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History of Windham, Connecticut, USA

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Windham, Connecticut, USA

Windham, Windham, CT

The original Indian land granted by Joshua, son of the Mohegan subchief Uncas, was opened to white settlement about 1686, and the area was incorporated as a town in 1692. It was named for either Wyndham in Sussex or Wymondham in Norfolk, England.

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  • 1692 - Incorporated in 1692, Windham originally included the current towns of Mansfield and Scotland, as well as parts of Chaplin and Hampton.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ windham/

  • 1819 - Windham
    Windham, the seat of justice for the county, and a considerable post township, is situated 14 miles north of Norwich port, 30 east of Hartford, and 44...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Windham
    Windham, a post-village in Windham co., Connecticut, near the New London, Willimantic, and Palmer railroad, about 30 miles E. by S. from Hartford, con...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - On the 10th, Cashier H. F. Royce, of the Willimantic (Conn.) Savings Institute, was arrested on the charge of embezzling $35,000.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 19, 1888

  • Windham, Connecticut, USA
    R.R. Station and Bridge, Willimantic, CT
    Postcard
  • News 1891 - A PULLMAN SLEEPER ON FIRE.
    From the Hartford Courant, Jan. 2.

    When the east-bound Washington express on the New-England Road, leaving this city at 2:45 A. M., was a few miles...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Windham
    Windham, a post-village of Windham co., Conn., in a township of the same name, 3 miles E.S.E. of Willimantic, and about 14 miles N. of Norwich. It has...Read MORE...


  • Windham, Connecticut, USA
    American Thread Co. No 4 Mill. Willimantic, Conn.

    "In 1898, the Willimantic Linen Company became part of the American Thread Company, a large corporation that was attempting to gain a dominant position in the international market for thread.... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Windham, Connecticut, USA
    Windham Green and Library, Windham, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Windham, Connecticut, USA
    Col. Elderkin House, Windham, Conn.
    Said to be the first brick house in this country.
    Bricks brought from Holland.

    "Brick house built in Windham, by Col. Jedediah Elderkin, an officer in the Continental Army, for his son, after the... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 1906
    Windham, a post-village of Windham co., Conn. in Windham township (town), 3 miles ESE. of Willimantic and about 14 miles N. of Norwich. The town is dr...Read MORE...


  • Windham, Connecticut, USA
    Thread City Square, Willimantic, Conn
    Postcard
  • Windham, Connecticut, USA
    Harris Jewelry Factory
    North Windham, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Windham, Connecticut, USA
    St. Mary's Church, Willimantic, Conn
    Postcard
  • News 1936 - Connecticut Dam Breaks.
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn., March 18. (UP). - The North Windham Dam and the pumping station dam at Willimantic broke under pressure of waters of the Shetucket...Read MORE...




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R.R. Station and Bridge, Willimantic, CT
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Windham, Connecticut, USA
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Windham Green and Library, Windham, Conn.
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Windham, Connecticut, USA
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Col. Elderkin House, Windham, Conn.
Said to be the first brick house in this country.
Bricks brought from Holland.

"Brick house built in Windham, by Col. Jedediah Elderkin, an officer in the Continental Army, for his son, after the... Read MORE...

Postcard

Windham, Connecticut, USA
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American Thread Co. No 4 Mill. Willimantic, Conn.

"In 1898, the Willimantic Linen Company became part of the American Thread Company, a large corporation that was attempting to gain a dominant position in the international market for thread.... Read MORE...

Postcard

Windham, Connecticut, USA
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Thread City Square, Willimantic, Conn
Postcard

Windham, Connecticut, USA
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Harris Jewelry Factory
North Windham, Conn.
Postcard

Windham, Connecticut, USA
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St. Mary's Church, Willimantic, Conn
Postcard
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  • 1692 - Incorporated in 1692, Windham originally included the current towns of Mansfield and Scotland, as well as parts of Chaplin and Hampton.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ windham/
  • 1819 - Windham
    Windham, the seat of justice for the county, and a considerable post township, is situated 14 miles north of Norwich port, 30 east of Hartford, and... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Windham
    Windham, a post-village in Windham co., Connecticut, near the New London, Willimantic, and Palmer railroad, about 30 miles E. by S. from Hartford,... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - On the 10th, Cashier H. F. Royce, of the Willimantic (Conn.) Savings Institute, was arrested on the charge of embezzling $35,000.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 19, 1888
  • News  1891 - A PULLMAN SLEEPER ON FIRE.
    From the Hartford Courant, Jan. 2.

    When the east-bound Washington express on the New-England Road, leaving this city at 2:45 A. M., was a few... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Windham
    Windham, a post-village of Windham co., Conn., in a township of the same name, 3 miles E.S.E. of Willimantic, and about 14 miles N. of Norwich. It... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Windham, a post-village of Windham co., Conn. in Windham township (town), 3 miles ESE. of Willimantic and about 14 miles N. of Norwich. The town is... Read MORE...

  • News  1936 - Connecticut Dam Breaks.
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn., March 18. (UP). - The North Windham Dam and the pumping station dam at Willimantic broke under pressure of waters of the... Read MORE...

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