Newington

National Iwo Jima Memorial, Newington
National Iwo Jima Memorial, Newington
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The town of Newington, located in Hartford County, is in central Connecticut and borders the capital city of Hartford. A part of Wethersfield until 1871, early names for Newington included West Farms and Pipestave Swamp. In 1798, the Hartford and New Haven Turnpike was built through what later became Newington and it immediately attracted a number of new businesses. In the 1830s, the railroad came and attracted further growth in the area. Today, Newington is a residential suburb with small businesses and a large portion of the Berlin Turnpike, formerly the Hartford and New Haven Turnpike, within its town lines.

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Websites

“American Radio Relay League,” 2012. Link.

Places

“Newington Historical Society & Trust,” 2012. Link.

Documents

“Newington - WPA Architectural Survey.” Connecticut State Library Digital Collections, 2015. Link.

Books

Baxter, Elizabeth. The Centennial History of Newington, Connecticut, 1971. Newington,  CT: Lucy Robbins Welles Library, 1971.
Stiles, Henry, ed. The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut Comprising the Present Towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington, and of Glastonbury Prior to Its Incorporation in 1693, from Date of Earliest Settlement Until the Present Time - History. Vol. 2. New York: Grafton Press, 1904. Link.
Stiles, Henry, ed. The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut Comprising the Present Towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington, and of Glastonbury Prior to Its Incorporation in 1693, from Date of Earliest Settlement Until the Present Time - History. Vol. 1. New York: Grafton Press, 1904. Link.
Newington Historical Society and Trust, and Bertha Thomas. The Newington Tapestry: Celebrating Our Special Town. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1995.
Wethersfield and Her Daughters: Glastonbury, Rocky Hill, Newington, from 1634 to 1934. Hartford,  CT: Case,  Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1934.
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