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Sterling

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Sterling
State:
Connecticut
County:
Windham County
Probate District:
27
Year Established:
1794
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman-Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Sterling Town Hall
1183 Plainfield Pike
Sterling, CT 06377
(860) 564-2657
Mon & Tue 8:00 to 4:30, Wed 8:00 to 6:00 and Thur 8:00 to 4:00
Web Address:
www.sterlingct.us/

History Brief:
This was originally the northern part of the Voluntown settlement begun by persons from Plainfield about 1710. In May 1794, this section was separated from Voluntown and incorporated as the town of Sterling. Town vital records begin 1785. Barbour collection records cover 1794-1850.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Voluntown
 
Population (10)
Year:1800
Population:908

Year:1840
Population:1099

Year:1870
Population:1022

Year:1880
Population:957

Year:1910
Population:1283

Year:1930
Population:1266

Year:1940
Population:1251

Year:1950
Population:1298

Year:1990
Population:2357

Year:2000
Population:3099
 
Founding Families (22)
Surname:Bailey

Surname:Burgess

Surname:Burlingame

Surname:Cole

Surname:Dixon

Surname:Dorrance

Surname:Douglas

Surname:Dow

Surname:French

Surname:Frink

Surname:Gallup

Surname:Gaston

Surname:Gordon

Surname:Hall

Surname:Mason

Surname:Montgomery

Surname:Pattern

Surname:Perkins

Surname:Smith

Surname:Vaughan

Surname:Wylie

Surname:Yooung
 
Cemeteries (22)
Name:Ames Cemetery
Location:north part of town

Name:Arnold Cemetery
Location:Northwest part of town

Name:Ball Cemetery
Location:Outside of Riverside Cemetery

Name:Benadam Gallup Cemetery
Location:South part of town

Name:Bennett Cemetery
Location:Northeast part of town

Name:Card-Clark Cemetery
Location:Northwest part of town

Name:Cedar Swamp Cemetery
Location:South part of town

Name:Dixon Cemetery
Location:North part of Center of town

Name:Field Stones
Location:North part of town

Name:French Cemetery
Location:Northeast part of town

Name:French-Green Cemetery
Location:1/2 mile from Main Road

Name:Gallup Cemetery
Location:South of Center

Name:Griffths Cemetery
Location:Northeast part of town

Name:Hall-Fuller Cemetery
Location:North part of town

Name:Kenyon Cemetery
Location:West of Center

Name:Parker Hill Cemetery
Location:Northwest part of town

Name:Potter Cemetery
Location: North part of Center of town

Name:Riverside Cemetery
Location:South of Center

Name:Sheldon Cemnetery
Location:Center of town

Name:Williams Cemetery
Location:West part of town

Name:Wright Cemetery
Location:Near #7 Hall-Fuller

Name:Young Cemetery
Location:Northeast part of town
 
Churches (4)
Name:Church of Christ (860) 564-5943
Location:CT Rte #49, Sterling, CT 06377

Name:Line Baptist Church (860) 774-6705
Location:549 Sawmill Hill Rd., Sterling, CT 06377

Name:Oneco United Methodish Church (860) 564-1526
Location:1128 Plainfield Pike, Sterling, CT 06377

Name:Sterling HIll Baptist Church (860) 564-1090
Location:548 Sterling Hill Rd., Sterling, cT 06377
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (5)
Name:Ekonk

Name:North Sterling

Name:Oneco

Name:Sterling Center

Name:Sterling Hill
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (2)
Name:Allen Cleveland Lewis 1821-1877 Founder of the Lewis Institute (later the ILL. Institute of Tech.)
Type:Historic

Name:Charles Dow 1851-1902 Journalist and founder of the Dow Jones & Co.
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (1)
Name:Sterling Community School K-8 (860) 564-2728
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:251 Sterling Rd., Sterling, CT 06377
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Sterling Public Library (860) 564-2692
Type:Current
Location:1110 Plainfield Pike, Sterling, CT 06373
 
Published Histories (0)
No Data Available.
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:US GenWeb Project
Website Address:www.ctgenweb.org/county/cowindham/ctcsterling/index.html

Website Name:Windham County Connecticut - Genealogy & History
Website Address:www.connecticutgenealogy.com/windham/sterling.html
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Eileen Sansone
Contact Data:1114 Plainfield Pike
P.O. Box 157
Oneco, CT 06373
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1768 to Present - Earlier birth, marriage, and death
Marriage:1767 to Present - records may be found in the
Death:17991 to present - town of Voluntown
 





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