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Andover

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Andover
State:
Connecticut
County:
Tolland County
Probate District:
13
Year Established:
1743
Year Incorporated:
1848
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Office Building
17 School Road
Andover CT 06232
Town Clerk phone:
(860) 742-0188
M 8:15-7:00
T-TH 8:15-4:00
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Web Address:
www.andoverct.org

History Brief:
Andover was primarily settled on 500 acres of land granted on May 14, 1663 to Major John Mason for his service in the Pequot War. The land was called "Pomakuck" by the Indians and was not seriously occupied until 1718, when families from Windsor and Enfield moved there. The privileges of an Ecclesiastical Society were granted in May 1747. The town was incorporated in 1848, taking land from the towns of Coventry, Lebanon and Hebron. Town vital records begin 1848. Barbour collection records cover 1848-79.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (3)
Town Name:Coventry
State:CT

Town Name:Hebron
State:CT

Town Name:Lebanon
State:CT
 
Population (16)
Year:1850
Population:500

Year:1860
Population:517

Year:1870
Population:461

Year:1870
Population:2099

Year:1880
Population:428

Year:1890
Population:401

Year:1900
Population:385

Year:1910
Population:371

Year:1920
Population:389

Year:1930
Population:430

Year:1940
Population:560

Year:1950
Population:1034

Year:1960
Population:1771

Year:1980
Population:2144

Year:1990
Population:2540

Year:2000
Population:3036
 
Founding Families (18)
Surname:Babcock

Surname:Bishop

Surname:Burnap

Surname:Chappin

Surname:Dagget

Surname:Dorrance

Surname:Fitch

Surname:Hutchinson

Surname:Huxford

Surname:Jones

Surname:Loomis

Surname:Lyman

Surname:Marsh

Surname:Multon

Surname:Perkins

Surname:Phelps

Surname:Porter

Surname:White
 
Cemeteries (5)
Name:New Andover Cemetery
Location:Near Center, NW of Railroad Station

Name:Old Andover Cemetery
Location:Near Center, SE of Railroad Station

Name:Post Cemetery
Location:Hebron and Bolton Roads

Name:Smith Cemetery
Location:One grave in field by old Baker House. One mile west of village

Name:Townsend Cemetery
Location:Bishop Road
 
Churches (1)
Name:Andover Congregational Church
Location:PO Box 55, 359 Route 6
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Old Town Hall, now the Town Museum
Location:Hebron Road
 
Notable Citizens (3)
Name:Daniel Burnap (Clock Maker)
Type:Historic

Name:Major John Hutchington Buell ( Revolutionary War Officer)
Type:Historic

Name:Thomas Porter (First to arrive and build in Andover)
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Journal Inquirer (860) 646-0500
Type:Contemporary
Location:P.O. Box 510, Manchester, CT 06045
Website:www.journalinquirer.com

Name:The Andover Hometown News
Type:Contemporary
Location:Jacob's Hill Assoc. PO Box 209 Columbia, CT 06037
 
Schools (1)
Name:Andover Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:35 School Road,
Website:www.andoverelementary.com
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Andover Public Library
Type:Current
Location:355 Route 6
Website:www.AndoverCT.org
 
Published Histories (4)
Name:A History of the Andover Fire Deptment
Author:Scott Yeomans

Name:A History of the Andover Public Library
Author:Scott Yeomans

Name:A History of the Ecclesiastical Society and First Congregational Church
Author:The Church History Committee
Date Published:1972

Name:The History of Andover
Author:Philip Brass
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Scott Yeomans
Contact Data:3 Hebron Road
Andover, CT 06232
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1848 - Present
Marriage:1848 - Present
Death:1848 - Present
 





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