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  • Ammunition Manufacturing in Coventry
    An overview 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 of 1912, including photos, poetry, and a brief history of the town.
  • Boynton's Mill
    brief history of the Boynton Mill Complex in Coventry.
  • Coventry History - John Scarchuk
    history of the Town of Coventry published by long time resident, John Scarchuk in 1995.
  • Coventry in 1880
    glimpse of Coventry in an era gone by. 
  • Farming in Coventry
     An overview of agricultural practices in Coventry from the 1700s to modern times.    
  • Kenyon Mill History
     A history of  Coventry's Kenyon Mill.     
  • Map of Coventry Mills
    map 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 Coventry Manufacturing Company
    brief history of this company that made cotton shirting, from the early 1800s.
  • Paper Mills of Coventry
    brief history of paper making in the early 1800s.
  • The South Coventry Water Supply Company
    The 107-year history of this company that served Coventry Village.
  • Coventry's Wool Hat Industry
    Coventry made wool hats for trading in the mid 1800s.
  • Lake Wangumbaug Residential Development
    Learn about early residential development around the lake.
  • Early Coventry Borders
    See how Coventry's borders were established.
  • Early Coventry Gas Stations
    Automobiles started appearing in Coventry in the early 1900s, along with gas stations to service them.     
  • Early Hotels & Taverns
    See how the hospitality industry evolved in town.   
  • The National Silk Company
    This company made the famous Tioga Yarn at mills on Mason Street and Armstrong Road.
  • 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 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. See the book here.