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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

Yale University (originally called the Collegiate School) was conceived in Branford in 1701.
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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 from Hartford; bounded on the north by...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Branford
    Branford, a post-township of New Haven county, Connecticut, bordering on Long Island found. Population, 1423.

    Branford, a post-town and seaport in ...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 train from New London ran over a cow, three miles ...Read MORE...


  • Branford, Connecticut, USA
    Railroad Station
  • 1895 - Branford
    Bran'ford, a post-town and watering-place of New Haven co, Conn., on Long Island Sound, and on the Shore Line Railroad, 8 miles E.S.E. of New Haven....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 in a Few Minutes Crew Narrowly Escaped...Read MORE...


  • Branford, Connecticut, USA
    St. Mary's Church and Rectory, Branford, Conn.
  • Branford, Connecticut, USA
    Hotchkiss Grove
  • 1916
    Branford, a banking post-borough and watering-place of New Haven co.. Conn., on Long Island Sound and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 8...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 a runaway horse and the next thing they knew...Read MORE...




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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 from Hartford; bounded on the north by... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Branford
    Branford, a post-township of New Haven county, Connecticut, bordering on Long Island found. Population, 1423.

    Branford, a post-town and seaport in ... 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 train from New London ran over a cow, three miles ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Branford
    Bran'ford, a post-town and watering-place of New Haven co, Conn., on Long Island Sound, and on the Shore Line Railroad, 8 miles E.S.E. of New Haven.... 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 in a Few Minutes Crew Narrowly Escaped... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Branford, a banking post-borough and watering-place of New Haven co.. Conn., on Long Island Sound and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 8... 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 a runaway horse and the next thing they knew... Read MORE...

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