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Newington, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Newington, Connecticut, USA? 

Newington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Newington was part of the Town of Wethersfield until 1871. Early names for the area were “Pipestave Swamp,” then “Cow Plain,” and later, “West Farms.” These reflected its use first as a source of staves for making “pipes” (large sized barrels) used in colonial trade, then a pasture for cattle, and eventually, the new farms taken up by descendants of early Wethersfield settlers who had been given grants on the western frontier of their riverside town. By 1721 there were enough new farmers on these grants to request that the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut give them the name “Newington.” This name means new town in the meadow...
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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, Hartford. Across from Conn. Light and Power Building.
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,... Read MORE...
Newington, Connecticut, USA - St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Newington, Conn.
Newington, Connecticut, USA

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Newington, Conn.
Newington, Connecticut, USA - Veterans' Administration Facility, erected A.D. 1930. Newington, Conn.
Newington, Connecticut, USA

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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1906
Newington, a post-village in Newington township (town), Hartford co., Conn., 6 miles S. by W. of...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


WHITTLESEY
flag  Elisha WHITTLESEY (8 January 1758, Newington, Connecticut, USA - 9 November 1802, Danbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Boardman
flag  Richard BOARDMAN (1 September 1684, Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA - 7 August 1756, Newington, Connecticut, USA)

Camp
flag  Sarah CAMP (29 May 1687, Milford, Connecticut, USA - 28 December 1769, Newington, Connecticut, USA)

Egan
flag  Martin Andrew EGAN (10 August 1883, Meriden, Connecticut, USA - 13 August 1966, Newington, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Goodrich
  Benjamin GOODRICH (21 June 1717, - 15 April 1787, Newington, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Hunl
  David HUNL (1759, - 8 September 1787, Newington, Connecticut, USA)

Wells
  Appleton WELLS (15 June 1753, - 26 July 1785, Newington, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Wheeler
flag  Raymond Curtis WHEELER (07 March 1889, Franklin, Connecticut, USA - 24 August 1968, Newington, Connecticut, USA)

Wolcott
flag  David WOLCOTT (3 March 1711, Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA - 5 March 1779, Newington, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
 

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Cemeteries in Newington, Connecticut, USA

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