Farm friendly community in North Eastern, Connecticut. Thompson is comprised of villages in a country setting with a population of 9,308.  This farm friendly town is home to different attractions to suit everyone's taste.  Meander through the farms where you can seasonally participate in a corn maze or pick pumpkins.  You can... Read More

Thompson may well be considered Connecticut's best kept secret, a secret that is central to everywhere in the northeast, a secret anxious to be revealed.  The Town's stunning landscapes, historic architecture, and abundance of outdoor activities, which include a multitude of hiking trails, kayaking, cycling, visits to our many farms and much more, offer a new experience with each visit.  Every time you come you will discover something new and different.  So come to Thompson, plend some time; we guarantee you'll come back.

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Facts about Thompson

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1785

Named from:

  • From its Chief Owner, Sir Robert Thompson

County:

  • Windham

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • George Whitfield Davis, engineer and Major General in the United States Army, military governor of Puerto Rico and the first military governor of the Panama Canal Zone; born in Thompson
  • General Stafford, baseball player
  • John Tourtellotte, architect
  • Ithiel Town, architect and civil engineer

Top Five Attractions:

  • Quaddick State Park
  • Thompson Falls Community Trails
  • Fort Hill Farms
  • Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
  • Morning Beckons Farm

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Thompson Community Art Show, April
  • Fort Hill Farms Annual Corn Maze and Pumpkin Picking, Late Summer-Fall
  • Annual Vintage Motorsports Festival, June
     

Quality of the town/city:

  • This farm friendly town is home to different attractions to suite everyone’s taste. Meander through the farms where you can seasonally participate in a corn maze or pick pumpkins. You can also visit the speedyway for a more fast paced evening out. There is also Quaddick State Park where you can paddle or fish.

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