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Morris Town


Morris Town Hall is located at 3 East Street, Morris, CT 06763; phone: 860-567-7433.

Beginnings [1]

The Town of Morris was named for Major James Morris (1752-1820), a Revolutionary War soldier who in 1790 opened the widely known Morris Academy. The area was part of the Town of Litchfield until set off as a separate town in 1859. Before Morris became a separate town it was part of a separate ecclesiastical society within the Town of Litchfield called the South Farms Ecclesiastical Society. This society was established in 1767.

  1. David F. Ransom, consultant, and John Herzan, Connecticut Historical Commission, Town Hall and District School No. 6, Morris, CT, nomination document, 1987, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
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