Stafford Springs, Connecticut
The Holt Memorial Fountain circa. 1910
Stafford Springs is a census-designated place located in Stafford, Connecticut. The population was 4,988 at the 2010 Census. The village was a borough until November 1991, when it was disincorporated.
Located on the mouth of the Willimantic River, the mill industry grew in the town due to its location and became the largest industry in the area. The village has the Holt Memorial Fountain and the former railroad station.
In the 18th century, the spring at Stafford Springs was famous for its reputed ability to cure "the gout, sterility, pulmonary, hysterics, etc." In 1771, John Adams, then a young lawyer, visited Stafford Springs for several days after suffering from overwork and anxiety.
- "American FactFinder - Community Facts: Stafford Springs, Connecticut". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
- 1992 Census of Wholesale Trade: Geographic Area Series, Connecticut. U.S. Census Bureau. 1994. p. Appendix F: Geographic Notes.
- "Stafford". connecticuthistory.org. Connecticut Humanities. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
- "About Stafford, Connecticut: History". Town of Stafford. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
- "Holt Memorial Fountain, Stafford Springs". CTMonuments.net. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
- Frank Chapelle, Wellsprings: A Natural History of Bottled Spring Waters (Rutgers University Press, 2005), pp. 107-08.
- Jerry Longo, Images of America: Connecticut State Police (Arcadia Publishing: 2003), p. 2.
- "Highway Log Connecticut State Numbered Routes and Roads" (PDF). ct.gov/dot. Connecticut Department of Transportation. December 31, 2014. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
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