In Honor of Lambert Hitchcock,
(1795 – 1852), this village was
once known as Hitchcocks-ville.
Here he originated his chairs &
cabinet furniture with Sheraton
influence and in 1826 built his
water powered mill employing a . . . — — Map (db m29887) HM
-- Riverton --
Northeastern Gateway to the Litchfield Hills
Old Hartford – Albany Stage Route
Home of Hitchcock Chairs
One Mile to Peoples Forest
1 1/2 Miles to Site of Barkhamsted Lighthouse
Home Of L.A. Cooke War Governor
Col. . . . — — Map (db m29856) HM
In this Area in the Past.....
Since the 1820’s Riverton has been a vibrant part of the town of Barkhamsted.
Riverton is located at the confluence of the Farmington and Still Rivers, which
at one time provided the opportunity for water power . . . — — Map (db m102107) HM