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Salisbury

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Salisbury
State:
Connecticut
County:
Litchfield County
Probate District:
24
Year Established:
1741
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
27 Main Street
Salisbury, CT 06068
(860) 435-5182
Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Web Address:
www.salisburyct.us/

History Brief:
This area was part of the Western Lands (Goshen, Colebrook, Kent, Hartland, Norfolk, Canaan, Cornwall, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Barkhamsted, Harwinton, Winchester and New Hartford) made over to Hartford and Windsor in 1686 to save them from being taken by the Royal Gov. Andros. The Indians knew this section as Weatogue. As early as 1720, three Dutch families from the province of New York purchased land here. In 1732, the Court had the land surveyed and laid out as Township M and Township N.S. The land was sold in 1737 and from Township M the town of Salisbury was created in 1738. Town vital records begin 1741. Barbour collection records cover 1741-1846.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (6)
Year:1910
Population:3522

Year:1920
Population:2497

Year:1930
Population:2767

Year:1940
Population:3030

Year:1950
Population:3076

Year:2000
Population:3522
 
Founding Families (11)
Surname:Allen

Surname:Baylie

Surname:Bebee

Surname:Dutcher

Surname:Hervey

Surname:Knickerbacker

Surname:Lamb

Surname:Newcomb

Surname:Van Dozen

Surname:White

Surname:Woodworth
 
Cemeteries (20)
Name:Bayliss Family Cemetery
Location:Near Town Hall

Name:Bryant Cemetery
Location:1/2 mile from Sherwood Property

Name:Bushnell Cemetery
Location:North of Bushnell Farm

Name:Cande Cemetery
Location:On Massachusetts State Line

Name:Catholic Cemetery
Location:North of Salisbury Cemetery

Name:Center Cemetery
Location:Rear of Town Hall

Name:Chapinville Cemetery
Location:East of Chapinville

Name:Dutchess Bridge Cemetery
Location:Canaan Road

Name:Evarts Cemetery
Location:Millerton Road

Name:Indian Cemetery
Location:On shore of Lake Riga

Name:Lime Rock Cemetery
Location:At Lime Rock

Name:Mt. Riga Cemetery
Location:Near Forge Pond

Name:New Cemetery
Location:New part of Salisbury Cemetery

Name:Private Cemetery (Two stones)
Location:Line Rock Road

Name:Read Cemetery
Location:1 1/2 mile north of Salisbury Center

Name:Salisbury Cemetery
Location:Salisbury Center

Name:Surdam Farm Cemetery
Location:Mt. Riga

Name:Swan Farm Cemetery
Location:Swan Farm

Name:Town Hill Cemetery
Location:1 Mile south of Lakeville

Name:Walton Cemetery (3 stones)
Location:Lime Rock Road
 
Churches (6)
Name:All Saints of America Orthodox Church
Location:313 Twin Lakes Road, P.O. Box 45, Salisbury, CT 06068
Website:www.allsaintsofamerica.us/

Name:Congregational Church of Salisbury (860) 435-2442
Location:30 Main Street , Salisbury, CT 06068

Name:Lakeville United Methodist Church (860) 435-9496
Location:219 Main Street, P.O. Box 648, Lakeville, CT 06039
Website:www.lakevilleumc.com

Name:Salisbury Congrgation Church (860) 435-274
Location:2 Spruce Drive, Salisbury, CT 06068
Website:www.salisburycongregation.org

Name:St. John's Episcopal Church (860) 435-9290
Location:12 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068

Name:Trinity Episcopal Church (860) 435-2627
Location:484 Lime Rock Road, Lime Rock, CT 06039
Website:www.trinitylimerock.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (7)
Name:Amesville

Name:Joyceville

Name:Lakeville

Name:Lime Rock

Name:Ore Hill

Name:Taconic

Name:Twin Lakes
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (8)
Name:Bengamin B. Hotchkiss (1826-1885) Inventor
Type:Historic

Name:Ethan Allen (1738-1789) The American Revolution War leader
Type:Historic

Name:Margaret Hamilton (1902-1985) Actress
Type:Contemporary

Name:Marie Bissell Hotchkiss, Widow of Benjamin, founded the Hotchkill School
Type:Historic

Name:Martin Chittenden (1763-1840) Governor of Vermont was born in town
Type:Historic

Name:Meryl Streep (1949- ) Oscar winning actress
Type:Contemporary

Name:Nathaniel Everts (1763-1835) Revolutionary War Captain
Type:Historic

Name:Peter Buel Porter (1773-1844 ) US Secretary of War
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:Lakeville Journal - Weekly (860) 435-9873
Type:Contemporary
Location:33 Bissell Street, P.O. Box 1688, Lakeville, CT 06039
Website:www.tcextra.com
 
Schools (6)
Name:Hotckiss School (Est 1892) Private 9-12 (860) 435-2591
Type:High School
Location:11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT 06039
Website:www.hotchkiss.org

Name:Housatonic Valley High School (860) 824-5123
Type:High School
Location:246 Warren Turnpike Road, Falls Village, CT 06031
Website:www.hvrhs.org/

Name:Indian Mountain School 6-09 (860) 435-2855Private
Type:Middle School
Location:Indian Mountain Campus, 211 Indian Mtn. Road, Lakeville, CT 06039
Website:www.indianmountain.org

Name:Indian Mountain School PK-5 (860) 435-0871 Private
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:Town Hill Campus 204 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT 06039
Website:www.indianmountain.org

Name:Salisbury Central School Pk-8 (860) 435-9874 (860) 435-4509
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:45 Lincoln City Road, Lakeville, CT 06039
Website:www.salisburycentral.org

Name:Salisbury School (Est 1901) 9-12 Private (860) 435-5777
Type:High School
Location:251 Canaan Road, Salisbury, CT 06068
Website:www.salisburyschool.org
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Scoville Memorial Library (860) 435-2838
Type:Current
Location:38 Main Street, P.O. Box 66, Salisbury, CT 06068
Website:www.scovillelibrary.org
 
Published Histories (3)
Name:"Freeman"s List 1784-1849 - Town Meeting Records"
Author:Mrs Howard J. DuBois
Date Published:1966
Publisher:DAR Magazine

Name:Commemorative Guide, Bicentennial Celebration 1776-1976
Author:Richard A. Kimball
Date Published:1976
Publisher:Salisbury Association

Name:Connecticut's Cannon, The Salisbury Furnace in the American Revolution
Author:Adam Ward Rome
Date Published:1977
Publisher:American Revolution Bicentennial of Connecticut
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:The US GenWeb
Website Address:www.rockvillemama.com/salisbury.htm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Salisbury Historical Society
P.O. Box 374
Salisbury, CT 06068

Name:Katherine Chilcoat
Contact Data:salisburyhistorian@yahoo.com
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1728 - Present
Marriage:1747 - Present
Death:1746- Present
 





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