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May
8
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10:00 am Pop-Up-Putnam @ Putnam Connecticut
Pop-Up-Putnam @ Putnam Connecticut
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pop-Up-Putnam @ Putnam Connecticut
Pop-Up-Putnam MAY 8 | JUN 26 | JUL 24 | AUG 21 10:00am – 4:00pm An open-air market throughout Putnam’s downtown spaces, welcoming weekend visitors to discover unique artisan and merchant offerings. Discover Putnam – …

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May
9
Sun
10:00 am Yoga & Wine @ Taylor Brooke Winery
Yoga & Wine @ Taylor Brooke Winery
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Yoga & Wine @ Taylor Brooke Winery
Enjoy an hour of Yoga for all levels followed by your favorite Taylor Brooke Wine. $25 Spaces fill quickly so register today! https://insideoutwellness.teachable.com/
May
13
Thu
8:00 am Trail Wood Bird Walk @ Trail Wood
Trail Wood Bird Walk @ Trail Wood
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Trail Wood Bird Walk @ Trail Wood
Trail Wood Bird Walks May 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am Join Andy as he points out various birds while hiking at Trail Wood, such as Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Veery and more. Limit 7 people. …

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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
May
8
Sat
10:00 am Pop-Up-Putnam @ Putnam Connecticut
Pop-Up-Putnam @ Putnam Connecticut
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pop-Up-Putnam @ Putnam Connecticut
Pop-Up-Putnam MAY 8 | JUN 26 | JUL 24 | AUG 21 10:00am – 4:00pm An open-air market throughout Putnam’s downtown spaces, welcoming weekend visitors to discover unique artisan and merchant offerings. Discover Putnam – …

Pop-Up-Putnam Read More »

May
9
Sun
10:00 am Yoga & Wine @ Taylor Brooke Winery
Yoga & Wine @ Taylor Brooke Winery
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Yoga & Wine @ Taylor Brooke Winery
Enjoy an hour of Yoga for all levels followed by your favorite Taylor Brooke Wine. $25 Spaces fill quickly so register today! https://insideoutwellness.teachable.com/
May
13
Thu
8:00 am Trail Wood Bird Walk @ Trail Wood
Trail Wood Bird Walk @ Trail Wood
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Trail Wood Bird Walk @ Trail Wood
Trail Wood Bird Walks May 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am Join Andy as he points out various birds while hiking at Trail Wood, such as Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Veery and more. Limit 7 people. …

Trail Wood Bird Walk Read More »

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