Introduction to Naugatuck, Connecticut
Naugatuck, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 5 miles S of Waterbury, Connecticut and 70 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is part of the Waterbury metropolitan statistical area. About 30,989 people live in Naugatuck.
This town was originally settled in by Europeans in1701. It began as a farming community, but with the Industrial Revolution the area developed into a mill town. The chief product manufactured in Naugatuck was rubber. Other things, ranging from needles and common pins to candy bars, gradually began to be produced in Naugatuck as well. However, due to the decline of the American manufacturing industry towards the end of 20th century, the town turned into a bedroom community.
Naugatuck and nearby Attractions
- Quassy Amusement Park
- Timexpo Museum
- Mattatuck Museum
- Railroad Museum of New England
- Southford Falls State Park
- Mount Southington
Things To Do In Naugatuck
Opportunities for recreational activities in Naugatuck include museums, golf courses and public parks. There are some excellent museums in the area where one can learn about the region's history and culture. For outdoor recreation, one can visit the golf courses and parks in and around the town.
The Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport offers air transportation facilities.
Naugatuck Higher Education
Naugatuck Valley Community College, Quinnipiac University, Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University are nearby.