History of the Name
Scatacook District is proud to be named after
the Scatacook Indian Tribe.
The name "Scatacook" derives from the Scatacook Indians, a small tribe originating in southwestern Connecticut, and located between the Connecticut and Housatonic River valleys. The focal point for this tribe appears to have been in southern Kent, Connecticut, near Bulls Bridge. Scatacook means "fork in the river", and likely refers to the confluence of rivers at Bulls Bridge. Many of the towns and areas of northern Fairfield County and Litchfield County were originally purchased from the Scatacook Indians.
There was also a Schaghticoke Indian Tribe near Albany, New York that appears to be the origins of the Scatacook Tribe in Connecticut, although the reverse may be true...
There are various spellings for Scatacook, including:
These links describe the history of the Scatacook Indians
|Molly Fisher Rock, Kent Connecticut|
|History of Macedonia Brook State Park, Kent, Connecticut|
|History of Kent, Connecticut - Bulls Bridge|
|History of Kent and Warren, Connecticut|
|History of Redding, Connecticut - Early Settlements|
|Connecticut Paugaussett Indians|
|Nipmuc Place Names of New England|
|Establishment of Connecticut Towns (Kent # 62)|
|History of New Fairfield, Connecticut|
|History of Candelwood Lake|
|Images of the Schaghticoke Reservation, Kent, Connecticut|
|Schaghticoke Tribal History (Connecticut)|
|Schaghticoke Tribal History (New York)|
|History of the town of Schaghticoke, New York and Here and Here|
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