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Windsorville, formerly known as Ketch Mills, is a village located in the southeast corner of the town of East Windsor, in Hartford County, Conn. It is one of five villages that comprise East Windsor. To the north is the village of Melrose, to the northeast is the village of Broad Brook, to the west is the village of Scantic and to the northwest is the village of Warehouse Point.

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Windsorville also borders the town of Ellington to the east, and the town of South Windsor to the south. Prior tothere was a sawmill and a grist mill in the area that were called the Ketch Mills. Then, aroundTimothy Ellsworth opened the first general store, and Captain Cahoon opened the first hotel.

Lonely in east windsor

According to U. Thomas Potwine became the first postmaster on Dec. I could find no reason for the name change, although I suspect it had something to do with the division of East Windsor into East and South Windsor in Prior to that time Ketch Mills stretched into what is now South Windsor.

Ketch Brook starts in Ellington and runs through the center of Windsorville where a dam forms across the brook the Windsorville Pond. Ketch Brook then continues to the southwest where it empties into the Scantic River. Ketch Brook was originally called Catch Brook. It is shown by that name as late as on a map by H.

The Catch Brook had large grassy areas along its banks.

Lonely in east windsor

Some historians felt that it was a common practice for the locals to gather the grass on a "catch as catch can" basis which means "using any available means or method" and that this gave the brook its name. Catch Brook eventually became Ketch Brook. One possible reason for this may be that Catch sounded more like Ketch given the Connecticut Yankee dialect of the day.

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