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Scotland

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Scotland
State:
Connecticut
County:
Windham County
Probate District:
28
Year Established:
1857
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Town Meeting - Selectmen
Town Hall Address:
Scotland Town Hall
9 Devotion Road
P.O. Box 122
Scotland, CT 06264
Mon, Tue, Thur 9:00 - 3:00
Wed 12:00 - 8:00
Web Address:
www.scotlandct.org/

History Brief:
This land was originally the southeastern section of Windham, which was laid out in 1678. In 1700, Isaac Magoon purchased several hundred acres that he called, Scotland, after the country of his birth. In 1701, the Court divided Windham into two Parishes. Scotland was part of the South Parish. In May 1732 it was named the Third Society of Windham but was called, Scotland Parish, locally. The Parish was incorporated as a town in May 1857 and called Scotland. Town vital records begin 1857.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Windham
 
Population (9)
Year:1870
Population:648

Year:1880
Population:590

Year:1910
Population:476

Year:1920
Population:391

Year:1930
Population:402

Year:1940
Population:478

Year:1950
Population:512

Year:1990
Population:1215

Year:2000
Population:1556
 
Founding Families (28)
Surname:Allen

Surname:Backus

Surname:Bingham

Surname:Brewster

Surname:Burnap

Surname:Cary

Surname:Case

Surname:Cook

Surname:Fuller

Surname:Hebard

Surname:Huntington

Surname:Kingsley

Surname:Laselle

Surname:Lilly

Surname:Luce

Surname:Magoon

Surname:Meacham

Surname:Mooch

Surname:Mudie

Surname:Ormsbee

Surname:Palmer

Surname:Ripley

Surname:Robinson

Surname:Rudd

Surname:Silsby

Surname:Waldo

Surname:Wheelock

Surname:Woodward
 
Cemeteries (4)
Name:Fuller Cemetery
Location:Center

Name:New Scotland Cemetery
Location:Next to Old Scotland Cemetery

Name:Old Scotland Cemetery
Location:1 mile south of Center

Name:Palmertown Cemetery
Location:2 miles southwest of Center
 
Churches (3)
Name:Christian Fellowship Church (860) 456-2759
Location:140 Pudding Hill Road, Scotland, CT 06264
Website:www.cfcscotland.org

Name:Scotland Congregational Church (860) 456-7149
Location:4 Huntington Road, Scotland, CT 06364

Name:St. Margaret's Church (860) 423-1791
Location:Route 14, Scotland, CT 06264
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Samuel Huntington House
Location:36 Huntington Road, Scotland, CT 06264
 
Notable Citizens (1)
Name:Samuel Huntington (1731-1796) A signer of the Declaration of Independence
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Chronicle (860) 423-8466
Type:Contemporary
Location:One Chronicle Road, P.O. Box 148, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.thechronicle.com/site/
 
Schools (1)
Name:Scotland Elementary School (Pk-6 860) 423-0064
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:68 Brook Road, Scotland, CT 06264
Website:scotlandpublicschool.org/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Scotland Public Library (860) 423-1492
Type:Current
Location:21 Brook Road, Scotland, CT 06264
Website:scotlandubliclibrary.org/
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:History of Ancient Windham County, Connecticut
Author:William L. Weaver
Date Published:1864
Publisher:Weaver and Curtiss
Description:Genealogy, Containing a Genealogical Record of All the Early Families of Ancient Windham, Embracing the Present Towns of Windham, Mansfield, Hampton, Chaplin and Scotland, Part 1

Name:History of Windham County Connecticut
Author:Richard M Bayles
Date Published:1889
Publisher:W.W. Preston
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:www.connecticutgenealogy.com/windham/index.htm

Website Name:USGen Web Project
Website Address:freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~windhamcoct/scotland.html
 
Historic Timeline (3)
Date:1733
Description:Wanting a church nearer home, it was voted to build a meeting house


Date:1735
Description:1735 The church was organized with Ebenezer Devotion as it's first pastor. The First Church of Windham dismissed eighty nine members which formed the Scotland Church.

Date:1746
Description:Dissatisfied with the existing discipline at the Scotland Church, a group left and started the Separate Church, later renamed the Brunswick Church
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Socland Historical Society
Waldo Road
P.O. Box 4
Scotland, CT 06264

Name:Irenemary Miller
Contact Data:P.O. Box 122
Scotland, CT 06264
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1857 - Present - Earlier birth, marriage and
Marriage:1857 - Present - death records may be found
Death:1857 - Present - in Windham
 





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