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Wethersfield Town

Wethersfield Town Hall is located at 505 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109; phone: 860-721-2800.

Beginnings [1]

The first settlement in Connecticut was not along the coast as we might expect, but far up the Connecticut River at Wethersfield, today a suburb of Hartford. Land was bought from the Indians in 1634 by a group of settlers from Boston calling themselves "The Adventurers", who were encouraged enough by the excellent farmland at the edge of a navigable waterway to persevere in the area despite Indian raids during the first few years.

Since Wethersfield prospered during the 17th and 18th centuries but failed to do so when the industrial age followed, the town is today one filled with handsome old houses representing the days before 1800. There are in fact over 100 such houses there.

  1. James Dillon, National Historic Landmarks Program, Buttolph-Williams House, Wethersfield, CT, nomination document, 1974, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
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