Old Wethersfield, Wethersfield

Old Wethersfield, also known as Old Wethersfield Historic District, and historically known as Watertown or Pyquag, is a section of the town of Wethersfield, Connecticut roughly bounded by the borders of the adjacent city of Hartford and town of Rocky Hill, railroad tracks, and I-91. The site of the first permanent European-American settlement in the state of Connecticut, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.The land for this colonial settlement was acquired from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Wethersfield served as a transportation hub on the Connecticut River in the early years.The Old Wethersfield Historic District was established under town statutes in 1962, "to preserve and protect the many architectural phases of a Connecticut River Community in continual growth from 1634 to the present." Eight years later, in 1970, the Old Wethersfield Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The village includes 50 houses that were built before the American Revolutionary War, plus about 250 additional houses built before the 20th century, about 100 of which were built earlier than the American Civil War.The historic district listed on the National Register includes 1200 structures over 1300acre. Of these 100 date from colonial times. Many of the early frame and brick houses were built by sea captains around the town green.
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  • Spent the late morning and afternoon in historic Wethersfield Connecticut. Very nice and quaint shops. Be sure to visit the Country Store - lots of candy from back in the day especially if you're a ch...  more »
  • Wanted to see the scarecrow and pumpkin exhibits in town on a nice fall afternoon. Had the town to myself as few others were there on a Monday afternoon in late October. A plus was walking around the ...  more »
  • So much to see in Old Wethersfield. Don't miss The Green on Broad Street; at this site you can picture how the upper class lived in the 1700 and 1800's with their big beautiful houses on either side o...  more »

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