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Litchfield Connecticut Region MapThe eastern section of what is now Washington, Connecticut was settled by Joseph Hurlbut in 1734 and was known as the Parish of Judea and belonged to Woodbury. The western section was known as the Parish of New Preston and belonged to New Milford. The present town known as Washington was incorporated in 1779, being named in honor of General George Washington, who traveled through the area several times during wartime.

For many years, Washington, CT was principally a farming community. Among early local industries were ironworks and quarries as well as small mills and factories run by waterpower along the Shepaug and Aspetuck Rivers. Washington, CT includes the villages of Romford, Woodville, New Preston, and Marble Dale.

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Washington, Connecticut

Incorporated: 1779
County: Litchfield
Washington, CT Population:
2005: 3,693
GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 41.3912
Longitude: -73.1906

Washington, CT Local Information
Washington Police Dispatch: 860-868-7300
Washington Fire Department: 860-868-7403
Ambulance Service: 860-868-7913
Town Hall Telephone: 860-868-2786


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