town of Canterbury, formerly part of Plainfield, was incorporated
in October 1703 and named after the city in England. It is
located in the central southern part of Windham County and is bordered
to the North, Plainfield
to the East, Lisbon
to the South ,Hampton
to the West. A typical New England country town, it
is appx. 39 square miles and had a 2000 population of 4,692 residents.
It is the home of the Prudence Crandall Museum who was a teacher
that was imprisoned for establishing the first school in New England
for Afro-American girls. It is also the birthplace of Moss
Cleaveland, the founder of the city of Cleveland, Ohio.