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Thomaston Town

Thomaston Town Hall is located at 158 Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787; phone: 860-283-4141.

Beginnings [1]

Once part of the Town of Plymouth and known as Plymouth Hollow, Thomaston was incorporated in 1875, making it one of the youngest municipalities in Connecticut.

Eli Terry opened a clock factory here in 1810 and in 1814 introduced a clock known as the "patented wood shelf clock," which were produced by the hundreds of thousands. In 1812 Seth Thomas, formerly associated with Terry, set up a factory whose clocks enjoyed a worldwide market. The village where the factory was located began to be known as Thomas Town. A grand view of the village and surrounding countryside is found on Latin Hill about 3 miles west of the village.

  1. Edgar L. Heermance, compiler, The Connecticut Guide: What to See and Where to Find It, Connecticut Emergency Relief Commission, Hartford, 1935.
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