Woodstock Valley in Windham County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Originally Kibbe's Village, Kenyonville dates back to 1843 when Joseph Kenyon purchased the Valley Woolen Mill from Chauncey Kibbe for $950. Born in Huddersfield, England in 1805, Kenyon studied woolen manufacturing processes and then came to America in 1840 hoping to acquire a business in the weaving industry. Successfully running the business, he convinced his parents and all of his siblings to join him in America. They eventually owned many acres of land along the Still River and Crystal Pond. The Kenyons steadily employed 20 to 25 people and built several houses for their workers along Kenyonville Road, the village's main street. Joseph's son Albert, who served in the Civil War, ran the mill after Joseph died in 1870. The ruins of the Kenyon Bros Mill, renamed Kenyon and Son after the war, lie at the foot of the hill on Kenyonville Road beside the Still River. The scope of the enterprise is evidenced by several cellar-holes, extensive stonework, sluiceways, and the remains of a dam that collapsed in the 1980s. The 5-acre mill pond not only provided power for the mill but also the year's ice supply, harvested as a community effort before
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
Location. 41° 55.556′ N, 72° 5.562′ W. Marker is in Woodstock Valley, Connecticut, in Windham County. Marker is at the intersection of Kenyonville Road and Crystal Pond Road when traveling west on Kenyonville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodstock Valley CT 06282, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Perry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Eastford (approx. 1.8 miles away); Eastford Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Red-White School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Ashford (approx. 4 miles away); Constitution Oak (approx. 4 miles away); Nathaniel Lyon Birthplace (approx. 5˝ miles away); Site of the first Meetinghouse in Union (approx. 5˝ miles away).
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