Voluntown, Connecticut

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Brief History

Voluntown is about forty square miles found in the northeastern part of New London County, Connecticut, bordered by the towns of Griswold and North Stonington, the county of Windham and the state of Rhode Island.[1] Before 1881, Voluntown belonged to Windham County, Connecticut, instead of New London County. [2] 

Much of the land situated in what is now Voluntown was granted to the volunteers of the Narragansett War in 1700.[3] The name "Volunteer's Town" turned into what is now known as Voluntown.[4] From 1719, most of the town of Sterling was annexed into Voluntown until 1794, when Sterling was detached and established as a separate town.[5] Voluntown was officially incorporated as a town in 1721.[6]

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References

  1. Marshall, Benjamin Tinkham. "Other Towns of New London County." A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1922. 209.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Hurd, D. Hamilton. History of New London County, Connecticut with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis, 1882. 745.
  4. Marshall, Benjamin Tinkham. A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut. Vol. 1. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1922. 209.
  5. Hurd, D. Hamilton. History of New London County, Connecticut with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis, 1882. 746-747.
  6. Hurd, D. Hamilton. History of New London County, Connecticut with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis, 1882. 746.

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