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Torrington, Connecticut
Official seal of Torrington, Connecticut
Seal
Nickname: T-Town
Location within the state of Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°50′06″N 73°00′43″W / 41.835, -73.01194
NECTA Torrington
Region Litchfield Hills
Incorporated (town) 1740
Incorporated (city) 1923
Government
 - Type Mayor-council
 - Mayor Ryan J. Bingham
Area
 - City 104.6 km²  (40.4 sq mi)
 - Land 103.1 km² (39.8 sq mi)
 - Water 1.6 km² (0.6 sq mi)
Elevation 165 m (541 ft)
Population (2005)
 - City 35,995
 - Density 349/km² (904/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06790, 06791
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-76500
GNIS feature ID 0211514
Website: http://www.torringtonct.org/

Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut and the northwestern Connecticut region. It is also the core city of the largest micropolitan area in the United States.[1] As of the 2000 census, the city population was 35,202, but a July 1, 2004 estimate put the city's population at 36,248. Image File history File links Torrington_seal2. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links I made this. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... 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. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 860 is a telephone area code that covers the eastern and northwestern parts of Connecticut. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... United States micropolitan areas, as defined by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, are areas in the United States based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Torrington is a former mill town, as are most other towns along the Naugatuck River Valley. It is currently competing with the neighboring city of Winsted to recreate a pleasant Main Street environment. Downtown Torrington is home to the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, which trains world-class ballet dancers and whose Company performs in the Warner Theatre, a 1,700 seat auditorium restored in 2002 to its original 1931 glory. The theater, while originally built as a cinema by the Warner Brothers film studio, has been reborn as a performing arts venue and arts instruction organization, and will serve as a cornerstone of the city's downtown revitalization project. The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ... Winsted is a census-designated place and an incorporated city in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Main Street in Los Altos, California. ... For other uses, see Ballet (disambiguation). ... The Warner Theatre is an art-deco theatre which opened to the public on August 19, 1931. ... Warner Bros. ...


The daily newspaper in town is The Register Citizen, a Journal Register Company publication that serves Torrington and Winsted, in addition to most of the Northwest Corner.


The current mayor of Torrington is 23-year-old Ryan Bingham. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...

Contents

History

Torrington was first settled in 1735 by Ebenezer Lyman Jr. of Durham, Connecticut. Its early settlers resided on the hills west of the Naugatuck River where the first school, church, store, and tavern were constructed. Later, the eastern hill known as Torringford was settled as it provided the best farmland for agricultural work. Torrington was given permission to organize a government and incorporate as a town in October of 1740. Events April 16 - The London premiere of Alcina by George Frideric Handel, his first the first Italian opera for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. ... Durham is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. ... The Naugatuck River is a 65-mile (105-km) long river in the US state of Connecticut. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... For other uses, see October (disambiguation). ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ...


The fast moving waters of the Naugatuck River were utilized as waterpower for early 19th century industries. Industrial growth skyrocketed in 1813 when Frederick Wolcott constructed a woolen mill. The mill attracted a large workforce and created a demand for goods, services, and housing. The Naugatuck River is a 65-mile (105-km) long river in the US state of Connecticut. ... Year 1813 (MDCCCXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ...

From a postcard sent in 1906
From a postcard sent in 1906

Israel Coe and Erastus Hodges began the construction of two brass mills on the Naugatuck River in 1834. This event sparked the beginning of the brass industry in Torrington, which would later spread throughout the entire Naugatuck Valley. In 1849, the Naugatuck Valley railroad was completed which connected Torrington with other population centers, ending its isolation and stimulating further industrial growth. Soon, Torrington was producing a variety of metal products including needles, brass, hardware, bicycles, and tacks. Torrington's growing industrial plants attracted English, Irish, and German immigrants throughout the 19th and early 20th century. Between 1880 and 1920, Torrington's population exploded from 3,000 to 22,000 as immigration from southern and eastern Europe increased. During this period, immigrants included the Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Italians and Lebanese. Torrington was charted as a city in 1923. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1834 (MDCCCXXXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1955, a massive flood destroyed much of the downtown area and property in the region when Hurricane Connie and Hurricane Diane caused local rivers to overflow. Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ... Hurricane Connie was the first in a series of hurricanes to strike North Carolina during the 1955 Atlantic hurricane season. ... Hurricane Diane was one of three hurricanes to hit to North Carolina during 1955. ...


Torrington is the birthplace of abolitionist John Brown. John Brown, ca. ...


Geography

Historical
population of
Torrington
[1]
1756 250
1774 845
1782 1,077
1790
1800 1,417
1810 1,586
1820 1,449
1830 1,651
1840 1,707
1850 1,916
1860 2,278
1870 2,893
1880 3,327
1890 6,048
1900 12,453
1910 16,840
1920 22,055
1930 26,040
1940 26,988
1950 27,820
1960 30,045
1970 31,952
1980 30,987
1990 33,687
2000 35,202
2002 35,655
(est.)[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 104.6 km² (40.4 mi²). Approximately 103.1 km² (39.8 mi²) of it is land and 1.5 km² (0.6 mi² or 1.41%) of it is water. 1756 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Chesma Column in Tsarskoe Selo, commemorating the end of the Russo-Turkish War. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... // ON MAY 5 1853 MR.FADER HAD SEX WITH A MAN NAME MR WIEN THEN THEY HAD SON NAMEDMRS COTURE AND MR MANOOGIAN WENT INTO MRS HASKELLS OFFICE NAKED AND DANCED AROUND AND MASTERBATED ON HER CHEST AND SHE LICKED IT OFF THEN THEY HAD ORAL SEEX WITH NAPLOEAN OF... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... 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 eastern and western sides of the city, at its borders, are at the tops of peaks, while the downtown and central sections of the city are in the Naugatuck River Valley. This provides some interesting views from the higher locations, with the city lights as a backdrop below. Due to the lack of suitable highways and bypass routes in an East/West direction, crossing the city requires driving down into the valley and back up the other side. The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ...


Principal communities

  • Burrville
  • Drakeville
  • Newfield
  • Torringford
  • Downtown Torrington
  • West Torrington
  • Wrightville

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 35,202 people, 14,743 households, and 9,125 families residing in the city. The population density was 341.6/km² (884.7/mi²). There were 16,147 housing units at an average density of 156.7/km² (405.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.03% White, 2.15% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.83% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.30% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 14,743 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.96. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $41,841, and the median income for a family was $54,375. Males had a median income of $37,702 versus $28,418 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,406. About 4.5% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over. 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. ...


Downtown redevelopment

Torrington is planning to revitalize its downtown area in an effort to attract residents and visitors to the city's shopping and cultural opportunities. These redevelopment plans are still in discussion and are not yet completed.


The following ideas have been discussed:


Coe Park revitalization

Renovations to the city's downtown Coe Park were completed throughout 2005 and the beginning of 2006. These renovations included new sidewalks and paths, improved landscaping, and the relocation of memorials and monuments. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Retail expansion

Torrington hopes to attract a wide variety of merchants into its downtown setting. Empty and abandoned buildings would be converted into a mix of retail, office, and residential space. A potential plan discusses the possibility of a national clothing retailer or bookstore chain constructing a location at the top of Water Street on the site of the Kelley Bus Company. This plan has come under fire by some because it involves the demolition of the former Torrington railroad station, which is considered by many to be historical.


Accessibility

A parking garage is slated to be constructed in the heart of downtown on either Main Street or Water Street. The municipal parking lot next to the Torrington Library would also serve as a downtown parking area. Because the downtown redevelopment project emphasizes pedestrian access, brick sidewalks lined with trees, benches, and bike racks would be constructed along Main Street. A multi-storey car park is a building or part thereof which is designed specifically to be for vehicle parking and where there are a number of floors on which parking takes place. ...


Roads and traffic

To relieve congestion, the city plans to convert the Main Street/Water Street/East Main Street downtown intersection into a "+" shape, rather than its current criticized setup. The city expects to convert Main Street into a one-way road with parking lining one side of the street. The neighboring Prospect Street would also be converted into a one-way road with traffic flowing in the opposite direction. Most of the roads are in medium to poor condition and filled with pot holes. Some countries, like Germany, show text on one-way signs A Swedish one-way sign used on T junctions No entry signs are often placed at the wrong ends of one-way streets A one-way street is a street on which vehicles can only move in one direction. ... Some countries, like Germany, show text on one-way signs A Swedish one-way sign used on T junctions No entry signs are often placed at the wrong ends of one-way streets A one-way street is a street on which vehicles can only move in one direction. ...


East end development

The east end of the city known as Torringford, along U.S. Route 202, has been undergoing a period of non-stop, rapid expansion since 1996, when a shopping complex was built on the corner of Rte 202 and 183 with a Wal-Mart, Price Chopper, Sears Hardware (which has since closed due to competition from nearby Home Depot in neighboring New Hartford) and McDonald's. Led by the development of multiple shopping centers at that time, the once empty farm land has become home to many chains that are new to the city. Among the current projects are the construction of a new Walgreens drug store, the relocation of a local bank branch and the opening of a new car wash. Expected to begin soon is the construction of a new Stop & Shop supermarket. Construction has already started on a plaza anchored by a Target department store. Target opened in October of 2007. Sleepy's, Panera Bread, Bed Bath & Beyond and Famous Footwear will also be built in the Target development. United States Highway 202 is a highway stretching from Delaware to Maine, also passing through the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Price Chopper is a chain of supermarkets, headquartered in Rotterdam, New York. ... Sears, Roebuck and Company is an American mid-range chain of international department stores, founded by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck in the late 19th century. ... For other uses, see Hardware (disambiguation). ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Walgreen Co. ... The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is a chain of supermarkets located mostly in New England. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA), is a chain of bakery café restaurants in the United States, specializing in serving specialty breads, sandwiches, soups, bakery items, and in select cafés, pizzas and organic potato chips. ... A typical Bed Bath and Beyond store Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. ... Famous Footwear is a nationwide chain of retail stores in the United States, which offers a variety of footwear from brands like: Nike, Skechers, Aerosoles, Steve Madden, New Balance, Converse, Puma, and many other brands. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ...


City financial report (2004)

The City of Torrington typically collects 100% of taxes owed through the use of private tax collectors.


The 2004 General Fund budgetary fund balance was $5.8 million. The City has bonded debt outstanding of $36.8 million for governmental activities and $4.2 million for business type (WPCA). All current outstanding bonded debt will be retired by the year 2021 (current estimate). 2021 (MMXXI) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Torrington's bond rating is A1.


In 2004, total revenue was $88,444,157: Property Taxes (64.40%), Board of Education Grants (23.44%), Federal & State Grants (7.06%), General Government (3.67%), Public Safety (0.64%), Public Works (0.53%), Invest Income (0.26%), and Recreation (0.01%).


Total expenditures and encumbrances were $88,679,873: Board of Education (53.41%), Public Safety (12.97%), Pension & Miscellaneous (10.58%), Public Works (8.34%), Debt Services (7.69%), General Government (3.49%), Public Health & Social Services (1.99%), Operating Transfers Out (0.85%), Recreation (0.40%), Second Part Budget (0.29%).


Crime statistics

The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 139. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This graph shows the rate of non-fatal firearm-related crime in the United States from 1993 to 2003. ...


Transportation

Three primary state highways meet in downtown Torrington: Route 8, Route 4, and Route 202. Other major roads include Route 183 and Route 272. The city is served by buses of the Northwestern Connecticut Transit District. Route 8 is a 67. ... Route 4 is an east-west state highway connecting rural Litchfield county to the Greater Hartford area. ... U.S. Route 202 is a highway stretching from Delaware to Maine, also passing through the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. ...


Sports Teams/Events

Torrington Twisters Baseball


The Torrington Twisters have been a member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) since 1997. Torrington’s Fuessenich Park has generally seen the club be one of the larger crowd generators of the NECBL. Fuessenich Park was also the host of the NECBL All-Star Game in 1998. While they have never won an NECBL championship, the Twisters have placed high in their division and appeared in the post season many times. In addition, many Twister players have moved up to professional baseball ranks. The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) is a 12-team amateur summer baseball league founded in 1993 and sanctioned by the NCAA and Major League Baseball. ...


Torrington Road Race


The Torrington Road Race is a five-mile run, which coincides with Donor's Week in August. Starting at Coe Park, the course extends to the farther reaches of the valley, including Riverside Avenue, Migeon Avenue, Prospect Street and others. The race, which started in 1972, primarily includes runners from around Connecticut. Not the magnitude of the Litchfield Hills Road Race in neighboring Litchfield, the race peaked with 267 finishers in 2003. It has grown to have also attracted some runners each year from Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Litchfield is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut and is known as a affluent summer resort. ...


On the National Register of Historic Places

  • Downtown Torrington Historic District — Roughly bounded by Church and Alvord Sts., Center Cemetery, Willow St., E. Main St., Litchfield St., and Prospect St. (added 1988)
  • Fyler-Hotchkiss Estate — 192 Main St. (added March 12, 1987)
  • Gillette's Grist Mill — E of Torrington on Maple Hollow Rd. (added September 29, 1977)
  • James Alldis House — 355 Prospect St. (added May 29, 1982)
The Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT.
The Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT.
  • Migeon Avenue Historic District — Roughly along Migeon Ave. and parts of Forest St. (added October 6, 2002)
  • Paugnut Forest Administration Building — 385 Burr Mountain Rd. (added October 5, 1986)
  • Skee's Diner — 589 Main St. (added October 6, 2002)
  • South School — 362 S. Main St. (added April 27, 1986)
  • Torringford Street Historic District — Torringford St. from Main St. N to W. Hill Rd. (added August 31, 1991)
  • Torrington Fire Department Headquarters — 117 Water St. (added 1987)
  • Villa Friuli — 58 High St. (added May 11, 1991)
  • Warner Theatre — 68-82 Main St. (added March 16, 1984)
  • Warrenton Woolen Mill — 839 Main St. (added March 12, 1987)
  • Water Street Historic District — Roughly along Water St., from Church St. to Prospect St. (added February 15, 2003)

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Notable Residents

  • Abolitionist John Brown was born in Torrington in 1800.
  • Notable Maine sportscaster Frank Fixaris (1934-2006) was also born here in 1934, and grew up on Prospect St. Ironically, Fixaris' adopted son, Michael, is a direct biological descendent of John Brown.
  • Karl Swenson (1908–1978) was an actor who died in Torrington.
  • Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports, was born in Torrington.
  • Carl Clinton Van Doren (1885-1950) a critic, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and brother of Mark Van Doren lived in Torrington.
  • Mark Van Doren (1894–1972), a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, critic, and brother of Carl Clinton Van Doren, lived in Torrington.

John Brown, ca. ... Frank Fixaris (May 6, 1934 in Torrington, Connecticut–January 13, 2006 in Falmouth, Maine) was a sports broadcaster and reporter, spending the majority of his career at WGME-TV in Portland, Maine. ... Karl Swenson (July 23, 1908) – (October 8, 1978) was an American film, television and radio actor of swedish descent. ... Duncan Dick Ebersol (born July 28, 1947 in Torrington, Connecticut) is an American radio and TV manager. ... Carl Clinton Van Doren (September 10, 1885 _ July 18, 1950) was a U.S. critic and Pulitzer Prize_winning biographer. ... Mark Van Doren (June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and critic. ...

References

  1. ^ Small-town USA goes micropolitan. 2004. October 18, 2006. <http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2004-06-27-rural_x.htm>.

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Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut and the northwestern Connecticut region.
Torrington was given permission to organize a government and incorporate as a town in October of 1740.
Between 1880 and 1920, Torrington's population exploded from 3,000 to 22,000 as immigration from southern and eastern Europe increased.
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It is the industrial and commercial hub of NW Connecticut and is known for its metal (especially brass) and machinery manufactures.
Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
Torrington is an economically depressed former mill town, as are most other towns along the Naugatuck River Valley.
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