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Colebrook

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Colebrook
State:
Connecticut
County:
Litchfield County
Probate District:
23
Year Established:
1779
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Clerk
P.O. Box 5
Colebrook, CT 06021
(860) 379-3359
Research hours: 9am -1p.m and 1 p.m to 4:30 p.m. Clerk works solo, she requests you call to make an appointment.
Web Address:
www.townofcolebrook.org

History Brief:
This 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. Settlement here did not begin until 1765 when rights were sold by Hartford under a joint agreement with Windsor. Colebrook was named in 1732 and incorporated as a town in 1779. Town vital records begin 1779. Barbour collection records cover 1779-1810.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:1016

Year:1920
Population:834

Year:1930
Population:878

Year:1940
Population:907

Year:1950
Population:878

Year:1990
Population:1365

Year:2000
Population:1471
 
Founding Families (27)
Surname:Bass

Surname:Bidwell

Surname:Buckingham

Surname:Denision

Surname:Feax

Surname:Goodhue

Surname:Griswold

Surname:Hall

Surname:Hillyer

Surname:Horton

Surname:Hoskins

Surname:Langworthy

Surname:Mead

Surname:Mills

Surname:Ogden

Surname:Phillips

Surname:Pinney

Surname:Porter

Surname:Rockwell

Surname:Russell

Surname:Seymour

Surname:Shepard

Surname:Simons

Surname:Tainter

Surname:Viets

Surname:White

Surname:Wright
 
Cemeteries (10)
Name:Baptist Cemetery
Location:North Colebrook

Name:Beech Hill Cemetery
Location:Simons Corner

Name:Center Cemetery
Location:State Road

Name:Colebrook River Cemetery
Location:US 56 near Church

Name:Hemlock Cemetery
Location:Route 8

Name:Hitchcock Cemetery
Location:Near Baptict Church

Name:Hurd Cemetery
Location:North of Spencer Cemetery Rte 8

Name:Old North Colebrook Cobb City Cemetery
Location:One half mile east of church

Name:South Cemetery
Location:US 51

Name:Spencer Cemetery
Location:Route 8
 
Churches (1)
Name:Colebrook Congregational Church (860) 379-2517
Location:471 Smith Hill Rd., Colebrook, CT 06021
Website:www.colebrookchurch.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (1)
Name:Robertsville
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (5)
Name:Abiram Chamberlain 1837-1911 60th Governor of Connecticut
Type:Historic

Name:Ammi Phillips 1788-1865 Artist
Type:Historic

Name:James Phelps 1822-1900 Judge, Ct Representative & US Congressman
Type:Historic

Name:Julius Rockwell 1805-1888 Judge and US congressman for MA
Type:Historic

Name:Lancelot Phelps 1784-1866 US Congressman & father of James
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:Winsted Journal (860) 738-4418
Type:Contemporary
Location:360 Main St., Winsted, CT 06098
Website:www.winstedjournal.com
 
Schools (1)
Name:Colebrook Consolidated School (860) 379-2179
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:452 Smith Hill Rd., Colebrook, CT 06021
Website:www.colebrookschool.org
 
Libraries (0)
No Data Available.
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:COLEBROOK, LITCHFIELD CO., CT
Author:Alfred Tyler Perry
Date Published:1923
Publisher:NYGBR
Description:People who were removed to New York State or "West 1789-1840"

Name:THE HISTORY OF COLEBROOK & OTHER PAPERS
Author:Irving Edward Manchester
Date Published:1935
Publisher:Citizen Printing Co.
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:GenWeb Project
Website Address:www.rockvillemama.com/colebrook.htm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the
Contact Data:Colebrook Historical Scoiety
P.O. Box 85
Colebrook, CT 06021

Name:Robert L. Grigg
Contact Data:44 Chapin Road
Winsted, CT 06098
bobgrigghistory@aol.com
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1852 to Present - Barbour collection records
Marriage:1852 to Present - cover 1779 to 1810
Death:1852 to Present
 





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