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Willington

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Willington
State:
Connecticut
County:
Tolland County
Probate District:
25
Year Established:
1727
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Office
40 Old Farms Road
Willington, CT 06279
(860) 487-3121
Mon. 12:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tues.-Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
Web Address:
www.willingtonct.org

History Brief:
Settlers from Derby, Fairfield, Milford and Hartford were granted land here in May 1720. The settlement became the town of Willington in May 1727. The early spelling was Wellington. Town vital records begin 1727. Barbour collection records cover 1727-1851.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Wellington
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:1112

Year:1920
Population:1200

Year:1930
Population:1213

Year:1940
Population:1233

Year:1950
Population:1461

Year:1990
Population:5979

Year:2000
Population:5959
 
Founding Families (8)
Surname:Beal

Surname:Eldridge

Surname:Fisk

Surname:Jenning

Surname:Johnson

Surname:Main

Surname:Moulton

Surname:Slafter
 
Cemeteries (18)
Name:Field Stones
Location:Poor farm, now Smekal Property

Name:Hull Cemetery
Location:East of Mill Pond, Picnic Grounds

Name:Maine Cemetery (one within wall and three outside)
Location:On Old Maine Homestead now owned by Scuzzel

Name:Marcy Cemetery
Location:Benjamin Arnold Property

Name:Morse Meadow Cemetery
Location:Northeast part of town

Name:New Willington Hill Cemetery
Location:Willington Hill

Name:Old Buck More Cemetery (they have been moved)
Location:Near Tolland Station

Name:Old Willington Hill Cemetery
Location:Willington Hill

Name:Rock Garden Cemetery
Location:In yard, 2nd house from Church in South Willington

Name:Royce, Stones moved to #13
Location:Rounds Homestead

Name:Several Graves (they have been moved)
Location:Pinney Farm

Name:Single Grave
Location:Old Lamb Homestead

Name:Single Grave
Location:Rounds Homestead

Name:Small Pox Cemetery
Location:Near Button Shop, on land of Parisek

Name:Sparks Cemetery
Location:Joseph Kribance Property

Name:Staton Cemetery
Location:East part of town on Stafford Springs Road

Name:Village Hill Cemetery
Location:North part of town, 4 miles from Center

Name:Wheeler Cmetery
Location:1 mile south of East Willington, on Wheeler Farm
 
Churches (4)
Name:Federated Church of Willington (860) 429-9911
Location:Rts 74 & 320 South, Willington, CT 06279 Open mid May to Mid Sept.
Website:www.fedchurchwillington.org

Name:Federated Church of Willington (860) 429-9911
Location:132 River, Willington, CT 06279 Open mid Sept. to Mid May
Website:www.fedchurchwillington.org

Name:St. Jude Church & Rectory (860) 429-9655
Location:25 Old Farms Road, Willington, CT 06279

Name:Willington Baptist Church (860) 429-7400
Location:37 Ruby Road, Willington, CT 06279
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (9)
Name:Center

Name:Daleville

Name:East Willington

Name:Glass Factory

Name:Moose Medow

Name:Potter

Name:Roaring Brook

Name:South Willington

Name:Village Hill
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (1)
Name:Jared Sparks (1789-1866) Historian, Educator, & Minister
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Chronicle (860) 432-8466
Type:Contemporary
Location:One Chronicle Road, P.O. Box 148, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.thechronicle.com
 
Schools (2)
Name:Center Elementary School (860) 429-9367
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:12 Old Farms Road, Willington, CT 06279
Website:www.willingtonpublicschools.org/ces/

Name:Hall Memorial School (4-8 860) 429-9391
Type:Middle School
Location:111 River Road, Willington, CT 06279
Website:www.willingtonpublicschools.org/hms/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Wilington Public Lilbrary (860) 429-3854
Type:Current
Location:7 Ruby Road, Willington, CT 06279
Website:www.willingtonpubliclibrary.org
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:Chronology of Willington, Connecticut 1727-1927; The First Two Hundred Years
Author:History Committee of the Willington Historical Society
Date Published:1977
Publisher:History Committee of the Willington Historical Society
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:The willington Historical Society
Website Address:www.geocities.com/willingtoncthistory/conact.htm

Website Name:US GenWeb Project
Website Address:users.rcn.com/lmerrell/willington.html
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Willington Historical Society
P.O. Box 214
Willington, CT 06279
www.geocities.com/willingtoncthistory/
willingtoncthistory@yahoo.com
Notes:The society has a newsletter, The Hourglass, published four times a year.
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1718 - Present
Marriage:1730 - Present
Death:1728 - Present
 





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