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Columbia

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Columbia
State:
Connecticut
County:
Tolland County
Probate District:
13
Year Established:
1804
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Clerk
323 Jonathan Trumbull Highway
Columbia, CT 06237
(860) 228-3284
Mon - Wed 8:00 - 4:00, Thur 8:00 - 6:00 Fri 8:00 - 12:00
Web Address:
www.columbiact.org/

History Brief:
Deacon Josiah Dewey and William Clarke acquired land here in 1669 and 1670 from the Nehantics and Mohegans. This area on the Hop River was known as Lebanon Crank. It became a Society within Lebanon on 28 February 1715 and was incorporated as the town of Columbia in May 1804. Town vital records begin 1804. Barbour collection records cover 1804-52.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Lebanon
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:646

Year:1920
Population:706

Year:1930
Population:648

Year:1940
Population:853

Year:1950
Population:1329

Year:1990
Population:4510

Year:2000
Population:4971
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (6)
Name:Center Cemetery
Location:Lebanon Road, Columbia, CT 06237

Name:Lone Grave
Location:Boston Post Road, Columbia, CT 06237

Name:Old Cemetery
Location:Lebanon Road, Columbia, CT 06237

Name:Root Cemetery
Location:Southwest Part of town, Columbia, CT 06237

Name:Smith Cemetery
Location:Andover-Willimantic Hwy., Columbia, cT 06237

Name:West Street Cemetery (Utley Hille Cemetery)
Location:US 53, Columbia, CT 06237
 
Churches (2)
Name:Baptist Fellowship of Columbia (860) 228-0102
Location:195 Route, Columbia, CT 06237
Website:www.baptistfellowship.net/

Name:Columbia Congregational Church (860) 228-9306
Location:325 Route 87, Columbia, CT 06237
Website:www.uccwebsites.net/columbiacongregationalct.html
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Chronicle (860) 423-8466
Type:Contemporary
Location:One Chronicle Road, P.O. Box 148, Willimantic, CT 06226
Website:www.thechronicle.com/
 
Schools (2)
Name:Eastern Regional Academy
Type:High School
Location:14 Route 66, Columbia, CT 06237

Name:Horace W. Porter School K-8 (860) 228-9493
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:3 Schoolhouse Road, Columbia, CT 06237
Website:www.hwporter.org/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Saxton B. Little Free Library (860) 228-0350
Type:Current
Location:319 Route 87, Columbia, CT 06237
Website:www.columbiactlibrary.org/
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:Descriptions from Old Cemeteries in Connecticut
Author:Louis Marinus Dewey
Date Published:1906
Publisher:NEHGR 60 (1906)

Name:The Story of Columbia
Author:Women's Guild of the Columbia Congregational Church
Date Published:1954
Publisher:Women's Guild of the Columbia Congregational Church
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Carmen Vance
Contact Data:1 Beach Road
Columbia, CT 06237

Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Columbia Historical Society
486 Route 66
Columbia, CT 06237
(860) 228-9385
Notes:Call for hours
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1804 - Present - Earlier birth, marriage and
Marriage:1804 - Present - death records may be
Death:1804 - Present - found in Lebanon
 





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