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City/Town Name:
Middlesex County
Probate District:
Year Established:
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectmen - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Portland Town Hall
33 East Main Street
P.O. Box 71
Portland, CT 06480
(860) 342-6743
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday - 8:30 AM to Noon
Web Address:

History Brief:
This land was a part of Middletown lying on the east side of the Connecticut River. In 1676, it was included in the land on the east side that was set off as the town of Chatham. In May 1841, the separate town of Portland was incorporated. Town vital records begin 1841. Barbour collection records cover 1841-1850.
Other City Names (1)
Name:East Middletown
Settled From (2)
Town Name:Know as Chatham until 1841

Town Name:Middletown
Population (1)
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
Cemeteries (8)
Name:Bidwell Cemetery
Location:On Fred C. Cornwell Estate, north part of town

Name:Center Cemetery
Location:Bartlett Street

Name:Jewish Cemetery
Location:Near Swedish Cemetery

Name:Old Cemetery
Location:At Quarry's, they were moved to Trinity Church Cemetery

Name:Phelps Cemetery
Location:Moved to Trinity Church Cemetery

Name:St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:Riverside Street

Name:Swedish Cemetery
Location:William Street

Name:Trinity Church Cemetery
Location:343 Main Street
Churches (6)
Name:First Congregational Church (8600 342-3244
Location:554 Main Street, Portland, CT 06480

Name:Seventh-day Adventist (860) 342-0144
Location:13 Waverly Avenue, Portland, CT 06480

Name:St. Mary's Roman Catholic Chruch (860) 342-2308
Location:45 Freestone Avenue, Portland, CT 06480

Name:Trinity Episcopalian Church (860) 342-3670
Location:345 Main Street, Portland, CT 06480

Name:United Methodists Church (860) 342-0091
Location:381 Main Street, Portland, CT 06480

Name:Zion Lutheran Church (860) 342-2860
Location:183 William Street, Portland, CT 06480
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
Communities (10)

Name:Great Hill lake

Name:Job's Pond



Name:Penfield Hill


Name:Rose Hill

Name:Stewart Hill

Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
Schools (4)
Name:Brownstone Intermediate School 5-6 (860) 342-6765
Location:314 Main Street, Portland, CT 06480

Name:Gildersleeve School 3-4 (860) 342-0411
Location:5751/2 Main Street, Portland, CT 06480

Name:Portland High School 9-12 (860) 342-1720
Type:High School
Location:25 High Street, Portland, CT 06480

Name:Valley View School K-2 (860) 342-3131
Location:81 High Street, Portland, CT 06480
Libraries (1)
Name:Portland Library (860) 342-6770
Location:20 Freestone Avenue, Portland, CT 06480
Published Histories (2)
Name:History of Portland, Connecticut
Author:Portland Historical Society
Date Published:1876

Name:History of Portland
Author:Frances Solomon Murphy
Date Published:1969
Publisher:Stewart Press
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:The Portland Historical Society
492 Main Street
P.O. Box 98
Portland, CT 06480

Name:Martha Lutecki
Contact Data:26 Waverly Avenue
Portland, CT 06480
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1841 - Present - - Earlier birth, marriage and death records
Marriage:1841 - Present - - may be found in East Hampton
Death:1841 - Present

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