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Cheshire

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Cheshire
State:
Connecticut
County:
New Haven County
Probate District:
18
Year Established:
1780
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Town Council/Town Manager
Town Hall Address:
Town Clerk
84 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 271-6601
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Web Address:
www.cheshirect.org/

History Brief:
Lies on land settled by the founders of New Haven in 1638. It constituted the western part of New Haven Village in 1669. The General Assembly established the Parish of New Cheshire in May 1724 and land lying between Farmington and Wallingford was annexed. Cheshire was separated from Wallingford and incorporated in 1780. Town vital records begin 1752. Barbour collection records cover 1780-1840.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:New Cheshire Parish
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Wallingford
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:1988

Year:1920
Population:2855

Year:1930
Population:3263

Year:1940
Population:4352

Year:1950
Population:6265

Year:1990
Population:25684

Year:2000
Population:28543
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (7)
Name:(New) St. Bridget Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:200 Higgins Road

Name:(Old) St. Bridget Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:117 Highland Avenue

Name:Cheshire Hillside Cemetery Association

Name:Cheshire Street Cmetery
Location:1473 Cheshire Street

Name:Hillside Cemetery
Location:Walnut Street

Name:Johnson Cemetery
Location:Wallingford Road

Name:St. Peter Episcopal Church Cemetery
Location:40 Horton Avenue
 
Churches (10)
Name:Cheshire Lutheran Church (203) 272-5106
Location:660 West Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.cheshirelutheran.org

Name:Cheshire United Methodist Church (203) 272-4626
Location:205 Academy Road, Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.gbgm-umc.org

Name:Cornerstone Church (203) 272-5083
Location:1146 Waterbury Road, Cheshire, CT 06410

Name:Fellowship of Life Church (203) 272-7976
Location:150 Sandbank Road, Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.folchurch.com

Name:First Congregational Church - Unitedc Church of Christ (203) 272-5323
Location:111 Church Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.cheshirecongregational.org

Name:Grace Baptist Church (203) 272-3621
Location:55 Country Club Road, Cheshire, CT 06410

Name:St. Bridget's Church (203) 272-3531
Location:175 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.stbridgetcheshire.org

Name:St. Peter's Church (203) 272-4041
Location:59 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.stpeterscheshire.org

Name:St. Thomas Becket Church (203) 272-5777
Location:435 North Brooksvale Road, Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.stthomasbecket.org

Name:Temple Beth David
Location:3 Main Street, Cheshire
Website:www.tbdcheshire.org
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Civil War Monument
Description:20 foot high granite obelisk with bronze plaques
Location:111 Church Drive, Cheshire Green, Cheshire, CT 06410
Type:Military
Dedication Date:07/1866
Artist/Sculptor:Robert W Wright
 
Communities (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historical Locations (2)
Name:Farmington Canal Lock
Location:487 North Brooksvale Road, Cheshire, CT 06410

Name:First Congregational Church
Location:111 Church Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410
 
Notable Citizens (5)
Name:Chris S. Murphy (1973- ) Politician
Type:Contemporary

Name:Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) US President
Type:Contemporary

Name:Henry Washington Benham (1813-1884) Union Army General
Type:Historic

Name:JP Morgan (1837-1913) Businessperson
Type:Historic

Name:Peter R. Ford (1781-1853) Chief Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Cheshire Herald (203) 272-5316
Type:Both
Location:1079 South Main St, Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.cheshireherald.com/
 
Schools (8)
Name:Chapman Elementary School 1-6 (203) 272-3591
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:38 Country Club Road, Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/chapman/

Name:Cheshire Academy 6-12 & postgraduate Private founded 1794
Type:Other
Location:10 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.cheshireacademy.org

Name:Cheshire High School 9-12 (203) 250-2511
Type:High School
Location:525 S. Main St., Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/chs/

Name:Darcey School Pk-6 (203) 272-3343
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1686 Waterbury Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/darcey/

Name:Dodd Middle School 7-8 (203) 272-3249
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:100 Park Place, Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/dodd/

Name:Doolittle Elementary School 1-6 (203) 272-3549
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:735 Cornwall Ave., Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/dolittle/

Name:Highland Elementary School 1-6 (203) 272-0335
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:490 Highland Ave., Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/highland/

Name:Norton Elementary School 1-6 (203) 272-7283
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:414 North Brooksville, Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.cheshire.k12.ct.us/norton/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Cheshire Public Library (203) 272-2245
Type:Current
Location:104 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410
Website:www.cheshirelibrary.org
 
Published Histories (2)
Name: History of Cheshire, CT from 1694 to 1840, Including Prospect
Author:Joseph Perkins Beach
Date Published:1912
Publisher:Lady Fenwich Chapter DAR

Name:Old Historic Homes of Cheshire, CT with an Account of the Early Settlement
Author:Edwin Rays Brown
Date Published:1895
Publisher:CH Ryder
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:US Gen Web
Website Address:www.geocities.com/thetropics/1926/cheshire.html
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Cheshire Historical Society
43 Church Drive
P.O. Box 281
Cheshire, CT 06410
Notes:

Name:Ron Gagliardi
Contact Data:5 Dover Court
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 272-0701
elgaggo@aol.com
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1780 - Present - For earlier birth, marriage,
Marriage:1780 - Present - and death records may be found
Death:1780 - Present - in Wallingford
 





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