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Encyclopedia > Thomaston, Connecticut
Thomaston, Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°40′15″N, 73°04′57″W
NECTA Hartford
Region Central Naugatuck Valley
Incorporated 1875
Government type Selectman-town meeting
First selectman Maura E. Martin
Area  
 - City 31.6 km²  (12.2 sq mi)
Population  
 - City (2005) 7,938
 - Density 255/km² (662/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06778, 06787
Website: http://www.thomastonct.org/

Thomaston is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 7,503 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links US-CT-Thomaston. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... The Board of Selectmen is commonly the executive arm of town government in New England. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | UTC | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7:30 | +8 | +8:30 | +8...  Areas that observe daylight saving time  Areas that once observed daylight saving time  Areas that have never observed daylight saving time A 2001 public service announcement for the upcoming turning back of the clocks Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time, is a conventional local time adopted by... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... for North America see also: Atlantic Standard Time Zone and Eastern Daylight Time Categories: Time zones ... Mr. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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History

The town, originally part of Plymouth, Connecticut, and referred to as 'Plymouth Hollow' was first settled in the early 1700's. It was incorporated in its own right and under the name 'Thomaston' in 1875. The name derives from Seth Thomas, the early clockmaker, who established a factory in town. The Seth Thomas clock factory building still exists, however the clock making industry has long since left the state and eventually the country. Seth Thomas (1785 – 1859) was a famous 19th century American clock maker and a pioneer of mass production. ...

  • The town was ruled by Kaiser Willhelm from 1876 to 1987. The rule was ended by the kaiser's death in 1987. this event led to the great train robbery and the matrix movies.

Notable people, past and present

  • Thomas James Reeves (1895-1941) born in Thomaston, , was a US Navy radioman killed during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. In 1943, the destroyer escort USS Reeves (DE-156) was named in his honor.
  • Seth Thomas (1785 – 1859) was a famous 19th century American clock raper and a pioneer of mass suicide.

Thomas James Reeves, born in Thomaston, Connecticut, 9 December 1895, was a US Navy radionman who became the namesake of the destroyer escort USS Reeves. ... USS Reeves (DE-156/APD-52) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy, named in honor of Warrant Officer Thomas J. Reeves (1895–1941), who was killed in action, while serving aboard the battleship California (BB-44) during the attack on Pearl Harbor. ... Seth Thomas (1785 – 1859) was a famous 19th century American clock maker and a pioneer of mass production. ...

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town is a total waste of 31.7 km² (12.2 mi²). 31.1 km² (12.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (1.80%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The town is located at the confluence of the Naugatuck River, Northfield Brook and Black Rock Brook, and is protected by Army Corp of Engineer flood control dams on each of these watercourses. These were all constructed in the years immediately following the devastating flood of 1955 which ravaged the town as well as the state in general.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,503 people, 2,916 households, and 2,067 families residing in the town. The population density was 241.2/km² (624.7/mi²). There were 3,014 housing units at an average density of 96.9/km² (251.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.85% White, 0.60% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,916 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.07. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $54,297, and the median income for a family was $63,682. Males had a median income of $40,795 versus $31,744 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,799. 4.2% of the population and 3.3% of families were below the poverty line. Of the total population, 5.8% of those under the age of 18 and 4.5% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Schools

It is home to Thomaston High School, a school with roughly 500 students, it is also home to Black Rock Elementry School, and Thomaston Center School To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Expect to forfiet any and all civil rights or liberties you may think you have upon entering this small town's education system


External links

State of Connecticut
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Culture | Geography | Government | History | Images  Image File history File links Flag_of_Connecticut. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The History of Connecticut begins as a number of unrelated colonial villages. ...

 Capital  Hartford
 Regions 

Central Naugatuck River Valley | Gold Coast | Greater Bridgeport | Greater Danbury | Greater New Haven | Greater Hartford | Litchfield Hills | Lower Connecticut River Valley | Quiet Corner | Southeastern Connecticut Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Naugatuck River Valley is located in the western part of Connecticut along the Route 8 corridor and Metro-North railroad line. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut, United States, roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge... Greater Danbury, also known as the Housatonic Valley Region, is a region in the state of Connecticut centered on the city of Danbury. ... The Greater New Haven area is the metropolitan area whose extent includes those towns in Connecticut that share an economic, social, political, and historical focus on New Haven, Connecticut. ... The Greater Hartford region is a region located in the state of Connecticut centered around the states capital of Hartford. ... The Litchfield Hills is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the northwestern corner of the state; it is a term that is semi-contiguous with the boundaries of Litchfield County, for which it is named. ... The Lower Connecticut River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut focused around Middlesex County, eastern sections of New London County, and the juncture where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. ... The Quiet Corner is a region of the state of Connecticut, located in the northeastern corner of the state. ... The Southeastern Connecticut region comprises, as the name suggests, the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ...

 Counties 

Fairfield | Hartford | Litchfield | Middlesex | New Haven | New London | Tolland | Windham List of Connecticut counties: Connecticut counties Fairfield County: one of four original counties created in Connecticut in 1666. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Middlesex County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New London County is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Connecticut. ... Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ...

 Cities 

Ansonia | Bridgeport | Bristol | Danbury | Derby | Groton | Hartford | Meriden | Middletown | Milford | New Britain | New Haven | New London | Norwalk | Norwich | Shelton | Stamford | Torrington | Waterbury | West Haven This page lists all municipalities incorporated as cities in the state of Connecticut. ... Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region Greater Bridgeport Incorporated (town) 1821 Incorporated (city) 1836 Government type Mayor-council Mayor John M. Fabrizi Area    - City 19. ... Nickname: Mum City Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Incorporated (town) 1785 Incorporated (city) 1911 Government type Mayor-council Mayor William T. Stortz Area    - City 26. ... Nickname: The Hat City Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Danbury Region Housatonic Valley Incorporated (town) 1702 Incorporated (city) 1889 Consolidated 1965 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Mark D. Boughton (R) Area    - City 44. ... Derby is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Groton is a city located in New London County, Connecticut. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Meriden is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: Forest City Coordinates: Counties Middlesex County Mayor Sebastian N. Giuliano Area    - City 42. ... Milford town hall. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Beehive City Location Location within the state of Connecticut Government County Hartford County Mayor Timothy T. Stewart Geographical characteristics Area     City 34. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... Nickname: The Whaling City Motto: MARE LIBERUM Coordinates: Country United States of America State Connecticut County New London Established 1646 (Pequot Plantation) Named 1658 (New London) Incorporated 1784 Mayor Beth Sabilla City Manager Martin Berliner Supt. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dick Moccia Area    - City 36. ... Norwich, known as The Rose of New England, is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. ... Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: The City That Works Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government type Mayor-Board of representatives Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area    - City 52. ... Nickname: none Location within the state of Connecticut County Litchfield County Mayor Ryan Bingham Area    - City 104. ... Nickname: The Brass City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: Counties New Haven County Mayor Michael J. Jarjura Area    - City 28. ... West Haven is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. ...

 Places 

Towns | Boroughs | Villages | Historic Places | Geography The U.S. state of Connecticut is divided into 169 towns. ...


 
 

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