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Voluntown

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Voluntown
State:
Connecticut
County:
New London County
Probate District:
29
Year Established:
1705
Year Incorporated:
1721
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
The Voluntown Town Hall
115 Main Street
Voluntown, CT 06384
(860) 376-5880
Town Clerk Office
Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Tuesday Evenings 6:00-8:00 P.M.
(860) 376-4089
Web Address:
www.voluntown.gov/

History Brief:
In 1700, the Court made a grant to those who had volunteered for the war with the Narragansetts. In May 1708 the settlement was called the Plantation of Voluntown. It became the town of Voluntown in 1721. Town vital records begin 1708. Barbour collection records cover 1708-1850.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Plantation of Voluntown
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (1)
Year:2000
Population:2528
 
Founding Families (10)
Surname:Campbell

Surname:Coles

Surname:Fish

Surname:Gallup

Surname:Parke

Surname:Reynolds

Surname:Rhodes

Surname:Safford

Surname:Smith

Surname:Whaley
 
Cemeteries (14)
Name:Bitgood Cemetery
Location:Northeast part of town

Name:Bly Cemetery
Location:North of Phillips Cemetery

Name:Brown Cemetery
Location:North part of town

Name:Douglas Cemetery

Name:Douglas Cemetery

Name:Gallup Cemetery
Location:Pendleton Hill Road

Name:Kinne Cemetery
Location:near Griswold town line

Name:Lewis Cemetery
Location:Near Beach Pond

Name:Palmer Cemetery
Location:South part of town

Name:Palmer-Newton Cemetery
Location:Southeast part of town

Name:Phillips Cemetery
Location:North of Beach Pond

Name:Potter Cemetery
Location:Near Beach Pond

Name:Reynolds Cemetery 1 & 2

Name:Robbins Cemetery
Location:1/2 mile east of Church
 
Churches (6)
Name:First Congregational Church (860) 376-2682
Location:878 Voluntown Road, Jewett City, CT
Website:firstchurchgriswold.org

Name:St. Augustine's Church (860) 546-6074
Location:291 Stone Hill Road, Jewett City, CT

Name:St. Augustine's Church (860) 546-6074
Location:291 Stone Hill Road, Jewett City, CT

Name:St. Mary's Catholic Church (860) 376-2044
Location:34 North Main Street, Jewett City, CT

Name:St. Thomas the Apostle Church (860) 376-2293
Location:61 Preston City Road, Voluntown,CT

Name:Voluntown Baptist Church (860) 376-9485
Location:52 Main Street, Voluntown, CT
Website:www.abc-usa.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (6)
Name:Beach Pond

Name:Campbell's Mill

Name:Ekonk Hill

Name:Pendleton Hill

Name:Village

Name:Wylie
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:New London Day (860) 442-2200
Type:Both
Location:47 Eugene O'Neill Drive, P.O. Box 1231, New London CT
Website:www.theday.com

Name:Norwich Bulletin (860) 887-9211
Type:Contemporary
Location:66 Franklin Street, Norwich, CT 06360
Website:www.norwichbulletin.com
 
Schools (1)
Name:Voluntown Elementary School Pk-8 (860) 376-2325
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:195 Main Street, Voluntown, CT
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Voluntown Public Library (860) 376-0485
Type:Current
Location:107 Main Street, Voluntown, CT 06384
 
Published Histories (0)
No Data Available.
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Roots Web
Website Address:www.rootsweb.com/~ctplain/voluntown/
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:The Voluntown Historical Society
P.O. Box 130
Voluntown, CT 06384
(860) 376-5963
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1708 - Present
Marriage:1708 - Present
Death:1708 - Present
 





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