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Windham

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Windham
State:
Connecticut
County:
Windham County
Probate District:
28
Year Established:
1692
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Town Meeting - Selectmen
Town Hall Address:
Windham Town Hall
979 Main Street
P.O. Box 94
Willimantic, CT 06226
(860) 465-3000
Mon - Wed 8:00 - 5:00. Thur 8:00 - 7:30, Fri - 8:00 - 12:00
Web Address:
www.windhamct.com/

History Brief:
This tract was part of the land bequeathed by Joshua Uncas, Sachem of the Mohegans, to 16 men in Norwich and neighboring towns. The General Court allowed the claim in 1678. The first settler was John Coates in the autumn of 1688. On 12 May 1692, the area became the town of Windham. Town vital records begin 1692. Barbour collection records cover 1692-1850.

   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (8)
Year:1790
Population:2765

Year:1910
Population:12604

Year:1920
Population:13801

Year:1930
Population:13773

Year:1940
Population:13824

Year:1950
Population:15858

Year:1990
Population:22039

Year:2000
Population:22857
 
Founding Families (33)
Surname:Abbe

Surname:Allen

Surname:Armstrong

Surname:Ashby

Surname:Backus

Surname:Bassett

Surname:Birchard

Surname:Cates

Surname:Conant

Surname:Crane

Surname:Denham

Surname:Dimmocks

Surname:Dingley

Surname:Fitch

Surname:Gifford

Surname:Ginnings

Surname:Hall

Surname:Hebard

Surname:Hide

Surname:Howard

Surname:Huntington

Surname:Kingsley

Surname:Lincoln

Surname:Magoon

Surname:Millard

Surname:Mitchell

Surname:More

Surname:Moulton

Surname:Paline

Surname:Ripley

Surname:Smith

Surname:Storrs

Surname:Waldo
 
Cemeteries (9)
Name:Ancient Cemetery
Location:South Coventry Road

Name:Barber-Brooks Cemetery
Location:South part of town

Name:Greek Cemetery
Location:North Windham Road

Name:New Cemetery
Location:South Coventry Road

Name:North Windham Cemetery
Location:Lakeside Road

Name:Old Cemetery
Location:979 Main Street

Name:Russian Austrian Cemetery
Location:North Windham Road

Name:St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:Catholic Cemetery Road

Name:Windham Cemetery
Location:South Road, Office; 979 Main Street
 
Churches (13)
Name:Calvary Baptist Church (860)
Location:412 Valley Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

Name:Church of the Nazarene (860) 423-1956
Location:96 Lewiston Avenue, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.nazarene.org

Name:Ebenezer Lutheran Church (860) 423-2193
Location:96 Oak Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.summitandoak.org/

Name:First Baptist Church (860) 423-1542
Location:667 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

Name:First Congregational Church (860) 423-7197
Location:Windham Center Road, P.O. Box 102, Windham, CT 06280

Name:First Congregational Church of Willimantic (860) 423-6827
Location:199 Valley Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

Name:Holy Trinity Orthodox Church (860)
Location:414 Valley Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.orthodoxct.org/centact.htm

Name:Jehovah's Witnesses (860) 456-8308
Location:96 Quarry Street, Willimantic, CT

Name:Salvation Army (860) 423-0977
Location:316 Pleasant Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

Name:St. Joseph's Church (860) 423-8439
Location:99 Jackson Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.stjosephwilli.org/

Name:St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (860) 423-4626
Location:80 Maple Avenue, Willimantic, CT 06226

Name:St. Paul's Episcopal Church (860) 423-9653
Location:27 Plains Road, Windham, CT 06280
Website:www.stpaulswindham.com/

Name:Willimantic Seventh-day Adventist (860)456-8951
Location:126 Quarry Street, P.O. Box 192, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.willimanticsda.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (4)
Name:North Windham

Name:South Windham

Name:Willimantic

Name:Windham Center
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:The Jillison House
Location:627 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
 
Notable Citizens (1)
Name:Christopher Dodd (1944-) US Senator
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:The Chronicle (860) 423-8466
Type:Both
Location:One Chronicle Road, P.O. Box 148, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.thechronicle.com/

Name:The Reminder (860) 875-3366
Type:Contemporary
Location:130 Old Town Road, P.O. Box 27, Vernon, CT 06066
Website:www.remindernewspapers.com
 
Schools (8)
Name:Eastern Connecticut State University (860) 465-5000
Type:University
Location:83 Windham street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.easternct.edu/

Name:Natchaug School K-4 (860) 465-2380
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:123 Jackson Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.windham.k12.ct.us/schools/nat/index.htm

Name:North Windham School K-4 (860) 465-2400
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:112 Jorden Lane, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.windham.k12.ct.us/schools/nws/index.htm

Name:Quinebaug Valley Community College (860) 423-1824
Type:University
Location:729 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.qvcc.commnet.edu

Name:Windham Center School (860) 465-2440
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:45 North Road/Rte 14, Windham Center, CT 06280
Website:www.windham.k12.ct..us/schools/wes/index.htm

Name:Windham Center School (860) 465-2440
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:45 North Road, Rte 14, Windham Center, CT 06280
Website:www.windham.k12.ct.us/schools/wes/index.htm

Name:Windham Hifgh School 9-12 (860) 465-2480
Type:High School
Location:355 High Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.windham.k12.ct.us/schools/whs/default/html

Name:Windham MiddleSchool 5-8 (860) 465-2351
Type:Middle School
Location:123 Quarry Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.windham.k12.ct.us/schools/wms/index.htm
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Willimantic Public Library (860) 465-3079
Type:Current
Location:905 Main Street, P.O. Box 218, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.biblio.org/willimantic/
 
Published Histories (3)
Name:A Memorial Volume of the Di-Centennial Celebration of the Town Windham
Author:Windham Bicentennial Committee
Date Published:1893
Publisher:New England Home Printing Co.

Name:History of Ancient Windham, Connecticut
Author:William Lawton Weaver
Date Published:1864
Publisher:Weaver and Curtiss
Description:Also a genealogical record of all the early families of ancient Windham, embracing the present towns of Windham, Mansfield, Hampton, Chaplin and Scotland

Name:Windham, Connecticut: Profile of a Revolutionary Community, 1755-1818
Author:William Floyd Willingham
Date Published:1972
Publisher:Northwestern University
 
Genealogy Websites (3)
Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:www.connecticutgenealogy.com/windham/windham/htm

Website Name:Roots Web
Website Address:resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/CT/windham/

Website Name:The US GenWeb Project
Website Address:www.ctgenweb.org/town/ctcwindham/
 
Historic Timeline (4)
Date:1700
Description:Windham's first minister Rev. Samuel Whiting

Date:1823
Description:Windham, along with Lebanon, Columbia, Chaplin and Mansfield petitioned the General Assembily to become their own county.

Date:1877
Description:The Willimantic Enterprise, a newspaper serving Windham and surrounding towns in known today as The Chronicle

Date:1889
Description:The Willimantic State Normal School open as a school of higher education for women. In 1959 it became The Willimantic State College and today is known as Eastern Connecticut University.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Windham Historical Society
627 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
(860) 456-2316
Notes:Open second and third weekends of the month
Open by appointment only at other times
Housed in the Jillison House builded 1824
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1667 - Present
Marriage:1682 - Present
Death:1693 - Present
 





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