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Branford, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Branford, Connecticut, USA? 

Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
In 1638 the New Haven Colony traded "eleven coats of trucking cloth and one coat of English cloth made in the English fashion" to the Mattabesec Indians for land known as Totokett (Tidal River). The first permanent settlement was established in 1644 when people from Wethersfield came to Totokett, later renamed Branford after the town of Brentford in Middlesex County, England...
www.branford-ct.gov/ History/ History%20Intro.htm



Branford, Connecticut, USA - Railroad Station
Branford, Connecticut, USA

Railroad Station
Branford, Connecticut, USA - St. Mary's Church and Rectory, Branford, Conn.
Branford, Connecticut, USA

St. Mary's Church and Rectory, Branford, Conn.
Branford, Connecticut, USA - Hotchkiss Grove
Branford, Connecticut, USA

Hotchkiss Grove

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1644 - (Branford, CT) - The first settlers of New Haven bought land from the area’s Native peoples in 1638 and established Branford in 1644.

connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ branford/
1819 - Branford
Branford is a post township, situated upon Long-Island sound, 8 miles from New-Haven, and 40 miles...Read MORE...

1858 - Benjamin Green opened Branford’s first quarry in 1858.

connecticuthistory.org/ branfords-history- is-set-in-stone/
News  1865 -ANOTHER RAILROAD DISASTER. PASSENGER TRAIN ON THE NORWICH ROAD THROWN OFF THE TRACK. TEN OR TWELVE PERSONS SERIOUSLY INJURED.
New Haven, Wednesday, Aug. 23.
The Palladium says that about 7 1/ 2 o'clock last night, the evening ...Read MORE...

News  1899 - SCHOONER ANNA MELIA SUNK. Went Down in 40 Feet of Water Off the Branford Beacon. CAPTAIN AND CREW WERE SAVED.
Vessel Was Loaded with Brick, From New York for New London - Suddenly Sprung a Leak and Went Down...Read MORE...

1916
Branford, a banking post-borough and watering-place of New Haven co.. Conn., on Long Island Sound...Read MORE...

News  1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - Runaway Accident
...A similar incident occurred in Branford one night last November. A driver and two passengers saw ...Read MORE...


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