote a committee set off, in November, 1674, an oblong section of land extending from the northern to the southern boundary of the town of Hartford, and from the eastern boundary of Farmington one mile and a half east. The Farmington line was at that time along the level land at the foot of Talcott Mountain, and the eastern bound of this new rectangle was not far from what is now known as Vanderbilt Hill. This strip of land was divided into lots running the entire distance across it, the width being proportioned to each person's interest in the undivided territory. The widest tract was... Read MORE...

1895 - West Hartford
West Hart'ford, a post-village in West Hartford township, Hartford co., Conn., 4 or 5 miles W. of Hartford. It has a high school. The township has 3 churches. Pop. of the township in 1890, 1930.
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
West Hartford, a post-village in West Hartford township (town), Hartford co., Conn., 4 miles W. of Hartford. Pop. of the town in 1900, 3186.
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
1932 - St. Joseph College founded in West Hartford.

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in West Hartford:
West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square: Start your visit by exploring the heart of West Hartford, which is divided into two main areas: West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square. These pedestrian-friendly districts are known for their upscale shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. It's a perfect place for a leisurely stroll, shopping, and people-watching.

Elizabeth Park: Enjoy the beauty of one of the most renowned rose gardens in the United States. Elizabeth Park offers meticulously maintained gardens, walking trails, and green spaces. It's an excellent spot for a picnic or a peaceful afternoon walk.

Westmoor Park: If you're a nature enthusiast, Westmoor Park is the place to be. This 162-acre park offers hiking trails, a working farm, gardens, and educational programs. It's a fantastic destination for families with kids.

Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society: Learn about the life of Noah Webster, the famous lexicographer and West Hartford native, at... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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male ancestorDavid ENSIGN (26 November 1644, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 13 December 1727, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorSarah MERRILL (19 September 1664, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 5 June 1722, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorElizabeth DICKINSON (1695, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 5 July 1758, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorPrudence MERRILL (22 December 1700, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 1 February 1793, Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorJoseph MERRILL (28 March 1707, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 13 October 1788, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorTimothy GOODMAN (1707, - 12 February 1786, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorJohn WELLS (1713, - 28 January 1795, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorAbigail STONE (8 June 1717, Guilford, Connecticut, USA - 3 May 1767, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorEbenezer WELLS (22 July 1732, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - 10 June 1814, West Hartford, Connecticut, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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male ancestorAbel GILLETT (18 October 1705 - 15 December 1794) and female ancestorAbigail ENSIGN (22 March 1710 - 7 April 1796) married 18 May 1731
male ancestorElisha ENSIGN (29 December 1729 - 16 May 1808) and female ancestorElizabeth SEDGWICK (17 June 1731 - 26 September 1795) married 1752
male ancestorEphraim KELLOGG (5 October 1740 - 11 February 1819) and female ancestorRuth HOSMER (20 September 1744 - 25 January 1818) married 22 October 1765
male ancestorHenry E LOCKWOOD (15 October 1887 - 27 December 1954) and female ancestorGeneva N IRONS (19 February 1890 - 16 October 1994) married 26 June 1911
male ancestorEdwin L JOHNSON (15 June 1911 - 5 June 1993) and female ancestorCatherine C GUSTAFSON (4 January 1913 - 9 December 1981) married 22 May 1937
male ancestorJames Andrew TACKUS (3 March 1923 - 3 October 1964) and photo of Patricia BADER Patricia BADER (29 November 1924 - 14 January 1997) married 9 March 1957
male ancestorCharles E HANSON (7 August 1924 - 30 March 1993) and female ancestorHelen M HANSEN (21 February 1922 - 28 June 2010) married 4 July 1963
photo of Francis Good SOUTHWORTH Francis Good SOUTHWORTH (12 January 1932 - 20 December 2006) and photo of Patricia BADER Patricia BADER (29 November 1924 - 14 January 1997) married 27 November 1965

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