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Newington, Connecticut, USA - The Cricket... U.S. Hwy. 5... Newington, Conn.  The Cricket Food and Fine Liquors Located on U.S. Hwy. 5 - 10 miles south of Charter Oak Bridge, Har

Newington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Newington is the home of The American Radio Relay League, the the national association for amateur radio.



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The Cricket... U.S. Hwy. 5... Newington, Conn.

The Cricket Food and Fine Liquors Located on U.S.
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The Cricket... U.S. Hwy. 5... Newington, Conn.

The Cricket Food and Fine Liquors Located on U.S. Hwy. 5 - 10 miles south of Charter Oak Bridge, Hartford. Across from Conn. Light and Power Building.
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Newington, Conn.
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St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Newington, Conn.
Aerial View of Cedarcrest Sanitorium
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Aerial View of Cedarcrest Sanitorium
Veterans' Administration Facility, erected A.D. 1930. Newington, Conn.
Newington, Connecticut, USA

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Veterans' Administration Facility, erected A.D. 1930. Newington, Conn.

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In 1798, the Hartford and New Haven Turnpike was built through what later became Newington and it immediately attracted a number of new businesses.

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1871 - (Newington, CT) - A part of Wethersfield until 1871, early names for Newington included West Farms and Pipestave Swamp.

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1895 - Newington / Newington Centre / Newington Junction
New’ington, or Newington Centre, a post-village in Newington township, Hartford co., Conn., 6 miles S. by W. of Hartford. The township contains 2 churches, a paper-mill, and 2 large brick-yards, also another village, named Newington Junction.

Newington Junction, a post-village in Newington township, Hartford co., Conn., on the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill and New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroads, 5 miles S.W. of Hartford.
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
Newington, a post-village in Newington township (town), Hartford co., Conn., 6 miles S. by W. of Hartford, on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. The town contains a paper-mill and knitting-works. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1041.
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
2023 - Whether you're interested in history, outdoor recreation, shopping, or dining, here are some places to go and things to do in Newington:
1. Mill Pond Park:

Start your visit with a trip to Mill Pond Park, a beautiful green space that offers walking trails, picnic areas, and a pond for fishing.
In the warmer months, you can enjoy kayaking and paddle boating on the pond.

2. Newington Historical Society & Trust:

For a dose of local history, visit the Newington Historical Society & Trust. Explore exhibits and artifacts that tell the story of Newington's past.

3. Indian Hill Country Club:

Golf enthusiasts can tee off at the Indian Hill Country Club, an 18-hole golf course that's open to the public. Enjoy a challenging round of golf in a picturesque setting.

4. Churchill Park:

Churchill Park is another lovely spot for outdoor activities. It features tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, and open spaces for sports and relaxation.

5. Shopping at the Berlin Turnpike:

Newington is home to a stretch of the Berlin Turnpike known for its shopping centers and restaurants. Explore a variety of... Read MORE...

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

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