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Westbrook

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Westbrook
State:
Connecticut
County:
Middlesex County
Probate District:
33
Year Established:
1840
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectmen-Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
866 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
Phone: (860) 399-3044
Mon - Wed / 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thu / 9:00am - 7:00pm
Fri / 9:00am - Noon
Web Address:
www.westbrookct.us/

History Brief:
This is one of the towns formed from 1635 Saybrook Colony. The Westbrook area was first settled as the western part of Saybrook and was called the Oyster River Quarter. In May 1724, it was established as the Waterbury West Society. The community was known by its Indian name, Pochaug, until it was separated from Saybrook and named Westbrook in 1810. Westbrook was incorporated as the town of Westbrook in 1840. Town vital records begin 1638. Barbour collection records cover 1840-1851.

   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Saybrook
State:CT
 
Population (0)
No Data Available.
 
Founding Families (3)
Surname:Bushnell, Chapman, Spencer, Post, Wright

Surname:Bushnell, Spencer

Surname:Post, Chapman, Wright, Grinell, Stannard
 
Cemeteries (3)
Name:Cypress Cemetery
Location:Essex Road

Name:Lower Cemetery
Location:South Main Street

Name:Old Cemetery
Location:Old Clinton Road near Congregational Church
 
Churches (3)
Name:First Congregational Church of Westbrook
Location:1166 Boston Post Road PO Box 674 Westbrook CT 06498
Website:www.westcongchurch.org

Name:St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
Location:222 McVeagh Road, Westbrook CT 06498

Name:St. Paul Episcopal Church
Location:53 South Main Street, Westbrook CT 06498
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (2)
Name:Sagamore Terrace

Name:West Beach; Grove Beach; Quotonset Beach; Middle Beach; Stannard Beach' Chapman Beach
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Westbrook Historical Society
Location:1196 Boston Post Road; PO Box 148 in former library building
 
Notable Citizens (3)
Name:Art Carney
Type:Contemporary

Name:David Bushnell
Type:Historic

Name:William J. Neidlinger, pharmacist, photographer
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (3)
Name:Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:105 Goodspeed Drive
Website:Tel. 860-399-6422

Name:Westbrook High School
Type:High School
Location:156 McVeagh Road
Website:Tel. 860-399-6214

Name:Westbrook Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:156 McVeagh Road
Website:Tel. 860-399-2010
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Westbrook Public Library
Type:Current
Location:61 Goodspeed Drive
Website:Tel. 860-399-6422
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:Westbrook History, Happenings and Hearsay
Author:Louise Chapman Dibble and Lynda Standard Norton
Date Published:1976
Publisher:Westbrook Bicentennial Committee
Description:190 pages, illustrations, soft cover.
For sale by Westbrook Historical Society
(Tel. 860-399-7473)
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Westbrook Historical Society
Website Address:westbrookhistory.org
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Catherine Neidlinger Doane
Contact Data:Telephone: 860-399-6100

91 Kingfisher Lane, Westbrook CT 06498

CND5000Q@aol.com
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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