Well into the 20th century most Americans lived and worked on farms or in small
towns like this one. Few of those places have remained much as they were.
Waterford, founded by Quakers in 1733, miraculously, is one that has.
Walk with us through time for clues to Waterford’s character and tenacity. It is a
story of ordinary people who did extraordinary things. They built a thriving town
from wilderness; they endured a long and bloody war that threatened to destroy their
home; and in good times and bad they held tightly to their vision of a special place.