Cheshire Timeline – Cheshire History

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CHESHIRE TIMELINE Here is a timeline of Cheshire’s history.  There are gaps in the chronology, particularly in the 20th and 21st centuries.  Please feel free to email Cheshirepedia (cheshirepedia@gmail.org) to offer suggestions of additional entries or comments on the timeline itself.  Or you can make comments at the bottom of the article. Seventeenth Century 1638  New […]

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West Cheshire by Jeanné R. Chesanow

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West Cheshire The Town Center of Cheshire, with its Town Hall and Church Green, sits upon a drumlin-like hill. At the base of the western side of that hill is the area called West Cheshire, a bustling place where canal boats took on cargo at a lively port called Beachport, from 1828-1848. Beachport Drawing Bo […]

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Cheshire Academy, founded in 1794

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Bowden Hall, Cheshire Academy.  Among the alumni who have attended Cheshire Academy are Gideon Welles (Secretary of the Navy in the administrations of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson), Joseph Wheeler (Confederate cavalry general during the Civil War), John Frederick Kensett (Hudson River School painter) and J.P. Morgan (financier).

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Lock 12 Historical Park

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Cheshire’s Lock 12 along the Farmington Canal.  This is one of the few restored locks on the Canal, which was in existence from 1828-1848.  The Canal ran from New Haven, Connecticut to Northampton, Massachusetts.

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