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Griswold, Connecticut, USA - Baptist Church, Jewett City, Conn.

Griswold, New London, Connecticut, USA
Originally a part of the Pequot, the Mohegan came from the upper Hudson River Valley in New York near Lake Champlain. Sometime around 1500, both tribes left this area and moved to the Thames River Valley in southeastern Connecticut. The Mohegan called their homeland Moheganeak and occupied portions of the Thames Valley, of what was called Pachaug the area that is now Griswold.
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Griswold is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States. Griswold contains one borough, Jewett City, and also contains the villages of Doaneville, Rixtown, Glasgo, Hopeville, and Pachaug. The town was named after Governor Roger Griswold.
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Baptist Church, Jewett City, Conn.
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Baptist Church, Jewett City, Conn.
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The Old Button Tavern, Jewett City, Conn., 1911
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1815 - (Griswold, CT) - Originally part of Preston, the town, named after Governor Roger Griswold, incorporated in 1815.

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1819 - Griswold
Griswold is a post town, situated upon the east side of the Quinibaug river, 48 miles east from Hartford; bounded south on Preston and North-Stonington, east on Voluntown, north on Plainfield and Canterbury, and west on the Quinibaug river, which separates it from Lisbon. Its average length is 8 miles, and its average breadth 4 miles, comprising about 32 square miles.

The surface is uneven, being diversified with hill and dale. The geological character of the town is granitic. There are, however, some rocks of micaceous schistus. The prevailing soil is a gravelly loam, interspersed with some sections of sandy loam; it is considerably fertile and productive...
A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials : Consisting of Two Parts ... with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State Authors John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles Publisher W.S. Marsh, 1819
1839 - Griswold
Griswold, Connecticut
New London county. This town was taken from Preston in 1815, and is separated from Lisbon by Quennebaugh river. The Pochaug, a sluggish stream, passes through the town. The principal village, which is very neat and pretty, containing about 900 inhabitants, is called Jewett City. The city lies on the east side of the Quennebaug, at this place a very powerful stream, and contains three extensive cotton factories, a church, bank, and a number of handsome buildings.—This little city is said to be very prosperous in its manufacturing and commercial concerns. It lies 8 miles N.E. from Norwich and 46 E.S.E. from Hartford. There are other manufactories of cotton in this town, and some of wool. The surface of Griswold is hilly; its soil a gravelly loam: some produce is sent to market, and about 3,000 sheep are kept. Population, 1830, 2,212.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
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GRISWOLD, a township in New London co., in the state of Connecticut, U.S., 50 m. ESE of Hartford. Pop. 2,165.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1895 - Griswold
Griswold, griz'wold, a post-township of New London co, Conn, is bounded on the W. by the Quinebaug River. Pop. 3113. It contains several villages, which have manufactures of cotton and paper.
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
2023 - Here's a list of places to visit and things to do in and around Griswold:
Hopeville Pond State Park:

Enjoy the outdoors at Hopeville Pond State Park. You can go hiking, fishing, or have a picnic. The park is known for its scenic beauty and is a great spot for nature lovers.

Pachaug State Forest:

Explore the Pachaug State Forest, one of the largest state forests in Connecticut. It offers hiking trails, fishing spots, and camping areas. It's a fantastic place for a day out in nature.

Griswold Historical Society:

Learn about the history of Griswold at the Griswold Historical Society. It's a small local museum that showcases the town's rich heritage through exhibits and artifacts.

Buttonwood Farm:

Visit Buttonwood Farm, known for its ice cream and beautiful sunflower fields in the summer. It's a charming place to enjoy some tasty treats and take in the picturesque surroundings.

Griswold Flea Market:

If you enjoy browsing through antiques and unique finds, check out the Griswold Flea Market. You never know what treasures you might come ... Read MORE...

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

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male ancestorNathan LEONARD (22 August 1717 - 1783) and female ancestorAbigail HERRICK (21 October 1721 - 14 February 1811) married 12 November 1739
male ancestorSamuel TYLER (21 August 1734 - 20 March 1820) and female ancestorJudith BROWN (19 August 1734 - 5 August 1821) married 17 March 1757
male ancestorAndrew HUNGTINGTON (8 July 1740 - 1 July 1830 ) and female ancestorLucy LANDPHERE (1742 - 10 February 1815) married 1764
male ancestorSamuel MORSE (21 May 1745 - 1803) and female ancestorEunice BROWN (2 July 1749 - 20 September 1836) married 24 April 1766
male ancestorElias BROWN (24 February 1744 - 15 September 1806) and female ancestorSabra BILLINGS (21 January 1747 - 22 November 1820) married 22 November 1769
male ancestorEzra LEONARD (30 June 1755 - 15 April 1823) and female ancestorDorcas BROWN (20 July 1754 - 16 October 1841) married 4 March 1793

Ancestors buried in Griswold - Cemeteries in Griswold, Connecticut, USA

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