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Waterford

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Waterford
State:
Connecticut
County:
New London County
Probate District:
31
Year Established:
1801
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman - Representative Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
15 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford CT 06385
(860 442-0553
Web Address:
www.waterfordct.org/

History Brief:
This area was settled as part of New London about 1653. In 1801 it was separated as the town of Waterford in 1801. Town vital records begin 1801. Barbour collection records cover 1801-1851.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:New London
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:3097

Year:1920
Population:3935

Year:1930
Population:4742

Year:1940
Population:6594

Year:1950
Population:9096

Year:1990
Population:17930

Year:2000
Population:19152
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (30)
Name:Ames Cemetery
Location:Near Montville line 1/8 mile opposite old school

Name:Beckwith Cemetery
Location:On Horace Landphear Estate, Great Neck Section

Name:Brown Cemetery
Location:On property of Harry Gardiner Millstone, near Jordan Cove

Name:Brown Cemetery
Location:At Jordan Cove

Name:Caulkins Cemetery
Location:Next to Old Church near Lakes Pond Cemetery

Name:Crane Cemetery
Location:Crane's Woods on Fog Plain Road

Name:Darrow Cemetery
Location:On Henry Hedden farm, at Great Neck

Name:Durfey Hill Cemetery
Location:Niantic Road

Name:East Neck Cemetery
Location:143 Niles Hill Road

Name:Gorton Cemetery
Location:On farm of Frank Steward

Name:Harkness Estate Cemetery
Location:Great Neck Section

Name:Jewish Cemetery
Location:Near Jordan Cemetery

Name:Jordan Cemetery
Location:240 Boston Post Road

Name:King Cemetery
Location:On farm of Willis Minor, opposite Jordan Cemetery

Name:Lakes Pond Cemetery
Location:1140 Hartford Tpke

Name:Morgan Cemetery
Location:On farm of George Peabody

Name:Mullen Hill or Howard Cemetery
Location:78 Mullen Hill Road

Name:New Quaker Hill Cemetery
Location:Norwich and New London Road

Name:Old Quaker Hill Cemetery
Location:Norwich and New London Road

Name:Old Rogers Cemetery
Location:2 Shore Road

Name:Pepper Box Hill Cemetery
Location:Great Neck Section

Name:Raymond Cemetery
Location:On the George R. Darrow estate at Oswegatchie

Name:Richards Cemetery
Location:Old Colchester Road, on Richards estate

Name:Sandpit Cemetery
Location:Hartford and New London Hwy

Name:Scholfield Cemetery
Location:On property of F. Schofield Quaker Hill

Name:Slaves Cemetery
Location:On Eva Beebe property next to Cemetery #10

Name:St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:New London town line near Hartford & New London Road

Name:Unmarked graveyard
Location:Northwest of #5

Name:West Neck Cemetery
Location:202 Great Neck Road

Name:Wheeler Cemetery
 
Churches (6)
Name:Crossroads Presbyterian Church (860) 442-3693
Location:70 Cross Road, Waterford, CT 06385
Website:www.crossroads-presbyterian.org

Name:First Baptist Church (860) 443-1126
Location:105 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385
Website:www.waterfordbaptist.org

Name:Lake Pond Baptist Church (860) 442-0277
Location:1144 Hartford Road, Waterford, CT 06385
Website:www.lakespondbaptistchurch.org

Name:Our Lady of Perpetual Help (860) 443-1875
Location:63 Old Norwich Road, Waterford, CT 06385
Website:www.ourladyph.org

Name:St. Ann Melkite Greek Catholic Church (860) 442-2211
Location:41 Cross Road, Waterford, CT 06358

Name:St. Paul in Chains Catholic Cemetery
Location:Rte. 156
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (27)
Name: Mullen Hill

Name:Bartlett Point

Name:Best View

Name:Cohanzie

Name:Durfree Hill

Name:Fog Plain

Name:Gilead

Name:Goshen

Name:Graniteville

Name:Great Neck

Name:Harrison's Landing

Name:Jordan Village

Name:Lake's Pond

Name:Logger Hill

Name:Mago Point

Name:Magonk

Name:Millstone

Name:Morningside Park

Name:Oswegatchie

Name:Pepper Box Road

Name:Pleasure Beach

Name:Ridgewood Park

Name:Riverside Beach

Name:Spithead

Name:Strand

Name:Thames View

Name:West Neck
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (3)
Name:Audrey Meadows - Actress
Type:Contemporary

Name:Billy Gardner - MLB player, Coach, and Manager
Type:Historic

Name:Jesse Metcalfe - Actor
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:Waterford Times by Shore Publishing (203) 245-1877
Type:Contemporary
Location:724 Boston Post Rd, P.O. Box 202, Madison, CT 06443
Website:zip06.theday.com/
 
Schools (5)
Name:Clark Lane Middle School 6-8 (860) 443-2837
Type:Middle School
Location:105 Clark Lane, Waterford, CT 06385
Website:www.waterfordschools.org/schools/clms/clms.htm

Name:Oswegatchie Elementary School (K-5 860) 442-4331
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:470 Boston Post Road, Waterford, CT 06385
Website:www.waterfordschools.org/schools/ows/ows.htm

Name:Quaker Hill Elementary School K-5 (860) 442-1095
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:285 Bloomingdales, Quaker Hill, CT 06375
Website:www.waterfordschools.org/schools/gh/gh.htm

Name:Southwest Elementary School K-5 (860) 443-3210
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:51 Daniels Avenue, Waterford, CT 06385
Website:www.waterfordschools.org/schools/sw/staff_sw.htm

Name:Waterford High School 9-12 (860) 437-6956
Type:High School
Location:20 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385
Website:www.waterfordschools.org/schools/whs/whs.htm
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Waterford Public Library (860) 444-5805
Type:Current
Location:49 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385
Website:www.waterfordpubliclibrary.org
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:An Illustrated History of the Town of Waterford
Author:Robert L Bachman
Date Published:1967
Publisher:Morningside Press
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:US GenWeb Project
Website Address:www.ctgenweb.org/county/conewlondon/towns/Waterford.html
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Waterford Historical Society
1740 Jordan Schoolhouse
P.O. Box 117
Waterford, CT 06385

Name:Robert M. Nye
Contact Data:15 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385
wtncthistorian@aol.com
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1801 - Present - Earlier Birth, Marriage and
Marriage:1801 - Present - Death records may be found
Death:1801 - Present - in New London
 





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