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Home to the Frog Bridge, Prospect Hill Neighborhood and has a large number of Victorian homes listed on the Register of Historic Places, and home of the Willimantic Thread Company fame.

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Home to the Frog Bridge, Prospect Hill Neighborhood and has a large number of Victorian homes listed on the Register of Historic Places, and home of the Willimantic Thread Company famed of the first mill built for electric lights.

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Facts about Windham

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1692.

Named from:

  • The town was named after Wyndham, England.

County:

  • Windham.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Eleazar Wheelock, a Congregational minister, orator, educator, founder of Dartmouth College.
  • Eliphalet Dyer, lawyer, jurist, and delegate for Connecticut to the Continental Congress.
  • George Hewitt Cushman, engraver and painter of miniature paintings and portraits.
  • Sanuel Huntington, signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederations, was the 18th Governor of Connecticut.
  • Benjamin Hanks, goldsmith, instrument maker, and first maker of bronze cannons and church bells in America.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Windham Textile & History Museum.
  • CT Eastern Railroad Museum
  • The Frog Bridge.
  • Willimantic Brewing Company.
  • Burton Leavitt Theatre.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Chocolate Festival, February.
  • Victorian Days, June.
  • Boom Box Parade, July.
  • Third Thursday Street Festival, summer/fall.

Quality of town/city:

  • Home to the Frog Bridge, Prospect Hill Neighborhood and has a large number of Victorian homes listed on the Register of Historic Places, and home of the Willimantic Thread Company famed of the first mill built for electric lights.

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