WINDSOR , a township of
See also:Connecticut, U.S.A., on the Connecticut and Farmington
See also:rivers, adjoining the city of Hartford on the N . Pop . (1890) 2954; (1900) 3614, 596 being
See also:born; (1910) 4178 .
See also:Area about 27 sq. m . It is served by the New
See also:York, New Haven & Hartford railway and by electric lines to Hartford and to
See also:Springfield, Massachusetts . Among the buildings are the Congregational
See also:Church, built in 1794 (the church itself was organized in 163o in England), the
See also:Protestant Episcopal Church (1864) and the Roger Ludlow School . In Windsor are the
See also:Campbell School (for girls) and a public library (1888) . The Loomis Institute (incorporated 1874 and 1905) for the gratuitous
See also:education of persons between 12 and 20 years of age has been heavily endowed by gifts of the Loomis
See also:family .
See also:Tobacco and market vegetables are raised in Windsor, and among its manufactures are paper, canned goods, knit and woollen goods, cigars and electrical supplies.' In 1633 Captain
See also:Holmes, of the Plymouth Colony, established near the mouth of the Farmington
See also:river a trading
See also:post, the first settlement by Englishmen in Connecticut; a more important and a permanent settlement (until 1637 called New Dorchester) was made in 1635 by immigrants from Dorchester, Massachusetts, led by the Rev .
See also:Wareham, Roger Ludlow and others . In 1639 representatives from Windsor, with those from
See also:Wethersfield and Hartford, organized the Connecticut Colony . Among the
See also:land-holders were
See also:Grant and
See also:Thomas Dewey, ancestors respectively of General ' In the township of Windsor Locks (pop .
1910, 3715), immediately
See also:yarn and
See also:silk, paper,
See also:steel and machinery are manufactured . U . S . Grant and
See also:George Dewey; and Captain John
See also:Mason (1600—1672), the friend of
See also:Miles Standish, was one of its early citizens . It was the birthplace of Roger
See also:Wolcott, of the older Oliver Wolcott (1726—1797),. of Oliver Ellsworth (whose home is now a
See also:historical museum), and of
See also:Sill . Windsor has been called " The
See also:Mother of Towns " ; it originally included the territory now constituting the
See also:present township, and the townships of East Windsor (1768), Ellington (1786), South Windsor (1845),
See also:Simsbury (167o),
See also:Granby (1786), East Granby (1858), Bloomfield (1835) and Windsor Locks (1854) . See H . R .
See also:Ancient Windsor (2 vols., New York, 1891; revised edition) .
WINDSOR (properly NEw WINDSOR)
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