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Barkhamsted Town, Litchfield County, CT

The original name of this historic village was Hitchcocksville, named for Lambert Hitchcock who came from Cheshire in 1818. Hitchcock started a turning lathe and saw mill here. He made chair parts which he took to Charleston, S.C. where they were assembled and sold. He returned a year later and expanded his business which, by 1829, employed about 100 people. The village was renamed Riverton in 1866. [1]

  1. History of Litchfield County, Connecticut, J. W. Lewis & Co., Philadelphia, 1881.

Street Names
Main Street • River Road East • Riverton Road • Robertsville Road • Route 20 • School Street