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Sharon

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Sharon
State:
Connecticut
County:
Litchfield County
Probate District:
24
Year Established:
1739
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Town Meeting - Selectman
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
Main Street
P.O. Box 224
Sharon, CT 06069
Mon - Thurs 8:30 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 4:00
Fri 8:30 - 12:00
Web Address:
www.sharonct.org/

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. This area was surveyed with Salisbury in May 1732 and named, Township N.S. The land was sold at auction in New Haven in 1738. The inhabitants formed a town and called it, Sharon. The Court at New Haven recognized the town but did not authorize the name. Nevertheless, over time the name, Sharon, was accepted. Town vital records begin 1739. Barbour collection records cover 1739-1865.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (6)
Year:1800
Population:2340

Year:1850
Population:2507

Year:1900
Population:1982

Year:1950
Population:1889

Year:1990
Population:2928

Year:2000
Population:2968
 
Founding Families (16)
Surname:Barns

Surname:Calkin

Surname:Creppen

Surname:Dunham

Surname:Foster

Surname:Hamlin

Surname:Jones

Surname:Lamb

Surname:Mudge/Mudg

Surname:Peck

Surname:Pratt

Surname:Skinner

Surname:Smith

Surname:Sprague

Surname:Ticknor/Tickner

Surname:Way
 
Cemeteries (19)
Name:Amenia Union Cemetery
Location:Next to Amenia Union Cemetery

Name:Amernia Union Cemetery
Location:On road to Skiff Mountain

Name:Boland Cemetery
Location:Halfway between Sharon and Amenia (On west side of road)

Name:Cartwright Cemetery
Location:East Street

Name:Catholic Cemetery
Location:One mile west of Sharon Center

Name:Ellsworth Cemetery
Location:On south side of road between the two churches

Name:Hatch Farm Cemetery
Location:On Old Hatch Farm

Name:Hillside Cemetery
Location:Part of the Sharon Burying Ground

Name:Leedsville Cemetery
Location:On the Ford Farm

Name:Malcuit Farm Cemetery
Location:Two stones on farm of Charles Malcuit, Sharon Mountain

Name:Maravian Cemetery
Location:One stone(David Bruce 10) on center shore of Lake Wequadnach

Name:Pine Cemetery
Location:Sharon to Cornwall Road

Name:Pine Swamp Cemetery
Location:On road from Sharon to West Cornwall on left side of road

Name:Roberts Cemetery
Location:Two miles north of Ellsworth

Name:Sharon Burying Ground
Location:Sharon Street

Name:Smith-Cartwright Cemetery
Location:Pine Swamp

Name:St. Bridget Cemetery
Location:Cornwall Bridge Road

Name:Ticknor's Woods Cemetery
Location:East Street

Name:Town Poor Farm Cemetery
Location:On Hamlin Farm
 
Churches (4)
Name:Christ Church Episcopal (860) 364-5260
Location:9 South Main Street (PO Box 1778)

Name:First Church of Christ (860) 364-5002
Location:25 Main Street

Name:Sharon United Methodist Church (860) 364-5634
Location:112 Upper Main Street

Name:St. Bernard's Church (860) 364-5244
Location:52 New Street
 
Monuments (1)
Name:The Clock Tower - Civil War Memorial
Type:Military
 
Communities (9)
Name:Amenia Union

Name:Calkinstown

Name:Ellsworth

Name:Hitchcock Corners

Name:Sharon Center

Name:Sharon Valley

Name:Silver Lake

Name:West Woods

Name:White Hollow
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (5)
Name:Ansel Sterling - U.S. Representative
Type:Historic

Name:J. Frank Grimes - Founder of the Independent Grocers Association
Type:Contemporary

Name:John Cotton Smith - Prominent Connecticut Politician
Type:Historic

Name:Joseph Boswick (Invented the Mousetrap)
Type:Historic

Name:William F. Buckley Jr. - Author & Conservative Commentator
Type:Contemporary
 
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 (1)
Name:Sharon Center School (PK-8) (860) 364-5153
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:80 Hilltop Road
Website:www.sharoncenterschool.org
 
Libraries (1)
Name:The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon (860) 364-5041
Type:Current
Location:10 Upper Main Street
Website:info@hotchkisslibrary.org
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:Archaeological, Historical & Architectural Resources of the Town of Sharon
Author:The Sharon Historical Society
Date Published:2005
Publisher:The Sharon Historical Society

Name:General History of the Town of Sharon
Author:Charles F. Sedgwich
Date Published:1877
Publisher:Charles Walsh, Printer & Publisher
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Contact the: Sharon Historical Society (860) 364-5688
Website Address:www.sharonhist.org
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Sharon Historical Society
The Gay-Hoyt House
18 Upper Main Street
(860 364-5688
www.sharonhist.org
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1738 - Present
Marriage:1739 - Present
Death:1740 - Present
 





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