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Southington Town


Southington Town Hall is located at 75 Main Street, Southington CT 06489; phone: 860-276-6200.

Jonathan Root House and Tavern, ca. 1720, 140-142 North Main Street, Southington, CT, National Register

Photo: Jonathan Root House and Tavern, ca. 1720, 140-142 North Main Street, Southington, CT. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. Photographed by User:Sphilbrick (own work), 2010, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed November, 2014.

Beginnings [1]

Southington was incorporated in 1779. Thanks to increased travel along the New Haven Path, the town grew, through the population was moderate. The waterpower provided by the Quinnipiac River (1/2 mile west of Southington Center) hosted grist mills and saw mills proving for the needs of the town. By the end of the 18th century, the mills were producing other products, such as buttons, combs, paper, and variety of metal objects. Many of the late 18th century homes remain today.

  1. David S. Ransom and Lisa Fern Johnson, Consultants, Connecticut Historical Commission and John Herzan, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, Southington Center Historic District, nomination document, 1988, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
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