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Newtown is a growing and lively part of Fairfield County while maintaining its “small town charm.” The fifth largest town in the state, Newtown was established in 1711 and is comprised of the Borough, Sandy Hook, Hawleyville, Botsford, and Dodgingtown. Located on major highways between New York City and Boston, Newtown offers a... Read More

Newtown is a growing and lively part of Fairfield County while maintaining its “small town charm.” The fifth largest town in the state, Newtown was established in 1711 and is comprised of the Borough, Sandy Hook, Hawleyville, Botsford, and Dodgingtown. Located on major highways between New York City and Boston, Newtown offers a convenient location for both living and working.

The scenic foliage of autumn and the lush greenery of spring are just some of what the town’s picturesque countryside provides.

With many lively events and a diverse food scene, Newtown attracts a variety of visitors. Local businesses add to the nostalgic feel while the rich cultural scene is host to various artists, writers, and musicians.

The business atmosphere is thriving and supported by locals and tourists alike. From our quintessential and nationally acclaimed Ferris Acres Creamery (Ranked in the top 30 ice cream shops in America) to our town hall turned theater Edmond Town Hall to our gorgeous hiking trails, Newtown has something for everyone.

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Facts about Newtown

Established:

  • 1711.

Named from:

  • Named May 1708 = a new town; Indian name, "Pootatuck" or "Quonapague."

County:

  • Fairfield County.

Notable Newtowners:

  • Susan Collins, author of the best selling The Hunger Games book series.
  • Joanna Cole, author of the The Magic School Bus series.
  • Charles Goodyear, inventor of the vulcanization process.
  • Caitlyn Jenner, television personality and retired Olympi gold-medalist
  • Daniel Nash Morgan, Treasurer of the United States.
  • Francis Trowbridge Sherman, Union general during the American Civil War.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Ferris Acres Creamery
  • Edmond Town Hall Theater
  • Lake Zoar
  • EverWonder Children's Museum
  • Castle Hill Farm

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Labor Day Parade, September.
  • Holiday House Tour, December.

Quality of town/city:

  • Newtown is a scenic “small town” located in Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut, about sixty miles from New York City. Newtown is bordered on the south by Easton and Redding, on the north by Bridgewater and Southbury, on the east by Oxford and Monroe, and on the west by Bethel and Brookfield. Newtown is traversed by Interstate 84, U.S. routes 6 and 302 and Connecticut routes 25 and 34. It covers 38,644 acres or 60.38 square miles, making it the fifth largest town, area-wise, in the state. Newtown was established in 1711 and is comprised of the Borough, Sandy Hook, Hawleyville, Botsford and Dodgingtown “neighborhoods.” The Town Seal may include the rooster weathervane located atop The Meeting House but for many, the symbol of Newtown is the 110 foot flagpole (10 foot is underground) in the middle of Main Street. In the winter, the 12 foot by 18 foot American flag is flown but in the spring, the beautiful 20 foot by 30 foot summer flag is raised by the Newtown Hook & Ladder Fire Co., under the supervision of former Police Lieutenant David Lydem, who is the “Keeper of the Flag.”

 

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