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Durham, Connecticut, USA

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Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
First settled in 1699 by Guilford resident Caleb Seward, Durham was originally called Coginchaug by the Native Americans who lived near the swampy area.
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Durham, Connecticut, USA - The Durham Fair
Durham, Connecticut, USA

The Durham Fair

"The Durham Fair, held in Durham, Connecticut, is one of the largest agricultural fairs in New England and was first held in 1916. ... Read MORE...
Durham, Connecticut, USA - Church of the Epiphany
Durham, Connecticut, USA

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Durham, Connecticut, USA - Time Out Taverne
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1708 - (Durham, CT) - Settled in 1699, Durham was named in May of 1708 and incorporated as a town in October that same year.
Originally called Coginchaug, the Native American word for “long swamp,” the area was frequented by ...Read MORE...

1819 - Durham
Durham is a post town, situated in the western section of the county 20 miles south of Hartford,...Read MORE...

1836 - Durham
The tract of land comprising Durham was formerly supposed to be included in the limits of the...Read MORE...

1859
DURHAM, a township of Middlsex co., in the state of Connecticut, 21 m. S of Hartford, watered by...Read MORE...

1916 - Durham Fair
June 16, 1916, it was voted and approved to hold a fair in Durham. The first fair was held entirely ...Read MORE...

1916
Durham township (town), about 17 miles NE. of New Haven. Pop. of the town in 1900, 884.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
News  1956 - Boy, 4, IS DROWNED IN FREAK ACCIDENT
DURHAM, Nov. 16. (UP) Stanley Soule, 4, drowned yesterday in a freak accident near his farm...Read MORE...


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1706
Joel PARMELEE (31 July 1679 - 20 July 1748) & Abigail ANDREWS (20 July 1685 - 19 November 1769)
married 30 June 1706

1727
Gideon LEETE (4 February 1702 - 21 December 1786) & Abigail PENFIELD (23 October 1692 - 9 September 1756)
married 6 September 1727

1737
Jonathan COE (10 February 1710 - 23 April 1795) & Elizabeth ELMER (11 February 1710 - 28 June 1794)
married 23 September 1737
 

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