Author: Lani B. Johnson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
I wish to credit two valuable sources that have been a tremendous help in researching this book : The History of the Town of Plymouth Connecticut , complied by Francis Atwater in 1895 and Plymouth Connecticut : 1776–1976 , compiled by ...
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the town of Plymouth, Connecticut--formerly known as Northbury--was settled only by scattered groups of Indians and hearty newcomers from Europe. As time went on, however, the Town of Plymouth developed into an industrial community composed of nine organized districts: Plymouth, Greystone, Allentown, the Lakes, Pequabuck, Terryville, East Plymouth, and the Holt District. Residents of Plymouth were industrious and inventive from the very beginning. In 1793 Eli Terry founded the clock-making business that became the foremost enterprise in the town's history, and in 1854 the expansion of the Eagle Lock Company fostered the development of Terryville. During the course of the nineteenth century, a plethora of smaller companies developed along the town's many waterways, manufacturing everything from furniture to toys, plows, and hats. Plymouth, Connecticut chronicles the development of the town through the years with a remarkable series of vintage images and informative text.