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(Terryville) (Pequabuck)

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Plymouth, Connecticut, USA - Main Street, Looking West, Terryville, Conn.

Plymouth is home to the Lock Museum of America, which contains an extensive lock collection including a 4,000-year-old Egyptian pin tumbler lock.

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Plymouth Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Main Street, Looking West, Terryville, Conn.
Plymouth, Connecticut, USA

Main Street, Looking West, Terryville, Conn.
Eagle Lock Works, Terryville, Conn.
Plymouth, Connecticut, USA

Eagle Lock Works, Terryville, Conn.
The Terry Residence, North Street, Plymouth, Conn.
Plymouth, Connecticut, USA

The Terry Residence, North Street, Plymouth, Conn.

"The Henry Terry house on the Plymouth Green... Situated on a knoll overlooking the Plymouth Green and opposite the First Congregational Church, the Terry House (c.1800) Enjoys a prominent place in Plymouth village and in the history of Terryville. First owned by the Terry family, renowned for their clockmaking, the home is listed on the national register as part of the plymouth village historic district, and also purportedly served as a station on the underground railroad..."
Cleaveland's Country Store
Plymouth, Connecticut, USA

Cleaveland's Country Store

"Clevelands’ Country Store is a family owned and operated business, located in a 221-year-old red barn that for half a century housed the historic Clevelands’ Country Store. Today Clevelands’ Country Store carries all kinds of all natural products from all over New England..."

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1795 - Incorporated in 1795, Plymouth, CT includes the villages of Terryville and Pequabuck. towns-page/ plymouth/
1819 - Plymouth
Plymouth is a post town, situated in the southeast corner of the county, 24 miles from Hartford, and 30 from New-Haven; bounded on the north by Harwinton & Lichfield, on the east by Bristol, in Hartford county, on the south by Waterbury and Wolcott, in New Haven county, and on the west by Watertown. Its average length is 5 and a half miles, and its average breadth nearly 5 miles, comprising 25 square miles...
A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials : Consisting of Two Parts ... with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State Authors John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles Publisher W.S. Marsh, 1819
1839 - Plymouth
Plymouth, Connecticut
Litchfield county. Plymouth lies 22 miles W.S.W. from Hartford, 31 N. by W. from New Haven, and 12 S.E. from Litchfield. Taken from Waterbury in 1795. Population, 1830, 2,064. The surface of the town is rough and hilly, with a strong, gravelly soil, well adapted for grazing. The Naugatuck affords an ample water power, which is improved for the manufacture of cotton goods, clocks, &c.

The manufacture of small wooden clocks, it is believed, originated with Mr. Terry, of this town, about 20 years ago; since that period the manufacture of wooden clocks has been widely extended, and forms a very important branch of the manufactures of this part of the state.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1854 - Plymouth
Plymouth, a post-township of Litchfield county, Connecticut, intersected by the Shepang river and Naugatuck railroad, 29 miles N. by W. from New Haven. It contains a flourishing village of its own name, and two others in which are extensive manufactories of brass clocks, cotton and woollen goods, pocket cutlery, musical instruments, carriages, and various articles of hardware. Population, 2508.

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1870 - A few mornings ago, a coal bin in Plymouth, Conn, was burned. On searching the ruins, the remains of two men were found. It is supposed the men had been drinking on Thanksgiving, and had entered the bin to sleep.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
December 3, 1870
1895 - Plymouth
Piymouth, or Plymouth Hill, a post-village in Plymouth township, Litchfield co., Conn., on the Naugatuck River and the Naugatuck Railroad, 2 miles W. of the Hart ford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad, 9 miles N. of Water bury, and about 22 miles W.S.W. of Hartford. It has 4 churches and a graded school. The township contains another village, named Terryville, and has manufactures of locks, carriages, hardware, malleable iron, &c., and quarries of granite. Pop. of the township in 1890, 2147.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Plymouth, a post-village in Plymouth township (town), Litchfield co., Conn., on the Naugatuck River, 22 miles WSW. of Hartford. The town has various manufacutres, saw-mills, granite-works, etc. Pop. of the town in 1900, 2828.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to check out and things to do in Plymouth:
Lake Winfield Scott:

Start your day with a visit to Lake Winfield Scott. It's a peaceful spot for fishing, picnicking, or just taking a leisurely stroll by the water.

Harrybrooke Park:

Head over to Harrybrooke Park for a blend of nature and recreation. You can enjoy walking trails, have a picnic, or even play some sports. It's a great place for families.

Mount Tom State Park:

If you're into hiking, Mount Tom State Park is the place to be. It offers hiking trails with stunning views, especially during the fall when the foliage is at its peak.

Main Street Shops:

Take a stroll down Main Street and explore the local shops. You might find some unique antiques or crafts that make for great souvenirs.

Lock Museum of America:

Don't miss the Lock Museum of America, showcasing the history and evolution of locks. It's an intriguing visit for those interested in the craftsmanship and history of security.

Plymouth Historical Society:

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Plymouth, Connecticut, USA

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