East Windsor, Connecticut
Hartford county. First settled, 1680. Taken from Windsor, 1768. This is an excellent township of land. Its extensive meadows on the east side of Connecticut river are of uncommon fertility and beauty. Among the various agricultural products with which this town abounds, tobacco has been cultivated with success, and manufactured. It is said that 70,000 bushels of rye has been raised in a season. Scantic river, a considerable mill stream, passes through the north part of the town, and gives it the name Scantic. The village of Wapping is in the S.E. section of the town. The principal street, about a mile back into the river, is the village, running the whole length of the town, wide, neatly built and beautifully shaded. East Windsor lies 8 miles N. from Hartford. Population, 1830, 2,129.