Learn More About Our Past
- A History of Coventry
Historical material from many sources, compiled by Bill Jobbagy, 2007.
- Ammunition Manufacturing in Coventry
An overview (PDF) of Coventry’s rich history of producing ammunition in the mid-to-late 1800s.
- Bicentennial Program
An interesting look at the program for the bicentennial celebration (PDF) of 1912, including photos, poetry, and a brief history of the town.
- Boynton’s Mill
A brief history (PDF) of the Boynton Mill Complex in Coventry.
- Coventry History - John Scarchuk
A history of the Town of Coventry (PDF) published by long time resident, John Scarchuk in 1995.
- Coventry in 1880
A glimpse (PDF) of Coventry in an era gone by.
- Coventry Manufacturing Company
A brief history of this company (PDF) that made cotton shirting, from the early 1800s.
- Early Coventry Borders
See how Coventry’s borders (PDF) were established.
- Early Coventry Gas Stations
Automobiles started appearing in Coventry in the early 1900s, along with gas stations (PDF)to service them.
- Early Hotels & Taverns
See how the hospitality industry (PDF) evolved in town.
- Farming in Coventry
An overview (PDF) of agricultural practices in Coventry from the 1700s to modern times.
- Kenyon Mill History
A history (PDF) of Coventry’s Kenyon Mill.
- Lakeside Park
A history of Lakeside Park (PDF) in South Coventry.
- Lake Wangumbaug Residential Development
Learn about early residential development (PDF) around the lake.
- Map of Coventry Mills
A map (PDF) of the location of historical mills in Coventry and thumbnail histories of each parcel.
- Map of Coventry in 1878
A map showing how Coventry looked in 1878, created by O.H. Bailey and Company. Copies of this map are available for purchase at the Coventry Visitor’s Center.
- The National Silk Company
This company (PDF) made the famous Tioga Yarn at mills on Mason Street and Armstrong Road.
- Paper Mills of Coventry
A brief history of paper making (PDF) in the early 1800s.
- The South Coventry Water Supply Company
The 107-year history of this company (PDF) that served Coventry Village.
- Student History Projects
Information complied on Coventry and the surrounding area by students and teachers in the local school systems.
- Coventry History Brief
Read a brief history (PDF) written by Stephanie Summers.
- Notes on the Early History of Coventry - compiled by John Porter from notes made by
Marvin Root and others.
From the CT State Library’s collection. Presented by Helen Malone in 1948. View a copy of the book (PDF).