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Coventry

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Coventry
State:
Connecticut
County:
Tolland County
Probate District:
25
Year Established:
1712
Year Incorporated:
1712
Form of Government:
Council - Manager
Town Hall Address:
Town Clerk
1712 Main Street
P.O. Box 189
Coventry, CT 06238
(860) 742-7966
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Web Address:
www.coventryct.org/

History Brief:
Attawanhood, the third son of Uncas, bequeathed this land, called Wangumbaug, to Hartford. In May 1706, the General Assembly authorized a township to be laid out and settlement began in 1709. In October 1711, it was named the town of Coventry. Town vital records begin 1712.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Wangumbaug
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (22)
Year:1790
Population:2130

Year:1800
Population:2021

Year:1810
Population:1938

Year:1820
Population:2058

Year:1830
Population:2119

Year:1840
Population:2081

Year:1850
Population:1984

Year:1860
Population:2085

Year:1870
Population:2057

Year:1880
Population:2043

Year:1890
Population:1875

Year:1900
Population:1632

Year:1910
Population:1606

Year:1920
Population:1582

Year:1930
Population:1554

Year:1940
Population:2102

Year:1950
Population:4043

Year:1960
Population:6358

Year:1970
Population:8140

Year:1980
Population:8895

Year:1990
Population:10063

Year:2000
Population:11504
 
Founding Families (8)
Surname:Carpenter

Surname:Gurley

Surname:James

Surname:Lee

Surname:Petty

Surname:Root

Surname:Rust

Surname:Searl
 
Cemeteries (12)
Name:(New) Center Cemetery
Location:North Coventry

Name:(Old) Center Center Cemetery
Location:US 53

Name:Babcock Cemetery
Location:Babcock Hill Road

Name:Carpenter Cemetery
Location:West of North Coventry

Name:French Soldier Camp Site Cemetery
Location:On land owned by Frank Fenton and Judy Hinman

Name:Hazen Cemetery
Location:On Hazen farm

Name:Mathewson Cemetery
Location:On Joseph Hochberg farm

Name:Nathan Hale Cemetery
Location:Main Street

Name:Silver Street Cemetery
Location:Silver Street

Name:St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:South Coventry

Name:Strong Cemetery
Location:North Coventry

Name:Warren Cemetery
Location:Flanders District
 
Churches (4)
Name:First Congregational Church of Coventry (860) 742-5689
Location:1171 Main Street, P.O. Box 355, Coventry, CT
Website:www.firstchurchcoventry.org

Name:Presbyterian Church (860) 742-7222
Location:55 Towbridge Road, Coventry, CT 06238
Website:www.presbyterianchurchcoventry.org

Name:Second Congregational Church (860) 742-1616
Location:1746 Boston Turnpike, Coventry, CT 06238
Website:www.secondchurchcoventry.com

Name:St. Mary's Church (860) 742-0681
Location:1600 Main Street, P.O. Box 250, Coventry, CT 06238
Website:www.stmarycoventry.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historical Locations (5)
Name:Bridgham Tavern
Location:12 Boston Turnpike, Coventry, CT 06238

Name:Coventry Glass Factory Historic District
Location:US 44 & North River Road, Coventry, CT 06238

Name:Jesse Root Homestead
Location:1827 Main Street

Name:Nathan Hale Homestead
Location:229 South Street, Coventry, CT 06238

Name:Strong - Porter House & Museum c1730
Location:2382 south Street, Coventry, CT 06238
 
Notable Citizens (6)
Name:Adelma Grenier Simmons (1903-1997) Author and one of the leading herbal figures in American
Type:Contemporary

Name:Benoni Irwin (1840-1896) American Portrait painter
Type:Historic

Name:David Hayes - Artist
Type:Contemporary

Name:George N. Barnard (1819-1902) - Photographer who joined Mathew Brady in recording the Civil war
Type:Historic

Name:Jesse Root (1736-1822) - Chief Justice of CTs Supreme Court
Type:Historic

Name:Nathan Hale - Captain in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary war
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (3)
Name:Journal Inquirer (860) 646-0500
Type:Contemporary
Location:306 Progress Drive, P.O. Box 510, Manchester, CT 06045
Website:www.journalinquirer.com

Name:The Chronicle (860) 432-8466
Type:Contemporary
Location:One Chronicle Road, P.O. Box 148, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.thechronicle.com

Name:The Reminder (860) 875-3366
Type:Contemporary
Location:130 Old Town Road, P.O. Box 27, Vernon, CT 06066
Website:www.remindernewspapers.com
 
Schools (4)
Name:Captain Nathan Hale Middle School 6-8 (860) 742-7334
Type:Middle School
Location:1776 Main Street, Coventry, CT 06238
Website:www.coventrypublicschools.org

Name:Coventry Grammer School K-2 (860) 742-7313
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:3453 Main Street, Coventry, CT 06238
Website:www.coventrypublicschools.org

Name:Coventry High School 9-12 (860) 742-7346
Type:High School
Location:78 Ripley Hill Road, Coventry, CT 06238
Website:www.coventrypublicschools.org

Name:GH Robsinson Intermediate School 3-5 (860) 742-7341
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:227 Cross Street, Coventry, CT 06238
Website:www.coventrypublicschools.org
 
Libraries (1)
Name:The Booth & Dimock Memorial Library (860) 742-7606
Type:Current
Location:1134 Main Street, Coventry, CT 06238
Website:www.coventrypl.org
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:Births, Marriages, Baptisms & Deaths from the Records of the Town & Churches in Coventry 1711-1844
Author:Susan Whitney Dimock
Date Published:1897
Publisher:Baker and Taylor Co.

Name:History of Tolland County Connecticut
Author:R.J. Cole
Date Published:1888
Publisher:W.W. Preston & co.
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Rose Marie Fowler
Contact Data:1712 Main Street
Coventry, CT 06238
or
Coventry Historical Society
P.O. Box 534
Coventry, CT 06238
www.ctcoventryhistoricalsociety.org
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1692 - Present
Marriage:1712 - Present
Death:1712 - Present
 





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