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

Thomaston

 
 
Thomaston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 22, 2010
1. Thomaston Marker
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Inscription.
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Thomaston
Originally part of the Farmington Proprietors' purchase in 1684 of Mattatuck Plantation, the Thomaston area achieved independence in 1739, being set off as the Northbury Parish. In 1780 Northbury and Westbury united to form Watertown. By 1795 Northbury separated again to become Plymouth, with the Thomaston section designated "Plymouth Hollow."
Seth Thomas came to the Hollow in 1813 to manufacture clocks on the present factory site. His influence helped to route the Naugatuck Railroad through Plymouth Hollow, linking it with the growing brass center at Waterbury. By 1856 Thomas was labeling his clocks with "Thomas Town" as the place of manufacture.
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On July 6, 1875, separation from Plymouth was confirmed by the State Legislature. Thomas Town became Thomaston in memory of Seth Thomas and his famous clocks. A century later diversified industries, a sanitary sewerage system, a new library, modern schools and highways, special housing for the elderly, and sectional playgrounds exist. In addition an attractive business center, seven churches and several recreational parks all indicate that Thomaston has progressed beyond the dreams of our forefathers.
Erected by the Town of Thomaston
the Thomaston Historical Society, Inc.
and the Connecticut
Thomaston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 22, 2010
2. Thomaston Marker
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Historical Commission
1973
 
Erected 1973 by Town of Thomaston, Thomaston Historical Society, Inc, Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 40.392′ N, 73° 4.51′ W. Marker is in Thomaston, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Clay Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on Clay Street. Click for map. Located next to Thomaston Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 158 Main Street, Thomaston CT 06787, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomaston World War I Monument (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomaston Soldiers Memorial (about 700 feet away); Thomaston Veterans Monument (about 700 feet away); Thomastonís Three Tower Clocks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fr. Michael J. McGivney (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomaston World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillside Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomaston Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Thomaston.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Thomaston Marker next to Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 22, 2010
3. Thomaston Marker next to Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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