Connecticut Society of Genealogists Connecticut Society of Genealogists - HomeCSG User Sign In

Wolcott

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Wolcott
State:
Connecticut
County:
New Haven County
Probate District:
20
Year Established:
1796
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Mayor - City council
Town Hall Address:
Wolcott Town Hall
10 Kenea Avenue
Wolcott, CT 06716
(203) 879-8100

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fridays 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Web Address:
www.wolcottct.org

History Brief:
The first settler here was John Alcok of New Haven, who came in 1731. In 1762, Farmingbury Society was established with partial privileges and, in 1770, it was granted full privileges. The Parish was incorporated as a town in May 1796 on land taken from Waterbury and Southington and was named Wolcott in honor of Gov. Oliver Wolcott. Town vital records begin 1790. Barbour collection records cover 1796-1854.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Farmington
 
Settled From (3)
Town Name:Farmington

Town Name:Southington

Town Name:Waterbury
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:563

Year:1920
Population:719

Year:1930
Population:972

Year:1940
Population:1765

Year:1950
Population:3711

Year:1990
Population:13700

Year:2000
Population:15215
 
Founding Families (3)
Surname:Alcox

Surname:Thomas

Surname:Wakelees
 
Cemeteries (5)
Name:Center Cemetery
Location:Center of town

Name:Northeast Cemetery
Location:1 1/2 miles northeast of center

Name:Old Pike's Hill Cemetery
Location:3/8 mile northwest of Cemetery #13

Name:South Cemetery
Location:Near Southington Reservoir Dam

Name:Woodtick Cemetery
Location:Woodtick Road
 
Churches (7)
Name:All Saint Episcolpal Church (203) 879-2800
Location:Boundline Road, Wolcott, CT 06716

Name:Church of Hope (203) 879-1377
Location:541 Wolcott Street, Wolcott, CT 06716

Name:Covenant of Joy Christian Church (203) 416-1411
Location:1133 Wolcott Road, Wolcott, CT 06716

Name:St. Marie Goretti Church (203) 879-4608
Location:1300 Woodtick Road, Wolcott, CT 06716

Name:St. Pius X Church (203) 879-2544
Location:525 Woodtick Road, Wolcott, CT 06716

Name:Wolcott Community Bible Church (203) 879-1520
Location:5 Charles Street, Wolcott, CT 06716

Name:Wolcott Congregational Church (203) 879-1293
Location:185 Center Street, CT 06716
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Kenea Soldier Monument
Description:Height about 18', Granite pedestal with a figure
A gift to the town by Leverett Dwight Kenea
Location:Town Green, 10 Kenea Avenue, Wolcott, CT 06716
Type:Military
Dedication Date:1916
 
Communities (8)
Name:Bald Hill

Name:Beacon Hill

Name:Cedar Lake

Name:Hitchcock Lakes

Name:Rose Hill

Name:Spindle Hill

Name:Wolf Hill

Name:Woodtick
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (3)
Name:Amos Bronso Alcott (1799-1888) Teacher and writer
Type:Historic

Name:Seth Thomas (1785-1859) Clock Maker
Type:Historic

Name:William Andrew Alcott (1798-1859) Teacher and author
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (5)
Name:Alcott Elementary School Pk-5 (203) 879-8160
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1490 Woodtick Road, CT 06716
Website:www.wolcottps.org/schools/alcott/index.aspx

Name:Frisbie Elementary School Pk-5 (203) 879-8146
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:24 Todd Road, Wolcott, CT 06716
Website:www.wolcottps.org/schools/frisbie/index.aspx

Name:Tyrrell Middle School 6-8 (203) 879-8151
Type:Middle School
Location:500 Todd Road, Wolcott, CT 06716
Website:www.wolcottps.org/schools/tyrrell/index.aspx

Name:Wakelee Elementary School Pk-5 (203) 879-8154
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:12 Hemple Drive, Wolcott, CT 06716
Website:www.wolcottps.org/schools/wakelee/index.aspx

Name:Wolcott High School 9-12 (203) 879-8164
Type:High School
Location:457 Boundline Road, Wolcott, CT 06716
Website:www.wolcottps.org/schools/highschool/index.aspx
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Wolcott Public Library (203) 879-8110
Type:Current
Location:469 Boundline Road, Wolcott, CT 06716
Website:www.wolcottlibrary.org
 
Published Histories (3)
Name:History of Waterbury and the Naugatuck Valley, Connecticut
Author:William Jamieson Pape
Date Published:1918
Publisher:S.J. Clarke Publiching Co.

Name:History of the Town of Wolcott (Connecticut) from 1731-1874
Author:Samuel Orcutt
Date Published:1874
Publisher:American Printing Co.

Name:Wolcott, Connecticut 175th Anniversary 1796-1971
Author:Lions Club
Date Published:1971
Publisher:Speed Offset Printing
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Wolcott Historical Society
Nichols Road
P.O. Box 6410
Wolcott, CT 06716
(203) 879-9818
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1771 - Present - Earlier Birth, Marriage and
Marriage:1783 - Present - Death records by be found in
Death:1798 - Present - Farmington, Southington, for Farmington
 





Box 435, Glastonbury, CT, 06033-0435, (860) 569-0002
[Office/Library at 175 Maple St., E. Hartford, CT]
Copyright © 2017 Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc.   All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Use