Incorporated in 1795, the Town of Plymouth owes its beginnings to the foresight of such manufacturers as Eli Terry, Seth Thomas and Silas Hoadley. The manufacture of clocks first gave Plymouth national recognition. Eventually Seth Thomas moved from Plymouth Center to Plymouth Hollow (now Thomaston) to continue the trade. Eli Terry, Jr. carried the Terry name eastward to (now) Terryville where clocks, and beginning in 1830 locks, were manufactured through harnessing the power of the Pequabuck River. The latter enterprise became known as the Eagle Lock Company, which enjoyed a worldwide reputation and employed some 1,800 persons at its peak. Today, Plymouth consists of the villages of Plymouth, Terryville and Pequabuck.

Plymouth Center, while never a manufacturing center, retains most of its small town colonial charm and many of the original homes of the Town's industrial entrepreneurs. On July 22, 1999, the Plymouth Center Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Expanded the following year, it now encompasses 136 acres of land and contains 126 historic assets such as buildings, sites, and objects. The focal point of the Plymouth Center Historic District, Plymouth Center Village, is the green upon which it was reported that Union troops drilled during the Civil War era and now stands the Plymouth Congregational Church which houses the only Eli Terry wooden works tower clock in the world.

The Town has successfully retained its rural New England charm for generations of Plymouth families, and yet is accessible to the larger communities of Bristol, Waterbury and Torrington.


Prospect was established in 1827 and is surrounded by Bethany, Waterbury, Cheshire, and Naugatuck. The town is 5 miles long and 4 miles wide with a population of approximately 9,300. The Hotchkiss House owned by the Hotchkiss Family for over 160 years is the headquarters for the Prospect Historical Society. The Soldier's Monument on the Prospect Green is a symbol of respect and honor paid by the community to those that served in the Civil War and other wars.


Redding Connecticut consists of Georgetown, West Redding, Redding Center and Redding Ridge.  Redding was formed, the original name of the town was Reading, after the town in Berkshire, England. Probably more accurately, however, town history attributes the name to John Read, an early major landholder who was a prominent lawyer in Boston as well as a former Congregationalist preacher who converted to Anglicanism. John Read helped in demarcating the boundaries of the town and in getting it recognized as a parish in 1729. In 1767, soon after incorporation, the name was changed to its current spelling of Redding to better reflect its pronunciation.

Mark Twain was a resident of Redding in his old age and contributed the first books for a public library that he helped to establish and was eventually named after him. Devil's Den Preserve, which features hiking and scenic views of the Saugatuck Reservoir from the great ledge is popular among hikers.  The town also has two state parks,  is located in town; Putnam State Park, known as Connecticut's Valley Forge and Collis P. Huntington State Park. Today, 36% of the towns landscape is permanently preserved as open space.


Ridgefield is a beautiful, colonial town in central Fairfield County, Connecticut. The town was founded in 1708 and has had a rich history that includes such personalities as Benedict Arnold, who fought here, and Eugene O'Neill, who wrote here.

Much of Ridgefield's Main Street is on the Register of National Historic Places and is lined with stately homes, museums, churches, and shops. The Keeler Tavern, a local museum, has a British cannonball still lodged in the side of the building. There are many other landmarks from the Revolutionary War in the town, with most along Main Street. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum has changing shows and exhibits on a national scale.

Connecticut Magazine regularly ranks Ridgefield highest in quality of life, based on its schools, low crime rate, and scope of services. Its school system is considered among the finest in a state known for fine schools. Even its dining is world-class; for nearly a century, the town has been famous for its excellent restaurants, from world-class country inns to modern bistros. The town has a Metro-North Railroad station called Branchville in the Branchville corner of town.


Incorporated in 1796, Roxbury is located in the beautiful northwest corner known as the Litchfield Hills. Spread over 26-square miles, this rural town of 2,320 offers historic sites and architecture as well as rural ambience. In the western part of town the Shepaug River flows in a southerly direction, cutting a narrow valley through hills on either side. The Town Green holds the town's smallest cemetery and granite memorial to Revolutionary War hero and Roxbury native, Seth Warner. Warner was Captain of the local regiment of the Green Mountain Boys, formed to resist New York authority over Vermont. He was a hero often overshadowed by his more flamboyant Roxbury-born cousins and Green Mountain comrades-in-arms, Ethan Allen and Remember Baker.

Roxbury is proud of its farming and mining heritage, its architecture and barns, its Historic District and its friendly, community-spirited residents.


The Town of Salisbury, incorporated in October of 1741, is located in the very Northwest corner of the State of Connecticut. It includes the villages of Salisbury and Lakeville, and the hamlets of Amesville, Lime Rock and Taconic.

The Housatonic River flows from North to South and crosses Town lines along its way. Within Salisbury are several ponds and six lakes: Wononscopomuc, Washinee, Washining, Wononpakook, Riga Lake and South Pond. As well as the lakes, the Salisbury land is comprised of low mountains, including access to the Appalachian Trail, and open fields. 

From international vintage car races to ski jumping competitions, Salisbury offers an array of activities for all seasons.


Seymour is surrounded by the communities of Ansonia and Derby to the southeast, Beacon Falls to the north, Woodbridge to the east, and Shelton and Oxford to the west. Seymour was incorporated as a town on May 1850,[3] and was named for Governor Thomas H. Seymour.

The area that now encompasses the lands of the town was originally part of the town of Derby. The downtown portion of the what is now Seymour was eventually called Humphreysville, named after Revolutionary War hero David Humphreys, aide-de-camp to General George Washington David Humphreys had purchased a factory in what is the downtown portion of the town, which produced scythes, other tools as well as wool product from the sheep he had imported. In 1836, Humphreysville was incorporated a borough within the town of Derby by the General Assembly. Upon the creation of the town of Seymour in 1850, the borough government was dis-incorporated.


Located in scenic Litchfield Hills, Sharon was incorporated in October of 1739. It is bounded on the north by Salisbury, on the east by the Housatonic River, on the south by Kent, and on the west by Dutchess County, New York.

The Green, surrounded with historic district homes, is a beautiful signature of the Town. The town is home to The Sharon Audubon Center, The Sharon Historical Society, The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, and the Sharon Audubon Center.


The scenic Town of Sherman,named for New Haven's Founding Father, Roger Sherman was incorporated in Oct. 1802. Sherman is located in the Housatonic Valley at the northern end of Candlewood Lake and is accessed by state routes 39, 37, and 55. The Appalachian Trail goes through the northern end of Sherman. Part of Squantz Pond State Park is in the town. Sherman has been named "Best Small Town in Connecticut" three times by Connecticut Magazine.


Southbury is north of Oxford and Newtown, and east of Brookfield and is composed of rural country areas, suburban neighborhoods, and historic districts. Towns that border Southbury are Middlebury to the northeast, Oxford to the east and southeast, Newtown to the southwest, Bridgewater to the west, and Roxbury and Woodbury to the north.
South Britain and Southford are included in the incorporated township of Southbury.

The town of Southbury was one of several towns formed out of a parcel of land purchased from the Paugussett Indians in 1659. Southbury was originally part of Woodbury, which was settled in 1673. 

In the 1920s, Russian expatriates Count Ilya Tolstoy (son of author Leo Tolstoy) and George Grebentschikoff founded an artists' colony at one end of Main Street, known as Churaevka (or "Russian Village"). At its peak, Churaevka had a printing press used by Russian and Ukrainian scholars and novelists. Visitors to the colony included the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. Most of its immigrant population is now gone; however, St. Sergius Chapel, designed by Nicholas Roerich and built in 1932-1933, remains. Churaevka is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.