Chamber & Community Calendar
Oct
8
Sat
11:00 am Thompson Community Day @ Riverside Park
Thompson Community Day @ Riverside Park
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thompson Community Day @ Riverside Park
Thompson is Great!  Let’s Celebrate! The 18th annual Thompson Community Day will be held on Saturday, October 8th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park in North Grosvenordale , CT. Community Day celebrates the …

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Oct
15
Sat
8:00 am Tackle The Trail
Tackle The Trail
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tackle The Trail
  Choose from Marathon (Windham to Putnam), Half-Marathon (Pomfret to Putnam) & Relay Team options.  Tackle the Trail supports students pursuing their educational dreams at Quinebaug Valley Community College!  https://tacklethetrail.org/.    
Oct
19
Wed
7:15 am Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI
Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI
Oct 19 @ 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI
Listen in to WILI Radio Station 1400 AM or 95.3 FM between 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. to hear Chamber President Sheila Frost introduce Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce members who share important information about …

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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
Oct
8
Sat
11:00 am Thompson Community Day @ Riverside Park
Thompson Community Day @ Riverside Park
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thompson Community Day @ Riverside Park
Thompson is Great!  Let’s Celebrate! The 18th annual Thompson Community Day will be held on Saturday, October 8th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park in North Grosvenordale , CT. Community Day celebrates the …

Thompson Community Day Read More »

Oct
15
Sat
8:00 am Tackle The Trail
Tackle The Trail
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tackle The Trail
  Choose from Marathon (Windham to Putnam), Half-Marathon (Pomfret to Putnam) & Relay Team options.  Tackle the Trail supports students pursuing their educational dreams at Quinebaug Valley Community College!  https://tacklethetrail.org/.    
Oct
19
Wed
7:15 am Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI
Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI
Oct 19 @ 7:15 am – 8:00 am
Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI
Listen in to WILI Radio Station 1400 AM or 95.3 FM between 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. to hear Chamber President Sheila Frost introduce Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce members who share important information about …

Chamber Member Spotlight on WILI Read More »

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