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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA

Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, USA

In the mid-17th century, John Eliot, a Puritan missionary to the American Indians, established "praying towns" where Native Americans took up Christianity and were expected to renounce their religious ceremonies, traditional dress, and customs. One Praying town, called Wabaquasset (Senexet, Wabiquisset), six miles west of the Quinebaug River in present-day Woodstock, was the largest of the three northeastern Connecticut praying towns.

In 1675, when King Philip's War broke out... the Praying town became deserted, and the English with their Indian allies marched through Woodstock to present day Thompson in the summer of 1676 burning any crops or stored corn they could find.

In 1682, Massachusetts bought a tract of land, which included Woodstock, from the Mohegans. A group of 13 men from Roxbury, Massachusetts (home of the Pastorate of Woodstock's earlier visitor, John Eliot), settled the town in 1686 and named it New Roxbury. Judge Samuel Sewall suggested the town change its name to Woodstock in 1690, citing its proximity to Oxford, Massachusetts, and in 1749 the town became part of Connecticut.




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  • 1749 - Originally settled as part of Massachusetts, in 1749 Woodstock incorporated and became part of Connecticut.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ woodstock/

  • 1819 - Woodstock
    Woodstock is a post town, situated in the northern section of the county, bordering upon Massachusetts, 45 miles northeast from Hartford, 33...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Woodstock
    Woodstock, a post-township of Windham co., Connecticut, about 40 miles N. E. by E. from Hartford. It is drained by a branch of Quinnebaug river,...Read MORE...


  • 1860 - Woodstock Fair
    The Woodstock Fair was established in 1860.

  • News 1870 - The President and family left Washington on the 1st for Woodstock, Conn., to spend the 4th.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 9, 1870

  • News 1888 - Specifications Called For. Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, the Prohibition nominee for President is accredited with the following three sentences in his Fourth of July address at Woodstock, Conn.:
    "He (the saloon keeper) sits supreme in the National Congress and makes laws in the country's capital.

    He governs courts of justice and makes...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Woodstock Valley
    Woodstock Valley, a post-hamlet in Woodstock township, Windham co., Conn., about 20 miles N.N.E. of Willimantic. It has a church, a grist-mill, a...Read MORE...


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    Roseland Park
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    Near the Common, Woodstock, Conn.
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    A Village Street, Woodstock, Conn.
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    North Woodstock Near Store, 1903
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    Plaine Hill Woodstock, 1903
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  • 1906
    Woodstock, a post-village and resort in Woodstock township (town), Windham co., Conn., 41 miles ENE. of Hartford. Pop. of the town, which contains...Read MORE...


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    Mc Clellan Elms, South Woodstock, Conn., 1906
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    Street View, East Woodstock, Conn., 1907
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    Post Office, 1907
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    Woodstock Fair, Sept. 14, 15, 16, 1908
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    Rally, E. Woodstock Common, 1908
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    Their Morning Draught, East Woodstock, Conn.
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    Mill Pond, East Woodstock, Conn.
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    Across Factory Dam, E. Woodstock, Conn., 1911
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    An Old Time Land Mark.
    Elmwood Hall
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    R.K. Safford's Store, South Woodstock, Conn., 1915
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    Woodstock Academy
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    Howard Webster Bracken Memorial Library
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    First Congregational Church
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    Elm Lawn Summer Resort
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    Roseland - The Pink House
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Near the Common, Woodstock, Conn.
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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A Village Street, Woodstock, Conn.
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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Roseland Park
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North Woodstock Near Store, 1903
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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Plaine Hill Woodstock, 1903
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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Mc Clellan Elms, South Woodstock, Conn., 1906
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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Street View, East Woodstock, Conn., 1907
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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Post Office, 1907
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Woodstock Fair, Sept. 14, 15, 16, 1908
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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Rally, E. Woodstock Common, 1908
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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Their Morning Draught, East Woodstock, Conn.
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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Mill Pond, East Woodstock, Conn.
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Across Factory Dam, E. Woodstock, Conn., 1911
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An Old Time Land Mark.
Elmwood Hall
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R.K. Safford's Store, South Woodstock, Conn., 1915
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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Woodstock Academy
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Woodstock, Connecticut, USA
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Howard Webster Bracken Memorial Library
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Elm Lawn Summer Resort
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First Congregational Church
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Roseland - The Pink House
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History, News and Stories of Woodstock, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1749 - Originally settled as part of Massachusetts, in 1749 Woodstock incorporated and became part of Connecticut.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ woodstock/
  • 1819 - Woodstock
    Woodstock is a post town, situated in the northern section of the county, bordering upon Massachusetts, 45 miles northeast from Hartford, 33... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Woodstock
    Woodstock, a post-township of Windham co., Connecticut, about 40 miles N. E. by E. from Hartford. It is drained by a branch of Quinnebaug river,... Read MORE...

  • 1860 - Woodstock Fair
    The Woodstock Fair was established in 1860.
  • News  1870 - The President and family left Washington on the 1st for Woodstock, Conn., to spend the 4th.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 9, 1870
  • News  1888 - Specifications Called For. Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, the Prohibition nominee for President is accredited with the following three sentences in his Fourth of July address at Woodstock, Conn.:
    "He (the saloon keeper) sits supreme in the National Congress and makes laws in the country's capital.

    He governs courts of justice and makes... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Woodstock Valley
    Woodstock Valley, a post-hamlet in Woodstock township, Windham co., Conn., about 20 miles N.N.E. of Willimantic. It has a church, a grist-mill, a... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Woodstock, a post-village and resort in Woodstock township (town), Windham co., Conn., 41 miles ENE. of Hartford. Pop. of the town, which contains... Read MORE...

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