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Washington

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Washington
State:
Connecticut
County:
Litchfield County
Probate District:
22
Year Established:
1779
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectmen-Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Bryan Memorial Town Hall
2 Bryan Plaza
Washington Depot, CT 06794
U.S. Mail Address:
Town Clerk
Town of Washington
P.O. Box 383
Washington Depot, CT 06794
Telephone: 860-868-2786
Fax: 860-868-3103
Web Address:
www.washingtonct.org/

History Brief:
Washington is located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in western Connecticut. Joseph Hurlbut settled the eastern section, part of Woodbury and known as Judea Parish, in 1734. The western section, part of New Milford and Kent and known as the Ecclesiastical Society of New Preston, was established in 1753. The inhabitants petitioned to be incorporated as the town of Hampden. In January of 1779, the General Assembly incorporating the parishes of Judea and New Preston and taking from the towns of Woodbury, Litchfield, Kent and New Milford, established the town as Washington, in honor of Gen. George Washington as this was the first town incorporated in CT after the Declaration of Independence. Town vital records begin 1779.
Barbour collection records cover 1779-1854.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Woodbury and New Milford
State:Connecticut
 
Population (2)
Year:1778
Population:270

Year:2000
Population:3596
 
Founding Families (24)
Surname:Allen

Surname:Averill

Surname:Baker

Surname:Baldwin

Surname:Bell

Surname:Branton

Surname:Castle

Surname:Chittenden

Surname:Clark

Surname:Cogswell

Surname:Durkee

Surname:Gillett

Surname:Hinman

Surname:Hurd

Surname:Hurlburt

Surname:Ingraham

Surname:Judd

Surname:Moseley

Surname:Pitcher

Surname:Royce

Surname:Stone

Surname:Terrill

Surname:Titus

Surname:Weeks
 
Cemeteries (4)
Name:Averill Cemetery (also Baldwin Hill)
Location:Washington

Name:Judea Cemetery
Location:Washington

Name:New Preston Villiage Cemetery
Location:New Preston

Name:Washington Green Cemetery
Location:Washington
 
Churches (7)
Name:First Congregational
Location:Washington Green
Website:FirstChurchWashingtonCT.org

Name:Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish LIfe
Location:Wshington
Website:www.gwcjl.org

Name:New Preston Congregational
Location:New Preston

Name:Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Location:Wshington Depot

Name:Salem Covenant (Evangelical)
Location:Washington Depot
Website:salemcovenantchurch.com/

Name:St. Andrew's Episcopal
Location:Marbledale

Name:St. John's Episcopal
Location:Washington Depot
Website:www.stjohnswashington.org/
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (5)
Name:Marbledale

Name:New Preston

Name:Washington Gree

Name:Woodville

Name:Wshington Depot
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Topix
Type:Contemporary
Location:On Line
Website:www.topix.com/city/washington-ct

Name:Voices .. The Newspaper
Type:Contemporary
Location:On Line
Website:www.voicesnews.com/
 
Schools (7)
Name:Devereux Glenholme
Type:High School
Website:www.theglenholmeschool.org/

Name:Ramsey Hall School
Type:High School

Name:Shepaug Valley High School
Type:High School

Name:Shepaug Valley Middle School
Type:Middle School

Name:The Gunnery
Type:High School
Website:www.gunnery.org/

Name:Washington Montessori
Type:High School

Name:Wasington Primary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:Washington
Website:www.region-12.org/subsite/wps
 
Libraries (0)
No Data Available.
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:History of Ancient Woodbury
Author:William Cothren
Date Published:1854
Publisher:Bronson Brothers, Waterbury
Description:See pages 259-272
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Town Clerk
Bryan Memorial Town Hall
2 Bryan Plaza
P.O. Box 383
Washington, CT 06794
townclerk@washingct.org
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1779 - 1854 Barbour
Marriage:1779 - 1854 Barbour
Death:1779 - 1854 Barbour
 





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