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Griswold

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Griswold
State:
Connecticut
County:
New London County
Probate District:
29
Year Established:
1716
Year Incorporated:
1815
Form of Government:
Town Meeting - Selectmen - Board of Finance
Town Hall Address:
32 School Road, Jewett City, CT 06351-2398
Tel: 860-376-7060 ext 101
Research Hours
M - W - 8:30 a.m to 4 p.m
Thurs -8:30 a.m to 6 p.m
Friday - 8:30 a.m to 1 p.m
Web Address:
www.griswold-ct.org/

History Brief:
The Indians called this land Pachaug and limited title was purchased from Uncas in 1640. It lay within the town of Preston which was divided into two Ecclesiastical Societies in October 1716. The North Society was incorporated in October 1815 and named after Connecticut Governor Roger Griswold.
The Borough of Jewett City was settled in 1771. With the concentration of industrial activity in this sector came the need for increased services. A petition for a borough charter was granted and the Borough was incorporated in 1895. Borough government is by warden and burgesses.
Town Birth records begin 1738. Marriage records begin 1737. Death records begin 1754. Barbour collection records cover 1815-48.

History Narrative:
http://www.griswold-ct.org/historygriswold.html
   
Other City Names (2)
Name:North Society, Preston

Name:Pachaug
 
Settled From (3)
Town Name:Norwich

Town Name:Preston

Town Name:Stonington
 
Population (6)
Year:1815
Population:1400

Year:1850
Population:2065

Year:1900
Population:3490

Year:1950
Population:5728

Year:2000
Population:10807

Year:2010
Population:11951
 
Founding Families (1)
Surname:Leonard
 
Cemeteries (23)
Name:Billings Cemetery
Location:Glasgo RD, south end of town
Website:www.hale-collection.com/new-london-county-cemeteries/305-20-billings-cemetery.htm

Name:Brown Cemetery
Location:off Barber RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2320914&CScn=brown&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=309

Name:Cook Cemetery
Location:Glasgo?
Website:www.hale-collection.com/305-5-cook-cemetery.htm

Name:Davis Cemetery
Location:Stone Hill RD, E of Stone Hill Reservoir
Website:www.hale-collection.com/305-19-davis-cemetery.htm

Name:Dawley Cemetery
Website:www.hale-collection.com/new-london-county-cemeteries/305-26-dawley-cemetery.htm

Name:Geer Cemetery
Location:Norman RD, S of Ashland Pond
Website:www.hale-collection.com/305-4-geer-cemetery.htm,

Name:Green Cemetery
Location:Stone Hill RD, between Danika Way & Uncas Drive
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2192346

Name:Hatch Cemetery
Website:www.hale-collection.com/305-11-hatch-cemetery.htm

Name:High Banks Cemetery

Name:Hopeville Cemetery
Location:Edmund RD, S of Hopeville Pond
Website:www.hale-collection.com/305-8-hopeville-cemetery.htm

Name:Jewett City Baptist Cemeter
Location:Mathewson ST, rear of Baptist Church
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2245117

Name:Jewett City Cemetery
Location:Anthony ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2173012

Name:Leonard Cemetery
Location:Bethel RD, between corners of Kenwood RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=103443

Name:Meech Cemetery

Name:Old Kinne Burying Ground
Location:Jarvis RD, Glasgo
Website:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinne_Cemetery

Name:Pachaug Cemetery
Location:Voluntown Road, at Campbell RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=103565

Name:Phillips Cemetery

Name:Rixtown Cemetery
Location:Rixtown Road, near Sibicky RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=242185, www.hale-collection.com/305-1

Name:Saunders Cemetery
Location:Glasgo Road, south of Glasgo
Website:www.hale-collection.com/305-18-saunders-cemetery.htm

Name:Spencer Cemetery
Website:www.hale-collection.com/305-12-spencer-cemetery.htm

Name:Spy Rock Cemetery
Location:Hopeville?

Name:St. Thomas/St. Ann Cemeteries
Location:Sheldon RD, between Sheldon Circle & Michael AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2196268

Name:Wilcox Cemetery
Location:west side of Stone Hill
 
Churches (6)
Name:Bethel Community United Methodist Church
Location:1 Rixtown RD
Website:sites.google.com/site/bethelcommunityumc/

Name:First Congregational Church of Griswold
Location:878 Voluntown RD
Website:www.firstchurchgriswold.org/page.php?id=1

Name:Jewett City Baptist Church
Location:58 Main ST, Jewett City
Website:jcbaptistchurch.org/

Name:New Life Assembly
Location:898 Voluntown RD
Website:newlife4griswold.org/

Name:Second Congregational Church, Jewett City
Location:129 East Main ST, Jewett City

Name:St. Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Parish
Location:34 North Main ST, Jewett City
Website:stmaryjc.weconnect.com/
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (6)
Name:Clayville

Name:Doaneville

Name:Glasgo

Name:Hopeville

Name:Pachaug

Name:Rixtown
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Slater Library & Fanning Annex
Location:26 Main ST, Jewett City
 
Notable Citizens (1)
Name:Glasko, Isaac C., toolmaker
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (4)
Name:Griswold Alternative High School
Type:High School
Location:1553 Glasgo RD
Website:www.griswold.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=1906

Name:Griswold Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:303 Slater AV
Website:www.griswold.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=1666

Name:Griswold High School
Type:High School
Location:267 Slater AV
Website:www.griswold.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=1664

Name:Griswold Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:211 Slater AV
Website:www.griswold.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=1665
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Slater Library
Type:Current
Location:26 Main ST, Jewett City
Website:www.griswold-ct.org/publiclibrary.html
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:Griswold Cemeteries
Author:Phillips, Daniel Lyon
Date Published:1918
Description:Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Twenty-two Burial Places in Griswold, Conn. and St. Mary's Cemetery in Lisbon, Conn., With Copies of all the Inscriptions on their Monuments. 385 p

Name:Griswold: A History
Author:Phillips, Daniel Lyon
Date Published:1929
Publisher:Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co.
Description:Being a History of the Town of Griswold, from the Earliest Times to the Entrance of our Country into the World War in 1917. 456 p
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Griswold Genealogy
Website Address:www.connecticut-genealogy.com/Griswold-Genealogy.cfm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Griswold Historical Society
Contact Data:www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctghs/index.htm

Name:Mary Rose Deveau
Contact Data:167 East Main Street
Griswold, CT 06351
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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