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Killingly Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.

Killingly Historical Center

Killingly Historical Center

* Photo courtesy of Mr. William Olson

196 Main St.
P. O. Box #265
Danielson, CT 06239
Phone: 860-779-7250
For more information e-mail us.
Open: Wednesday and Saturday - 10 to 4

Founded in 1972, the Society's charter is to promote knowledge, interest and research in Killingly and Windham County. The Society administers the Bugbee Memorial building (pictured right). This facility, often referred to as the Killingly Historical Center, includes:


  • Museum of Killingly History

  • Research Library of Biographical Data

  • Family-Research Center of Genealogical and Historical Data

Welcome to

Killingly Historical & Genealogical Society!

New Book For Sale


Danielson Before The War

A Series of Sketches Illustrating the Antebellum 

History of the Borough


H. V. Arnold


$10.00 plus $4.00 shipping & handling

To order send a check for $14.00 to the

Killingly Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.

P. O. Box 265

Danielson, CT 06239

This talk was given on Oct. 17th at the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc. Family History Seminar, in Meriden, CT. They asked me to speak about "Life in a 19th Century Mill Town" and 100 years was a lot to cover. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.  Marilyn Labbe

Click here to read the story.

Historical Photographs For Sale

Photo's for sale. They are about 4 x 6 and $1.00 each. You may contact us through this webpage.

Item                                                 Description                                                  Image         

1 Westcott-Wilcox Old People's Home, Danielson
2 Abner Young House, Main St., Danielson
3 First Trolley in Danielson early 1900's
4 Trolley in Dayville early 1900's

           Day Building, corner Main & Union Sts., Danielson.  (now the Trink-et Shoppe)

6 Railroad House, Later Hutchins Hotel, built ca 1832, Danielson
7 S. P. Davis, 1867, Photographic Studio, Furnace St., Danielson
8 E. H. Jacobs Mfg. Co., Est. 1869, School St., Danielson
9 Adams Filling Station, Rt. 12, Attawaugan. 1930's-1940's
10 So. Killingly Store & Post Office late 1880's to early 1900's
11 Hill Homestead, E. Killingly
12           Kies Tavern or Franklin House, built ca 1834/5,  early stagecoach stop
13 Woodward's Drug Store, ca 1930's, Danielson
14          St. James Catholic Church, Franklin St., Danielson -  Early photo.
15 Tiffany Mill, E. Brooklyn, CT built ca. 1820
16                   Williamsville Company Store, late 1800's,   (now the village of Rogers)
17 Central House late 1880's, now Danielson Inn
18 Westfield Congregational Church, Danielson
19 Pentacostal Church of the Nazarene dedicated in 1912, Danielson
20 Sayles Block, Main St., Dayville ca 1868-1886
21 Old Day/Barlow House ca 1800, Rt. 6, So. Killingly
22 So. Killingly School House & Congregational Church
23 Hutchins/Warren Tavern, Green Hollow Rd.
24 Col. Wm. Danielson house, built ca 1786, Danielson
25 Evans Block, Danielson ca 1939
26 Killingly Town Meeting House, Killingly Center
27 Davis House/State Police Barracks Rt. 12, Danielson
28 Abner Young Shoe Shop, Mechanic St., Danielson
29                   Cyrus Rood/Daly House, built ca 1730,                        Snake Meadow Rd., So. Killingly
30 Maynard Hill House, North Rd., E. Killingly
31 I. T. Hutchins Tavern, built ca 1800, Danielson
32                  St. James Church & Parochial School,                        Franklin St.   (Old school)
33                                Early Baptist Church,                                  Corner Broad & Academy Sts., Danielson
34                        Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church,                          Corner Water & Cottage Sts., Danielson
35 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church – 1918
36 Early Catholic Church – 1868, Winter St., Danielson
37 St. Ignatius Catholic Church – 1938
38 Early Westfield Church built ca 1797, Danielson
39 Williamsville Congregational Church & School – 1863
40 St. Alban's Episcopal Church ca 1865, Danielson
41 St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Danielson
42                      1st Methodist Church Remodeled 1867,                      Corner Main & Central Streets, Danielson
43 United Methodist Church – 1902, Danielson
44 Attawaugan Methodist Church, Killingly
45 Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Danielson
46                       Adventist Christian Chapel – 1866,                       Academy & School Sts., Danielson
47 Temple Beth Israel, Killingly Drive, Danielson
48                           Temple Beth Israel c. 1951-52                               Killingly Drive, Danielson
49                       Original Methodist Church c.1847                          Corner Main & Central Streets, Danielson
50                           Second Congregational Church                               Main Street, Dayville Dedicated 1849