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Preston

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Preston
State:
Connecticut
County:
New London County
Probate District:
29
Year Established:
1687
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Preston Town Hall
389 Route 2
Preston, CT 06365
(860) 887-5581
T, W & F, - 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Web Address:
www.preston-ct.org/

History Brief:
There were settlers here as early as 1648, but the Plantation on the East Side of Norwich was not established until October 1686. In October 1687, the Court named the Plantation the town of Presson. The inhabitants referred to their settlement as New Presson but the town came to be called, Preston. Town vital records begin 1687. Barbour collection records cover 1687-1850.

   
Other City Names (1)
Name:New Preston
 
Settled From (2)
Town Name:Griswold

Town Name:Norwich
 
Population (6)
Year:1910
Population:1917

Year:1920
Population:2743

Year:1930
Population:3928

Year:1940
Population:4206

Year:1950
Population:1771

Year:2000
Population:4688
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (19)
Name:Avery Cemetery
Location:Southeast part of town, near Avery Pond

Name:Bentley Cemetery
Location:Pequetaunke Road

Name:Brewster Cemetery
Location:Brewster Neck, on Groton Road near Hospital

Name:Brothers of Joseph Cemetery
Location:New to Brewster Neck

Name:Brown Cemetery
Location:Near Ernest Luther's house eastern part of town

Name:Carey Cemetery
Location:On Joseph Griffing farm, northeast part of town

Name:Davis Cemetery
Location:On John Lucas farm, eastern part of town

Name:Gates Cemetery
Location:Westerly Road

Name:Gore Cemetery
Location:Westerly Road

Name:Guile Cemetery
Location:On old turnpike road, east part of town

Name:Jewish Cemetery
Location:Next to Brewster Neck Cemetery

Name:Long Society Cemetery
Location:Preston City Road

Name:New Poquetaunke Cemetery
Location:Poquetaunke

Name:Norwich Hebrew Association Cemetery
Location:Next to Brothers of Joseph Cemetery

Name:Old Cemetery
Location:Preston City Road

Name:Old Pequetaunke Cemetery
Location:Pequetaunke Road

Name:Palmer Cemetery
Location:North Part of town, near Griswold town line

Name:Preston City Cemetery
Location:Preston City

Name:Safford Cemetery
Location:Rear of Guile Cemetery, eastern part of town
 
Churches (6)
Name:Calvary Baptist Church (860) 887-3245
Location:97 Route 165, Preston, CT 06365

Name:Chruch of the Nazarene (860) 889-8837
Location:128 Route 2, Preston, CT 06365
Website:www.prestonnaz.org/

Name:Preston City Bible Church (860) 889-6529
Location:293 Route 164, Preston, CT 06365
Website:www.prestoncitybible.org/

Name:Preston City Congregational Church (860) 886-7200
Location:321 Route 164, Preston, CT 06365
Website:www.our.homewithgod.com/

Name:St. Catherine of Siena (860) 887-9966
Location:243 Route 164, Preston, CT 06365
Website:www.saintcatherineofsienapreston.org/

Name:St. James Episcopal Church (860) 889-0150
Location:95 Route 2A, Preston, CT 06365
Website:pages.cthome.net/sjchurch/
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (5)
Name:Hallville

Name:Long Society

Name:Poquetanuck

Name:Preston City

Name:Preston Plains
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:Thames River Times
Type:Contemporary
 
Schools (2)
Name:Preston Plains Middle School 6-8 (860) 889-3831
Type:Middle School
Location:1 Route 164, Preston, CT 06365
Website:www.prestonschools.org/ppms.html

Name:Preston Veterans Memorial School Pk-5 (860) 887-3113
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:325 Shetucket Tpke., Preston, CT 06365
Website:www.prestonschools.org/pvms.html
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Preston Public Library (860) 886-1010
Type:Current
Location:389 Route 2, Preston, CT 06365
Website:www.prestonlibrary.org
 
Published Histories (3)
Name:Nine Dollars Per Month and Board: Reminiscences of Lewis R. Peckham 1882-1967
Author:Helen Hoase Johnson
Date Published:1975
Publisher:Preston Historical Society

Name:Preston Early Homes and Families
Author:Marion White Hall
Date Published:1968
Publisher:Stonington Printing & Publishing Co.

Name:Preston in 1801
Author:David Hale
Date Published:1961
Publisher:Acorn Club of Connecticut
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:United States GenWeb Project
Website Address:www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctcgroto/preston.html
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Preston Historical Society
Route 164
Preston, CT 06365
www.preston-ct.org/html/historical_soc.html
Notes:Historical Society occupies the orginal library building that was donated by Charles H. Brown on Nov. 25, 1898

Name:Joyce Steffenson
Contact Data:389 Route 2
Preston, CT 06365
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1675 - Present - - Earlier Birth, Marriage,
Marriage:1672 - Present - - and Death records may be found
Death:1704 - Present - - in Griswold or Norwich
 





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