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Town of Willington
Tolland County Connecticut


A Brief History of Willington

The town of Willington is located in Tolland County and was established in May 1727 and is populated by 5,880 residents covering 34.8 sq. miles. Willington remained a quiet agricultural town until the Industrial Revolution when the waters of the Willimantic River became an important asset. Woolen mills were built along the river and in 1811 the town's first large industry, a glass factory, commenced operation. Today the town's industries have for the most part disappeared, with many residents commuting to jobs in nearby towns. Its principal industries are agriculture, manufacturing of machined parts and electroplating.


Town Hall
40 Old Farms Road
Willington, CT 06279
Hours: 9:00-2:00pm, Monday through Friday
Town Clerk's hours: 6:00pm-8:00pm Monday



Stanton-Horton Bible - Donated by Debbie McArdle

"I am a genealogist and have run across a bible record of this Willington, CT family. I am not related, but want to share copies of the bible's entries in hopes it will help some researchers. Attached are the scans from the 1837 copyright Bible of "L. A. Horton, Willington, Conn." as inscribed on page 1. It appears this is Lucretia A. Stanton who married Simon Horton Jan. 27, 1850.

It appears part of the family moved to Cass County, Iowa. 

Hopefully you have someone who can use this information."

Debbie McArdle
Crystal Lake, IL

All of these images are in PDF format and 2 of them are upside down and will have to be rotated after opening them.

Image 1 Image 3
Image 2 Bible 



Demers "Modernization in a New England Town, A History of Willington, " available through the Willington Historical Society Isabel B. Weigold


Isabel B. Weigold, Town Historian, 48 Red Oak Hill, Willington, CT 06279.


If you have more resources and would like to help others in their research for Willington ancestors, please email me - include you full name, email address and resources available



 I will not be posting queries on this web site. All queries should be directed and posted to the Ancestry message boards. However, you may view queries posted on the Willington web site from 1997 to 2001 but I cannot guarantee or verify that the email addresses associated with these queries are still valid.

To view the queries from 2000-2001, click here
To view the queries from 1997-1999, click here


To view or submit Willington Surnames, click here


Willington Church Records
"The Church at Willington, CT". The dates span from 1760 to 1804. Records such as baptismal records, marriage records and the entrance of church members or their dismissal and where these people went are within these pages." Submitted by Charlene Crosthwaite, click here




Dana Fenton has prepared an ancestry of George Fenton of Burke, NY which goes back to Robert Fenton and Dorothy Farrar of Willington and Mansfield, to go there, click here

To go to the 1790 Census of Willington, click here



The Town of Willington web site was originally created and maintained by Elaine Merrell on August 8, 1997.
The web site has been recreated and is now maintained by Linda Pingel as of October 7, 2009.



Last Updated:  June 30, 2013