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Jul
29
Thu
6:00 pm Free Summer Concert Series @ Davis Park
Free Summer Concert Series @ Davis Park
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Summer Concert Series @ Davis Park
FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2021 KPRD THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES 2021 Enjoy Free music in the park…Social Distancing must be practiced Davis Park Thursday Night Summer Concert Series All Concerts 6:00pm-8:00pm We are excited to …

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Jul
31
Sat
8:00 am 10th Annual Day Kimball Healthca... @ Moosup Pond
10th Annual Day Kimball Healthca... @ Moosup Pond
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
10th Annual Day Kimball Healthcare "Give it a Tri" Triathlon Fundraiser @ Moosup Pond
10th Annual Give it a Tri Triathlon Fundraiser Save the Date for the 10th Annual DKH “Give it a Tri” Triathlon! Saturday, July 31, 2021 8:00 a.m. start time Moosup Pond | Moosup Pond Rd., …

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8:00 am Willimantic Farmers Market @ Willimantic Whitewater Park
Willimantic Farmers Market @ Willimantic Whitewater Park
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Willimantic Farmers Market @ Willimantic Whitewater Park
  SATURDAYS 8 AM TO 12 PM At the Willimantic Whitewater Park 28 Bridge Street, Willimantic, CT 06226 Contact Us for more details. Phone: 860-423-0533 Email: willifarmersmarket@gmail.com

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
29
Thu
6:00 pm Free Summer Concert Series @ Davis Park
Free Summer Concert Series @ Davis Park
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Summer Concert Series @ Davis Park
FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2021 KPRD THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES 2021 Enjoy Free music in the park…Social Distancing must be practiced Davis Park Thursday Night Summer Concert Series All Concerts 6:00pm-8:00pm We are excited to …

Free Summer Concert Series Read More »

Jul
31
Sat
8:00 am 10th Annual Day Kimball Healthca... @ Moosup Pond
10th Annual Day Kimball Healthca... @ Moosup Pond
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
10th Annual Day Kimball Healthcare "Give it a Tri" Triathlon Fundraiser @ Moosup Pond
10th Annual Give it a Tri Triathlon Fundraiser Save the Date for the 10th Annual DKH “Give it a Tri” Triathlon! Saturday, July 31, 2021 8:00 a.m. start time Moosup Pond | Moosup Pond Rd., …

10th Annual Day Kimball Healthcare “Give it a Tri” Triathlon Fundraiser Read More »

8:00 am Willimantic Farmers Market @ Willimantic Whitewater Park
Willimantic Farmers Market @ Willimantic Whitewater Park
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Willimantic Farmers Market @ Willimantic Whitewater Park
  SATURDAYS 8 AM TO 12 PM At the Willimantic Whitewater Park 28 Bridge Street, Willimantic, CT 06226 Contact Us for more details. Phone: 860-423-0533 Email: willifarmersmarket@gmail.com
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