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Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA
The Town of Colchester, Connecticut was founded in 1698 at a point just north of the present Town Green at Jeremiah's Farm on land purchased by Nathaniel Foote from the Sachem of the Mohegan Indians. Nathaniel Foote's grandfather had emigrated from Colchester, England, early in the 17th century and Colchester in America was the vision of a group of early English settlers who sought to lay out a new plantation in a large tract of virgin wilderness...
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"Colchester, a beautiful post-village of New London co., Connecticut, 20 miles N. W. of New London. It is the seat of Bacon Academy, an old and liberally endowed institution. Population of the township, 2405."

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ...
Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1854
Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

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  • 1703 - (Colchester, CT) - Settled by the English in 1698 in an area known as Jeremiah’s Farms, Colchester received permission from the Colony’s General Assembly to organize as an ecclesiastical society in 1703.

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  • Colchester, Connecticut, USA
    Bacon Academy. Founded 1803. Colchester, Conn.

    "Bacon Academy is a public high school in Colchester, Connecticut, in the United States.

    In 1800 a prominent Colchester farmer, Pierpont Bacon, died and left an endowment of thirty-five thousand... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - Colchester
    Colchester is a post township situated in the northwestern extremity of the county, 23 miles from Hartford, and 40 from New-Haven; bounded on the nort...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    COLCHESTER, a township of New London co., in the state of Connecticut, 24 m. SSE of Hartford, watered by Salmon river. It presents a hilly surface. It...Read MORE...


  • Colchester, Connecticut, USA
    So. Main St., Colchester, Conn.
  • Colchester, Connecticut, USA
    Griet's Hotel
  • 1916
    Colchester, a banking post-borough of New London co., Conn., in Colchester township (town), 25 miles SE. of Hartford. Pop. in 1900, 858 ; of the town,...Read MORE...


  • News 1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - Sanded
    ...the sand man occasionally awakens sleepers as a Willimantic man can testify. He was asleep in the rear seat of a car which was being driven in Colc...Read MORE...




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