Bloomfield

Old Farm Schoolhouse, Bloomfield
Old Farm Schoolhouse, Bloomfield

Bloomfield, in Hartford County, is located in the northern portion of central Connecticut. Its border is formed on the north by the Farmington River and on the west by Talcott Mountain. Originally land of the Poquonocks, the area was first settled in 1660 as part of Windsor, organized as the Parish of Wintonbury in 1736 from the towns of Windsor, Farmington, and Simsbury, and finally incorporated as the town of Bloomfield in May of 1835. The early economy of Bloomfield was agriculturally based, mostly in shade tobacco, until it became a densely populated suburb of Hartford, as it remains to this day.

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Places

“Penwood State Park.” Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2016. Link.
“The Wintonbury Historical Society,” 2016. Link.

Documents

“Bloomfield - WPA Architectural Survey.” Connecticut State Library Digital Collections, 2016. Link.
Pease, Seth. “Map: Map of Windsor, Shewing the Parishes, the Roads, and Houses - True Copy of the Original Map Made by Seth Pease of Suffield, 1798.” Windsor,  CT, 1906. Connecticut Historical Society. Link.
“Photograph - Boarding House at Griffin & Neuberger Tobacco Plantation, Clarkville,” 1912. Connecticut History Online, Connecticut Historical Society. Link.

Books

Wintonbury Historical Society, and Roberta Kania. Bloomfield. Charleston,  SC: Arcadia, 2001.
Wintonbury Historical Society, and Frederick Hesketh. Bloomfield and the Civil War. Bloomfield,  CT: Wintonbury Historical Society, 2009.
Wintonbury Historical Society. From Wintonbury to Bloomfield: Bloomfield Sketches: A Collection of Papers on the History of the Town of Bloomfield, Connecticut, Formerly Known as Wintonbury. Bloomfield,  CT: Wintonbury Historical Society, 1983.
Howard, Daniel. Glimpses of Ancient Windsor, from 1633 to 1933. Windsor,  CT: Windsor Tercentenary Committee, 1933.
Stiles, Henry. The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut Including East Windsor, South Windsor, Bloomfield, Windsor Locks, and Ellington. 1635-1891. Genealogies and Biographies. Vol. 2. Hartford, CT: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1891. Link.
Stiles, Henry. The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut Including East Windsor, South Windsor, Bloomfield, Windsor Locks, and Ellington. 1635-1891. History. Vol. 1. Hartford, CT: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1891. Link.
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