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East Hartford

Summary    
City/Town Name:
East Hartford
State:
Connecticut
County:
Hartford County
Probate District:
5
Year Established:
1694
Year Incorporated:
1783
Form of Government:
Mayor - Town Council
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall - 1st Floor
740 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone: (860) 291-7230
Research Hours:
8:30-4:30 M-F
Must request volumes
Web Address:
easthartfordct.gov/Public_Documents/index

History Brief:
This was originally the part of Hartford lying on the eastern side of the Connecticut River. This area was home of the Podunk Indians whose Sachem, Wahginnacut, traveled to Boston and Plymouth in 1631 to invite white men to come and settle and protect the Podunks from their enemies. Portions of this area were also known as the Three Mile Tract, Podunk and Hoccanum. The First and Second Ecclesiastical Societies in Hartford voted in 1694 to allow the settling of a minister on the east side of the Connecticut River. A meetinghouse was begun in 1699 and a selectman elected in 1707. East Hartford was incorporated as a town in October 1783. The original bounds included the present town of Manchester, which was set off and incorporated in 1823. Town vital records begin 1700s. Barbour collection records cover 1783-1853.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Hartford
 
Population (6)
Year:1790
Population:3016

Year:1850
Population:2497

Year:1900
Population:6406

Year:1950
Population:29933

Year:2000
Population:49575

Year:2010
Population:51252
 
Founding Families (7)
Surname:Andrews

Surname:Bidwell

Surname:Burnham

Surname:Crow

Surname:Hills

Surname:Pitkin

Surname:Risley
 
Cemeteries (7)
Name:Center Cemetery
Location:944 Main ST
Website:www.centercemetery.org/

Name:East Hartford Town Cemetery
Location:740 Main ST

Name:Hillside Cemetery
Location:20-98 Hillside ST

Name:Hockanum Cemetery
Location:55 High ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2140090

Name:Old Hockanum/Meadowgate Cemetery
Location:Meadow LN
Website:www.hale-collection.com/108-3-hartford-easthartford-old-hockanum.htm

Name:Old South Cemetery
Location:South Meadow LN

Name:St Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:930 Burnside AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103668
 
Churches (15)
Name:All Saints' Episcopal Church
Location:444 Hills ST
Website:allsaintseasthtfd.blogspot.com/

Name:Blessed Sacrament Church - Roman Catholic
Location:36 Cambridge DR
Website:www.seekandfind.com/find/blessed-sacrament-church-06118

Name:Crossroads Community Cathedral
Location:1492 Silver LN
Website:www.crossroadscommunitycathedral.com/

Name:Faith Lutheran Church - ELCA
Location:1120 Silver LN
Website:www.faithlutheranct.org/

Name:First Congregational Church - UCC
Location:837 Main ST
Website:churchcorners.org/

Name:New Covenant United Methodist Church
Location:16 Church ST
Website:www.newcovenant-umc.org/

Name:New Testament Church of God
Location:91 Tolland ST

Name:Our Lady of Peace Parish - Roman Catholic
Location:370 May RD
Website:www.parishesonline.com/scripts/hostedsites/Org.asp?ID=9617

Name:South Congregational Church, UCC
Location:1301 Forbes ST
Website:www.southchurcheh.org/Default.aspx

Name:St Christopher Parish - Roman Catholic
Location:538 Brewer ST
Website:www.stchris-eh.org/

Name:St Isaac Jogues Parish - Roman Catholic
Location:73 Cannon RD
Website:www.ehcatholicnorth.org/content.cfm?id=303

Name:St John's Episcopal Church
Location:12 Rector ST
Website:www.episcopalchurch.org/parish/st-johns-episcopal-church-east-hartford-ct

Name:St Mary Parish - Roman Catholic
Location:15 Maplewood AV
Website:www.ehcatholicnorth.org/content.cfm?id=301

Name:St Rose Parish - Roman Catholic
Location:33 Church ST
Website:www.ehcatholicnorth.org/content.cfm?id=302

Name:Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church
Location:110 Ellington RD
Website:wesleymemorialeh.org/
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Soldiers Monument
Description:25' brownstone pedestal and obelisk, topped by a brownstone eagle with outspread wings. A small thick iron cannon and a pyramid of iron cannonballs, both painted green, are nearby.
Location:Center Cemetery, 948 Main ST
Type:Military
Dedication Date:1868
Artist/Sculptor:James G Batterson Co
 
Communities (9)
Name:Burnham

Name:Burnside

Name:East Hartford Gardens

Name:Forbes Village

Name:Forest Village

Name:Hockanum

Name:Mayberry Village

Name:Meadow District

Name:Willow Brook
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Historical Society museum complex at Martin Park
Location:Martin Park, Burnside AV
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Gazette
Type:Contemporary
Location:1406 Main ST
Website:www.ehgazette.com/
 
Schools (19)
Name:305 Thomas S O'Connell School West
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:301 May ST
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=8746

Name:Anna E Norris School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:40 Remington RD
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=8187

Name:Connecticut IB Academy
Type:High School
Location:857 Forbes ST
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=4136

Name:Connecticut River Academy
Type:High School
Location:167 Riverside DR
Website:www.ctriveracademy.org/

Name:East Hartford High School
Type:High School
Location:869 Forbes ST
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=8956

Name:East Hartford Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:777 Burnside AV
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=9937

Name:Franklin H Mayberry Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:101 Great Hill RD
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=8097

Name:Goodwin College
Type:College
Location:1 Riverside DR
Website:www.goodwin.edu/

Name:Gov. William Pitkin Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:330 Hills ST
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=8004

Name:Hockanum Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:191 Main ST
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=7679

Name:John A Langford Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:61 Alps DR
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=8654

Name:Joseph O Goodwin Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1235 Forbes ST
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=7483

Name:Robert J O'Brien STEM Academy
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:56 Farm DR
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=7775

Name:Silver Lane Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:15 Mercer AV
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=8265

Name:Sunset Ridge School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:450 Forbes ST
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=7856

Name:Synergy Alternative High School
Type:High School
Location:40 Butternut DR
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=8527

Name:Thomas S. O'Connell School East
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:305 May RD

Name:Willowbrook Early Childhood Center
Type:Other
Location:95 Willowbrook DR
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=7610

Name:Woodland School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:110 Long Hill DR
Website:www.easthartford.org/page.cfm?p=7907
 
Libraries (2)
Name:Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc.
Type:Current
Location:175 Maple ST
Website:www.csginc.org

Name:East Hartford Public Library
Type:Current
Location:840 Main ST
Website:www.ehtfdlib.info/
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:East Hartford: Its History and Traditions
Author:Goodwin, Joseph O
Date Published:1976
Publisher:The Raymond Library Company
Description:First published in 1879 by Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. of Hartford. New index by Picton Press, 1992.

Name:Only More So: The History of East Hartford 1783-1976
Author:Paquette, Lee
Date Published:1976
Publisher:Raymond Library Co.
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:East Hartford Genealogy
Website Address:www.connecticut-genealogy.com/East-Hartford-Genealogy.cfm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:David G. Holmes
Contact Data:1008 Forbes Street
East Hartford, CT 06118

Name:Historical Society of East Hartford, Inc
Contact Data:www.hseh.org/index.htm
PO Box 380166
East Hartford, Ct., 06138-0166
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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