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Killingworth

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Killingworth
State:
Connecticut
County:
Middlesex County
Probate District:
33
Year Established:
1667
Year Incorporated:
1703
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
323 Route 81
Killingworth, CT 06419
(860)663-17665
Web Address:
www.killingworthct.com/

History Brief:
In October 1663, the Legislature of CT resolved that there should be a town at Hammonnasset and the same month 12 planters moved there. This town was called the Plantation at Hammonasset and the Plantation between Guilford and Saybrook until May 1666/7 when it was named Kenilworth. Apparently by the method of creative spelling, the town evolved to its present name Killingworth. Town vital records begin 1667. Barbour collection records cover 1667-1850.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (7)
Year:1890
Population:528

Year:1910
Population:660

Year:1920
Population:531

Year:1930
Population:482

Year:1940
Population:531

Year:1950
Population:676

Year:2000
Population:6018
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (10)
Name:Evergreen Cemetery
Location:U.S. 51

Name:Lane Cemetery
Location:US 52

Name:Nettleton Cemetery
Location:Parker Hill District

Name:New South West Cemetery
Location:Southwest part of Town

Name:Old Cemetery
Location:West Part of town

Name:Old South West Cemetery
Location:U.S. 51

Name:Parker Hill Cemetery
Location:Park Hill Road

Name:Pine Orchard Cemetery
Location:U.S. 52

Name:Stone House Cemetery
Location:Country Road

Name:Union Cemetery
Location:U.S. 51
 
Churches (4)
Name:Emmauel Episcopal Church (860) 663-1800
Location:50 Emmauel Church Road, Killingworth, CT 06419
Website:www.churchinthewilderness.org

Name:Killingworth Congregational Church (860) 663-1789
Location:273 Route 81, Killingworth, CT 06419
Website:www.killingworthchurch.org

Name:Living Rock Church (860) 663-2069
Location:138 Route 81, Killingworth, CT 06419
Website:www.living-rock.org

Name:St. Lawrence Chruch (860) 663-2576
Location:7 Hemlock Drive, Killingworth, CT 06419
Website:www.stlawrencechurch.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (27)
Name:Aders Bridge

Name:Bear Swamp

Name:Black Rock District

Name:Bunker Hill

Name:Burr Hill

Name:Cedar Swamp

Name:Center District

Name:Chestnut District

Name:Cow Pen Hill

Name:Dogwood Knoll

Name:Fox Village

Name:Hemlock Hts

Name:Indian Springs

Name:Lake District

Name:Ninevah Falls

Name:Old Mine Hill

Name:Parker Hill

Name:Pea Hill

Name:Pine Orchard District

Name:Pond Meadow

Name:Roast Meat Hill

Name:Southwest District

Name:Stone Hill District

Name:Stonehill Acres

Name:Tower Hill

Name:Union District

Name:Wolf Meadows
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (3)
Name:Abel Buell (1742-1822) Publisher of the first map of the New United States
Type:Historic

Name:John Himmelman - Author and naturalist
Type:Contemporary

Name:Jonathan Bush (1931- ) Banker and Uncle to President George W. Bush
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Clinton Recorder - Weekly (203) 453-2711
Type:Contemporary
Location:66 High St., P.O. Box 349, Guilford, CT 06437
Website:www.zwire.com

Name:Killingworthtoday.com on-line (203) 453-2711
Type:Contemporary
Website:www.killingworthday.com/
 
Schools (5)
Name:Burr Elementary Schoole PK-4 (860 345-4584
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:792 Killingworth Road, P.O. Box 570, Higganum, CT 06441
Website:www.rsd17.org/bes

Name:Haddam Elementary School K-4 (860) 345-4551
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:272 Old Saybrook Road, P.O. Box 439 Higganum, CT 06441
Website:www.rsd17.org/hes

Name:Haddam Killingworth Middle School 5-8 (860) 663-1241
Type:Middle School
Location:451 Route 81, Killingworth, CT 06419
Website:www.rsd17.org/hkms

Name:Haddam-Killingworth High School 9-12 (860 345-8541)
Type:High School
Location:95 Little City Road, P.O. Box 569, higganum, CT 06441
Website:www.rsd17.org/hkhs

Name:Killingworth Elementary School K-4 (860) 663-1121
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:340 Route 81 P.O. Box 609 Killingworth, CT 06419
Website:www.rsd17.org/kes
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Killingworth Library (860) 663-2000
Type:Current
Location:301 Route 81 P.O. Box 725, Killingworth, CT 06419
Website:www.killingworthlibrary.org
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:Pictorial History of killingworth
Author:Lentry, Thomas
Date Published:1976
Publisher:Killingworth Historical Society
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (7)
Date:1663
Description:Settled as the plantation of "Homonoscitt" (Hammonasset)

Date:1667
Description:Name changed to Kenilworth


Date:1687/8
Description:Land dispute with Saybrook was settled

Date:1701
Description:The Rev. Abraham Pierson was chosen to take care of instructing and governing a collegiate school that would become Yale University, after being moved from Killingworth to Old Saybrook and finally settling in New Haven.

Date:1703
Description:Town voted to a schoolhouse on Meetinghouse Hill

Date:1735
Description:The boundary line between Killingworth and Clinton was drawn

Date:1816
Description:The second Eccesiastical Society voted to build a new meeting house, which is the present day Congregational Church building, completed in 1820.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Thomas Lentz
Contact Data:126 Schnoor Road
Killingworth, CT 06419
or contact the
Killingworth Historical Society
P.O. Box 707
Killingworth, CT 06419
www.killingworthhistorical.com
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1665
Marriage:1665
Death:1669
 





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