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Old Saybrook

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Old Saybrook
State:
Connecticut
County:
Middlesex County
Probate District:
33
Year Established:
1854
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectmen - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
302 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 395-3135
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday
Web Address:
www.oldsaybrookct.org

History Brief:
This is one of the towns formed from 1635 Saybrook Colony. The General Assembly created the separate town of Old Saybrook from Saybrook in 1852. Old Saybrook was separated again in 1854 when the northern part became the town of Essex. Town vital records begin 1859.
   
Other City Names (2)
Name:Saybrook Colony

Name:Saybrook Plantation
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Saybrook
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:1516

Year:1920
Population:1463

Year:1930
Population:1643

Year:1940
Population:1985

Year:1950
Population:2468

Year:1990
Population:9552

Year:2000
Population:10367
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (5)
Name:Cypress Cemetery
Location:84 Collage Street

Name:River View Cemetery
Location:61 Sheffield Street

Name:Small Pox Cemetery
Location:West of the Railroad Station

Name:St John Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:Old Middlesex Turnpike

Name:Upper or Junction Cemetery
Location:37 North Main Street
 
Churches (7)
Name:Emmanuel Baptist Church (860) 388-2582
Location:195 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Name:First Church of Christ-Congregational (388-3008
Location:366 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Website:www.firstchurchsaybrook.org

Name:Grace Baptist Church (860) 388-6100
Location:680 Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Name:Grace Episcopal Church (860) 0895
Location:336 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Website:www.graceOldSaybrook.org

Name:Presbyterian of Southern New England (860) 388-0874
Location:123 Elm Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06457

Name:St. John's Roman Catholic Church (860) 388-3787
Location:161 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06457

Name:St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran (860) 388-2396
Location:56 Great Hammock Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Website:www.stpaul-elca.org
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Veterans and Comrades Monument
Description:7'6" high tan granite shaft
Location:Riverside Cemetery on Sheffield Street
Type:Military
Dedication Date:unknown
 
Communities (18)
Name:Ayer's Point

Name:Chalker Beach

Name:Cornfield Point

Name:Fenwick

Name:Fenwood

Name:Ferry Point

Name:Floral Park

Name:Forest Glen

Name:Great Hammock

Name:Indian Town

Name:Knowllwood Beach

Name:Otter Cove

Name:Oyster River

Name:Plum Bank

Name:Saybrook Ferry

Name:Saybrook Manor Beach

Name:Saybrook Manor

Name:Saybrook Point
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Fort Saybrook Monument Park & General William Hart House
Location:350 Main Street
 
Notable Citizens (6)
Name:Ann Petey (1908-1997) Author
Type:Contemporary

Name:Art Carney (1918-2003) Actor
Type:Contemporary

Name:Elmer E. Schattschneider (1892-1971) Political Scientist
Type:Contemporary

Name:John Clellon Holmes (1926-1988) Writer and poet
Type:Contemporary

Name:Katharine H. Hepburn (1907-2003) Actress
Type:Contemporary

Name:Vin Baker (1971- ) Professional basketball player, NBA (1993-2006)
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:Harbor News by Shore Publishing (203) 245-1877
Type:Contemporary
Location:724 Boston Post Rd, P.O. Box 202, Madison, CT 06443
Website:zip06.theday.com/
 
Schools (4)
Name:E.K. Goodwin Elementary PK-3 (860) 395-3165
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:30 Old Boston Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Website:www.oldsaybrook.k12.ct.us/gs/gs.html

Name:Old Saybrook High School 9-12 (860) 395-3175
Type:High School
Location:1111 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Website:www.oldsaybrook.k12.ct.us/HSWebsite/index.html

Name:Old Saybrook Middle School 4-8 (860) 395-3168
Type:Middle School
Location:60 Sheffield Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Website:www.oldsaybrook.k12.ct.us/ms/index.html

Name:St. John's RC School Pk-8 (860) 388-0849
Type:Other
Location:42 Maynard Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Website:www.stjohnschoolos.com
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Acton Publilc Library (860) 395-3184
Type:Current
Location:60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Website:www.oldsaybrookct.org/Pages/oldsaybrookCT/_Library/index
 
Published Histories (3)
Name:Fenwick
Author:Newton C Brainard
Date Published:1944
Publisher:Lockwood and Brainard Co.

Name:The Fenwick Story
Author:Marion Hepburn Grant
Date Published:1974
Publisher:Connecticut Historical Society

Name:The Western Neck: The Story of Fenwick
Author:Mabel C Holman
Date Published:1930
Publisher:Case, Lockwood and Brainard Co.
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:Kindred Trails. Com
Website Address:www.kindredtrails.com/CT_Middlesex.html

Website Name:Old Saybrook Historical Society
Website Address:www.saybrookhistory.org
 
Historic Timeline (3)
Date:1636
Description:David Gardiner, the first child of European parents born in Connecticut.

Date:1701
Description:The Collegiate School of Connecticut was Chartered in Old Saybrook. 1716 it was moved to New Haven and renamed Yale University.

Date:1854
Description:Separated from Saybrook to become Old Saybrook
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:The Old Saybrook Historical Society
350 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 388-2622

Name:Elaine F. Staplins
Contact Data:17 Maynard Circle
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1854 - Present - Earlier Birth, Marriage and
Marriage:1854 - Present - Death records may be found
Death:1854 - Present - in Deep River
 





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