Windsor CT Real Estate:
"A Sense of History"
Windsor, Connecticut's first town, was founded in 1633 when settlers sailed from Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts to establish themselves at the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut rivers. The Native Americans referred to this area as Matianuck.
The Reverend John Warham and 60 members of his congregation, a church organized in England in 1630, arrived two years later, and renamed the settlement Dorchester. A final name change to Windsor was decreed in 1637 by the colony's General Court.
Windsor has been the home of one Governor, two Lieutenant Governors, two Secretaries of the State, and one State Treasurer. Its original land has been used to spin off no less than 20 other Connecticut towns, in whole or part, from Litchfield and Torrington to the west, to Tolland in the east. For approximately 100 years (1830-1930) woolen mills and paper mills located on the Farmington River in the Poquonock and Rainbow sections of Windsor provided employment for up to 500 people. Historically, Windsor's economy has been dominated by two pursuits: tobacco farming and brickmaking (since 1675). In its heyday, there were more than 40 brickyards in Windsor. The last one disappeared in the 1960's. The first tobacco crop was planted in 1640 with seeds brought to Connecticut from the Virginia tobacco plantations.
Currently Windsor CT real estate has a diverse industrial base encompassing a wide range or products and services, including insurance, software development, energy research and development, and manufacturing of nuclear reactors, engine components, and machinery.
Local Attractions in Windsor CT
There are many things to see and do while visiting Windsor CT, which is home to 27 recreational sites totaling 1,155 acres. There are two public access golf courses, 21 tennis courts, and four swimming pools. Windsor's two libraries hold over 100,000 volumes of books and have internet access. Please feel free to browse here for further information on the many historical, natural, and recreational attractions in Windsor CT:
Windsor CT Town Profile
Windsor CT Historic Sites
Windsor CT Trails
First Town Downtown
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Central Regional Tourism District