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Waterford,Connecticut Genealogy


        Waterford first settled about 1635 is 36.7 square miles, surrounded by East Lyme in the west, Montville in the north, the Thames river in the East, Long Island Sound in the south, and completely surrounds the city of New London. The land was first owned by John Winthrop, Jr. founder of the city of New London and governor of Connecticut 1657-1676 except 1658. The town was formed by decree of the general assembly from an area formerly know as the New London western farms. The area was know as "Pequot" along with the New London area back to settlement days. Population is about 18,000 and there are four voting districts. The area has mostly been farms until the 1950's. Industry has been small paper mills from about 1800 to 1850 and a granite quarry that operated as early as 1737 until the 1930's. The stones pulled from the quarry are in the Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Station and several other landmarks. The largest employer in the town is the Millstone nuclear power site.

Records for births, deaths and marriages are with the Town Clerk, 15 Rope Ferry Rd., Waterford, CT 06385-2806 


TOWN INFORMATION

Town Clerk
15 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385-2806
860-442-0553


CHURCHES

  • Christ Church (Episcopal) vitals 1850-1913 formed 1710
  • First Baptist Church vitals 1786-1841 formed 1748
  • Quaker Hill Baptist formed 1835
  • Lakes Pond Baptist formed 1842
  • St Paul Catholic formed 1960.

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  • Holdings in the Waterford Public Library, 49 Rope Ferry Road include
  • H417 Headstone Inscriptions-Town of Waterford, CT. 1934
  • H917.465 New London-Waterford-Groton City Directories For the years: 1930,1935,1945,1950,1957,1959,1960-1988 (a few are missing)


  • Waterford Cemeteries Transcribed from the Hale Collection

    Old Church Cemetery
    Union Cemetery- Quaker Hill


              Other Cemeteries

    1. Mullen Hill or Howard_ 78 Mullen Hill Road
    2. Durfey Hill_Niantic Rd
    3. Pepper Box Hill_Great Neck Section
    4. Harkness Estate_Harkness State Park
    5. Jordan_240 Boston Post Rd
    6. St. Mary's Roman Catholic_600 Jefferson ave ,N.L.
    7. West Neck_202 Great Neck Rd
    8. Old Rogers_2 Shore Rd.
    9. Gardner, East Neck_143 Niles Hill Rd
    10. Ames_Near Montville line 1/8 mile in lot opposite old school (I don't believe this to be true)
    11. Gorton_on farm of Frank Steward Gilead section
    12. Morgan_on farm of George Peabody Gilead section
    13. Old Quaker Hill_Norwich New London tpk
    14. New Quaker Hill_Norwich New London tpk
    15. Lakes Pond_1140 Hartford tpk
    16. Caulkins_next to Old Church near lakes pond
    17. Sandpit,Doulglass_east side Hartford tpk
    18. King_on farm of Willis Minor, oposite Jordan cem
    19. Beckwith_on Horace Landphear Estate Great neck section
    20. Brown_on property of Harry Gardiner (Millstone) near Jordan cove
    21. Jewish cem_Boston Post rd
    22. Crane_Crane's Woods on Fog Plane rd
    23. Slaves cem_on eva Beebe property next to #10
    24. unmarked cem_next to #10
    25. Scholfield_on property of F. Schofield, Quaker Hill
    26. Raymond_on the George R. Darrow Estate, Oswegatchie sect
    27. Darrow_on the Henry Hedden farm, Great Neck sect
    28. Brown_at Jordan Cove
    29. Richards_Old Colchester rd, on Richards's estate
    30. Wheeler_no location

    Initial Waterford town site developed by Jim Rothgeb, State Coordinator for the CTGenWeb 1996-2001 (Assistant State Coordinator 2008-present).  Thanks Jim!!!   Please let me know if you find any broken links or have any Waterford information to contribute!  Pat Sabin

    This page last updated April 13, 2012.    1996-2001 by Jim Rothgeb.   2001-2012 Pat Sabin


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