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Newington

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Newington
State:
Connecticut
County:
Hartford County
Probate District:
7
Year Established:
1713
Year Incorporated:
1871
Form of Government:
Town Council/Town Manager
Town Hall Address:
131 Cedar St.
Newington, CT 06111
860-665-8545
M - F 8:30 - 4:30
Web Address:
www.newingtonct.gov/

History Brief:
The first land grant made in this western portion of Wethersfield was to Sgt. Richard Beckley, in 1668, for his service in the Pequot Wars. The border with Farmington was settled in 1670. In 1677, four Wethersfield men were granted leave to build a sawmill at "Pipe-Stave Swamp," thus beginning the first permanent settlement. The "west farmers" petitioned in 1708 to become a separate parish, and in May 1713, this area became the West Society of Wethersfield. The name Newington was first used in 1718 and granted by the General Assembly on May 25, 1721. Newington was incorporated as a town in 1871. Town vital records begin 1871.

History Narrative:
http://www.newingtonct.gov/content/76/3405.aspx
   
Other City Names (2)
Name:Cow Plain

Name:West Farms
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Wethersfield
 
Population (5)
Year:1871
Population:871

Year:1900
Population:1041

Year:1950
Population:9110

Year:2000
Population:29306

Year:2010
Population:30028
 
Founding Families (8)
Surname:Andrus

Surname:Beckley

Surname:Bowman

Surname:Buck

Surname:Gilbert

Surname:Hunn

Surname:Riley

Surname:Slead
 
Cemeteries (3)
Name:Church Street/Old Newington/Town Farm Cemetery
Location:Church ST near Kelsey ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=crMap&CRid=1996232

Name:Newington Cemetery/Center Cemetery
Location:1 Cedar ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1998301

Name:West Meadow Cemetery
Location:679 Willard AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=219249
 
Churches (19)
Name:3 Angels Church, Seventh-Day Adventist
Location:1075 Main ST
Website:3angelschurch.com/

Name:BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Location:647 North Mountain RD
Website:www.baps.org/Global-Network/North-America/Hartford.aspx

Name:Cedar Mountain Church
Location:3066 Berlin Turnpike
Website:www.cedarmountainchurch.org/

Name:Church of Christ, Congregational UCC
Location:1075 Main ST
Website:www.newingtonucc.org/

Name:Church of St. Mary, Roman Catholic
Location:626 Willard AV
Website:www.stmarysnewington.net/

Name:Church of the Holy Spirit, Roman Catholic
Location:183 Church ST
Website:www.holyspiritnewington.org/

Name:Church of the Infinite Spirit (Spiritualist)
Location:80 Walsh AV
Website:www.newingtonspiritualistchurch.org/

Name:Emmanuel Baptist Church
Location:296 New Britain AV
Website:ebcnewington.com/

Name:Gospel Assembly Church
Location:294 Willard AV

Name:Grace Episcopal Church
Location:142 Maple Hill AV
Website:www.gracechurchnew.org/

Name:Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses
Location:551 Church ST

Name:Mill Pond Church, Baptist General Conference
Location:2175 Berlin Turnpike
Website:millpondchurch.org/

Name:New Born Church of Life and True Holiness, New Born Lighthouse Church of the Apostolic Faith
Location:505 Church ST
Website:www.nblchurch.org/NewingtonCT-NBC.html

Name:Newington Gospel Hall
Location:345 East Cedar ST
Website:gospelhall-newington.com/

Name:Our Savior's Lutheran Church ELCA
Location:1655 Main ST
Website:www.oursaviorslc.org/

Name:Temple Sinai of Newington (Reform)
Location:41 West Hartford RD
Website:www.sinaict.org/

Name:The Church in Newington
Location:125 Maple Hill AV
Website:www.churchinnewington.org/

Name:United Methodist Church, UMC
Location:401 New Britain AV
Website:www.umc.org/find-a-church/church/12660

Name:Vaishnav Parivar of Connecticut
Location:26 Church ST
Website:www.vallabhdham.org/
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (1)
Name:Newington Junction
 
Historical Locations (2)
Name:Deming-Young Farm
Location:282 Church ST

Name:Kelsey House
Location:1702 Main ST
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (9)
Name:Anna Reynolds Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:85 Reservoir RD
Website:ar.npsct.org/

Name:Elizabeth Green
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:30 Thomas ST
Website:eg.npsct.org/

Name:Emmanuel Christian Academy
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:569 Maple Hill AV
Website:ecanewington.com/

Name:John Paterson
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:120 Church ST
Website:jp.npsct.org/

Name:John Wallace Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:71 Halleran DR
Website:jw.npsct.org/

Name:Martin Kellogg Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:155 Harding AV
Website:mk.npsct.org/

Name:Newington High School
Type:High School
Location:605 Willard AV
Website:hs.npsct.org/

Name:Ruth Chaffee Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:160 Superior AV
Website:rc.npsct.org/

Name:St Mary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:652 Willard AV
Website:www.stmarynewington.com/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Lucy Robbins Welles Library
Type:Current
Location:95 Cedar ST
Website:www.newingtonct.gov/content/78/118/136/618/default.aspx
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:Early Days in Newington Connecticut 1833-1836
Author:Little, Henry Gilman
Date Published:1937
Publisher:privately published
Description:reprinted 1977. 121 pages.

Name:The Centennial History of Newington 1971
Author:Baxter, Elizabeth Sweeter, ed
Date Published:1971
Publisher:Lucy Robbins Welles Library & Centennial Celebration Commission
Description:316 pages with maps, illustrations & index
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:connecticut-genealogy.com/Newington-Genealogy.cfm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Gail F. Kelly
Contact Data:104 Carriage Hill Drive
Newington, CT 06111

Name:Newington Historical Society & Trust, Inc.
Contact Data:newingtonhistoricalsociety.org/
679 Willard AV
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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