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City/Town Name:
Tolland County
Probate District:
Year Established:
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
55 Main Street
P.O. Box 187
Ellington, CT 06029
(860) 870-3100
Town Clerk Office
(860) 870-3105
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History Brief:
Ellington was part of Windsor and was known as Goshen or Windsor Goshen (to distinguish it from Goshen in Litchfield County). It became Ellington Parish in October 1736. Ellington was incorporated as a town in May 1786. Town vital records begin 1754. Barbour collection records cover 1786-1850 (Marriage 1820-53).
Other City Names (1)
Name:Great Marsh
Settled From (2)
Town Name:East Windsor

Town Name:Windsor
Population (2)

Founding Families (3)


Cemeteries (12)
Name:Aborns Cemetery
Location:On Rease farm, Main Rd., Somers to Rockville

Name:Charter Cemetery
Location:Crystal Lake Road

Name:Congregation Keneseth Israel

Name:Crystal Lake Cemetery
Location:Sandy Beach Road

Name:Ellington Center Cemetery
Location:Maple Street

Name:Ellsworth Cemetery
Location:On Ernest Kupfershind farm south of center

Name:Jewish Cemetery
Location:Maple Street

Name:Knight Cemetery
Location:Pinney Street

Name:McKinstry Cemetery
Location:Main Street

Name:Moore-Kibbe Cemetery
Location:Kibbe farm 3 miles north of center

Name:Old McKinsty Cemetery
Location:Main Street

Name:Shepard Cemetery
Location:On Shepard farm 1 1/2 miles west of Windermere
Churches (9)
Name:Apostolic Church (860) 875-2280
Location:34 Middle Butcher Road

Name:Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (860) 872-9992
Location:2 Maple Street

Name:Community United Methodist Church (860) 872-0798
Location:278 Sandy Beach Road

Name:Congregation Knesseth Israel (860) 875-6491
Location:236 Pinney Street

Name:Ellington Baptist Church (860) 872-8572
Location:264 Pinney Street

Name:Ellington Congregational Church (860) 871-6606
Location:72 Main Street

Name:First Lutheran Church (860) 875-5682
Location:154 Orchard Street

Name:ST. Luke Church (860) 875-8552
Location:141 Maple Street

Name:Wesleyan Church (860) 871-1140
Location:77 Cider Mill Road
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
Communities (10)
Name:Cider Mill Hts

Name:Crystal Lake

Name:Frog Hollow

Name:Job's Hill


Name:Lake Bonair

Name:Sadd's Mill

Name:Sand Hill


Name:Woodside Acres
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
Notable Citizens (3)
Name:Echo Chernik - Artist

Name:John H. Broakway - US Representative

Name:Rev. Henry Weston Smith - First to preach In the Black Hills of SD in 1876
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Reminder (860) 875-3366
Location:130 Old Town Road, P.O. Box 27, Vernon, CT 06066
Schools (5)
Name:Center School PK-4 (860) 896-2315
Location:49 Main Street

Name:Crystal Lake School K-4 (860) 896-2322
Location:284 Sandy Beach Road

Name:Ellington High School 9-12 (860) 896-2352
Type:High School
Location:37 Maple Street

Name:Ellington Middle School 7-8 (860) 896-2339
Type:High School
Location:46 Middle Butcher Road

Name:Windermere School K-6 (860) 896-2329
Location:2 Abbott Road
Libraries (1)
Name:Hall Memorial Library (860) 870-3160
Location:93 Main Street
Published Histories (4)
Name:Biographical Sketches of Ellington Families
Author:Darius Crane
Date Published:1889
Publisher:Star Printing Co.

Name:Ellington, Glimpses of Earlier Days
Author:Nellie E. McKnight
Date Published:1975
Publisher:Ellington Historical Society

Name:Hist & Gene of Anchient Windsor, CT
Author:Henry Reed Stiles
Date Published:1891
Publisher:Case, Lockwood and Brainard

Name:Images of America: Ellington
Author:Lynn Kloter Fahy
Date Published:2005
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
Town Historian (1)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Ellington Historical Society
70 Main Street
P.O. Box 73
Ellington, CT 06029
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1739 - Present
Marriage:1761 - Present
Death:1758 - Present

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