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Torrington, Connecticut, USA

Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

Torrington had its name transferred from England.
How New England Towns Received Their Names
The Day
New London, Connecticut
October 21, 1914

Abolitionist John Brown, who is best known for the Harpers Ferry raid, was born in Torrington.

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  • 1735 - Originally called Mast Swamp for the pines harvested for use as ship masts, Torrington was settled in 1735.

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  • 1740 - Torrington, CT incorporated

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  • 1819 - Torrington
    Torrington is a post town, centrally situated in the county, being 23 miles northwest from Hartford, & 7 miles northeast from Litchfield. It is...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Torrington
    Torrington, a post-township of Litchfield Co., Connecticut, about 22 miles N. W. by W. from Hartford ; intersected by the Naugatuck railroad....Read MORE...


  • 1866 - Excelsior Needle Company established
    On March 2, 1866, the Excelsior Needle Company of Wolcottville was organized. The company produced machine-made sewing needles by a new method called ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Torrington
    Tor'rington, a post-borough in the town of Torrington, Litchfield co., Conn., on the Naugatuck River, about 28 miles W. by N. of Hartford, and 13...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Torrington, a post-borough in Torrington township (town), Litchfield co., Conn. on the Naugatuck River, about 26 miles W. by N. of Hartford, on the...Read MORE...


  • Torrington, Connecticut, USA
    The Warrenton Woolen Company, Torrington, Conn.
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  • Torrington, Connecticut, USA
    American Brass Mills, Torrington, Conn.
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    Torrington, Conn. Bird's Eye View. Hendey Machine Co. and Coo Brass Manufacturing Plants.
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    Turner & Seymour's Office, Torrington, Conn.
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  • Torrington, Connecticut, USA
    Prospect Street
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  • Torrington, Connecticut, USA
    Main St. from Water St.
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  • Torrington, Connecticut, USA
    Birds-Eye View of Torrington, Conn.
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    Elk's Club. No. 372. Torrington, Conn.
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  • 1923 - Torrington, CT chartered as a city

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    This is where we manufacture Upholstery Hardware. Have you seen our line? The Turner & Seymour Mfg. Co., Torrington, Conn.
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  • News 1955 - Hurricane Diane
    ...Connecticut Hit.
    And in Connecticut, Gov. ABRAHAM RIBICOFF ordered units of the National Guard to Torrington where the Naugatuck River and its...Read MORE...




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Torrington, Connecticut, USA

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The Warrenton Woolen Company, Torrington, Conn.
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Torrington, Connecticut, USA

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Prospect Street

Torrington, Connecticut, USA

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Main St. from Water St.

Torrington, Connecticut, USA

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American Brass Mills, Torrington, Conn.
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Torrington, Connecticut, USA

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Torrington, Conn. Bird's Eye View. Hendey Machine Co. and Coo Brass Manufacturing Plants.
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Torrington, Connecticut, USA

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Turner & Seymour's Office, Torrington, Conn.
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Torrington, Connecticut, USA

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Elk's Club. No. 372. Torrington, Conn.

Torrington, Connecticut, USA

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Birds-Eye View of Torrington, Conn.
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Torrington, Connecticut, USA

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This is where we manufacture Upholstery Hardware. Have you seen our line? The Turner & Seymour Mfg. Co., Torrington, Conn.
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  • 1735 - Originally called Mast Swamp for the pines harvested for use as ship masts, Torrington was settled in 1735.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ torrington/
  • 1740 - Torrington, CT incorporated

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ torrington/
  • 1819 - Torrington
    Torrington is a post town, centrally situated in the county, being 23 miles northwest from Hartford, & 7 miles northeast from Litchfield. It is... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Torrington
    Torrington, a post-township of Litchfield Co., Connecticut, about 22 miles N. W. by W. from Hartford ; intersected by the Naugatuck railroad.... Read MORE...

  • 1866 - Excelsior Needle Company established
    On March 2, 1866, the Excelsior Needle Company of Wolcottville was organized. The company produced machine-made sewing needles by a new method called ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Torrington
    Tor'rington, a post-borough in the town of Torrington, Litchfield co., Conn., on the Naugatuck River, about 28 miles W. by N. of Hartford, and 13... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Torrington, a post-borough in Torrington township (town), Litchfield co., Conn. on the Naugatuck River, about 26 miles W. by N. of Hartford, on the... Read MORE...

  • 1923 - Torrington, CT chartered as a city

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ torrington/
  • News  1955 - Hurricane Diane
    ...Connecticut Hit.
    And in Connecticut, Gov. ABRAHAM RIBICOFF ordered units of the National Guard to Torrington where the Naugatuck River and its... Read MORE...

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