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Thompson

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Thompson
State:
Connecticut
County:
Windham County
Probate District:
26
Year Established:
1785
Year Incorporated:
1785
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Thompson Town Hall
815 Riverside Drive
North Grosvenordale, CT 06255

History Brief:
This was part of the land involved in a boundary dispute between Massachusetts and Connecticut. Massachusetts granted the planters of New Roxbury the right to establish a settlement here in 1683. Settlement was scattered until 1714 when most of the land was awarded to Connecticut. The proprietors of the land petitioned to form a town but the residents preferred a union with the town of Killingly and in 1726 many did so. In May 1728 the Thompson Society, also known as the Killingly North Society, was recognized. This Society incorporated as the town of Thompson in 1785. Town vital records begin 1785. Barbour collection records cover 1785-1850.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Killingly
 
Population (11)
Year:1910
Population:4804

Year:1910
Population:4804

Year:1910
Population:4804

Year:1910
Population:4804

Year:1910
Population:4804

Year:1920
Population:5055

Year:1930
Population:4999

Year:1940
Population:5577

Year:1950
Population:5590

Year:1990
Population:8668

Year:2000
Population:8878
 
Founding Families (6)
Surname:Converse

Surname:Dresser

Surname:Howe

Surname:Jewett

Surname:Morris

Surname:Younglove
 
Cemeteries (20)
Name:Aldrich Cemetery
Location:1 1/2 miles west of North Grosvenordale

Name:Bates Cemetery
Location:MA state line near Little Pond

Name:Carpenter Cemetery
Location:Near Bates Cemetery

Name:Catholic Cemetery
Location:North Crosvenordale

Name:Cortiss Cemetery
Location:1/2 mile north of North Grosvenordale

Name:Dike Cemetery
Location:Near Brandy Hill

Name:Jacob Cemetery
Location:1 mile south of Tourtellot Cemetery

Name:Joslin Cemetery
Location:1 mile east of Little Pond

Name:New Boston Cemetery

Name:New East Thompson Cemetery
Location:East Part of Town

Name:Old East Cemetery
Location:East Part of town

Name:Porter Cemetery
Location:1 mile south of Little Pond

Name:Quaddick Cemetery
Location:Near Quaddick Reservoir

Name:Ross Cemetery
Location:1 mile southwest of Quaddick Cemetery

Name:Swedish Cemetery
Location:Grosvenordale

Name:Tourtellot Cemetery
Location:1 1/4 miles east of Wilsonville

Name:West Thompson Cemetery
Location:West Thompson

Name:Whitemore Cemetery
Location:North Grosvenordale

Name:Wilsonville Cemetery
Location:Wilsonville

Name:Winter Cemeter
Location:3/4 mile west of North Grosvenordale
 
Churches (11)
Name:Bible Fellowship Church
Location:400 Quinebaug Road, P.O. Box 619, Quinebaug, CT 06262
Website:www.bfc.org

Name:Bible Fellowship Church
Location:400 Quinebaug Road, P.O. Box 619, Quinebaug, CT 06262
Website:www.bfc.org

Name:Congregational Church Thompson (860) 923-2431
Location:347 Thompson Road, Thompson, CT 06277

Name:Emanuel Lutheran Church (860) 928-7038
Location:83 Main Street, Thompson, CT 06277
Website:www.emanuellutheranthopsonct.org

Name:HighPoint Church (860) 935-0357
Location:1208 Thompson Road, Thompson, CT 06277
Website:www.gotohpc.org

Name:House of Prayer (860) 923-2156
Location:490 E Thompson Road, Thompson, CT 06277

Name:North Grosvenordale United Methodist Church (860) 923-2738
Location:954 Riverside Drive, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255

Name:Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (860) 923-0116
Location:47 W. Thompson Road, Thompson, cT 06277
Website:www.stjoseph-sacredheart.org

Name:Seventh Day Adventist Church (860) 935-5412
Location:768 Quinebaug Road, Thompson, CT 06277

Name:St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church (860) 935-5202
Location:130 Old Turnpike Road, P.O. Box 222, Quinebaug, CT 06262

Name:Tre-State Baptist Church (860) 933-8947
Location:654 Quinebaug Road, Quinebaug, CT 06262
Website:www.triStateBaptist.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (10)
Name:East Thompson

Name:Fabyan

Name:Grosvenordale

Name:Mechanicsville

Name:North Grosvenordale

Name:Quaddick

Name:Quinebaug

Name:Thompson Hill

Name:West Thompson

Name:Wilsonville
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (5)
Name:Mary R Fisher Elementary School (860) 923-9142
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:785 Riverside Drive, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255
Website:www.thompson.ctschool.net/index.html

Name:St. Joseph Parochial School ( PK-8) (860) 923-2090
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:Main Street, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255
Website:www.stjoseph.com

Name:The Marianapolis Preparatory School Pk-8 (est. 1931) (860) 923-9565
Type:Other
Location:26 Chase Road, Thompson Hill, CT 06277
Website:www.marianapolis.org

Name:Thompson Middle School 5-8 (860) 923-9380
Type:Middle School
Location:785 Riverside Drive, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255
Website:www.thompson.ctschool.net/index.html

Name:Tourtellotte Memorial High School 9-12 (860) 923-9303
Type:High School
Location:785 Riverside Drive, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255
Website:www.thompson.ctschool.net/index.html
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Thompson Pulic Library (860) 923-9779
Type:Current
Location:934 Riverside Drive, N. Grosvenor, CT 06255
Website:www.thompsonpublclibrary.org
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:The History of Windham Co. Connecticut
Author:Richard M. Bayles
Date Published:1889
Publisher:W.W. Preston
Description:Contains histories of the towns in the county of Windham
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:US GenWeb Project
Website Address:www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctcplain/thompson/

Website Name:US GenWeb
Website Address:user.rcn.com/lmerrell/windham.html
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:The Thompson Historical Society
339 Thompson Road
P.O. Box 47
Thompson, CT 06277
(860) 923-1008
www.thompsonhistorical.org

Notes:The Historical Society is located in the old Town Hall building which was bought from the town for $1.00 in 1969.
In 1995 the Society leasted the former Library on Thompson Hill for 99 years, it is now called The Ellen Larned Memorial Museum Building.
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1733 - Present
Marriage:1746 - Present
Death:1760 - Present
 





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