Thomaston

Thomaston was originally part of the Farmington Proprietor's purchase in 1684 of the Mattatuck Plantation, the Thomaston area achieved independence in 1739, as the Northbury Parish. Northbury and Westbury united in 1780 to form Watertown. In 1795 Northbury again separated to become Plymouth, the Thomaston section was called Plymouth Hollow.

In 1813 a man named Seth Thomas came to the hollow to manufacture clocks. By 1856 Thomas was labeling his clocks with "Thomas Town." He helped route the Naugatuck railroad through Plymouth Hollow, linking us with the brass center at Waterbury.

On July 6,1875 Thomas Town became Thomaston in memory of Seth Thomas and the separation from Plymouth was confirmed by the State Legislature.  Today the Thomaston Opera House and the Thomaston Historical Society's Seth Thomas Bradstreet House document the history of the town.  The Naugatuck RR, offers scenic railroad rides from the historic Thomaston Railroad Station.

Torrington

Torrington is nestled in the Litchfield Hills, a countryside noted for its scenic beauty. The City is the largest in Litchfield County and has been the industrial and commercial hub of northwestern Connecticut for over a century.

The face of Torrington changed forever in 1955, when a catastrophic flood significantly altered the city, tearing up Main Street and washing numerous buildings away. Some of the buildings of the 1930's construction boom remained and, with the largest concentration of Art-Deco buildings in the State of Connecticut, the downtown core was classified as a national historic district in 1988.

Presently, Torrington is a mix of manufacturing, retail, and tourist attractions. The downtown area is being preserved as a thriving cultural center, boasting the Warner Theatre and the renowned Nutmeg Conservatory and the Hotchkiss Fyler House and Museum. Its eclectic mix of antique dealers, art houses, art deco architecture and small specialty shops makes Torrington an appealing choice for residents and visitors alike.

Warren

Warren was settled in 1737 as part of the Town of Kent. In 1750 a separate ecclesiastical society called the Society of East Greenwich was established and a church was founded in 1756. In 1786 Warren was incorporated as a separate town that was named for Revolutionary War General Joseph Warren. Route 45 is the main north-south highway while Route 341 is the main east-west highway in the town..

Even though for most of its history Warren has been an agricultural community, by 1810 Warren became known as an educational center with five private schools and an academy which produced 15 ministers and educators.

Over the last two and a half centuries Warren's population has fluctuated widely. By 1810 the town's population had increased to 1100, but with the decline of agriculture and the local iron industry it reached an all-time low in 1930 with only 303 inhabitants.

Today residential development and the recreational facilities of Lake Waramaug have boosted the population to almost 1400, but its location in the Litchfield Hills has allowed it to retain its rural and historic character.

Washington

The Town of Washington, incorporated in 1779, was taken from Woodbury, Litchfield, Kent, and New Milford. Washington is a town of 38.7 square miles with 89.5 miles of roadway. The Town of Washington encompasses the following Villages:Washington Depot, Washington (or Washington Green), New Preston, Marbledale (or Marble Dale) and Woodville. 

The present town was named in honor of General George Washington, who traveled through the area several times during wartime. For many years, Washington was principally a farming community. Among early local industries were ironworks and quarries as well as small mills and factories run by waterpower along the Shepaug and Aspetuck Rivers. Attractions include the Gunn Historical Museum, the Gunn Memorial Library, the Institute for American Indian Studies and Lake Waramaug.

Waterbury

The original settlement of Waterbury dates back to 1674 and the city's name is reference to its proximity to the Naugatuck River and its many tributaries which flow through the heart of the city. Like many New England "river and rail" cities and towns, nineteenth-century industrial development created a vibrant local economy, jobs and great wealth, leading to Waterbury's position as the "Brass Capital of the World" and earning Waterbury the nickname "Brass City". 

The City's Naugatuck River Greenway project, which runs along the Naugatuck River and will make pedestrian and bicycling route connections to the Train Station, was recently recognized in U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar's America's Great Outdoors as one of the 101 most significant projects in the country. 

Whether you're looking to enjoy a Broadway play at the historic Palace Theater, take in an art exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum, travel through time at the Timexpo Museum, or hit the fairway at one of our courses, Waterbury has something for you.

Watertown

Watertown was incorporated in 1780 and borders the towns of Woodbury, Middlebury, Litchfield, Plymouth, Bethlehem, and Thomaston. John Trumbull, poet of the Revolutionary War, who was also a lawyer and judge, was born here in 1750.

Products that were first manufactured here include Merritt Heminways spooled silk thread (1847), the Watertown Manufacturing's Company's plastic shatterproof dinnerware (1940)'s the first high-nap fabric used as imitation fur (Princeton Knitting Mills), and the Oakville Pin Shop.

One of the oldest firms in Connecticut at its time before shutting down a few years ago, Seymour Smith & Sons manufactured cutting tools, such as garden shears and pruning equipment

The Route 8 expressway runs through the eastern edge of town, with two exits inside the town. The main routes through the town center are Route 6 running east-west and Route 63 running north-south. Other important highways include Route 73 (a more direct route to Waterbury), and Route 262.

The Watertown Historical Society, the Old Burying Ground and Crestbrook Park Golf Course are attractions in town.

Winsted/Winchester

Winchester was first settled in 1732, and later incorporated in 1771. Winsted is the downtown city area within the Town of Winchester, at the point where the region's major transportation corridor, Route 8, intersects with Route 44.

The Town is noted for its beautiful ecclesiastical, Victorian, neo-classical, Greek Revival, Queen Anne and Colonial Revival architecture, as well as for one of the State's largest lakes, Highland Lake. Highland Lake is a resort lake over three miles in length and 444 acres in area. It is enjoyed for its swimming, fishing, boating and water skiing.

Wolcott

The Town of Wolcott, originally known as Farmingbury, was founded in 1796 and is named after Governor Oliver Wolcott, who cast the deciding vote in favor of the Town's incorporation.

Among Wolcott's most famous residents are Seth Thomas, who made his first clock in Wolcott and Amos Bronson Alcott, an educator philosopher, and poet whose equally famous daughter, Louisa May Alcott, was the author of Little Women.

Wolcott marks the beginning of the Mattatuck Trail, one of Connecticut's finest hiking trails. This 35 mile trail extends in a northwesternly direction from Wolcott to Mohawk Mountain in the Town of Cornwall, where it joins the Appalachian Trail.

Woodbury

Town of Woodbury first deeded from the Native Americans in 1659. Woodbury was first settled in 1672-73. By this time Connecticut had three areas of settlement and government along its shore line and principal rivers. It became the 23rd town in the state of Connecitcut.

Woodbury's citizens have a rich heritage. The mellow beauty of her old houses and shaded streets bespeaks the slow and orderly growth of this community throughout more than two and half centuries. Modern Woodbury has an area of twenty-one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven acres and a population slightly over twenty-one hundred.  It is known for antiques shops, more per square mile than any other town in New England.