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Ashford

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Ashford
State:
Connecticut
County:
Windham County
Probate District:
26
Year Established:
1710
Year Incorporated:
1714
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Clerk
5 Town Hall Road
Ashford, CT 06278
(860) 429-7044
Research hours: 8:30 - 2:45 M-F
Index available, volumes must be requested.
Web Address:
www.ashfordtownhall.org/welcome.ez

History Brief:
Ashford, in northeastern CT, lies on land purchased from the Indians by Major Fitch in 1684. The Indian name for the place was Wabbaquassett. The South part was laid out by John Cushing and David Jacob of Scituate, MA in 1707 and named the plantation of New Scituate. The Society of New Scituate became a town in 1714 and was named Ashford. Town Birth records begin 1675, Marriage records in 1714 and Death records 1698. Probate records in June 1830. Probate records from 1772 to 1830 are in the Pomfret Probate Office. Barbour collection records cover 1710-1851.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:New Scituate Plantation
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (18)
Year:1830
Population:2661

Year:1840
Population:2651

Year:1850
Population:1295

Year:1860
Population:1231

Year:1870
Population:1241

Year:1880
Population:1041

Year:1890
Population:778

Year:1900
Population:757

Year:1910
Population:668

Year:1920
Population:673

Year:1930
Population:726

Year:1940
Population:704

Year:1950
Population:845

Year:1960
Population:1315

Year:1970
Population:2156

Year:1980
Population:3221

Year:1990
Population:3765

Year:2000
Population:4098
 
Founding Families (25)
Surname:Allen

Surname:Bishop

Surname:Bugbee

Surname:Burton

Surname:Chapman

Surname:Chubb

Surname:Clap

Surname:Corbin

Surname:Cushing

Surname:Eastman

Surname:Farrar

Surname:Fitch

Surname:Fuller

Surname:Jacob

Surname:James

Surname:Knowlton

Surname:Mixed

Surname:Perry

Surname:Pitts

Surname:Rice

Surname:Ross

Surname:Russel

Surname:Squier

Surname:Walker

Surname:Ward
 
Cemeteries (21)
Name:Baker Grave
Location:Cleworth Property

Name:Chaffee Cemetery
Location:1 1/4 Mile North of Warrenville

Name:Child's Grave
Location:Smekal Farm

Name:Dow Cemetery
Location:3/4 North of Ashford

Name:Feher Cemetery
Location:Warrenville Cemetery

Name:Gaylord Cemetery
Location:Gaylord Property

Name:Hughes Cemetery
Location:Old Kidder Farm

Name:James Cemetery
Location:1 1/2 mile North of Ashford

Name:Knowlton Cemetery
Location:West Ashford Highway

Name:Moore Graves
Location:Fred Chism Farm

Name:Old Ashford Cemetery
Location:Back of Church in Ashford

Name:Phillips Cemetery
Location:On an abandoned road East of four corners between Ashford and Union

Name:Snow Cemetery
Location:1/4 mile West of Warrenville on Rte 44

Name:South Cemetery
Location:3/4 mile South of Ashford on Ashford to Chaplin Road

Name:Swamp Cemetery
Location:US 52 South of Lake Chaffee

Name:Two Graves (Young)
Location:East of Mestery Place

Name:Warrenville Cemetery
Location:165 feet South of Rte 44

Name:Westford Cemetery
Location:Westford Village

Name:Westford Hill Cemetery
Location:US 52

Name:Whipple Cemetery
Location:1 mile north of Ashford

Name:Woodward Cemetery
Location:Between Warrenville and Ashford on Rte 44
 
Churches (4)
Name:Church of Jesus Christ of LDS (860) 487-1855
Location:511 Ashford Center Road
Website:www.ids.org

Name:St Philip - Apostle Church (860) 429-2860
Location:64 Pompey Hollow Road
Website:www.saintphilip.info

Name:United Baptish Church - Ashford (860) 429-2923
Location:38 Pompey Hollow Road

Name:Westford Congregational Church (860) 429-5942
Location:368 Westford Hill Road
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (4)
Name:Ashford Lake

Name:Lake Chaffee

Name:Warrenville

Name:Westford
 
Historical Locations (4)
Name:Ashford Academy
Location:Pitts Road

Name:Church Farm
Location:396 Mansfield Road

Name:Knowlton Memorial Hall
Location:25 Pompey Road

Name:Mixer Tavern
Location:14 Westford Road
 
Notable Citizens (6)
Name:Elias Keys - Congressman from Vermont
Type:Contemporary

Name:Eliphalet Nott - Inventor and Educator
Type:Historic

Name:Galusha A. Grow - Speaker of the US House of Representatives (1861-1863)
Type:Historic

Name:Gerenal in the Civil War
Type:Historic

Name:Nathaniel Lyon - American Civil War
Type:Historic

Name:Thomas Knowlton - Office in American Revolution
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Chronicle (860) 432-8466
Type:Contemporary
Location:One Chronicle Road, P.O. Box 148, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.thechronicle.com
 
Schools (2)
Name:Ashford School (Pk-8) (860) 429-6419
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:440 Westford
Website:www.ashfordct.org

Name:Regional School District #19 Edwin O. Smith (860) 487-0877
Type:High School
Location:1235 Storrs Road
Website:www.eosmith.org
 
Libraries (1)
Name:The Babcock Library (860) 487-4420
Type:Current
Location:25 Pompey Hollow Road (Rte 44)
Website:www.babcocklibrary.com
 
Published Histories (0)
No Data Available.
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Barbara B. Metsack
Contact Data:69 Laurel Lane
Ashford, CT 06278

or Contact the
Ashford History Society
(860) 429-4568
Notes:Meeting 4th Thursday of the month, Rm. 112 of the Town Office Building
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1675 - Present
Marriage:1714 - Present
Death:1698 - Present
 





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