The town of Marlborough, located at the southeastern tip of Hartford County, was formed from the towns of Glastonbury, Hebron, and Colchester. The town incorporated in 1803, although a thriving community existed well before then. Primarily a farming community, Marlborough had its share of light industry and manufacture which included grain and lumber mills, a gunnery owned by Colonel Elisha Buell, and the Union Manufacturing Company. The landscape is a mix of rocky hills, stretches of woodland, and lakes and streams. Today, the town is mostly residential in nature and is still known for Sadler’s Ordinary, a Colonial-era rest stop.
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“Marlborough, CT History,” 2014. Link.
“Richmond Memorial Library.” 2014. Accessed October 29, 2014. Link.
Connecticut State Library Digital Collections. “Marlborough - WPA Architectural Survey,” 2014. Link.
“Marlborough Collection.” Connecticut Digital Archive, n.d. Link.
Hall, Mary. “Marlborough.” In The Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Vol. 2. Boston, MA: Edward L. Osgood Publisher, 1886. Link.
Ghirlanda, Romano G. Reflections into Marlborough’s History: The Biography of a Small Connecticut Town. Marlborough, CT: R.G. Ghirlanda, 2007.
Hall, Mary. Report of the Celebration of the Centennial of the Incorporation of the Town of Marlborough, August 23rd and 25th, 1903. Hartford, CT: Case Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1904. Link.