Andover

Museum of Andover History, Andover
Museum of Andover History, Andover – Jerry Dougherty

The town of Andover is in the central region of the state and in the southern portion of Tolland County. Settled in the early 18th century, it was incorporated in 1848 from the towns of Hebron and Coventry. In 1926, investors envisioned a resort in a swampy area known as Cheney Hollow and formed the Andover Lake Corporation. A dam was constructed and the sluiceway opened in 1927, creating Andover Lake. By the 1940s, several hundred cottages surrounded the area. Today, Andover remains a small town, rural in nature, and is centered on the lake area.

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Andover Creamery, 1889

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Websites

“Ephraim Sprague House Archaeological Site.” Archaeological and Historical Services, Inc., 2010. Link.

Places

“Andover Historical Society,” 2016. Link.
“Hop River State Park Trail.” Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2016. Link.
“Museum of Andover History,” 2016. Link.
“Nathan Hale State Forest.” Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2016. Link.

Documents

“Andover - WPA Architectural Survey.” Connecticut State Library Digital Collections, 2013. Link.

Books

Yeomans, Scott. A Historic Look at Andover, Connecticut: A Look at Andover’s History Primarily Through Photographs Taken Prior to 1960. Andover,  CT: Scott Yeomans, 2010.
Commemorative Biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of Many of the Early Settled Families. Chicago, IL: J.H. Beers & Co., 1903. Link.
Brass, Philip. The History of Andover, Connecticut. Andover,  CT: Andover Historical Society, 1991.
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