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Killingly Connecticut


About Killingly

The town of Killingly is bordered by Putnam to the North, Rhode Island to the East, Plainfield and Sterling to the South and Brooklyn and Pomfret to the West.  It is appx. 50 sq. miles with a 2000 population of 16,472 resdents and contains the villages of Danielson, Attawaugan, Ballouville, Dayville, East Killingly, Rogers and South Killingly.  Killingly was established as a town in 1708. Most of the land was dispensed to a few individuals in large land grants by the General Court of Connecticut.

Some 1,500 acres of the best land went to Maj. James Fitch. John Chandler received 2,400 acres in the Chestnut Hill area, now known as East Killingly. James Danielson purchased about 2,000 acres between the Assawaga and Quinebaug Rivers. Until it was settled by Jacob Spaulding in 1721, South Killingly was controlled by residents of Plainfield. By 1708, some 30 families resided east of the Quinebaug River, north of Plainfield.

The farmland was not of the highest quality but was suitable for smaller family farms. Throughout the town there were many watercourses that had falls. Sawmills and gristmills were developed at these falls. The mill sites made nearby properties better adapted to manufacturing than to agricultural uses. The Danielson family, along with other local residents and entrepreneurs from Rhode Island, started industrial development in 1809 when they built the first textile mill in town at the confluence of the Five Mile (Assawaga) and Quinebaug Rivers. .

--Portions provided by the Killingly Historical Society.

Queries & Mailing Lists

Vital Records
  • Killingly Government Town Clerk
  •  172 Main Street, P.O. Box 6000, Main St,  P.O. Box 6000,  Danielson, CT 06239-1832 Bus: 860-779-5307 Fax: 860-779-5394   172 Main St. Danielson CT 06239   (860) 779-5307
            Mailing  Address:  PO Box 6000. Danielson CT 06239                               

Comments: Birth, Marriage and Death records for Killingly are available from the early 1700's to the present.  Connecticut town halls hold all original records, with copies after 1897 being sent to the CT Vital Records Dept. In order to access most records less than 100 years old, you must be a member of  an incorporated Genealogical Society such as the Connecitcut Society of Genealogists.  Confirmaton of hours, fees and availability of records should be verified before visiting the office.

Probate & Land Records
  • Killingly Probate Court:  172 Main St. Danielson CT 06239                                     (860) 779-5319

See the Research Guide to Connecticut Probate Records from the CT State Llibrary

Libraries & Societies
  • Killingly Public Library:  25 Wescott Rd, Danielson CT 06239             (860) 779-5383
  • Connecticut State Library: 231 Capitol Ave, Hartfotd, CT 06106         (866) 886-4478
  • Killingly Historical Society: 198 Main St. Danielson CT 06239             (860) 779-7250                                                      P.O. Box 6000, Danielson CT 063239    

    •  The Killingly Historical Society has an extensive collection of records from all of the New England states and beyond.  Some of these records include Vital Records, histories, cemetery inscriptions, sexton records, church records, funeral home records, newspapers, photogrpahs and family genealogies. A detailed list can be found on their website. Research services are also avaiilable for nominal fees.  The society is a State Registered Society and membership provides a genealogy card needed to access certian records in the State of CT.



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Photos of Killingly by Jerry Dougherty (outside link)

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