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Watertown

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Watertown
State:
Connecticut
County:
Litchfield County
Probate District:
22
Year Established:
1738
Year Incorporated:
1780
Form of Government:
Town Council - Manager
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall (860) 945-5230
37 DeForest Street
Watertown, CT 06795
Monday - Friday, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Telephone: 860-945-5230
Web Address:
www.watertownct.org/

History Brief:
This area was settled as part of Waterbury about 1701. In May 1738 it was established as the Society of Westbury. It was incorporated in 1780 as the town of Watertown. Town vital records begin 1780.
   
Other City Names (2)
Name:Westbury

Name:Wooster-Westbury
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Waterbury
 
Population (1)
Year:2000
Population:21661
 
Founding Families (3)
Surname:Judd

Surname:Richards

Surname:Scott
 
Cemeteries (6)
Name:Evergreen Cemetery (860) 274-4151
Location:165 North Street

Name:Hopkins Cemetery
Location:East Boundary, CT State Park

Name:Mt. Olivet Cemetery (860) 274-4641
Location:Platt Road

Name:Mt. St. James Cemetery
Location:97 Porter Street

Name:New Evergreen Cemetery
Location:165 North Street

Name:Old Cemetery
Location:851 Main Street
 
Churches (6)
Name:All Saints Episcopal Church (860) 274-2352
Location:242 Main Street, Oakville, CT 06779

Name:Christ Church (860) 274-1910
Location:25 The Green, Watertown, CT 06795
Website:www.christchurchparish.net

Name:First Congregational Church (860) 274-6737
Location:40 DeForest Street, Watertown, CT 06795

Name:St. John's RC Church (860) 274-8836
Location:574 Main Street, Watertown, CT

Name:Union Congregation Church (860) 274-4045
Location:161 Buckingham Strreet, Oakville, CT 06779
Website:www.uccwebsites.net/unioncongoakvillect

Name:Watertown United Methodish Church (860) 274-3785
Location:305 Main Street, Watertown, CT 06795
Website:www.umc.org
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Civil War Monument
Description:A tall stone pillar with 4 bronze tablets affixed listing the names of those who served in the Union Army
Location:Near the Town Hall
Type:Military
 
Communities (5)
Name:Bunker Hill

Name:Guernseytown

Name:Linkfield

Name:Oakville

Name:Winnemaug
 
Historical Locations (2)
Name:Belden House - Oldest house in town
Location:Lower Maine Street

Name:Old Nova Scotia School House
Location:Munson Park on DeForest St, Watertown, CT 06795
 
Notable Citizens (4)
Name:Benjamin B. Hotchkiss (Engineer 1826-1885
Type:Historic

Name:Edward Fitzsimmons Dunne (Mayor of Chicago 1905-07, Governor of Ill 1913-17
Type:Historic

Name:John Trumbull (Poet of the American Revolution)
Type:Historic

Name:Joseph Ruth Neill (President & Gen. Manager of Watertown Mfg. Co.)
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (5)
Name:The Post
Type:Historic
Location:Contact the Watertown Historical Society
Website:www.watertown-ct.org/

Name:The Watertown Journal
Type:Historic
Location:Contact the Watertown Historical Society
Website:www.watertown-ct.org/

Name:The Watertown News
Type:Historic
Location:Contact the Watertown Historical Society
Website:www.watertown-ct.org/

Name:Town Times - Weekly (860) 274-6721
Type:Contemporary
Location:469 Main Street, Watertown, CT 06795
Website:www.towntimesnews.com

Name:Waterbury Republican & American (203) 574-3636
Type:Contemporary
Location:389 Meadow Street, Waterbury, CT 06722
Website:www.rep-am.com/
 
Schools (8)
Name:Gordon C. Swift Middle School 7-8 (860) 945-4880
Type:Middle School
Location:250 Colonial Street, Oakville, CT 06779
Website:www.swiftmiddle.org

Name:Heminway Selementary School 6 (860) 945-4860
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:37 Heminway Park Road, Watertown, CT 06795
Website:www.heminwaypark.org

Name:John Trumbull Primary Pk-2 (860 945-4850
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:779 Buckingham Street, Oakville, CT 06779
Website:www.trumbullprimary.org

Name:Judson Elementary School 3-5 (860) 945-4850
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:24 Hamilton Lane, Watertown, CT 06795
Website:www.judsonelementary.org

Name:Polk Elementary School 3-5 (860) 945-4840
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:435 Buckingham Street, Oakville, CT 06779
Website:www.polkschool.org

Name:Porter and Chester Institute, (860) 274-9294
Type:College
Location:320 Sylvan Lake Road, Watertown, CT 06779
Website:www.porterchester.com

Name:Taft School, College Preparatory, 9 - Post Graduate (860) 945-7777
Type:High School
Location:110 Woodbury Road, Watertown, CT 06795
Website:www.taftschool.org

Name:Watertown High School 9-12 (860) 945-4810
Type:High School
Location:324 French Street, Watertown, CT 06795
Website:www.watertownhigh.org
 
Libraries (2)
Name:Oakville Branch (860) 945-5368
Type:Current
Location:55 Davis Street, Oakville, CT 06779
Website:www.watertownlibrary.org

Name:Watertown Library (860) 945-5360
Type:Current
Location:470 Main Street, Watertown, CT 06795
Website:www.watertownlibrary.org
 
Published Histories (4)
Name:3rd Series of the Historical Sketch of Watertown
Author:Frederick Dayton
Date Published:1871
Publisher:Cooke, Mattoon & Robbins

Name:History of Ancient Westbury & Present Watertown
Author:DAR

Name:Record of Mortality of the Watertown ,CT
Author:Perlee W. Abbott
Date Published:1889

Name:Watertown Then and Now
Author:Marian Klamkin
Date Published:1976
Publisher:Beacon Printing Co
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Watertown Historical Society
Website Address:www.watertown-ct.org/index.htm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:John Pillis
Contact Data:Contact:
Watertown Historial Society and Museum
22 DeForest Street 2nd floor
Watertown, CT 06779

 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1759 - Present
Marriage:1756 - Present
Death:1772 - Present
 





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