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
15 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385-2806
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.
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
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