Connecticut Society of Genealogists Connecticut Society of Genealogists - HomeCSG User Sign In

Woodstock

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Woodstock
State:
Connecticut
County:
Windham County
Probate District:
26
Year Established:
1690
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectmen-Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town of Woodstock
415 Route 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
860 928-6595
Mon, Tue, Thur 8:30 to 4:30
Wed 8:30 to 6:00 and Fri 8:30 to 3:00
Web Address:
www.townofwoodstock.com/

History Brief:
In October 1683, the selectmen of Roxbury, Massachusetts petitioned the Bay Colony for a tract of land in Nipmuck Country. In 1687 they settled New Roxbury and in 1690 the asked the Massachusetts General Assembly for the privileges of a town. On 15 March 1690 the Plantation was incorporated as the town of Woodstock. In 1713, it became a part of Connecticut. Town vital records begin 1690. Barbour collection records cover 1848-1866.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:New Roxbury
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (2)
Year:1990
Population:6008

Year:2000
Population:7221
 
Founding Families (14)
Surname:Aspinwall

Surname:Bacon

Surname:Bowen

Surname:Davis

Surname:Frizzel

Surname:Gore

Surname:Gray

Surname:Griggs

Surname:Lyon

Surname:Marcy

Surname:Morris

Surname:Sabin

Surname:Sewall

Surname:Smithers
 
Cemeteries (19)
Name:Alton Cemetery
Location:Southwest part of town near Harris Sanger property

Name:Barlow Cemetery
Location:West part of town

Name:Bolls Cemetery
Location:Near Quasset Cemetery

Name:Bradford Marcy Cemetery
Location:West part of town

Name:Brunn Cemetery
Location:Single grave, 1 mile south of South Woodstock

Name:Bungay Cemetery
Location:West part of town

Name:Center Cemetery
Location:Near center of town on US 53

Name:East Woodstock Cemetery
Location:East Woodstock

Name:Four Indian Cemeteries
Location:All in the Northwest part of town

Name:Hammond Cemetery
Location:Southwest part of town

Name:Indian Cemetery
Location:West part of town

Name:Indian Cemetery
Location:Southwest part of town

Name:Indian Cemetery
Location:Near Barlow Cemetery in West part of town

Name:North Woodstock Cemetery
Location:North Woodstock

Name:Private Cemetery
Location:North of Woodstock Valley near Lake Keachis

Name:Quasset Cemetery
Location:US 55 north of Wappaquasset Lake

Name:Swedish Cemetery
Location:US 45

Name:Tomb
Location:Road from North Woodstock to West Woodstcok

Name:Woodstock Hill Cemetery
Location:Hill Cemetery Rd., Woodstock
 
Churches (3)
Name:East Woodstock Congregational Church (860) 928-7449
Location:220 Woodstock Rd., Woodstock, CT 06281
Website:www.ewcchurch.org

Name:Evangelical Covenant Church (860) 928-0486
Location:24 Child Hill Rd., Woodstock, CT 06281
Website:www.woodstockcovenant.org

Name:First Congregational Church of Woodstock (860) 928-7405
Location:543 Route 169, P.O. Box 147, Woodstock, CT 06281
Website:www.hillchurch.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (10)
Name:East Woodstock

Name:English Neighborhood

Name:Harrisville

Name:Kenyonville

Name:Muddy Brook

Name:New Sweden

Name:North Woodstock

Name:South Woodstock

Name:West Woodstock

Name:Woodstock Hill
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (6)
Name:Amasa Walker - Congressman 1862-63
Type:Historic

Name:Henry C. Bower - Founder of the Independent, a pre civil war anti-slavery newspaper
Type:Historic

Name:Jared Warner Williams 1794-1864 Lawyer and Governor of New Hampshire
Type:Historic

Name:Jeddah Morse - Father of American Geography
Type:Historic

Name:Samuel Crafts 1768-1853 Led a bolanical investigation of the Miss. Valley also 2nd governor of VT
Type:Historic

Name:William Easton 1764-1811 US Marine Officer
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (4)
Name:Hyde School Private Day & Boarding Students 9-12 (860) 963-9096
Type:High School
Location:150 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281
Website:www.hyde.edu

Name:Woodstock Academy 9-12 (860) 928-6575
Type:High School
Location:57 Academy Rd., Woodstock, CT 06281
Website:www.woodstockacademy.org

Name:Woodstock Elementary School Prek-4 (860) 928-0471
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:24 Frog Pond, Woodstock, CT 06281
Website:www.woodstockschools.net

Name:Woodstock Middle School 5-8 (860) 963-6575
Type:Middle School
Location:147 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281
Website:www.woodstockschools.net
 
Libraries (4)
Name:Bracken Memorial Library (860) 928-0046
Type:Current
Location:Academy Road, Woodstock, CT 06281
Website:www.woodstocdkacademy.org/library

Name:May Memorial Library (860) 928-0284
Type:Current
Location:Prospect St., Woodstock, CT 06281

Name:North Woodstock Library (860) 928-2629
Type:Current
Location:Rte 169 Woodstock, CT 06281

Name:West Woodstock Library (860) 974-0376
Type:Current
Location:5 Bungay Hill Connector, Woodstock, CT 06281
Website:www.westwoodstocklibrary.org
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:HISTORY OF WOODSTOCK, CONNECTICUT
Author:Bowen, Clarence Winthrop
Date Published:1973
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:US Gen Web Windham Co., Connecitcut
Website Address:www.ctgenweb.org/county/cowindham/
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the
Contact Data:Woodstock Historical Society
(860) 928-1035
P.O. Box 65
523 Route 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
www.woodstockhistoricalsociety.org
Notes:Open most Sundays 12: to 4:00 or by appointment call 860 928-1035

Name:George Looby
Contact Data:534 Senexet Road
Woodstock, CT 06381
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1690 to Present
Marriage:1690 to Present
Death:1690 to Present
 





Box 435, Glastonbury, CT, 06033-0435, (860) 569-0002
[Office/Library at 175 Maple St., E. Hartford, CT]
Copyright © 2017 Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc.   All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Use