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Granby

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Granby
State:
Connecticut
County:
Hartford County
Probate District:
9
Year Established:
1736
Year Incorporated:
1786
Form of Government:
Board of Selectmen/Town Manager
Town Hall Address:
15 N. Granby Rd.
Granby, CT 06035
860-844-5308
Mon - Wed 8:00 - 4:00 Thur 8:00 - 6:30 Fri 8:00 - 12:30
Web Address:
www.granby-ct.gov/Public_Documents/index

History Brief:
This land was laid out as part of the holdings of John Griffen of Windsor who built a lodge at the Falls in 1664. In October 1736 this area, which lay in the northwest corner of Simsbury, and called Salmon Brook, was made a distinct Ecclesiastical Society. In 1786 it was incorporated as the town of Granby on 26,000 acres taken from Simsbury. Town vital records begin 1786. Barbour collection records cover 1786-1850.

History Narrative:
Part of Southwick, Massachusetts known as "the Notch" seceded from Massachusetts in 1774, just before the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. This territory became part of Granby when it seceded from Simsbury, but was returned to Southwick as part of an 1803-4 border dispute compromise.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Salmon Brook
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Simsbury
 
Population (8)
Year:1910
Population:1383

Year:1920
Population:1342

Year:1930
Population:1388

Year:1940
Population:1544

Year:1950
Population:2588

Year:1990
Population:9369

Year:2000
Population:10347

Year:2005
Population:11131
 
Founding Families (4)
Surname:Gossard

Surname:Hayes

Surname:Hillyer

Surname:Holcomb
 
Cemeteries (15)
Name:Baptist Cemetery
Location:North Granby Road

Name:Cassett Cemetery
Location:On Oren Godard farm, North Granby

Name:Cooley Cemetery
Location:90 East Street

Name:Day Cemetery
Location:Northeast Port of North Granby rear old saw mill

Name:Granby Street Cemetery
Location:North Granby Road

Name:Holcomb Cemetery
Location:Newton Holcomb farm, North Granby

Name:Hunt Cemetery
Location:Southeast part of Granby, on farm of Jseph Mazick

Name:Lee Cemetery
Location:In woods, 1/4 mile off road, North Granby

Name:Merriman Cemetery
Location:Silver Street

Name:Old Town Farm Cemetery
Location:Just north of the Merriman Cemetery, in the woods

Name:Osborne Cemetery
Location:Suffield Road

Name:Pratt Cemetery
Location:On road to left at Cunningham Corner (1mile)

Name:Universalist Cemetery
Location:284 North Granby Road

Name:Vining Cemetery
Location:On John Robinson farm, West Granby

Name:West Granby Cemetery
Location:54 Simsbury Road
 
Churches (8)
Name:First Congregational Church (860) 653-4537
Location:219 North Granby Road, Granby, CT 06035
Website:firstchurchgranby.org/

Name:Granby Congregation Jehovah's Witnesser (860) 653-2635
Location:121 North Granby Road, Granby, CT 06035

Name:Life Church (860) 653-3308
Location:23 Griffin Road, P.O. Box 599, Granby, CT 06035

Name:Pilgrim Coventant Church (860) 653-3800
Location:605 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT 06035
Website:www.pilgrimcoventantchurch.org/

Name:South Congregational Church (860) 653-7289
Location:242 Salmon Brook Street, P.O. Box 779, Granby, CT 06035
Website:www.southchurchgranby.org/

Name:St. Therese Roman Catholic Church (860) 653-3371
Location:120 West Granby Road, Granby, CT 06035
Website:www.re.net/hartford/st_therese/

Name:Valley Brook Community Church
Location:10 Harford Avenue, Office, Granby, CT 06035
Website:www.valleybrookcommunity.org/

Name:West Granby United Methodist Church (860) 653-7437
Location:87 Simsbury Road, West Granby, CT 06090
Website:www.gbgm.umc.org/wgum/
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Soldier's Monumentapproximately 21' tall brownstone pedestal and figure
Description:The Soldier's Monument is sited at the northern end of a small park. It is dedicated to those who died in the war. The soldier figure stands on a high two-tier base with his right foot forward. The musket is missing, but the hands are in place to hold the barrel The overcoat is worn over the shoulders covering sack coat and waist belt. The soldier wears luxuriant mustache and beard, and kepi. He is looking down in a contemplative pose
Location:The Green, 3 East Granby Road, Granby, CT 06035
Type:Military
Dedication Date:07/04/1868
Artist/Sculptor:Charles Conrad
 
Communities (1)
Name:Lost Acres
 
Historical Locations (3)
Name:The Abijah Rowe House

Name:The Colton Hayes Tobacco Barn & Museum

Name:The Weeds-Enders House
 
Notable Citizens (6)
Name:Byron Kilbourn (1801-1870) Surveyor and politiian
Type:Historic

Name:Chauncey Forward (1793-1839) US Representative from Pennsylvania
Type:Historic

Name:Garrett Lucash (1978 -) Figure Skater
Type:Contemporary

Name:Jesse Camp (1979 -) MTV VJ
Type:Contemporary

Name:Philip C. Hayes (1833-1916) US Representative from Illinois
Type:Historic

Name:Rebecca Lobo (1973 -) Former Women's National Basketball Association Player
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (5)
Name:F.M. Kearns Primary School Pk-2 (860) 844-3044
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:5 Canton Road, Granby, CT 06035
Website:www.granby.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=2515

Name:Granby Memorial High School 9-12 (860) 844-3014
Type:High School
Location:315 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT 06035
Website:www.granby.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=2629

Name:Granby Memorial Middle School 7-8 (860) 844-3029
Type:Middle School
Location:321 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT 06035
Website:www.granby.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=2587

Name:Kelly Lane Itermediate School 3-6 (860) 844-3041
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:60 Kelly Lane, Granby, CT 06035
Website:www.granby.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=2539

Name:Wells Road Intermediate School 3-6 (860) 844-3048
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:134 Wells Road, Granby, CT 06035
Website:www.granby.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=2563
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Granby Public Library (860) 844-5275
Type:Current
Location:15 North Granby Road, Granby, CT 06035
Website:www.granby-ct.org/Pulbic_Documents/index
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:History of Simsbury, Granby and Canton from 1642 to 1845
Author:Noah Amherst Phelps
Date Published:1845
Publisher:Case, Lockwood and Brainard Co.

Name:The Heritage of Granby, Its Founding and History
Author:Salmon Brook Historical Society
Date Published:1967
Publisher:Salmon Brook Historical Society
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Salmon Brook Historical Society
Website Address:www.salmonbrookhistorical.org/genealogies.htm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:William Vibert
Contact Data:Salmon Brook Historical Society
P.O. Box 840
Granby, CT 06035
(860) 653-9713
Researh Library open Tue & Thur 9:00 - 12:00
www.salmonbrookhistorical.org
Notes:The Salmon Brook Historical Society maintains the 1732 Abjah Rowe House, the 1790 Weed-Enders House, the 1870 Colley School, and the 1914 Colton-Hayes Tobacco Barn and Museum
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1781 - Present - Earlier birth, marriage and
Marriage:1767 - Present - death records may be
Death:1800 - Present - found in Simsbury
 





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