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Killingly

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Killingly
State:
Connecticut
County:
Windham County
Probate District:
27
Year Established:
1708
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Town Council - Manager
Town Hall Address:
Killingly Town Hall
172 Main Street
P.O. Box 6000
Danielson, CT 06239
(860) 779-5307
Research Hours:
M-F - 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Web Address:
www.killingly.org

History Brief:
The second John Winthrop obtained a large tract called Quinebaug Country from the Indians in 1653. Liberty was given him in 1671 to establish a plantation but settlement did not begin until 1693. In May 1708 the General Court granted the privileges of a town and the Governor selected the name Killingly (often spelled Kellingly). For many years the inhabitants called the town, Aspinock, but Killingly prevailed. Town vital records begin 1700. Barbour collection records cover 1708-1850.
   
Other City Names (2)
Name:Aspinock

Name:Kellingly
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (11)
Year:1800
Population:2279

Year:1840
Population:3685

Year:1870
Population:5712

Year:1880
Population:6921

Year:1910
Population:6564

Year:1920
Population:8178

Year:1930
Population:8852

Year:1940
Population:9547

Year:1950
Population:10001

Year:1990
Population:15889

Year:2000
Population:16472
 
Founding Families (7)
Surname:Aspinwall

Surname:Danielson

Surname:Griggs

Surname:Leavens

Surname:Perrin

Surname:Richard Evans, first known white settler

Surname:Sabin
 
Cemeteries (65)
Name:Adams-Smith Cemetery
Location:North part of town

Name:Aldrich Cemetery
Location:South of East Killingly

Name:Allen Cemetery
Location:West of Dayville

Name:Angell Cemetery
Location:South of East Killingly

Name:Bartlett Cemetery #1
Location:East Killingly

Name:Bartlett Cemetery
Location:Northeast part of town

Name:Benajah Mathers Cemetery
Location:North part of town

Name:Bobbitt Cemetery
Location:Northeast part of town on Putnam line

Name:Brainard Cemetery
Location:East of Killingly Center

Name:Breakneck Cemetery
Location:Breakneck Hill

Name:Brown Cemetery
Location:East part of East Killingly

Name:Burgess Cemetery #1
Location:East of East Killingly

Name:Burgess Cemetery #2
Location:East of South Killingly near Rhode Island line

Name:Burlington Cemetery
Location:North of Mashentuuck

Name:Chase Cemetery #1
Location:South of East Killingly

Name:Chase Cemetery
Location:East of Killingly Center

Name:Chase-Haines Cemetery
Location:North part of town

Name:Cleveland Cemetery
Location:East of Killingly Center

Name:Covell Cemetery
Location:Northeast part of town

Name:Cross Roads Cemetery
Location:Near Dayville

Name:Dexter-Adams Cemetery
Location:South of East Killingly

Name:Durfee Cemetery
Location:Chestnut Hill

Name:Fairmont Cemetery
Location:On Cherry Farm south of South Killingly

Name:Fairmont Cemetery
Location:South of South Killingly

Name:Fiske Cemetery
Location:East of South Killingly near Rhode Island line

Name:Fuller Cemetery
Location:East part of town on Rhode Island lilne

Name:Gilbert-Baker Cemetery
Location:East part of town on Rhode Island line

Name:Hall Cemetery
Location:East of South Killingly on the Rhode Island line

Name:Harrington Cemetery
Location:Northeast part of town

Name:Henry Cemetery
Location:South of East Killingly

Name:High Street Cemetery
Location:Dayville

Name:Holy Cross Cemetery
Location:US 55

Name:Hutchins Street Cemetery
Location:Danielson

Name:Hutchins-Franklin Street Cemetery
Location:Danielson

Name:Law-Bennett Cemetery
Location:3/4 mile east of Ballouville Post Office

Name:Mashentuck Cemetery #1
Location:Mashentuck

Name:Mashentuck Cemetery #2
Location:Mashentuck

Name:Mathews Cemetery
Location:Near Breakneck Hill

Name:Mathewson Cemetery
Location:East of East Killingly

Name:Mitchell Cemetery
Location:Near Breadkneck Hill

Name:Mowry Cemetery
Location:East part of East Killingly

Name:New South Killingly
Location:South Killingly

Name:New Westfield Cemetery
Location:Danielson

Name:O'Brien Cemetery
Location:Northeast part of town near Rhole Island line

Name:Old Chestnut Hill Cemetery (Bateman Cemetery)
Location:Chestnut Hill

Name:Old South Killingly Cemetery
Location:South Killingly

Name:Old Westfield Cemetery
Location:Danielson

Name:Pasto-Spencer Cemetery
Location:Northeast part of town

Name:Pray Cemetery
Location:Near Chestnut Hill

Name:Private Cemetery
Location:East of Killingly Center

Name:Shippee Cemetery
Location:South of East Killingly

Name:Simmons Cemetery
Location:East of East Killingly

Name:Slater Cemetery#2
Location:East of Killingly Center

Name:Smith Cemetery
Location:East part of town on Rhode Island line

Name:Smith-Aldrich Cemetery
Location:South of East Killingly near Rhode Island line

Name:Smith-Mason Cemetery
Location:South of East Killingly

Name:Sparks Cemetery
Location:South of East Killingly near Rhode Island line

Name:St. James Church Cemetery
Location:Danielson

Name:St. Joseph Church Cemetery
Location:US 55

Name:Tucker Cemetery
Location:Near East Killingly

Name:Warren Cemetery
Location:East of Killingly Center

Name:Wescott Cemetery
Location:Chestnut Hill

Name:Whitmore Cemetery
Location:Attawangan

Name:Young Cemetery #1
Location:North of South Killingly

Name:Young Cemetery #2
Location:East of Killingly Center
 
Churches (8)
Name:Central Assembly of God (860) 779-0682
Location:350 Putnam Road, Danielson, CT 06239

Name:Church of the Nazarene (860) 774-5844
Location:440 Westcott Road, Danielson, CT 06239

Name:First Apostolic Church (860) 774-3564
Location:6 Academy Street, Danielson, CT 06239

Name:Open Bible Baptish Church (860) 779-7595
Location:187 E Franklin Street, Danielson, CT 06239

Name:St. Alban's Episcopal Church (860) 774-8833
Location:254 Broad Street, Danielson, CT 06239

Name:St. James Church (860) 774-3900
Location:120 Water Street, Danielson, CT 06239
Website:www.stjamesdanielson.com

Name:United Church of Danielson (860) 774-2839
Location:9 Spring Street, Danielson, CT 06239

Name:Westfield Congregational Church (8660) 774-8438
Location:210 Main Street, Danieldson, CT 06239
Website:www.westfielducc.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (11)
Name:Attawaugan

Name:Ballouville

Name:Chestnut Hill

Name:Danielson

Name:Dayville

Name:East Killingly

Name:Elmville

Name:Goodyear

Name:Pineville

Name:Rogers

Name:South Killingly
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (3)
Name:Charles Lewis Tiffany - Founder of Tiffany's in New York, NY
Type:Historic

Name:Mary Kies - First woman in US to apply for and receive a patent
Type:Historic

Name:Senator Aldrich - A Rhode Island US Senator
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (5)
Name:Killingly Central School K-4 (860) 779-6750
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:60 Soap Street, Dayville, CT 06241
Website:www.killingly.k12.ct.us/

Name:Killingly High School 9-12 (860) 779-662-
Type:High School
Location:79 Westfield Avenue, Danielson, CT 06239
Website:www.killingly.k12.ct.us/

Name:Killingly Intermediate School 5-8 (860)779-6700
Type:Middle School
Location:1599 Upper Maple, Dayville, CT 06241
Website:www.killingly.k12.ct.us/

Name:Killingly Memorial School K-4 (860)779-6680
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:339 Main Street, Danielson, CT 06239
Website:www.killingly.k12.ct.us/

Name:Quinebaug Valley Community College
Type:College
Location:742 Upper Maple St., Danielson, CT, 06239
Website:www.qvctc.commnet.edu
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Killingly Public Library (860) 779-5383
Type:Current
Location:25 Westcott Road, Danielson, CT 06239
Website:www.killinglypubliclibrary.org
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:Miles of Millstreams: A chronicle of kIllingly
Author:Margaret M Weaver
Date Published:1976
Publisher:American revolution Bicentennial Commission of Killingly

Name:The Making of Danielson, ans Outline History of the Borough of Danielson, CT
Author:Henry Vernon Arnold
Date Published:1905
Publisher:Author
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Killingly Historical & Genealogical Society
Website Address:www.killinglyhistory.org
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Margaret M. Weaver
Contact Data:175 Thompson Pike
Dayville, CT 06241
or contact the
The Killingly Historical and Genealogical Society
196 Main Street
Danielson, CT 06239
(860) 779-7250
www.killinglyhistory.org
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1700 - Present
Marriage:1700 - Present
Death:1700 - Present
 





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