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Jul 29 @ 7:30 am
Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY Radio
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Aug
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7:20 am Chamber Chat on WILI Radio
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Aug 19 @ 7:20 am
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7:30 am Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY...
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Aug 26 @ 7:30 am
Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY Radio
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Eastford

eastfordwww.eastfordct.org

Eastford’s Nipmuck Indians belonged to the Algonkin configuration.  They called the area “Wabaquasset” meaning “place-of-needs for making mats.”  Originally part of Ashford, Eastford was first settled in 1711 by the families of John and Sarah Perry and William Ward, Sr.  Early settlers followed the Old Connecticut Path – once a well established Indian trail.  Eastford separated from Ashford and incorporated in 1847.

Mill-Bridge

General Nathaniel Lyon was born in the Phoenixville section of Eastford in 1818.  He was the first northern General killed in the Civil War (at the battle of Wilson’s Creek, Missouri, 1861).

The Ivy Glenn Memorial built in 1847 was used as a Methodist Church and later as the Town Hall.  It now houses the library and serves as a gathering place for many town functions.  Other historical sites include the Old Stone Mill (1821), the Old Center Store (1836) built by Alba Hewitt, the General Lyon Inn (1843), the Old Town Pound (1710), the Old Cemetery (1720) including John Perry’s gravestone, Squire Bosworth’s Castle (1800) which housed a post office, a general store, and lodge rooms for Freemasons, the Congregational Church (1829), the Joseph Work House (1726), and the Somers Turnpike Tavern built by Jonathan Hayward in 1733 which housed an inn, post office and store.

Today, Eastford provides local residents with a variety of local businesses.  Still an agricultural, residential town, a large portion of the township’s land is the Natchaug State Forest and the Yale Forest.

PROFILE
Zip: 06242
Settled: 1711
Incorporated: 1847
Area: 28.3 square miles
Form of Government: Town Meeting / Selectmen
Mill Rate: 28.50

IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Animal Control(860)377-6635
Assessor(860)974-1291 ext. 7
Fire Department(860)974-0630
Fire Marshal(860)429-6222
Library(860)974-0125
Police(860)779-4900
Selectmen(860)974-0133 ext. 3
Tax Collector(860)974-1885 ext. 6
Town Clerk(860)974-1885 ext. 5
Town Hall(860)974-0133
Transfer Station(860)974-2259
SCHOOLS
Eastford Elementary School (K-8)(860)974-1130
Woodstock Academy (9-12)(860)928-6575

 



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Chamber & Community Calendar
Jul
15
Wed
7:20 am Chamber Chat on WILI Radio
Chamber Chat on WILI Radio
Jul 15 @ 7:20 am
Chamber Chat on WILI Radio
Are you interested in joining us on WILI Radio for our Chamber Member Spotlight? It’s FREE and it’s FUN! Contact us today for open slots 860-774-8001
Jul
29
Wed
7:30 am Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY...
Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY...
Jul 29 @ 7:30 am
Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY Radio
Listen in to WINY Radio Station 1350 AM or 97.1 FM between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM to hear Chamber President, Donna Copeland of Country Living at Westview Commons introduce NECT Chamber of Commerce Members who …

Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY Radio Read More »

Aug
19
Wed
7:20 am Chamber Chat on WILI Radio
Chamber Chat on WILI Radio
Aug 19 @ 7:20 am
Chamber Chat on WILI Radio
Are you interested in joining us on WILI Radio for our Chamber Member Spotlight? It’s FREE and it’s FUN! Contact us today for open slots 860-774-8001
Aug
26
Wed
7:30 am Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY...
Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY...
Aug 26 @ 7:30 am
Chamber Member Spotlight on WINY Radio
Listen in to WINY Radio Station 1350 AM or 97.1 FM between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM to hear Chamber President, Donna Copeland of Country Living at Westview Commons introduce NECT Chamber of Commerce Members who …

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