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A brief history of Simsbury
Simsbury was settled in 1670 by a group of English settlers from Windsor, Connecticut. At the time, it was seen as a frontier settlement. After six years of living in Simsbury, the settlers returned to Windsor. After the settlers left, the Native Americans burned most of the buildings and completely destroyed the town, so that when the settlers returned in 1676, they could not find the original location of the town.
The first steel mill in the history of the United States opened in Simsbury in 1728. Granby, Connecticut was originally the northern part of Simsbury.
The first unauthorized coins minted in the American colonies, and the first in Connecticut, were struck by Dr. Samual Higley from copper mined from his own mine. The coins, including the Trader's Currency Token of the Colony of Connecticut were minted in North Simsbury, now called Granby.
There are four census-designated places in Simsbury:
- Simsbury Center
- West Simsbury.
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Simsbury Public Library
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