Woodbury, in Litchfield County, is located in west-central Connecticut along the Pomeraug River. Formerly Pomperaug Plantation, the area was settled in 1659 and Woodbury was split off and named as a town in 1673. The Pootatuck path (an early Native American trail), crossed what is now Woodbury’s Main Street. The area was named Woodbury in recognition of its function as a “dwelling place in the woods.” An early agricultural community, today Woodbury is known for its Colonial-era homes and antiques.
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“Old Woodbury Historical Society,” 2017. Link.
“The Glebe House Museum & The Gertrude Jekyll Garden,” 2017. Link.
“Broadside - List of Certified Cowards in Woodbury!: As Per Surgeon’s Certifiacates [Sic],” 1863. Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut History Illustrated. Link.
“Map - South Part of Litchfield Co., Connecticut from Page 214 & 215 of Town and City Atlas of the State of Connecticut.” Real Property. Boston, MA: D.H. Hurd & Co., 1893. University of Connecticut Libraries, Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC. Link.
Fagan, L. “Map of the Town of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut.” Philadelphia, PA: Richard Clark, 1853. Connecticut History Online, Connecticut Historical Society. Link.
“Photograph - Mitten Owned by the Leatherman,” ca. - 1889 1858. Connecticut History Online, Connecticut Historical Society. Link.
“Photograph: Glebe House, Birthplace of the Episcopal Church in the United States, Woodbury,” ca. - 1899 1890. Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut History Illustrated. Link.
“Print: View of Woodbury, Conn., from Castle Rock.” Case & Green, ca. - 1856 1831. Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut History Illustrated. Link.
Connecticut State Library Digital Collections. “Woodbury - WPA Architectural Survey,” 2013. Link.
“Woodbury Collection.” Connecticut Digital Archive, n.d. Link.
Chesson, Frederick. Around Woodbury. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2000.
Cothren, William. History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut, from the First Indian Deed in 1659. Waterbury, CT: Bronson Brothers, 1854. 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.
Homes of Old Woodbury: Tercentenary Celebration of Old Woodbury, Connecticut. Salem, MA: Higginson Book Company, 2010.
Stiles, Dan. Town of Woodbury, Connecticut. Concord, NH: Sugar Ball Press, 1959.
Old Woodbury Historical Society, and Tony Wrenn. Woodbury, Connecticut: A New England Townscape. Washington, DC: Preservation Press, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1975.