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Torrington

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Torrington
State:
Connecticut
County:
Litchfield County
Probate District:
23
Year Established:
1740
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Mayor/Council
Town Hall Address:
City Hall
140 Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 489-2236
M-W 8:30-4:00
Th 8:30-6:30
F 8:30-12:30
Web Address:
www.torringtonct.org/Public_Documents/index

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. In a further division of February 1732 the land now included in Torrington, Colebrook, Barkhamsted and the western half of Harwinton was given to Windsor. The settlement was granted town privileges as Torrington in October 1740. Town vital records begin 1741. Barbour collection records cover 1740-1850.
   
Other City Names (2)
Name:Torringford

Name:Wolcottville - What is now the central business district
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Windsor
 
Population (21)
Year:1800
Population:1417

Year:1810
Population:1586

Year:1820
Population:1449

Year:1830
Population:1651

Year:1840
Population:1707

Year:1850
Population:1916

Year:1860
Population:2278

Year:1870
Population:2893

Year:1880
Population:3327

Year:1890
Population:6048

Year:1900
Population:12453

Year:1910
Population:16840

Year:1920
Population:22055

Year:1930
Population:26040

Year:1940
Population:26988

Year:1950
Population:27820

Year:1960
Population:30045

Year:1970
Population:31952

Year:1980
Population:30987

Year:1990
Population:33687

Year:2000
Population:35202
 
Founding Families (1)
Surname:Lyman
 
Cemeteries (13)
Name:Benedict Cemetery
Location:Norfolk Road near Norfolk town line

Name:Bissell Cemetery
Location:Hartford Road

Name:Burrville Cemetery
Location:Near Burrville Railroad Station

Name:Center Cemetery
Location:Rear of City Hall

Name:Fyler Cemetery
Location:Newfield District

Name:Hillside Cemetery
Location:46 Walnut Street

Name:Hinsdale Cemetery
Location:Opposite Benedict Cemetery

Name:Jewish Cemetery
Location:Winsted Road, 1 mile south of Burrville

Name:Newfield Cemetery
Location:Newfield District

Name:St. Francis Cemetery (New)
Location:838 Main Street

Name:St. Francis Cemetery (Old)
Location:868 South Main Street - Near Town Center office

Name:Torringford Cemetery
Location:Torringford

Name:West Torrington Cemetery
Location:Goshen Road
 
Churches (15)
Name:Calvary Baptist Church (860) 489-5166
Location:342 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.cbcalive.org

Name:Center Congregational Church (860) 489-8801
Location:155 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.centerchurchctor.org

Name:Christian Apostolic Church (860) 482-0670
Location:16 Quail Run, Torrington, CT 06790

Name:Evangelical Baptist Church (860) 496-8022
Location:7 Winsted Road, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.ebc.cleaninter.net

Name:First Congregational Church of Torrington (860) 489-8301
Location:835 Riverside Avenue, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.firstcong.com

Name:First Pentecostal Church (860) 482-9109
Location:121 Beechwood Avenue, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.ctfpc.org

Name:First United Methodist Church (860) 489-808421
Location:21 Fern Drive, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.fumctorr.org

Name:Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (860) 482-4304
Location:64 Berry Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:htlctorr.slovakzions/nod.org/home.html

Name:St Francis of Assisi Church (860) 482-5572
Location:160 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Name:St Paul's Lutheran Church (860) 482-3555
Location:837 Churches Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.stpaulstorrington.com/

Name:St. Marons Church (860) 489-9015
Location:613 East Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:stmaronschurch.41pi.com

Name:St. Peters Roman Catholic Church (860) 482-4433
Location:107 East Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Name:The Salvation Army (860) 482-3569
Location:234 Oak Avenue, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.salvationarmy.org

Name:Trinity Episcopal Church (860) 482-6027
Location:220 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.trinitytorrington.org

Name:United Congregational Church
Location:1622 Torringford Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.uccwebsites.net/ucctorrington/html
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Wolcottville Soldier's Monument
Description:16' High Granite Cylindrical Pedestal and Figure
Materials supplied by New England Granite Works
Location:Coe Memorial Park, South Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Type:Military
Dedication Date:9/11/1879
Artist/Sculptor:Charles Conrad
 
Communities (9)
Name:Burrville

Name:Drakeville

Name:Hall Meadow

Name:Hart Hollow

Name:Newbury Corners

Name:Newfield

Name:Torringford

Name:West Torrington

Name:Wrightville
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Hotchkiss Flyer House & Museum
Location:192 Main Street Torrington, CT 06790
 
Notable Citizens (5)
Name:Carl Clinton Van Doren (1885-1958)Putitzer Prize winning author
Type:Contemporary

Name:Deci Ebersol (1947- ) Chairman of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics
Type:Contemporary

Name:Gail Borden (1801-1874) Developed and produced condensed Milk in 1856
Type:Historic

Name:John Brown (1800-1859) Abolitionist
Type:Historic

Name:Mark Van Doren (1894-1972) Putitzer Prize winning poet & critic
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Register Citizen - Weekly (860) 489-3121
Type:Contemporary
Location:190 Water Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.registercitizen.com/
 
Schools (7)
Name:East School K-5 (860) 489-2303
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:215 Hogan Drive, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.torrington.org

Name:Forbes School K-5 (860) 489-2500
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:500 Migeon Avenue, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.torrington.org

Name:Southwest School K-5 (860) 489-2311
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:340 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.torrington.org

Name:Torrington High School (860) 48-2294
Type:High School
Location:Major Besse Drive, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.torrington.org

Name:Torrington Middle School 6-8 (860) 496-4050
Type:Middle School
Location:200 Middle School Drive, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.torrington.org

Name:Torrington School PK-5 (860) 489-2300
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:800 Charles Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.torrington.org

Name:Vogel-Wetmore Elementary School K-5 (860) 489-2570
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:68 Church Street, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.torrington.org
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Torrington Public Library (860) 489-0912
Type:Current
Location:12 Daycoeton Place, Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.torringtonlibrary.org
 
Published Histories (5)
Name:Gleanings from Early Torrington History
Author:Elizabeth Gaylord
Date Published:1946
Publisher:Torrington Historical Society

Name:History of Torrington, CT, with Biographies & Genealogies
Author:Samuel Orcutt
Date Published:1878
Publisher:J. Munsell, Printer

Name:Memories of Wolcottville
Author:Charles H Johnson
Date Published:1947
Publisher:Torrington Historical Society

Name:The Formative Years: Torrington 1737-1852
Author:Bailey/Bailey
Date Published:1975
Publisher:Torrington Historical Society

Name:Torringford: in Connection with the Centennial of the Settlement of the First Pastor Rev. Mills
Date Published:1870
Publisher:Lockwood and Brainard Co.
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Kindred trails
Website Address:www.kindredtrails.com/CT_Litchfield.html
 
Historic Timeline (2)
Date:1813
Description:Frederick Wolcott erected a woolen mill on the Naugatuck River which promoted to the growth
of Wolcottville. Now the central business district of Torrington.

Date:1834
Description:Israel Coe and Erastus Hodges constructed the first brass mills on the Naugatuck River. This was the beginning of the brass industry in the Naugatuck Valley.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Kenneth A. Buckbee
Contact Data:ken_buckbee@torringtonct.org
(860) 496-1562
Notes:Torrington Historical Society is located at the Hotchkiss Flyer House & Museum

Torrington Historical Society
192 Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 482-8260
www.torringtonhistoricalsociety.org










































































 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1741 - Present
Marriage:1741 - Present
Death:1741 - Present
 





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