County: New London County
of Government: Selectman - Town Meeting
Hall Address: Preston Town Hall
389 Route 2
Preston, CT 06365
T, W & F, - 9:00 a.m. â€“ 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 â€“ 6:30 p.m.
Brief: There were settlers here as early as 1648, but the Plantation on the East Side of Norwich was not established until October 1686. In October 1687, the Court named the Plantation the town of Presson. The inhabitants referred to their settlement as New Presson but the town came to be called, Preston. Town vital records begin 1687. Barbour collection records cover 1687-1850.
Other City Names (1) Settled From (2)
Town Name: Griswold Town Name: Norwich Population (6)
Year: 1910 Population: 1917 Year: 1920 Population: 2743 Year: 1930 Population: 3928 Year: 1940 Population: 4206 Year: 1950 Population: 1771 Year: 2000 Population: 4688 Founding Families (0) Cemeteries (19)
Name: Avery Cemetery Location: Southeast part of town, near Avery Pond Name: Bentley Cemetery Location: Pequetaunke Road Name: Brewster Cemetery Location: Brewster Neck, on Groton Road near Hospital Name: Brothers of Joseph Cemetery Location: New to Brewster Neck Name: Brown Cemetery Location: Near Ernest Luther's house eastern part of town Name: Carey Cemetery Location: On Joseph Griffing farm, northeast part of town Name: Davis Cemetery Location: On John Lucas farm, eastern part of town Name: Gates Cemetery Location: Westerly Road Name: Gore Cemetery Location: Westerly Road Name: Guile Cemetery Location: On old turnpike road, east part of town Name: Jewish Cemetery Location: Next to Brewster Neck Cemetery Name: Long Society Cemetery Location: Preston City Road Name: New Poquetaunke Cemetery Location: Poquetaunke Name: Norwich Hebrew Association Cemetery Location: Next to Brothers of Joseph Cemetery Name: Old Cemetery Location: Preston City Road Name: Old Pequetaunke Cemetery Location: Pequetaunke Road Name: Palmer Cemetery Location: North Part of town, near Griswold town line Name: Preston City Cemetery Location: Preston City Name: Safford Cemetery Location: Rear of Guile Cemetery, eastern part of town Churches (6)
Name: Calvary Baptist Church (860) 887-3245 Location: 97 Route 165, Preston, CT 06365 Name: Chruch of the Nazarene (860) 889-8837 Location: 128 Route 2, Preston, CT 06365 Website: www.prestonnaz.org/ Name: Preston City Bible Church (860) 889-6529 Location: 293 Route 164, Preston, CT 06365 Website: www.prestoncitybible.org/ Name: Preston City Congregational Church (860) 886-7200 Location: 321 Route 164, Preston, CT 06365 Website: www.our.homewithgod.com/ Name: St. Catherine of Siena (860) 887-9966 Location: 243 Route 164, Preston, CT 06365 Website: www.saintcatherineofsienapreston.org/ Name: St. James Episcopal Church (860) 889-0150 Location: 95 Route 2A, Preston, CT 06365 Website: pages.cthome.net/sjchurch/ Monuments (0) Communities (5)
Name: Hallville Name: Long Society Name: Poquetanuck Name: Preston City Name: Preston Plains Historical Locations (0) Notable Citizens (0) Newspapers (1)
Name: Thames River Times Type: Contemporary Schools (2) Libraries (1)
Name: Preston Public Library (860) 886-1010 Type: Current Location: 389 Route 2, Preston, CT 06365 Website: www.prestonlibrary.org Published Histories (3)
Name: Nine Dollars Per Month and Board: Reminiscences of Lewis R. Peckham 1882-1967 Author: Helen Hoase Johnson Date Published: 1975 Publisher: Preston Historical Society Name: Preston Early Homes and Families Author: Marion White Hall Date Published: 1968 Publisher: Stonington Printing & Publishing Co. Name: Preston in 1801 Author: David Hale Date Published: 1961 Publisher: Acorn Club of Connecticut Genealogy Websites (1) Historic Timeline (0) Town Historian (2)
Name: Contact the: Contact Data: Preston Historical Society
Preston, CT 06365
www.preston-ct.org/html/historical_soc.html Notes: Historical Society occupies the orginal library building that was donated by Charles H. Brown on Nov. 25, 1898 Name: Joyce Steffenson Contact Data: 389 Route 2
Preston, CT 06365 Vital Records (1)
Birth: 1675 - Present - - Earlier Birth, Marriage, Marriage: 1672 - Present - - and Death records may be found Death: 1704 - Present - - in Griswold or Norwich