Norfolk

Infinity Hall, Norfolk
Infinity Hall, Norfolk – Doug Kerr

The town of Norfolk, located in Litchfield County, is in the northwest corner of the state and borders Massachusetts to the north. Situated in the foothills of the Berkshires, Norfolk was settled in 1744 and incorporated in 1758. Originally a farming community, the town saw a rise in industry in the 19th century as small factories built along its numerous streams produced tools and farm implements from locally mined iron ore. By the late 19th century Norfolk became a resort community, and visitors from Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts flocked to the small town during the summer. Today, Norfolk retains its rural character and is home to three state parks, miles of hiking trails, and the Yale Summer School of Music and Art.

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Places

“Campbell Falls State Park Reserve.” Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2016. Link.
“Dennis Hill State Park.” Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2016. Link.
“Haystack Mountain State Park.” Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2016. Link.
“James Mars Gravesite.” Connecticut Freedom Trail, 2016. Link.
“Norfolk Historical Society,” 2016. Link.

Documents

“Map of the Town of Norfolk, Litchfield County, CT.” Norfolk, CT, 1853. Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division. Link.
“Norfolk - WPA Architectural Survey.” Connecticut State Library Digital Collections, 2016. Link.

Books

Roys, Auren. A Brief History of the Town of Norfolk (Conn.) from 1738 to 1844: And a Summary of Events and Transactions Which Have Occurred in This Town, from Its First Settlement, Chronologically Arranged... New York, NY: Printed by Henry Ludwig, 1847. Link.
J.W. Lewis & Company. History of Litchfield County, Connecticut, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of the Prominent Men and Pioneers. Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Lewis & Company, 1881. Link.
Eldridge, Joseph. History of Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 1744-1900. Edited by Theron Crissey. Everett,  MA: Massachusetts Publishing Company, 1900. Link.
Norfolk Historical Society, and Ann Havemeyer. Picturing Norfolk: 1758-1958. Norfolk,  CT: Norfolk Historical Society, 2008.
Dennis, Frederic Shepard. The Norfolk Village Green. New York, NY: Burr Publishing Company, 1917. Link.
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