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No Items will Be Accepted The Morning Of The Sale

 

 

Donations:

Small kitchen and electronic appliances, clean and in good working condition, glassware, dishes and all other treasures that you would like to donate will be gratefully accepted with the exception of large furniture, books or clothing.

 

At any time you may call the office during office hours to make arrangement for a drop off of your items. If you are not able to drop off your items, pick up arrangements can be made by calling the office and scheduling a time.

 

For your convenience, on Saturday May19 and 26th, between 9:00am and 12:00am, someone will be available at the Kellogg-Eddy House to receive your donations.

 

Office Hours: Monday and Friday 8:00am - 11:00am or Wednesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Email Address: NGTNheritage@aol.com

Welcome To Historic Newington

 

Sometime before 1665, the colonists bought a large parcel of land, which now comprises Wethersfield, Glastonbury, Newington, Rocky Hill and a part of Berlin. Therefore, Newingtonís first settlers were from Wethersfield and remained a part of Wethersfield until 1871. Lands in the Western part of Wethersfield were used for timber and pasture land but travel between Newington and itís parent community became a difficult task through the winter months.

In 1677, Wethersfield granted four men the right to build a sawmill on the pond (Mill Pond), making use of the natural waterfall for the purpose of manufacturing pipe (barrel) staves. Here Newington, as a part of Wethersfield, had itís start.† The wood was very good for making pipe staves and this first industry in Newington lasted about one hundred years until the wood dwindled and caused its demise. In 1708 the settlers petitioned to become a separate parish because of the difficulties in traveling across the mountain from Newington to Wethersfield in the winter months. This request was denied but they were granted the right to

worship by themselves from December through March. Again in 1712 they petitioned to be a separate parish and this time it was granted. Newington continued to grow in relative isolation, until the establishment of the Hartford-New Haven Turnpike around 1800, In the 1880ís the railroad had come through Newington and frequent and inexpensive transportation attracted growth.

Newington applied to the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut for incorporation which was approved in 1871. The

trolley car and automobile brought more growth early in the 20th century and attracted many new families and businesses.††

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Newington Historical Society & Trust, Inc

679 Willard Avenue, Newington, Connecticut 06111

 

In 1677, Wethersfield granted four men the right to build a sawmill on the pond (Mill Pond), making use of the natural waterfall for the purpose of manufacturing pipe (barrel) staves.

Here Newington, as a part of Wethersfield, had itís start. The wood was very good for making pipe staves and this first industry in Newington lasted about one hundred years until the wood dwindled and caused its demise.

Mill Pond waterfall, in the center of town falls some 15 feet and is offered as the smallest natural waterfall in the United States. It is illustrated on the Town Seal.

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