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Simsbury

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Simsbury
State:
Connecticut
County:
Hartford County
Probate District:
9
Year Established:
1670
Year Incorporated:
1670
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
933 Hopmeadow Street, P.O. Box 495
Simsbury, CT 06070
Town Clerks Office
(860) 658-3243
Mon 8:30am - 7pm
Tues - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm
Web Address:
www.townofsimsbury.com/

History Brief:
People from Windsor settled this land on the Tunxis River by 1663. In 1666 lots were laid out from Nod Meadow (Avon) to Hop Meadow. By 1670, areas of Windsor called Weatoque, Hop Meadow, Terry�s Plain and The Falls, petitioned for town privileges. The area was known as Massaco Plantation. In May 1670, the Court ordered that Massaco Plantation be named, Simsbury, but locally it continued to be known as Massaco until 1742. Town vital records begin 1670. Barbour collection records cover 1670-1855.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Massaco Plantation
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:2537

Year:1920
Population:2958

Year:1930
Population:3625

Year:1940
Population:3941

Year:1950
Population:4786

Year:1990
Population:22023

Year:2000
Population:23234
 
Founding Families (2)
Surname:Holcomb

Surname:Terry
 
Cemeteries (10)
Name:Bushy Hill Cemetery
Location:2 Wildwood Road

Name:Hop Meadow (Center) Cemetery
Location:759 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070

Name:Jewish Cemetery

Name:Non-Sectarian (Tariffville) Cemetery
Location:76 Winthrop Street

Name:Pleasent Cemetery

Name:Russell Cemetery
Location:Next to road east of Simsbury Cemetery

Name:Simsbury Cemetery

Name:St. Bernard Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:70 Winthrop Street

Name:Town Farm Cemetery
Location:Between Simsbury and Tariffville

Name:Vale Cemetery
 
Churches (14)
Name:Covenant Church of Easton (860) 658-9772
Location:124 Old Farms Road, Simsbury, CT 06070
Website:www.cpcbarn.org

Name:Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom (860) 658-1075
Location:55 Bushy Hill Road, Simsbury, CT 06070

Name:Fellowship Baptist Chjurch (860) 673-4966
Location:Meeting at Master's School, Westledge Rd, W Simsbury,CT 06092

Name:First Church of Christ, UCC (860) 651-3593
Location:689 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
Website:www.1stchurchsimsbury.org

Name:New Life in Christ Fellowship (860) 658-9988
Location:250 Firetown Road, Simsbury, CT 06070

Name:ST. Alban's Episcopal Church (860) 658-0406
Location:197 Bushy Hill Road, Simsbury, CT 06070

Name:Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Schurch (860) 658-0583
Location:7 Wescott Road, Simsbury, CT 06070

Name:Simsbury Assembly of God (860) 651-5811
Location:50 Firetown Road, Simsbury, CT 06070

Name:Simsbury United Methodist Church (860) 651-3356
Location:799 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
Website:www.simsburyumc.org

Name:St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church (860) 658-5142
Location:7 Maple Street, Simsbury, CT 06070

Name:St. Catherine of Siena (860) 658-16442
Location:265 Stratton Brook Road, Simsbury, CT 06070

Name:St. Mary Roman Catholic Church (860) 658-7627
Location:940 Hopmeadow Street. Simsbury, CT 06070

Name:Trinity Episcopal Church (860) 651-0201
Location:Church Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
Website:www.trinitytariffville.org

Name:Valley Apostolic Church (860) 614-2074
Location:230 Bush Hill Road, Simsbury, CT 06070
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (4)
Name:Simsbury Center

Name:Tariffville

Name:Weatogue

Name:West Simsbury
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (5)
Name:Elisha Phelps (1779-1847) US Representative
Type:Historic

Name:George McLean (1857-1932) US Senator and founder of the McLean Game Refuge in Simsbury
Type:Historic

Name:Jennifer Weiner (1970-) Author
Type:Contemporary

Name:Justin Foley (1976-) Drummer for the bands Killswitch & Blood has been shed
Type:Contemporary

Name:Martin Luther King Jr 1929-1968 Worked on a tobacco farm in 1944 to earn money for college
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Simsbury Life (860) 953-0444
Type:Contemporary
Location:106 South Street, West Hartford, CT 06110
Website:www.whitepublishing.com

Name:Simsbury Post - Monthly (860) 236-3571
Type:Contemporary
Location:99 Main Street, Bristol, CT 06010
Website:www.zwire.com
 
Schools (12)
Name:Central School K-6 (860) 658-4732
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:29 Massaco Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
Website:www.simsbury.k12.ct.us

Name:Ethel Walker School 7-12 Private (860) 658-4467
Type:Other
Location:230 Bushy Hill Road, Simsbury, CT 06070
Website:www.ews.pvt.k12.ct.us/

Name:Henry James Memorial School 7-8 (860) 651-3341
Type:Middle School
Location:155 Firetown Road, Simsbury, CT 06070
Website:www.simsbury.k12.ct.us

Name:Latimer Lane School K-6
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:33 Mountain View Road, Simsbury, CT 06089
Website:www.simsbury.k12.ct.us

Name:Masters School 1-12 (860) 651-9361
Type:Other
Location:Westledge Road, West Simsbury, CT 06092
Website:www.masterschool.org/

Name:Simsbury High School 9-12 (860) 658-0451
Type:High School
Location:34 Farms Village Road, Simsbury, CT 06070
Website:www.simsbury.k12.ct.us

Name:Squadron Line K-6 (860) 658-2251
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:44 Squadron Line Road, Simsbury, CT 06070
Website:www.simsbury.k12.ct.us

Name:St. Mary School Pk-8 Private (860) 658-9412
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:946 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
Website:www.stmarysschoolsimsbury.org

Name:Tariffville School K-6 (860) 658-5825
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:42 Winthrop Street, Tariffville, CT 06081
Website:www.simsbury.k12.ct.us

Name:The Cobb School Pk-6 Private (860) 658-1144
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:112 Sand Hill Road, Simsbury, cT 06070
Website:www.cobbschool.com/

Name:Tootin'Hills School K-6 (860) 658-7629
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:25 Nimrod Road, West Simsbury, CT 06092
Website:www.simsbury.k12.ct.us

Name:Westminster School 9-12 Private (860) 658-4444
Type:High School
Location:995 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
Website:www.westminster-school.org/
 
Libraries (2)
Name:Simsbury Free Library (860) 658-5382
Type:Current
Location:749 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
Website:www.simsburyfreelibrary.org

Name:Simsbury Public Library (860) 658-7663
Type:Current
Location:725 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
Website:www.simsburylibrary.info/
 
Published Histories (4)
Name:A Record and Doumentary History of Simsbury
Author:Lucis Israel Barber
Date Published:1974
Publisher:Abigail Phelps Chapter, DAR

Name:History of Simsbury, Granby & Canton from 1642 to 1845
Author:Noah Amherst Phelps
Date Published:1845
Publisher:Case, Lockwood and Brainard Co.

Name:Simsbury, Being a Brief Historical Sketch of Ancient & Modern Simsbury
Author:John Edwards Ellsworth
Date Published:1935
Publisher:Simsbury Committee for the Tercentenary

Name:Three Centuries of Simsbury
Author:William M. Vibert
Date Published:1970
Publisher:Simsbury Committee for the Tercentenary
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:Himsury Historical Society
Website Address:www.simsburyhistory.org

Website Name:Simsbury Public Library
Website Address:www.simsburylibrary.info/
 
Historic Timeline (7)
Date:1640's
Description:John Griffin and Michael Humphrey crossed the Farmington River searching for virgin pine forest

Date:1648 -1661
Description:Indian lands were gradually deeded over to the Englishmen

Date:1670
Description:Simsbury was incorporated

Date:1676
Description:Indian disputes erupted into the King Philip's War

Date:1705
Description:Copper was discovered in Simsbury

Date:1728
Description:Simsbury had the first steel mill operating in America

Date:1836
Description:The first safety fuse was manufactured in Simsbury
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Simsbury Historical Society
800 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, cT 06070
(860) 658-2500
www.simsburyhistory.org

 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1670 - Present
Marriage:1670 - Present
Death:1670 - Present
 





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