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Watertown in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Watertown

 
 
Watertown Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2009
1. Watertown Marker
Inscription. The local Paugasuck Indians sold this area of land to Thomas Judd and thirty-five other proprietors in 1684. The First Ecclesiastical Society of Westbury was formed in 1738 and in 1780 Westbury separated from Waterbury, was named Watertown, and soon became the crossroads of a number of early highways. John Trumbull, poet of the Revolutionary War, lawyer, and judge, was born here in 1750. Products that were first manufactured in Watertown include: Merritt Heminway’s spooled silk thread in 1847, Wheeler and Wilson’s lock-stitch sewing machine in 1850, and the Watertown Manufacturing Company’s plastic shatterproof dinnerware in the 1940’s. In 1852 the Oakville Pin Company was one of the first pin factories in this country. A council-manager form of government in 1961 replaced more than one hundred and eighty years of the town meeting-selectman type. Watertown has been the home of the Taft School, a college-preparatory institution, since 1893.
Erected by the Town of Watertown
the Watertown Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission - 1979

 
Erected 1979 by Town of Watertown, Watertown Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 36.31′ N, 73° 7.132′ 
Watertown Marker and Town Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2009
2. Watertown Marker and Town Hall
W. Marker is in Watertown, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is on DeForest Street (U.S. 6) 0.1 miles south of Veterans Hill, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in front of Watertown Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37 DeForest Street, Watertown CT 06795, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial to Our Sons and Daughters Who Served Their Country in the World War 1914-1918 (within shouting distance of this marker); Watertown Killed in Action Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marion A. Munson Memorial Park (about 400 feet away); Soldiers of 1776 Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Michael Dayton (approx. half a mile away); Rev'd John Trumbull (approx. half a mile away); Jonathan Scott and Hannah Hawkes (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Watertown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Watertown Town Hall Sign Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2009
3. Watertown Town Hall Sign
Watertown Town Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2009
4. Watertown Town Hall
 
 
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