The center of Woodbury is distinctive because, unlike many New England towns, it is not nucleated. Sure Lock & Key is also distinctive unlike other Locksmith Companies for we are a company composed of four hardworking brothers, joined together by each individual’s expertise as well as their commitment to reliable service.
Woodbury is composed of older buildings arranged in a line along both sides of a road that stretches for over a mile.
The most notable of the public buildings is the Masonic Temple. It is a Greek Revival temple. Where it stands causes it to be seen from a distance and it is especially dramatic at night because of its illumination by spotlights. The Woodbury Temple imitates the many temples of the Greek world which sat at the edges of high places from which they could be viewed from miles around and even from far out at sea.
Woodbury is one of the two towns in Litchfield County, along with Bethlehem that uses the 203 as well as 475.
Woodbury rests in the Pomperaug River Valley. The Pomperaug River is formed in Woodbury by the meeting of the Nonnewaug River and the Weekeepeemee River.
The most pronounced communities in Woodbury are Hotchkissville, Minortown, Neufa, North Woodbury, Pomperaug, Woodbury Center and Woodlake.
The founders of old Woodbury came from Stratford in the early 1670s. Old Woodbury consisted of the present towns of Woodbury, Southbury, Roxbury, Bethlehem, most of Washington and parts of Middlebury and Oxford.
In 1673 original settlers drew up an agreement called the “Fundamental Articles,” which proclaimed that as many settlers as could be accommodated would be welcomed to the new settlement. The Fundamental Articles stated that expenses of establishing the settlement would be shared by its inhabitants, and that no one was to be given more than twenty-five or less than ten acres of land.
The settlement was named Woodbury, which means “dwelling place in the woods,” and was first recognized as a town in 1674. Deacon and captain John Minor was the first leader of the community during Woodbury’s early years. Minor was the first town clerk and along with Lieutenant Joseph Judson served as the first deputy to the Connecticut General Court from the town of Woodbury. On October 9, 1751, the town of Woodbury was transferred from Fairfield County at the formation of Litchfield County.
On March 25, 1783, a meeting of ten Episcopal clergy in Woodbury, Connecticut, elected Samuel Seabury the first American Episcopal bishop, the second presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, USA, and the first bishop of Connecticut.
Woodbury is especially known for the “Woodbury Songbook”. Composer Hanns Eisler, who had taken asylum in the USA, fleeing from the Nazi rule in Germany, spent three and a half months in Woodbury as guest of another German refugee, Dr. Joachim Schumacher, and his wife Sylvia. Joachim Schumacher taught classes in art history, musicology, philosophy, and other subjects at the Westover School in Middlebury. Sylvia Schumacher taught piano at Westover School and privately in her home. Joachim Schumacher enticed Eisler to compose 20 songs on 16 US child verses or nursery rhymes and four texts in German. The songs were composed for female voices and suitable for a school chorus. This was published as “The Woodbury Songbook.
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