July 23, 2014
By TINA BACHETTI | Hartford Courant
ORIGINS: The area, settled as part of Norwich in the late 1600s, was originally part of the West Farms District and became known as Norwich Farms.A parish called New Concord was organized in the 1730s. The town was incorporated in 1786 and named after the biblical town of Bozrah. The word means an enclosure, or sheepfold, in Hebrew.
MAPLES FARM PARK: Purchased by the town in 2007, this 32-acre park has undergone renovations to its stone wall and a 19th-century farmhouse. For the past three summers, the park has been home to the Bozrah Farmers Market, which features food and craft vendors along with activities such as yoga and drum circles.
NOTABLE RESIDENTS: Sam Gejdenson, 10-term Democratic congressman from the state's 2nd District (1981-2001), was a longtime Bozrah resident. Reuben Hyde Walworth,a U.S. representative from New York and New York state judge, was born in Bozrah in 1788.
THE HARTFORD COURANT SOURCES: The Hartford Courant; Connecticut Place Names; Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; Norwich Bulletin