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History of Torrington, Connecticut, USA

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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.

    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...


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    Prospect Street
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  • Torrington, Connecticut, USA
    Main St. from Water St.
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  • Torrington, Connecticut, USA
    Elk's Club. No. 372. Torrington, Conn.
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  • 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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Elk's Club. No. 372. 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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