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Chaplin, Connecticut, is a charming and historic town located in Windham County.

Chaplin was a prominent silk manufacturing site during the Industrial Revolution. courant.com



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1839 - Chaplin
Chaplin, Connecticut
Windham county. Taken from Mansfield, Hampton and Windham, in 1832. It is watered by Natchaug river, which passes nearly through its centre. The town is small, but the soil is good, and populated by industrious farmers, who, by their practice of keeping a large number of sheep, seem to be convinced of the fact that wool is one of the most important staples of New England. It lies 10 miles W. by N. from Brooklyn and 30 E. by N. from Hartford.
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
1906 - Chaplin
Chaplin, a post-village of Windham co., Conn., in Chaplin township (town), 9 miles NE. of Willimantic. It has paper-mills, etc. Pop. of the town in 1900, 529.
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 go and things to do in Chaplin and its surrounding areas:
Chaplin Historic District: Start your visit by exploring the Chaplin Historic District. This area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features well-preserved 18th and 19th-century buildings. Take a leisurely stroll and admire the architecture, including the iconic Chaplin Congregational Church.

Natchaug State Forest: Nature lovers will enjoy the Natchaug State Forest, which covers a significant portion of Chaplin. It offers miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, and opportunities for birdwatching. Don't forget your camera; this forest boasts stunning New England landscapes year-round.

Chaplin Museum: Discover the town's history at the Chaplin Museum, located in the Chaplin Street School. This small but informative museum provides insights into the area's past, from its agrarian roots to its industrial history.

Chaplin Orchards: If you visit in the fall, be sure to stop by Chaplin Orchards. Pick your own apples, enjoy freshly made cider, and sample some... Read MORE...

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