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By TINA BACHETTI | Hartford Courant HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Incorporated in 1779, the town was named after Colebrook, Devonshire, England. CAMP JEWELL: Camp Jewell YMCA, first started in 1901 on Long Island Sound's Tunxis Island, moved to Colebrook in 1955. The 540-acre camp, which hosts 20,000 visitors each year, was named after Col. Charles A. Jewell,a Hartford philanthropist and early supporter of the YMCA. The camp offers year-round programs. Activities include horseback riding, archery, rock climbing, guitar, ice skating, ice fishing and arts and crafts. NOTABLE RESIDENTS: Abiram Chamberlain, governor of Connecticut from 1903 to 1905; James Phelps, U.S. representative from 1875 to 1883. Donald Barr, who served as headmaster at the Dalton School in Manhattan and the Hackley School in Tarrytown, N.J., moved to Colebrook after retiring in 1986. SOURCES: Hartford Courant;;; The New York Times
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