Granby Land Trust acquires historic Wilcox family property

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The Granby Land Trust is excited to announce that it has preserved one of Granby’s most iconic and oldest agricultural properties, 143 Simsbury Road in West Granby. It includes a home built in 1787 by Sadoce Wilcox, a beautiful barn and 45 acres of property – part of which currently is being cultivated by the Garlic Farm. Working cooperatively with the most recent owner and Wilcox family descendant Steve Wilcox Hastings and the Salmon Brook Historical Society, the Land Trust closed on this property earlier this month. This Colonial home and surrounding property, which abut Holcomb Farm and include valuable agricultural soils and pristine waterways, are key parts of the scenic West Granby Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property also provides linkages to other preserved properties, expanding wildlife corridors.

To support the preservation of Granby’s rural character, become a member of the Granby Land Trust. Family memberships start at $30. To join, go to our website or mail a check to P.O. Box 23, Granby, CT 06035. To learn more about the Granby Land Trust, go to www.GranbyLandTrust.org.