Where to Find Us

Canton Town Hall Canton Town Hall

P.O. Box 168
4 Market Street
Collinsville, CT 06022

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Brookmeade/ Mills Homestead, 90 Simonds Avenue


Built by Benjamin Dyer for his son Thomas in 1756, the most famous resident of the house was William Edgar Simonds (1842-1903) who married Sarah Jane Mills, a descendant of Dyer. Simonds was a prominent patent attorney who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroics at the Civil War battle of Irish Bend, Louisiana. He is the only person from Canton ever awarded the medal or to be speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives or to be elected to Congress.