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Winchester

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Winchester
State:
Connecticut
County:
Litchfield County
Probate District:
23
Year Established:
1771
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Council - Manager
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
338 Main Street
Winchester, CT 06098
(860) 738-6962
MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY 8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
THURSDAY 8:00 A.M. THROUGH 7:00 P.M.
FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. THROUGH 12.00 NOON
Web Address:
www.townofwinchester.org/

History Brief:
This area was part of the Western Lands (Goshen, Colebrook, Kent, Hartland, Norfolk, Canaan, Cornwall, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Barkhamsted, Harwinton, Winchester and New Hartford) made over to Hartford and Windsor in 1686 to save them from being taken by the Royal Gov. Andros. Caleb Beach settled in this section, which was known as Green Woods, in 1750. By 1761, it was referred to as the township of Winchester. In May 1771, it was granted to be the town of Winchester. Town vital records begin 1750. Barbour collection records cover 1771-1858.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (2)
Year:1990
Population:11524

Year:2000
Population:10664
 
Founding Families (3)
Surname:Beach

Surname:Gilbert

Surname:Rockwell
 
Cemeteries (10)
Name:Central Cemetery
Location:Winsted

Name:Danbury Quarter Cemetery
Location:Near Martin Tuttle, Winsted

Name:Forest View Cemetery
Location:Winsted

Name:Hemlock Cemetery
Location:Robertsville in Colebrook

Name:Hurlbut Cemetery
Location:Winchester Center

Name:New Winchester Center Cemetery
Location:Winchester Center

Name:St. Joseph Cemetery (Old)
Location:Winsted

Name:St. Joseph Cemetery (new)
Location:East Winsted

Name:Wallins Hill Cemetery
Location:Winsted

Name:Winchester Center Cemetery
Location:Winchester Center
 
Churches (8)
Name:Church of Christ Baptist (860) 379-4766
Location:800 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098
Website:www.churchofchristwinsted.org

Name:Faith Bible Church (860) 738-0617
Location:368 Main Street Winsted, CT 06098

Name:First Church of Winsted (860) 379-1778
Location:95 North Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098
Website:www.firstchurchofwinsted.org

Name:Jehovah's Witnesses (860) 379-1559
Location:Chapel Road, Winchester, CT 06094
Website:www.watchtower.org

Name:St. James Episcopal Church (860) 379-5657
Location:160 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098

Name:St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
Location:31 Oak ST, Winsted
Website:www.stjoseph-winsted.org/

Name:Winchester Center Congregational Church (860) 379-8900
Location:Route 263, Winchester Center, CT 06094

Name:Winsted United Methodist Church (860) 379-6386
Location:630 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098
Website:www.unitedmethodistwinsted.org
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Soldiers' Monument
Description:Dedicated to the men who served in the Civil War
Location:Crown Street, Winsted, CT 06098
Type:Military
Dedication Date:1890
Artist/Sculptor:Architect Robert W. Hill, Sculptor George E. Bissell
 
Communities (7)
Name:Danbury Quarter

Name:Mooreville

Name:Smith Hill

Name:Sucker Brook

Name:Wallen's Hill

Name:Winsted Center

Name:Winsted
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Solomon Rockwell house - Now headquarters for Winchester Historical Society
Location:225 Prospect Street, Winsted, CT 06098
 
Notable Citizens (2)
Name:Phineas Miner (1777-1839) United States Representative
Type:Historic

Name:Ralph Nader - Political activist and consumer advocate
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Register-Citizen (860) 489-3121
Type:Contemporary
Location:190 Water Street, P.O. Box 58 Torrington, CT 06790
Website:www.rigistercitizen.com

Name:Winsted Journal - Weekly (860) 738-4418
Type:Contemporary
Location:452 Main St. P.O. Box 835 Winsted, CT 06098
Website:www.tcextra.com
 
Schools (8)
Name:Batcheller Elementary School K-5 (860) 379-5423
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:201 Pratt Street, Winsted, CT 06098
Website:www.winchesterschools.org/batchell_school

Name:Isabelle M. Pearson Middle School 6-9 (860) 379-7588
Type:Middle School
Location:2 Wetmore Avenue, Winsted, CT 06098
Website:www.winchesterschools.org/isabelle_middle_school

Name:Joy D. Rice School 9-12 formerly Winchester Alternale School (860) 379-5921
Type:High School
Location:at The Gilbert School, 200 Williams Avenue, Winsted
Website:www.winchesterschools.org/winchester_school

Name:Mary P. Hinsdale Elementary School K-5 (860) 379-5956
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:15 Hinsdale Avenue, Winsted, CT 06098
Website:www.winchesterschools.org/mary_p_hinsdale_school

Name:Northwestern CT Community College (860) 738-6300
Type:College
Location:Park Place, Winsted, CT 06098
Website:www.nwctc.commnet.edu

Name:Region 7 High School (860) 379-8525
Type:High School
Location:100 Battiston Drive, Winsted, CT 06098
Website:www.nwr7.com

Name:St. Anthony School K-8 (860) 379-7521
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:55 Oak Street, Winsted, CT 06098
Website:www.stanthonyschoolwinsted.org

Name:The Gilbert School 9-12 (860) 379-8521
Type:High School
Location:200 Williams Avenue, Winsted, CT 06098
Website:www.gilbertschool.org
 
Libraries (2)
Name:Beardsley and Memorial Library (860) 379-6043
Type:Current
Location:40 Munro Place, Winchester, CT 06098
Website:www.beardsleyandmemorial.org

Name:Northwestern Connecticut Community College (860) 738-6480
Type:Current
Location:Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098
Website:www.nwctc.commnet.edu/library/nccc_library
 
Published Histories (3)
Name:A New England Village Green
Author:Elliott B. Bronson
Date Published:1913
Publisher:Author

Name:Annals and Family Records of Winchester, CT
Author:John Boyd
Date Published:1873
Publisher:Case, Lockwood and Brainard

Name:The Financial and Industrial History of Winsted
Author:Edward Bailey Eaton
Date Published:1904
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Benjamin W. Thomas
Contact Data:P.O. Box 112
Winchester Center, CT 06094
bowthomas@snet.net

Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Winhcester Historical Society
225 Prospect Street
P.O. Box 206
Winsted, CT 06098
(860) 379-8433
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1750 - Present
Marriage:1750 - Present
Death:1750 - Present
 





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