Town of East Hampton

East Hampton includes the villages of Cobalt, Middle Haddam and Lake Pocotopaug.

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The town offers outdoor activities including camping, fishing and hiking on nine trails including the Airline Trial, Hurd State Park and along the Salmon River. There are specialty and antique shops in the Village Center, restaurants, and seasonal boat cruises on Lake Pocotopaug.

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Facts about East Hampton

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1767.

Named from: 

  • In honor of the first settlers of Eastham, Massachusetts, In 1767, the township of Chatham was incorporated from he notable shipbuilder after Chatham, England.

County:

  • Middlesex.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • William Bevin. Co-founder of the Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Company, makers of bells. The town's nickname if "Bell Town."
  • Joel West Smith. Co-founder of the Royal College for the Blind. He was he first blind man to use a typewriter.
  • William A. O'Neill (1930-2007). Governor of  Connecticut, from 1980-1991.
  • Erin Brady. Beauty queen, Miss Connecticut USA 2013.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Chatham Historical Society Schoolhouse & Museum.
  • American Distilling & Manufacturing Company.
  • Comstock Covered Bridge.
  • Middle Haddam Historic District.
  • East Hampton Village Center.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • East Hampton Art Association Art Show, June.
  • Blessing of the Fleet, early-June.
  • Old Home Days, mid-July.
  • Boat Parade, early-August.
  • Pumpkintown USA, October.

Quality of the town/city:

  • The town offers outdoor activities including camping, fishing and hiking on nine trails including the Airline Trial, Hurd State Park and along the Salmon River. There are specialty and antique shops in the Village Center, restaurants, and seasonal boat cruises on Lake Pocotopaug.

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