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Prospect Town


Prospect Town Hall is located at 36 Center Street, Prospect CT 06712; phone: 203-758-4461.

David Hotchkiss House, ca. 1819, 61 Waterbury Road, Prospect, CT, National Register

Photo: David Hotchkiss House, ca. 1819, 61 Waterbury Road, Prospect, CT. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. Photographed by User:Lisa Hendricks (own work), 2013, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed June, 2015.

Beginnings [1]

A parish of Columbia was organized in 1798 and the Town of Prospect was incorporated in 1827. The town consists of a broken table land, at the edge of the Western Highlands, ranging from 600-800 feet in elevation. There were early industries of some importance: pins, needles, hoes, matches, Britannia ware and umbrella trimmings. At one time Prospect was larger that Waterbury employing people who commuted to here, from there.

  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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