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Sprague, Connecticut, USA

Sprague is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The town was named after William Sprague, who laid out the industrial section. Sprague is composed of three villages: Baltic, Hanover, and Versailles.

Baltic is the town center village of the town of Sprague, Connecticut.

Baltic was formed around a cotton mill established on the Shetucket River on land purchased in 1856 by former Rhode Island Governor and U.S. Senator William Sprague. The A. & W. Sprague Manufacturing Co. mill burned down in 1887. Subsequently, Frederick Sayles of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, purchased the site and built the Baltic Mills Co. cotton mill, which opened in 1899.


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  • 1861 - (Sprague, CT) - European settlement occurred in the 1700s and, in 1861, the villages incorporated from Lisbon and Franklin.
    Named for Rhode Island-based mill tycoon and politician William Sprague, whose multi-state holdings included a cotton mill in Baltic, Sprague attracte...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - There is a little child in the village of Baltic, Conn., only four years old, who plays more than forty tunes correctly on the piano.
    Here name is Susan Medbury, daughter of George Medbury, chorister in the Baptist church.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 8, 1868

  • 1895 - Sprague
    Sprague, spraig, a township of New London co., Conn. Pop. 3463. It contains Baltic.
    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

  • Sprague, Connecticut, USA
    Baltic Mills

    "...The A. & W. Sprague Manufacturing Co. mill burned down in 1887. Subsequently, Frederick Sayles of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, purchased the site and built the Baltic Mills Co. cotton mill, which opened in 1899. The company operated... Read MORE...

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  • Sprague, Connecticut, USA
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  • 1906
    Sprague, a township (town) of New London co., Conn. Pop. in 1900, 1339.
    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

  • Sprague, Connecticut, USA
    Fern Cliff Villa, Baltic, Conn.
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Baltic Mills

"...The A. & W. Sprague Manufacturing Co. mill burned down in 1887. Subsequently, Frederick Sayles of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, purchased the site and built the Baltic Mills Co. cotton mill, which opened in 1899. The company operated... Read MORE...

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  • 1861 - (Sprague, CT) - European settlement occurred in the 1700s and, in 1861, the villages incorporated from Lisbon and Franklin.
    Named for Rhode Island-based mill tycoon and politician William Sprague, whose multi-state holdings included a cotton mill in Baltic, Sprague... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - There is a little child in the village of Baltic, Conn., only four years old, who plays more than forty tunes correctly on the piano.
    Here name is Susan Medbury, daughter of George Medbury, chorister in the Baptist church. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 8, 1868
  • 1895 - Sprague
    Sprague, spraig, a township of New London co., Conn. Pop. 3463. It contains Baltic.
    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
  • 1906
    Sprague, a township (town) of New London co., Conn. Pop. in 1900, 1339.
    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

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