visitors find what they need on the site. The following are links
behind the links you will find in the navigation bar.
like further information or wish to locate information on a specific
subject contact Brent Colley at firstname.lastname@example.org
of Redding, Connecticut:
Mrs. Phyllis Kroll had a dream...4 years later it was accomlished.
45 students (7th & 8th graders) achieved the goal of recording
the first town history booklet since Todd's History of Redding second
edition of 1906. Redding Remembered is a record of people and events-
and the oral history students that cared enough to capture the past,
the present, the famous and not-so-famous. 25 years later this amazing
body of work enters the "cyber-world" and I hope all of
you enjoy it as much as I do. Read
the Redding Remembered Articles posted so far. Georgetown
Oral History Project.
a "meeting of the minds" in 2001. Great stories and history
relating to Georgetown, Connecticut can be heard by clicking on
the audio links at this page. Brent &
Harry Colley, Art Moore and Bertil Rosendahl discuss Georgetown's
- Audio 1- Softball
- Audio 2- Art Moore
discusses Mr. Prunes
- Audio 3- Discussions
of G&B Post Office, Train Station and Buildings
- Audio 4- Georgetown
housing and the good will of former Selectman Harold Samuelson.
- Audio 5- My Grandfather
discussing his family's first house on Peaceable Street and Art
Moore discusses Warrup's Rock
- Audio 6- Stage Coach
and Indian Trails through Little Boston and Georgetown
- Audio 7- Bertil Rosendahl
discusses Boy Scouts in Georgetown.
- Audio 8- Boy Scouts
in Georgetown continued.
- Audio 9- All Discuss
Georgetown Village and the community spirit it once held.
about Redding, Connecticut
and topics relating to Redding are listed and linked up to Amazon
Mine information and maps of Branchville Station. Short history
of Branchville by Jack Sanders. Branchville Photographs. Railroad's
influence on Branchville. DeBenigno's Store. Ancona's Store. In
short, the most information you will find on Branchville CT online.
- The Methodist Protestant
Church in Georgetown (Now the Georgetown Bible Church)
- Methodist Episcopal
- Christ Church (1722-1906)
- The Congregational
- The St. Patrick Church
- Sacred Heart Church
- Bethlehem Lutheran
- The Baptist Church
- The Swedish Congregational
- The Redding Federated
Daily History Archives:
List of Dates in Redding's History for each
month of the year.
Adams, Banks, Barlow,
Bartlett, Bartram, Bates, Beach, Benedict, Betts, Burr, Burritt,
Burton, Chatfield, Couch, Darling, Fairchild, Foster, Gilbert, Gold,
Gorham, Gray, Griffin, Hall, Hawley, Heron, Hill, Hull, Jackson,
Lee, Lord, Lyon, Mallory, Meade, Meeker, Merchant, Morehouse, Perry,
Platt, Read, Rogers, Rumsey, Sanford, Smith, Stowe
Names appearing in the
1867 Beer's Map of Redding and Georgetown, CT
- Reading or Redding?
- The acquisition of
land Early settlers
- Chicken Warrup and
his Native American Indian counterparts (map of indian settlements)
- Chickens in Scatacook
- Old houses (New)
- First townhouse
- Epidemics in town
Joel Barlow, Anna Hyatt
Huntington, Charles Ives, Edward Steichen, Mark Twain, and many,
many more. Includes Biographies of the individuals above.
A listing of the first telephones in town, telephone
switch operators in the area, and a brief description of how the
telephone system worked early on.
- Homes on the National
Register of Historic Places in Georgetown.
- Pictures of Georgetown
from 1880-Present Day (4 different collections-1 a tour of present
- History of Georgetown
Vol. Fire Department
- History of Gilbert
- History of Gilbert
& Bennett in Pictures- 1818-1906
- Railroad- History
of Danbury/Norwalk Railroad in Redding/Georgetown, Connecticut
- Georgetown History-
Wilbur F. Thompson Articles (you can download his whole collection)
- The Old Silver Mine
- The Old Red Mill
- The Georgetown Post
- The Old Mulberry
- The Old Turnpike
- The Old Red Shop
by the Toll Gate
- The Old Grist Mill
- The Old Stone Mill
- The Old Woolen Mills
- The Old Coal Mine
- The First Settlement
of Georgetown and the Schools Attended
- The Old Boston District
- The History of Georgetown
- The Old Churches
- The Old Pipe Organ
- Christmas in Old
- The Old Tory House
- The Old Boundary
- The Iron Trail Through
- The Old Post Rider
- Georgetown in Civil
- The History of Schools 1700's thru 1800's
as written by Charles Burr Todd in the History of Redding.
- An updated History of Schools 1700's thru
1950's by Margaret Wixted in the Redding Times.
- The History of the Old Bostone School District
1768 to 1872
by Wilbur F. Thompson in 1922.
- The History of the Little Brick Schoolhouse
by Dell Sturges.
G.M. Loeb House- almost a Frank Lloyd Wright design in Redding,
of Redding Girls and Boys Club:
1938-1958- A short history
of the clubs founding and early history.
of Redding Country Club:
1973-1999- A short history
of the clubs founding, golf course, and facilities.
- Forests "Shaping
of the forests": Fire, Weather, Disease, Firewood
- Agriculture Farms
Local Farmers, Soil and produce, Farming the land: Fertilizers,
Crop Rotation, Tobacco, New Husbandry, The Hessian Fly, Tools
- The Edwin Gilbert
Farm (Meadow Ridge), Warrups Farm, Old Farmlands you can explore,
David Starr Farm (New Pond Farm)
- Bodies of Water &
Streams Norwalk Watershed, Bridgeport Hydraulic Company Holdings
- Geologic Composition
The Rocks, The Soil, Branchville Mine. Redding Garnets
Helpful links to news and learning sites
Little Brick Schoolhouse:
History of the Schoolhouse on Umpawaug Road
List and descriptions of early manufacturers
View of Redding Map,
Interactive Map, Topographical Map, Beer's 1867 Map of Redding and
Georgetown, Connecticut, 1856 maps of Georgetown CT, Indian Trails
running through Redding, Branchville and Georgetown in 1625.
Redding Pilot News
News from the Redding Pilot on Redding by year-1966-1992
Parish History of Redding, CT
History of Redding Ridge, CT. Revolutionary
War, Industry, Schools, Inns, Poverty Hollow
History of Redding Center, CT. Town House,
Schools, Post Office, Churches
West Redding, CT
History of West Redding, CT. Stores, Railroad,
Emporium, Post Office, Cider Mill
- Church Pictures
- School Pictures
- Fire Department Pictures
- Town House Pictures
- Boys' Club Pictures
- Gilbert Farm Pictures
- Georgetown Pictures
- Gilbert & Bennett
- Landscape Pictures
- The Flood of 1955
- Branchville Pictures
- Misc. Pictures
History of the park and
History of the park and
Brother Sam is Dead Information
For students and teachers
looking to learn more about the book. Photos now available.
Hiking Trails and Recreation
Listing and descriptions of the hiking trails
and recreation options in Redding. Newly expanded.
Scenic Roads in
Information on Redding's scenic roads
of Land Use:
Changes in the towns land use from the settlement
Old Population data,
mill rate, current voting results, major employers in the area.
Also, on the homepage- bottom right.
Notes from the 1940's
Town meeting notes from 1948-49, some deal with
Redding Elementary School
Redding CT Real
Learn about the 4 sections of Redding from a
local's point of view.
Redding CT Real Estate
Agents, Brokers and Builders
New Construction (Builders),
Real Estate Companies, Brokerage firms and individuals selling houses
and parcels of land in Redding, Connecticut.
CT Relocation Guide
I put this together to
help people interested in making Redding their new home learn more,
it offers just about all you need to know to make a decision.
Old homes of
Article from 1950's Redding Times on Redding's
History of the
Redding Boys Club 1938-1958:
Article from 1958 Redding Times on the Boys
Club's founding and history
The Blizzard of
Article from 1950's Redding Times on the Blizzard
Murder in Redding/Easton/Newtown:
The story of Rudolf Stoffel's murder of Andrew
W. Peck in 1888. An interesting tale by Daniel Cruson.
Voting in Redding,
A good amount of information in preparation
for the 2008 elections: how to register, registration form links,
representatives listed and political parties linked to.
War Spies- William Heron
War Veterans and their Family Trees
War Muskets, Pistols and Collectables
Revolutionary War Documents Online
brother Sam is dead
War Weapons and Collectables
War Re-enactment Clothing and Accessories
War II Veterans (Word Document)