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Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut, USA
In 1674, John Eliot, Apostle to the Indians, Pastor of the First Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Major Daniel Gookin visited a peaceful encampment of Wabbaquassets living in the vicinity of present-day Woodstock to preach from nearby Eliot Rock and sought to establish their church among the natives of these lands. King Philip’s War broke out in 1675, during which the Wabbaquassets deserted the area.

The site was chosen as a place of settlement, and on April 5, 1686, from Roxbury came Peter Aspinwall, Thomas Bacon, Henry Bowen, Matthew Davis, John Frizzel, John Gore, Nathaniel Gray, Benjamin Griggs, George Griggs, John Marcy, Ebenezer Morris, Benjamin Sabin and Jonathan Smithers. These men were known as the Thirteen Goers who founded the Town of New Roxbury, the first European settlement in the area that became Windham County.

Given the name “Woodstock” by Judge Samuel Sewall in 1690 “…because of its nearness to Oxford, for the sake of Queen Elizabeth…” the Town remained a part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony until 1749, when it seceded in favor of becoming a part of the Connecticut Colony...

Source: www.townofwoodstock.com/ history/ history-of-woodstock.html

Communities:
East Woodstock
Harrisville
Kenyonville
North Woodstock
South Woodstock
West Woodstock
Woodstock Hill (town center)
Woodstock Valley
source: wikipedia


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