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Marlborough Town

Marlborough Town Hall is located at 26 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT 06447; phone: 860-295-6200.

The Colonial General Assembly in 1747 designated this area as an ecclesiastical society and named it Marlborough. In 1803 the Connecticut General Assembly incorporated Marlborough as a "distinct town" deriving lands from Colchester, Hebron and Glastonbury. Sadler's Ordinary, believed to have been built about 1653 near Lake Terramuggus, entertained travelers on the path to Monhege between the Thames and Connecticut Rivers. The first schoolhouse here was built in 1760, a time when farms and sawmills flourished. Marlborough Tavern, still serving the public, opened its doors late in the colonial period. Local industry, chiefly in textiles, was spurred by the New London turnpike during the 19th century, but vanished with the burning of the last mill in 1907. Therefore, Marlborough is mainly a residential community. Mary Hall, of this town, and educator, became in 1882 the first woman lawyer to be admitted to practice at the bar of Connecticut. [1]

  1. State of Connecticut Historical Marker, erected by the Town of Marlborough, the Marlborough Historical Society, and the Connecticut Historical Commission, 1978.
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