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Berlin, Connecticut, USA

Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
'Berlin, Connecticut, the home of "The Yankee Peddler", is located at the geographic center of the state. The area was originally know as PAGONCHAWNISCHAGE (the great white oak place), by the Mattabasset Indians.

In 1659, Sergeant Richard Beckley purchased 300 acres from Chief Tarramuggus, built a home for his family and became the first settler in what was to become Berlin. Other families slowly followed, and in 1686, Captain Richard Seymour led a group of families from Farmington to begin the first settlement on Christian Lane...'

Kensington is a census-designated place (CDP) and section of the town of Berlin in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. Kensington occupies the north-central part of the town of Berlin.
www.town.berlin.ct.us/ content/ 193/ 205/ default.aspx

The geographic center of the state is located in Berlin.
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  • 1785 - (Berlin, CT) - First known as the Great Swamp Society, the town was incorporated in 1785 and called Berlin.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ berlin/

  • 1799 - (Berlin, CT) - On March 9, 1799, the government issued its first contract for pistols to Simeon North of Berlin.
    The contract specified 500 horse pistols be made at a cost of $6.50 each. Before 1799, North had manufactured scythes and other agricultural...Read MORE...


  • 1819 - Berlin
    Berlin, a post town, is situated 10 miles south-west from Hartford, and 24 miles north-east from New Haven. It is bounded north by Farmington, east...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Berlin
    Berlin, a post-township of Hartford county, Connecticut, on the Hartford and New Haven railroad, 11 miles 8. by W. from Hartford, and 25 miles N. by...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    BERLIN, a township in Hartford co., Connecticut, 10 m. S by W of Hartford. Pop. 3,411.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • 1882 - Berlin Fair
    The Berlin Fair began as a Harvest Festival in 1882.

  • Berlin, Connecticut, USA
    Berlin Street
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  • 1895 - Berlin
    Berlin, a post-township of Hartford co., Conn., at the junction of 2 railroads, 11 miles by rail S.S.W. of Hartford. it has 4 churches, a...Read MORE...


  • Berlin, Connecticut, USA
    Second Congregational Church, Berlin, Conn.
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  • 1916
    Berlin, a post-township (town) and village of Hartford co.. Conn., 11 miles SSW. of Hartford. It has manufactures of iron, hardware, steel bridges,...Read MORE...


  • Berlin, Connecticut, USA
    Red Cedars Hotel Court
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  • 1785 - (Berlin, CT) - First known as the Great Swamp Society, the town was incorporated in 1785 and called Berlin.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ berlin/
  • 1799 - (Berlin, CT) - On March 9, 1799, the government issued its first contract for pistols to Simeon North of Berlin.
    The contract specified 500 horse pistols be made at a cost of $6.50 each. Before 1799, North had manufactured scythes and other agricultural... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - Berlin
    Berlin, a post town, is situated 10 miles south-west from Hartford, and 24 miles north-east from New Haven. It is bounded north by Farmington, east... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Berlin
    Berlin, a post-township of Hartford county, Connecticut, on the Hartford and New Haven railroad, 11 miles 8. by W. from Hartford, and 25 miles N. by... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    BERLIN, a township in Hartford co., Connecticut, 10 m. S by W of Hartford. Pop. 3,411.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • 1882 - Berlin Fair
    The Berlin Fair began as a Harvest Festival in 1882.
  • 1895 - Berlin
    Berlin, a post-township of Hartford co., Conn., at the junction of 2 railroads, 11 miles by rail S.S.W. of Hartford. it has 4 churches, a... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Berlin, a post-township (town) and village of Hartford co.. Conn., 11 miles SSW. of Hartford. It has manufactures of iron, hardware, steel bridges,... Read MORE...

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