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Somers

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Somers
State:
Connecticut
County:
Tolland County
Probate District:
11
Year Established:
1734
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town of Somers
600 Main Street
P.O. Box 308
Somers, CT 06071
(860) 763-8201
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Web Address:
www.somersct.gov/

History Brief:
This area was settled as the southeast part of Agawam (Springfield), Massachusetts. It was part of Enfield when that town was established in May 1683. A boundary dispute between Massachusetts and Connecticut resulted in surveys in 1642 and 1713 that left this area under the control of Massachusetts. In 1726, the Massachusetts General Court constituted it the distinct Society of East-Enfield. Massachusetts granted it the status of a town and named it Somers in 1734. By an Act of the General Court in May 1749, Somers, Woodstock, Enfield and Suffield were joined to the Colony of Connecticut. Town vital records begin 1734. Barbour collection records cover 1734-1850.
   
Other City Names (2)
Name:East Enfield

Name:Somers, Massachusetts
 
Settled From (2)
Town Name:Agawam
State:Massachusetts

Town Name:Enfield
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:1653

Year:1920
Population:1673

Year:1930
Population:1917

Year:1940
Population:2114

Year:1950
Population:2610

Year:1990
Population:9108

Year:2000
Population:10417
 
Founding Families (5)
Surname:Jones

Surname:Kibbe

Surname:McGregory

Surname:Pease

Surname:Roote
 
Cemeteries (3)
Name:North Cemetery
Location:1/2 mile north of Center

Name:South Cemetery
Location:1/2 mile north of Center

Name:West Cemetery
Location:1/2 mile west of Center
 
Churches (6)
Name:All Saints Fairth Formation (860) 763-0348
Location:28 School Street, Somers, CT 06071
Website:www.somersallsaint.org

Name:All Saints Parish (860) 749-8625
Location:25 School Street, P.O. Box M, Somersville, CT 06072
Website:www.somersallsaint.org

Name:Grace Chapel Community Church (860) 749-4199
Location:68 Green Tree Lane, Soers, CT 06071

Name:Somers Baptist Church (860) 749-2770
Location:40 Battle Street, Somers, CT 06071

Name:Somers Congregational Church (860) 763-4021
Location:599 Main Street, Comers, CT 06071

Name:Somersville Congregational Church (860) 749-7741
Location:22 Maple Street, Somers, CT 06071
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (2)
Name:North Somers

Name:Somersville
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Reminder - Weekly (860) 875-3366
Type:Contemporary
Location:130 Old Town Road, P.O. Box 27, Vernon, CT 06066
Website:www.remindernewspapers.com
 
Schools (3)
Name:Mabelle B. Query Middle School 6-8 (860) 749-2270
Type:Middle School
Location:47 Ninth District Road, Somers, CT 06071
Website:www.somers.k12.us/sms/sms_home.html

Name:Somers Elementary School Pk-5 (860) 749-2270
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:47 Ninth District Road, Somers, CT 06071
Website:www.somers.k12.us/ses/ses_home.html

Name:Somers High School 9-12 (860) 749-2270
Type:High School
Location:47 Ninth District Road, Somers, CT 06071
Website:www.somers.k12.us/shs/shs_home.html
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Somers Public Library
Type:Current
Location:51 Ninth District Road, Somers, CT 06071
Website:www.somersnow.com/library/index/htm
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:Somers, Connecticut, Thru the Camera's Eye
Author:Jeanne K. DeBell & Judith E. Mercier
Date Published:1978
Publisher:Somers Historical Society

Name:Somers, The History of a Connecticut Town
Author:Fred Cady Davis
Date Published:1973
Publisher:Somers Historical Society
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Somers Historical Society
Website Address:www.SomersHistoricalSociety.org
 
Historic Timeline (11)
Date:1642
Description:Two Boston Surveyors were appointed by the Masschusetts Bay Colony to lay out the boundary between CT & MA. The boundary ended up eight miles too far south, assigning the towns of Enfield, Suffield, Somers and Woodstock to MA.

Date:1706
Description:East Enfield (Somers) settled by Bengamin Jones

Date:1724
Description:Somers asks for readmission into Connecticut

Date:1734
Description:Somers is incorporated by the General Court of Massachusetts.

Date:1749
Description:Somers separates from Masachusetts and is annexed to Connecticut.

Date:1768
Description:Massachusetts again lays claim to Somers, Connecticut ignores the action.

Date:1793
Description:Both states appoint Boundary Commissioners to run a Straight boundary from Union, CT to the New York state line.

Date:1797
Description:The Commissioners recommend that a disputed 2.5 mile tract of land be given to MA as compensation for lands lost earlier.

Date:1804
Description:Connecticut agrees to a modified compromise, creating the "Southwich Jog".

Date:1839
Description:The Four Town Fair is established.

Date:1861
Description:Civil War
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:The Somers Historical Society
11 Battle Street
Somers, CT 06071
www.SomersHistoricalSociety.org
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1729 - Present
Marriage:1727 - Present
Death:1735 - Present
 





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