Woodbury

King Solomons Lodge 17, Woodbury
King Solomons Lodge 17, Woodbury – Jerry Dougherty

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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Places

“Old Woodbury Historical Society,” 2017. Link.
“The Glebe House Museum & The Gertrude Jekyll Garden,” 2017. Link.

Documents

“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,” 1858–1889. Connecticut History Online, Connecticut Historical Society. Link.
“Photograph: Glebe House, Birthplace of the Episcopal Church in the United States, Woodbury,” 1890–1899. Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut History Illustrated. Link.
“Print: View of Woodbury, Conn., from Castle Rock.” Case & Green, 1831–1856. Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut History Illustrated. Link.
“Woodbury - WPA Architectural Survey.” Connecticut State Library Digital Collections, 2013. Link.

Books

Chesson, Frederick. Around Woodbury. Charleston,  SC: Arcadia, 2000.
Cothren, William. History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut, from the First Indian Dead 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.
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