East Windsor, Connecticut

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East Windsor is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 9,818 at the 2000 census. Around July 2009, the population was around 12,095

The town has five villages: Broad Brook, Melrose, Scantic, Warehouse Point and Windsorville.

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Area

East Windsor is surronded by the towns of Enfield to the North, South Windsor to the South, Ellington to the East, and Windsor Locks and Windsor to the West.

History

East Windsor was once part of the Windsor, on the Springfield border during the middle 1600's. Citizens had an uneasy relationship with the Podunk tribe which inhabited the area. In 1768 East Windsor separated from Windsor. The town was originally called Eastford and settled by farmers whom were drawn by the even topography and fertile soils of the Connecticut River Valley. In 1832, the Broad Brook Mill was created at the waterfall of the Mill Pond. The oldest section of town is Warehouse Point which was settled in the 1680s. The Scantic section of town was the center of town until the mills were built. The Windsorville section of town used to be its own community. It had a church, a post office, mini mart, and a park. Mulnite Farms is a tobacco farm on Graham Road, established in 1905. In 1897, the town's voluntary fire department was created in the mill. The Broad Brook Elementary school was established in 1951. In 1961 the town hall burned down. The new town hall is on Rye Street across from the elementary school. The new voluntary fire department building and senior center was built on the same site of the old town hall. On Memorial Day Weekend 1986 the mill caught on fire during renovations and the mill and the tire shop (on the site of the mill) burned down and the smoke could be seen as far as Bradley International Airport and Hartford. A new mini strip mall was built on the site of the mill.

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