Introduction to Watertown, Connecticut
Watertown, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 4 miles NW of Waterbury, Connecticut and 74 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is included in the Waterbury metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 21,661 people lived in Watertown.
The area on which Watertown stands today was originally inhabited by Paugasuck Indians. The first European settlers arrived here in 1684, led by Thomas Judd. 35 prospective landowners came with Thomas Judd and purchased land from the natives. Watertown was originally a part of Westbury. It became an independent town in 1780.
Watertown and nearby Attractions
- Crestbrook Park Golf Course
- Watertown Historical Society
- Old Burying Ground
- Black Rock State Park
- Railroad Museum of New England
- Lock Museum of America
Things To Do In Watertown
The Crestbrook Park Golf Course is a well-maintained golf course that is popular among local golfers. There are several parks in the town, which are maintained by the Watertown Recreation Department. The department provides a host of facilities in the various parks and also arranges various special events and activities.
Air-transportation is available from Tweed-New Haven Airport.
Watertown Higher Education
Naugatuck Valley Community College, Quinnipiac University and Yale University are some of the nearby institutions of higher education.