Introduction to Putnam, Connecticut
The area which is now known as Putnam, was officially incorporated in 1855. A New England Mill town created out of Pomfret, Killingly, and Thompson, the community was named in honor of Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War General. The area acted as a key contributor in supplying clothing and other materials to the Civil War soldiers. Floods resulting from heavy downpours during two hurricanes, caused great damage Putnam. The town is located in Windham County, which was established in 1726.
Putnam and nearby Attractions
- Brooklyn Historical Society Museum
- Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
- New England Center for Contemporary Art
- Mashamoquet Brook State Park
- Governor Trumbull House
- Brimfield State Forest
Things To Do In Putnam
There are numerous parks in the area such as Brimfield State Forest, Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, World War II Memorial State Park, and Mansfield Hollow State Park, all of which offer many recreational facilities. One can shop at the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center. Local churches include Daughters of the Holy Spirit Church, Saint Philips Episcopal Church, the Methodist Church of Putnam, and Assembly of God Church. History buffs may visit museums such as the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum, the Revolutionary War Office, and the Lebanon Historical Society Museum. The golf clubs in the neighborhood are Woodstock Golf Course & Driving Range, Vineyard Valley Golf Club, and Harrisville Golf Course.
Worcester Regional Airport is nearby.
Putnam Higher Education
Higher education can be found at Bryant College, College of the Holy Cross, and Assumption College.