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History of Killingly, Connecticut, USA

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(Danielson) (Dayville) (East Killingly)

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Killingly, Connecticut, USA

Throughout the 17th century, Killingly was populated almost entirely by Native Americans.

Known for its textile mills and cotton producing industries, Killingly was named the curtain capital of the world in the 1930s.

Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of jewelry store Tiffany & Co., was born in Killingly. courant.com

Killingly consists of the borough of Danielson and the villages of Attawaugan, Ballouville, Dayville, East Killingly, Rogers, and South Killingly.



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  • 1708 - (Killingly, CT) - Settled in 1700 and incorporated in 1708, the town began as several mill villages sited on its abundant waterways, including the Five-Mile and Quinebaug Rivers.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ killingly/

  • News 1809 - On May 5, 1809, Mrs. Mary Kies of South Killingly was the first woman in the United States to receive a patent.
    Her patent was for a new way to braid straw with silk and other threads in the making of women’s bonnets...
    connecticuthistory.org/ first-woman-to-receive-us-patent-today-in-history/
    May 5, 1809

  • 1819 - Killingly
    Killingly, a flourishing agricultural and manufacturing post township, is situated in the eastern section of the State, 45 miles east of Hartford, and...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Killingly / Danielsonville
    Killingly, a post-township of Windham county, Connecticut, bordering on Rhode Island, and intersected by the railroad connecting Norwich and Worcester...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Killingly / Danielsonville
    Kill'ingly, a post-village of Windham co, Conn: in Killingly township, on the Boston, Hartford & Erie Rail road, 28 miles N. by E. of Norwich, and 5 m...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - Burglary
    Two burglars broke into the post office at Danielson, Ct., Friday night, blew open the safe with dynamite and secured the contents. They were pursued ...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - FINED FOR SELLING IMPURE MOLASSES.
    NEW LONDON, Conn., June 28. - A grocer in Danielson, Conn., has been arrested and fined $3 for selling adulterated molasses. The fine and costs amount...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - $50,000 Fire In Connecticut.
    DANIELSON, Conn., Sept. 5.--A fire started in a barn in the rear of The Observer office, Railroad Square, Dayville, to-day, and destroyed The Observer...Read MORE...


  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, Danielson, Conn.
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, looking South. Danielson, Conn.
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Quinebaug Mills, Danielson, Conn.

    "Another of Danielson’s old landmarks is about to disappear. The Quinebaug grist mill is being torn down. This three-story frame structure, built like a fortress, has stood right at the confluence of the... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Cyr Block, Main Street, Danielson
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    St. Albans Episcopal Church, Danielson
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Wildwood Park, Killingly, Conn.

    "Wildwood Park was a popular summer resort on the east side of Alexander's Lake in the early 1900s. The area was originally owned by the Alexander family who were involved in many of Killingly's mills..."... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Town Meeting, Killingly, Conn.
    Postcard
  • News 1901 - TROLLEY DEAL IN CONNECTICUT: New Haven Road Purchases the Webster and Worcester System.
    NEW HAVEN, Jan. 12 - The New Haven Road has just purchased through the People's Tramway Company of Danielson, Conn., the Webster and Worcester Street...Read MORE...


  • News 1902 - April 5 - MORE WEAVERS GO OUT. 125 Danielson Operatives Strike in Sympathy with Olneyville Brethren.
    Danielson, Conn., April 5. - All the weaves in the Moosup mill of the American Woolen Company - 125 in number - went out on strike at 8:30 this mornin...Read MORE...


  • News 1904 - Hot From The Wires
    By Associated Press.
    Washington, D.C. - The Windham County National Bank, of Danielsonville, Danielson, Conn., which closed its doors on December 22,...Read MORE...


  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Alexanders Lake, Wildwood Park, Killingly, Conn., 1905
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    East Killingly, Conn., 1906
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street Danielson, 1909
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Public Library, Danielson
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Bird's Eye View of Danielson, 1910
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Central Fire Station, Danielson
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Quinebaug Mills, Danielson
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    East Killingly, Conn., 1912
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Wildwood Park Trolley Station, 1912
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    New High School, Danielson, 1914
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  • 1916 - Killingly / Danielson
    Killingly, a post-village of Windham co., Conn., in Killingly township (town), 28 miles N. by E. of Norwich. The town is bounded on the W. by the Quin...Read MORE...


  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    The Falls, East Killingly, Conn.
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Mansion House, Wildwood Park

    "...The mansion was a fabulous Italianate villa built in 1865. It later became a 40-room hotel to serve the resort and was demolished in 1935..." (www.killinglyconservation.org)
    Postcard
  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Westfield Congregational Church, Danielson
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Baptist Church, Danielson
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  • Killingly, Connecticut, USA
    Powdrell and Alexander Mill, Danielson
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Wildwood Park, Killingly, Conn.

"Wildwood Park was a popular summer resort on the east side of Alexander's Lake in the early 1900s. The area was originally owned by the Alexander family who were involved in many of Killingly's mills..."... Read MORE...

Postcard

Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Town Meeting, Killingly, Conn.
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Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Main Street, Danielson, Conn.
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Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Main Street, looking South. Danielson, Conn.
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Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Quinebaug Mills, Danielson, Conn.

"Another of Danielson’s old landmarks is about to disappear. The Quinebaug grist mill is being torn down. This three-story frame structure, built like a fortress, has stood right at the confluence of the... Read MORE...

Postcard

Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Cyr Block, Main Street, Danielson
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Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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St. Albans Episcopal Church, Danielson
Postcard

Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Alexanders Lake, Wildwood Park, Killingly, Conn., 1905
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Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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East Killingly, Conn., 1906
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Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Main Street Danielson, 1909
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Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Public Library, Danielson
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Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Bird's Eye View of Danielson, 1910
Postcard

Killingly, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Central Fire Station, Danielson
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Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Quinebaug Mills, Danielson
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Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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East Killingly, Conn., 1912
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Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Wildwood Park Trolley Station, 1912
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Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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New High School, Danielson, 1914
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Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Mansion House, Wildwood Park

"...The mansion was a fabulous Italianate villa built in 1865. It later became a 40-room hotel to serve the resort and was demolished in 1935..." (www.killinglyconservation.org)
Postcard

Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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The Falls, East Killingly, Conn.
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Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Westfield Congregational Church, Danielson
Postcard

Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Baptist Church, Danielson
Postcard

Killingly, Connecticut, USA
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Powdrell and Alexander Mill, Danielson
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  • 1708 - (Killingly, CT) - Settled in 1700 and incorporated in 1708, the town began as several mill villages sited on its abundant waterways, including the Five-Mile and Quinebaug Rivers.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ killingly/
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    "Killingly Then & Now" (www.youtube.com)
  • News  1809 - On May 5, 1809, Mrs. Mary Kies of South Killingly was the first woman in the United States to receive a patent.
    Her patent was for a new way to braid straw with silk and other threads in the making of women’s bonnets...
    connecticuthistory.org/ first-woman-to-receive-us-patent-today-in-history/
    May 5, 1809
  • 1819 - Killingly
    Killingly, a flourishing agricultural and manufacturing post township, is situated in the eastern section of the State, 45 miles east of Hartford,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Killingly / Danielsonville
    Killingly, a post-township of Windham county, Connecticut, bordering on Rhode Island, and intersected by the railroad connecting Norwich and... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Killingly / Danielsonville
    Kill'ingly, a post-village of Windham co, Conn: in Killingly township, on the Boston, Hartford & Erie Rail road, 28 miles N. by E. of Norwich, and 5... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - Burglary
    Two burglars broke into the post office at Danielson, Ct., Friday night, blew open the safe with dynamite and secured the contents. They were pursued ... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - FINED FOR SELLING IMPURE MOLASSES.
    NEW LONDON, Conn., June 28. - A grocer in Danielson, Conn., has been arrested and fined $3 for selling adulterated molasses. The fine and costs... Read MORE...

  • Danielson Connecticut Postcard Tour


    Danielson Connecticut Postcard Tour (www.youtube.com)
  • News  1900 - $50,000 Fire In Connecticut.
    DANIELSON, Conn., Sept. 5.--A fire started in a barn in the rear of The Observer office, Railroad Square, Dayville, to-day, and destroyed The... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - TROLLEY DEAL IN CONNECTICUT: New Haven Road Purchases the Webster and Worcester System.
    NEW HAVEN, Jan. 12 - The New Haven Road has just purchased through the People's Tramway Company of Danielson, Conn., the Webster and Worcester... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - April 5 - MORE WEAVERS GO OUT. 125 Danielson Operatives Strike in Sympathy with Olneyville Brethren.
    Danielson, Conn., April 5. - All the weaves in the Moosup mill of the American Woolen Company - 125 in number - went out on strike at 8:30 this... Read MORE...

  • News  1904 - Hot From The Wires
    By Associated Press.
    Washington, D.C. - The Windham County National Bank, of Danielsonville, Danielson, Conn., which closed its doors on December... Read MORE...

  • 1916 - Killingly / Danielson
    Killingly, a post-village of Windham co., Conn., in Killingly township (town), 28 miles N. by E. of Norwich. The town is bounded on the W. by the... Read MORE...

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