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Fitch Bits: Dudleytown - New England's Village of the Damned

This post was originally shared as a Facebook and Instagram "DID YOU KNOW" post. We share them weekly and you can get in on the fun by liking us at  and following us at ! Now onto the damned story! Fitch Bits: Dudleytown - New England's Village of the Damned! DID YOU KNOW that Dudleytown, Connecticut might just be the real Village of the Damned? Despite its name, Dudleytown was never an actual town. It was just a part of Cornwall, Connecticut that was settled in the early 1740s by Thomas Griffis, followed by Gideon Dudley and, by 1753, Barzillai Dudley and Abiel Dudley; Martin Dudley joined them a few years later. More families came afterward and it turned into its own settlement. It's also in a valley known as Dark Forest Entry, so... you know. Things were never going to work out for it. Anyway, the legend goes that the founders of Dudleytown were descended from Edmund Dudley, an English nob