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Clinton

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Clinton
State:
Connecticut
County:
Middlesex County
Probate District:
33
Year Established:
1838
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman-Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Clerk
549 Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413
(860) 669-9101
Research hours: 9 a.m - 3 p.m M-F
No Sitdown area available
Web Address:
www.clintonct.com/

History Brief:
Settled as part of Killingworth, this section was called Hammonasset. In 1663, the General Court ruled that it did not belong to Saybrook. In 1665, the Court set the boundaries with Saybrook and changed the name of Hammonasset to Kenilworth. In 1838 the General Assembly set off the town of Clinton and renamed the remainder of the town, Clinton. Town vital records begin 1838. Barbour collection records cover 1838-54.

   
Other City Names (2)
Name:Hammonasset Plantation

Name:Kenilworth
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Killingworth
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:1274

Year:1920
Population:1217

Year:1930
Population:1574

Year:1940
Population:1791

Year:1950
Population:2451

Year:1990
Population:12767

Year:2000
Population:13094
 
Founding Families (1)
Surname:Kelsey, William
 
Cemeteries (7)
Name:Beaver Brook Cemetery
Location:Old Westbrook Road

Name:Bennett Farm Cemetery
Location:Liberty Street

Name:Clinton Cemetery
Location:Town Center

Name:Indian River Cemetery
Location:43 Church Street

Name:Kelsey Farm Cemetery
Location:Liberty Street

Name:St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:44 Beach Park Road

Name:Wright Cemetery
Location:Glenwood Road
 
Churches (7)
Name:Church of the Open Door (860) 669-2155
Location:70 East Main St., Clinton, CT 06413
Website:www.churchoftheopendoorct.org

Name:Cornerstone Church (860) 664-0543
Location:4 Heritage Park, Clinton, CT 06413
Website:www.cornerstonechurch.com

Name:Episcopal Churh of the Holy Advent (860) 669-2232
Location:81 East Main St., Clinton, CT 06413
Website:www.allwelcome.org

Name:First Church of Christ Congregation (860) 669-5735
Location:Rt 1 East Main St., Clinton, CT 06413
Website:www.firstchurchclinton.org

Name:St. Alexis Orthodox Mission (860) 664-9434
Location:108 East Main St., Clinton, CT 06413
Website:www.statexischurch.org

Name:St. Mary's Church of the Visitation (860) 669-8512
Location:54 Grove St., Clinton, CT 06413
Website:www.stmarysclinton.com

Name:United Methodist Church (860) 669-8396
Location:12 Commerce St., Clinton, CT 06413
Website:www.clintonumc.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (15)
Name:Beach Park

Name:Boulder Lake

Name:Clinton Beach

Name:Cow Hill

Name:Duck Hole

Name:Grove Beach Manor

Name:Grove Beach

Name:Harbor View

Name:Kelseytown

Name:Lochwood

Name:Mill District

Name:Old Harbor Village

Name:Ridgewood

Name:Riverside

Name:Silver Bluff
 
Historical Locations (3)
Name:1750 Elisha White House
Location:54 East Main St., Clinton, CT 06413

Name:Buel Tool Museum

Name:Museum in Andrews Town Hall
 
Notable Citizens (5)
Name:Abraham Peirson (1646-1707) One of the founders of Yale
Type:Historic

Name:Charles Morgan (1795-1878) US Railroad & shipping magnate
Type:Historic

Name:Erica Hill (1976-) CNN Headline News news anchor
Type:Contemporary

Name:Horatio Wright (1820-1899) Civil War General
Type:Historic

Name:Jared Eliot (1685-1763) Minister, Plysician, and Agricultralist
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (3)
Name:Clinton Recorder - Weekly (203) 752-2711
Type:Contemporary
Location:40 Sargent Dr., New Haven, CT 06511
Website:www.zwire.com

Name:Harbor News - Weekly (203) 245-1877
Type:Contemporary
Location:P.O. Box 1010, Madison, CT 06443
Website:www. shoretimes.com

Name:Lymeline.com - Weekly
Type:Contemporary
Website:www.lymeline.com
 
Schools (4)
Name:Abraham Pierson School (4-5) (860) 664-6502
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:75 East Main St., Clinton, CT 06413
Website:sites.google.com/a/clintonpublic.net/pierson/

Name:Jared Eliot Middle School (6-8) (860) 664-6503
Type:Middle School
Location:69 Fairy Dell Rd., Clinton, CT 06314
Website:sites.google.com/a/clintonpublic.net/jared-eliot/

Name:Lewis G. Joel Elementary School (Pk-3) (860) 664-6501
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:137 A Glenwood Rd., Clinton, CT 06413
Website:sites.google.com/a/clintonpublic.net/lewin-g-joel/

Name:The Morgan School (9-12) (860) 664-6504
Type:High School
Location:27 Killingworth Tpke.. Clinton, CT 06413
Website:sites.google.com/a/clintonpublic.net/morgan2/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:The Henry Carter Hull Library (860) 669-2342
Type:Current
Location:10 Killingworth Tpke., Clinton, CT 06413
Website:www.hchlibrary.org/
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:Our Town: Sermons from the History of Clinton
Author:Robert H. Elliott
Date Published:1928
Publisher:Author Published
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:The Kelsey Kindred
Website Address:www.thekelseykindred.org
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the
Contact Data:Clinton Historical Society
103 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413
(860) 669-2148
www.clintoncthistory.org/
Notes:The Clinton Historical Society operates the Buell Museum, The 1750 Elisha White House, The Museum at Andrews Memorial Town Hall and The George Flynn Library at 103 East Main Street.

Name:Doris Kelsey
Contact Data:c/o Family Lodge of Clinton LLC
91 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1838 - Present
Marriage:1838 - Present
Death:1838 - Present
 





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