Canterbury Connecticut
Part of the Windham County CTGenWeb Project


About Canterbury

The 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 by Brooklyn to the North, Plainfield to the East, Lisbon to the South ,Hampton and Scotland 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.


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Searching for that elusive Ancestor? Join the Windham County Mailing List to post questions. From here you can also search the archives and unsubscribe from the list.   Another place to post a query is on the Rootsweb Query Board for Windham County


A central location for all types of transcribed records relating to Canterbury. Check out the Windham County Gen Web Site for links to various newspaper and history collections that may have references to Canterbury.







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