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New Britain

Summary    
City/Town Name:
New Britain
State:
Connecticut
County:
Hartford County
Probate District:
8
Year Established:
1754
Year Incorporated:
1850
Form of Government:
Mayor plus 15-member Common Council
Town Hall Address:
City Hall
27 W. Main St., Rm. 109
New Britain, CT 06051
Tel. 860-826-3344; Vital Records 860-826-3338
Mon - Fri 8:15 to 3:45 last Thur of each month 8:15 to 6:45
Web Address:
www.newbritainct.gov

History Brief:
Originally part of the vast lands of the Town of Farmington, the southerly section known as the Great Swamp Society was organized into a parish on 11 October 1705. In 1722 the name was changed to Kensington, which is now the designation of the westerly section of the Town of Berlin. In May 1754 the Parish was divided and one named the Society of New Briton. This Society remained a part of Farmington until 1785 when it was separated as part of the new town of Berlin. It was incorporated as the independent town of New Britain in 1850 and as a city in 1871; town and city were consolidated in 1905. Its numerous factories have resulted in the nickname "The Hardware City." Town vital records begin 1850.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:New Briton
 
Settled From (2)
Town Name:Berlin/Kensington

Town Name:Farmington
 
Population (10)
Year:1850
Population:1720

Year:1900
Population:28202

Year:1910
Population:43916

Year:1920
Population:59316

Year:1930
Population:68128

Year:1940
Population:68685

Year:1950
Population:73663

Year:1990
Population:75491

Year:2000
Population:71538

Year:2010
Population:73206
 
Founding Families (11)
Surname:Andrews

Surname:Booth

Surname:Clark

Surname:Hart

Surname:Judd

Surname:Lee

Surname:Lewis

Surname:Richards

Surname:Seymour

Surname:Smith

Surname:Stanley
 
Cemeteries (10)
Name:Andrews Cemetery
Location:53 Sefton Drive

Name:Beth Mishka Cemetery
Location:60 Chapman Street

Name:Congregation Beth Alom Cemetery (860) 223-8663
Location:60 Allen Street

Name:Fairview Cemetery
Location:120 Stanley Street

Name:Holy Trinity Greek Catholic Cemetery
Location:249 Osgood Avenue

Name:Russian Orthodox Cemetery
Location:280 Wells Street

Name:Sacred Heart Cemetery
Location:2180 Osgood Street

Name:St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery (New) (860)225-1938
Location:1309 Stanley Street

Name:St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery (Old)
Location:44 Beatty Street

Name:Town Farm Cemetery
Location:Kelsey Street
 
Churches (37)
Name:All Saints Parish
Location:closed - for records contact St. Ann's

Name:Armenian Church of The Holy Resurrection (860) 223-7875
Location:1910 Stanley St., New Britain, CT 06053
Website:www.armenianchurchct.com/

Name:Bethany Covenant Church
Location:19 Franklin SQ

Name:Bethel Christian Church
Location:19 Childs ST
Website:www.bethelnewbritain.org/

Name:Christian Pentecostal Church Inc (860) 229-9515
Location:119 West Main St., New Britain, CT 06051

Name:Congregation Tephereth Israel
Location:76 Winter ST
Website:www.congregationti.com/

Name:First Church of Christ Congregational (860) 229-3709
Location:830 Corbin Ave., New Britain, CT 06052
Website:www.firstnewbritain.org/

Name:First Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Location:77 Franklin SQ
Website:www.firstlutherannb.org/

Name:First Polish Baptist Church (860) 225-5519
Location:388 Hart St., New Britain, CT 06052

Name:Holy Cross Church (860) 229-2011
Location:31 Biruta St., New Britain, CT 06053
Website:www.htocnb.org/

Name:Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church (860) 229-2531
Location:121 Beaver St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:byzcath.org/HolyTrinity/

Name:Holy Trinity Orthodox Church (860) 223-1976
Location:305 Washington St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:www.htocnb.org/

Name:Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witness (860) 223-9117
Location:232 Slater Rd., New Britain, CT 06053
Website:www.watchtower.org/

Name:New Bethel Fire Baptized Holiness Church (860) 223-6122
Location:60 Tremont St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:fbhchurch.org/newbethel_ct.html

Name:New Britain Spanish Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Location:94 West Main ST
Website:newbritainspanish22.adventistchurchconnect.org/

Name:Sacred Heart Church (860) 229-0081
Location:158 Broad St., New Britain, CT 06053
Website:sacredheartnb.org/

Name:South Congregational First Baptist Church (860) 223-3691
Location:90 Main St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:www.southchurch.org/

Name:Spottswood A M E Zion Church (860) 225-2682
Location:25 Crestwood Lane, New Britain, CT 06053
Website:www.spottswoodamezion.org/

Name:St. Andrews Rectory (860) 224-0341
Location:369 Church St., New Britain, CT 06051

Name:St. Ann Church (860) 225-4303
Location:47 Clark St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:stannchurchnb.org/

Name:St. Francis of Assisi Church
Location:1755 Stanley ST
Website:saintfrancisnb.org/

Name:St. George Greek Orthodox Church (860) 229-0055
Location:301West Main St., New Britain, CT 06052

Name:St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church (860) 225-4303
Location:1010 Slater Rd., New Britain, CT 06053
Website:stjeromenb.org/

Name:St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church (860) 223-3667
Location:655 East St., New Britain, CT 06051

Name:St. Johns Lutheran Church ELCA (860) 225-4653
Location:295 Arch St., New Britain, CT 06051

Name:St. Josaphats Ukrainian Catholic Church (860) 225-7340
Location:303 Eddy Glover Blvd., New Britain, CT 06053

Name:St. Joseph Church (860) 229-4851
Location:195 South Main St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:stjosephchurchnewbritain.com/home.html

Name:St. Marks Episcopal Church (860) 225-7634
Location:147 West Main St., New Britain, CT 06052
Website:www.stmarksnewbritain.org/

Name:St. Mary Roman Catholic Church (860) 229-4894
Location:544 Main St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:smnb.org/

Name:St. Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church (860) 229-3833
Location:54 Winter St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:www.smuoc.com/

Name:St. Matthew Lutheran Church - LCMS
Location:99 Franklin SQ

Name:St. Maurice Catholic Church
Location:100 Wightman Rd

Name:St. Peters Church (860) 224-1446
Location:98 Franklin Sq., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:www.st-peter-church.org/

Name:St. Stephens Armenian Apostolic Church (860) 229-8322
Location:167 Tremont St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:ststephensarmenianchurch.com/?p=73

Name:St. Thomas Assyrian Church of the East
Location:120 Cabot ST
Website:www.stthomasassyrianchurch.org/

Name:Tabernacle Baptist Church (860) 224-4900
Location:25 South St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:www.tabernaclebaptistnewbritain.org/

Name:The Pentecostals of New Britain - United Pentecostal Church
Location:517 Farmington AV
Website:www.nbupc.org/
 
Monuments (1)
Name:SOLDIERS' MONUMENT
Description:51 foot Classical limestone tomb crowned with bronze Winged Victory
Location:242 Main St., (Central Park) New Britain, Ct
Type:Military
Dedication Date:09/19/1900
Artist/Sculptor:Ernest Flagg
 
Communities (3)
Name:Little Poland

Name:Shuttle Meadow

Name:Stanley Quarter
 
Historical Locations (2)
Name:New Britain Industrial Museum, nbindustrial.org/
Location:185 Main ST

Name:New Britain Museum of American Art, www.nbmaa.org/
Location:56 Lexington Street
 
Notable Citizens (2)
Name:Elihu Burritt, activist
Type:Historic

Name:Frederick Trent Stanley, manufacturer
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:El canillita Weekly
Type:Contemporary
Website:elcanillita.com

Name:New Britain Herald (860) 225-4601
Type:Both
Location:1 Court St., 4th Floor, New Britain, CT 06051
Website:newbritainherald.com
 
Schools (16)
Name:Central Connecticut State University (860) 832-3200
Type:University
Location:1615 Stanley St., New Britain, CT 06050
Website:www.ccsu.edu

Name:Chamberlain Elementary School (860) 823-5691
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:102 Newington Ave., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:www.csdnb.org/schools/chamberlain/#home

Name:DiLoreto Magnet School (806) 223-2885
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:730 Slater Rd., New Britain, CT 06053
Website:www.csdnb.org/schools/diloreto/#home

Name:Gaffney Elementary School (8600 225-6247
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:322 Slater Rd., New Britain, CT 06053
Website:www.csdnb.org/schools/gaffney/#home

Name:HALS Academy (860) 826-1866
Type:Middle School
Location:30 Pendleton Rd., New Britain, CT 06053
Website:www.csdnb.org/schools/hals/#home

Name:Holmes Elementary School (860) 223-8294
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:2150 Stanley St., New Britain, CT 06053
Website:www.csdnb.org/schools/holmes/#home

Name:Jefferson Elementary School (860) 8007
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:140 Horse Plain Rd., New Britain, CT 06053
Website:www.csdnb.org/schools/jefferson/#home

Name:Lincoln Elementary School (860) 229-2564
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:145 Steele St., New Britain, CT 06052
Website:www.csdnb.org/schools/lincoln/#home

Name:Louis P. Slade Middle School (860) 225-6395
Type:Middle School
Location:183 Steele St., New Britain, CT 06052
Website:www.csdnb.org/schools/slade/#home

Name:New Britain High School (860) 225-6350
Type:High School
Location:110 Mill St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:www.sites.google.com/a/csdnbstaff.org/nbhs/home

Name:Northend Elementary School (860) 223-3819
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:160 Basset St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:www.csdnb.org/schools/northend/#home

Name:Pulaski Middle School (860) 225-7665
Type:Middle School
Location:757 Farmington Ave., New Britain, CT 06053
Website:www.csdnb.org/schools/pulaski/#home

Name:Roosevelt Middle School (860) 612-3334
Type:Middle School
Location:40 Goodwin St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:www.csdnb.org/schools/roosevelt/#home

Name:Smalley Academy (860) 225-8647
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:175 West St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:www.csdnb.org/schools/smalley/#home

Name:Smith Elementary School (860) 223-1574
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:142 Rutherford St., New Britain, CT 06051
Website:www.csdnb.org/schools/smith/#home

Name:Vance Village Elementary (860) 225-8731
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:183 Vance St., New britain, CT 06052
Website:www.csdnb.org/schools/vance/#home
 
Libraries (4)
Name:Elihu Burritt Library, Central Connecticut State University
Type:Current
Location:1615 Stanley ST
Website:www.library.ccsu.edu/

Name:Judicial District of New Britain Law Library
Type:Current
Location:20 Franklin SQ
Website:www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/

Name:New Britain Public Library (860) 233-3832
Type:Current
Location:20 High St., New Britain, CT
Website:www.nbpl.info/

Name:The Jefferson Branch (860) 225-4700
Type:Current
Location:140 Horse Plain Rd., New Britain, CT 06053
Website:www.nbpl.info/jefferson.html
 
Published Histories (5)
Name:A HISTORY OF NEW BRITAIN CONNECTICUT
Author:Fowler, Herbert E.
Date Published:1960
Publisher:New Britain Historical Society
Description:294 p with bibliography & index

Name:HISTORY OF NEW BRITAIN WITH SKETCHES OF FARMINGTON & BERLIN
Author:Camp, David Nelson
Date Published:1889
Publisher:William B. Thomson and Co.

Name:MEMORIAL GENEALOGY AND ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY
Author:Andrews, Alfred
Date Published:1867
Publisher:A.H. Andrews

Name:NEW BRITAIN AND THE CIVIL WAR
Author:Donuzio, Albert F
Date Published:1977
Publisher:Albert F. Donuzio

Name:STORY OF NEW BRITAIN
Author:Tyron, Lillian Hart
Date Published:1925
Publisher:Finlay Brothers
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:connecticut-genealogy.com/New-Britain-Genealogy.cfm

Website Name:The New Britain Public Library (860) 224-3155
Website Address:wwwnbpl.info/
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Contact the
Contact Data:New Britain Public Library
20 High Street
New Britain, CT 06051
www.nbpl.info/
(860) 224-3155
Notes:The Local History Room
Mon & Wed 9:00 to 2:00
Tue & Thur 2:00 to 4:00
Fri & Sat by appointment only call (860) 224-3155
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1847 to Present - Earlier Birth, Marriage, or Death
Marriage:1847 to Present - records may be found in Berlin or
Death:1847 to Present - Farmington
 





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