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History of Guilford, Connecticut, USA

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Guilford, Connecticut, USA

Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

The Henry Whitfield House in Guilford, built by founder Henry Whitfield in 1639, is Connecticut's oldest house and the oldest stone house in New England.

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  • 1639 - Gulford, CT is settled
    Originally called Menunkatucket, the Quinnipiac sold it, along with land stretching from present day Niantic to Branford, to Puritans led by Henry Whi...Read MORE...


  • Guilford, Connecticut, USA
    Old Stone House (Erected 1639)
    Guilford, Conn.

    "The Henry Whitfield House is a historic house located at 248 Old Whitfield Street in Guilford, Connecticut, down the street from the town green.[3] This house dates from 1639, having been built... Read MORE...

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  • 1643 - First church built on the "green" in Guilford

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill

  • 1743 - Protestant Episcopal Church built in Guilford

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill

  • 1771 - (Guilford, CT) - St. Alban's Masonic lodge, F. A. & M. was instituted in 1771.

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill

  • On May 23, 1777, Guilford residents raided the British provisions at Sag Harbor on Long Island for a key Revolutionary War victory.

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  • 1793 - (Guilford, CT) - When Nicholas Loysel, a Frenchman, learned of the beheading of King Louis XVI of France, he painted his house black. It remained that way for many years.

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill

  • 1819 - Guilford
    Guilford, and ancient and populous maritime post township, is situated upon Long-Island sound, 15 miles east of New-Haven, and 35 south from Hartford;...Read MORE...


  • 1838 - Guilford Methodist Church organized

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill

  • 1847 - The first iron foundry in Guilford was established at Jones' Bridge in 1847.

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill

  • 1854 - Guilford
    Guilford, a beautiful post-borough of New Haven county, Connecticut, near Long Island sound, and on the New Haven and New London railroad, 16 miles E....Read MORE...


  • News 1858 - Justice?
    Justice must move very slowly in Guilford, Conn. Some six weeks ago, a girl was charged with stealing a diamond pin worth $100, and was committed to a...Read MORE...


  • 1859 - Guilford Fair
    The first Guilford Fair was held in the fall of 1859. It was run by the Guilford Agricultural Society.

  • 1859
    GUILFORD, a township in New Haven co., Connecticut, 52 m. S of Hartford. Pop. 2,421.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • 1868 - The oldest house in the United States
    is believed, by some to be a stone edifice in Guilford, Conn. It was built in 1640, the stone being brought on hand-barrows from a ledge at some dista...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Fitz Greene Halleck Monument
    The monument erected to the memory of Fitz Greene Halleck, at Guilford, Conn., was dedicated on the 8th, with appropriate ceremonies. About 3,000 pers...Read MORE...


  • 1875 - Savings Bank founded in Guilford, CT

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill

  • 1877 - Shore Line Sentinel (weekly newspaper) began publishing in Guilford

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill

  • 1881 - The canning industry came to Guilford in 1881 with the opening of Sachem's Head Canning Company.

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill

  • 1891 - Guilford Free Library constructed

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill

  • 1894 - (Guilford, CT) - Charles H. Scholey purchased the Shore Line Times from Rev. E. M. Jerome of Fair Haven, and brought the newspaper operation to Guilford.

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill

  • 1895 - Guilford
    Guilford, a beautiful post-borough of New Haven co, Conn., in Guilford township, on Long Island Sound, and on the Shore Line Railroad, 16 miles E. of ...Read MORE...


  • Guilford, Connecticut, USA
    Great Harbor, Leetes Island, Guilford, Conn.
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  • 1910 - Population of Guilford, CT is 3,001

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill

  • Guilford, Connecticut, USA
    Club House and Cottages, Sachem Head
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Guilford, a banking post-borough of New Haven co., Conn., in Guilford township (town), on Long Island Sound and on the New York, New Haven and Hartfor...Read MORE...




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Old Stone House (Erected 1639)
Guilford, Conn.

"The Henry Whitfield House is a historic house located at 248 Old Whitfield Street in Guilford, Connecticut, down the street from the town green.[3] This house dates from 1639, having been built... Read MORE...

Postcard

Guilford, Connecticut, USA
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Great Harbor, Leetes Island, Guilford, Conn.
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Guilford, Connecticut, USA
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Club House and Cottages, Sachem Head
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  • 1639 - Gulford, CT is settled
    Originally called Menunkatucket, the Quinnipiac sold it, along with land stretching from present day Niantic to Branford, to Puritans led by Henry... Read MORE...

  • 1643 - First church built on the "green" in Guilford

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
  • 1743 - Protestant Episcopal Church built in Guilford

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
  • 1771 - (Guilford, CT) - St. Alban's Masonic lodge, F. A. & M. was instituted in 1771.

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
  • On May 23, 1777, Guilford residents raided the British provisions at Sag Harbor on Long Island for a key Revolutionary War victory.

    courant.com
  • 1793 - (Guilford, CT) - When Nicholas Loysel, a Frenchman, learned of the beheading of King Louis XVI of France, he painted his house black. It remained that way for many years.

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
  • 1819 - Guilford
    Guilford, and ancient and populous maritime post township, is situated upon Long-Island sound, 15 miles east of New-Haven, and 35 south from... Read MORE...

  • 1838 - Guilford Methodist Church organized

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
  • 1847 - The first iron foundry in Guilford was established at Jones' Bridge in 1847.

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
  • 1854 - Guilford
    Guilford, a beautiful post-borough of New Haven county, Connecticut, near Long Island sound, and on the New Haven and New London railroad, 16 miles... Read MORE...

  • News  1858 - Justice?
    Justice must move very slowly in Guilford, Conn. Some six weeks ago, a girl was charged with stealing a diamond pin worth $100, and was committed to... Read MORE...

  • 1859 - Guilford Fair
    The first Guilford Fair was held in the fall of 1859. It was run by the Guilford Agricultural Society.
  • 1859
    GUILFORD, a township in New Haven co., Connecticut, 52 m. S of Hartford. Pop. 2,421.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • 1868 - The oldest house in the United States
    is believed, by some to be a stone edifice in Guilford, Conn. It was built in 1640, the stone being brought on hand-barrows from a ledge at some... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Fitz Greene Halleck Monument
    The monument erected to the memory of Fitz Greene Halleck, at Guilford, Conn., was dedicated on the 8th, with appropriate ceremonies. About 3,000... Read MORE...

  • 1875 - Savings Bank founded in Guilford, CT

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
  • 1877 - Shore Line Sentinel (weekly newspaper) began publishing in Guilford

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
  • 1881 - The canning industry came to Guilford in 1881 with the opening of Sachem's Head Canning Company.

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
  • 1891 - Guilford Free Library constructed

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
  • 1894 - (Guilford, CT) - Charles H. Scholey purchased the Shore Line Times from Rev. E. M. Jerome of Fair Haven, and brought the newspaper operation to Guilford.

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
  • 1895 - Guilford
    Guilford, a beautiful post-borough of New Haven co, Conn., in Guilford township, on Long Island Sound, and on the Shore Line Railroad, 16 miles E. of ... Read MORE...

  • 1910 - Population of Guilford, CT is 3,001

    A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
  • 1916
    Guilford, a banking post-borough of New Haven co., Conn., in Guilford township (town), on Long Island Sound and on the New York, New Haven and... Read MORE...

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