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Windham, Connecticut, USA (Willimantic)

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Where is Windham, Connecticut, USA? 

Windham, Windham, Connecticut, USA
The town of Windham was incorporated on May 12, 1692. Mohican Sachem Chief Joshua willed the land to sixteen men, most of whom resided in Norwich. The land called Windham consisted of what is now the towns of Windham (which includes Willimantic), Mansfield, Scotland, Chaplin, and Hampton.

The town was named after Wyndham, England.

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Windham, Connecticut, USA (Willimantic)

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Windham, Connecticut, USA (Willimantic)

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

Col. Elderkin House, Windham, Conn.
Said to be the first brick house in this country.
Bricks brought from Holland.

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Windham, Connecticut, USA (Willimantic)

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Windham, Connecticut, USA (Willimantic)

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Windham, Connecticut, USA (Willimantic)

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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 ...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...Read MORE...

1906
Windham, a post-village of Windham co., Conn. in Windham township (town), 3 miles ESE. of...Read MORE...

News  1936 - Connecticut Dam Breaks.
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., March 18. (UP). - The North Windham Dam and the pumping station dam at...Read MORE...


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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1708
Ralph WHEELOCK (12 February 1683 - 24 October 1748) & Ruth HUNTINGTON (28 November 1682 - 1 September 1725)
married 8 January 1708

1724
Thomas BINGHAM (20 November 1692 - ) & Sarah HUNTINGTON (5 January 1699 - )
married 23 April 1724
 

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