These 11 Connecticut Towns Have The Silliest Names But Are So Worth A Visit
With 169 towns in the Nutmeg state, some are bound to have some odd names. But don’t discount these places that sound funny – they still have a lot to offer. Beautiful scenery, fantastic attractions and local lore are just a few of the reasons to take a trip to the silliest named towns in Connecticut that are totally worth a visit.
Known as The Last Green Valley and located in the northeast corner of the state, this town is pretty peaceful despite what its name may infer. There is though one documented serial killer who graduated from the local high school in Killingly!
This town has some beautiful scenery. Killingworth was named after Kenilworth, England in honor of one of the first settlers, Edward Griswold. Maybe the pronunciation got a bit twisted here in America?
Bought from the Native Americans for six coats, ten blankets, one kettle, twelve hatchets, twelve hoes, two dozen knives and a dozen small mirrors, Orange has developed into quite the prospering community. It is home to the North American PEZ headquarters and visitor's center that everyone should visit at least once.
Bozrah procured its name from Biblical text as many places have done. This town may lay claim to one of the few Bigfoot sightings in Connecticut. Who knows what you might see when you visit Bozrah?
Barkhamsted is certainly a mouthful and puts this place on the list of the silliest named towns. But the town has some great scenery including one of the most instagramable and gorgeous spots in the state at the town's gem, Saville Dam.
This town was named after Colonel William Ledyard, a Revolutionary War soldier. But the town is more well known for its popular gambling casino, Foxwoods.
Right on the Massachusetts border, this tiny town has been ever so slowly growing since settlement. In 1756 there were 500 residents in the town and in 2010 the population had increased to a whooping 854 people. That is an increase of 354 residents in 254 years!
We aren't talking about Snoopy's best friend, but rather a town in the northeast corner of Connecticut. Woodstock is the home of Roseland Cottage (the pink house) which is a spectacular historical home open for tours.
Watertown has a total area of 29.6 square miles, but only 1.45% is water. The town is not known for water, but is recognized for having a Leatherman cave. Leatherman was a drifter who was famous for his handmade leather clothing. He circulated between Connecticut and New York from 1839-1889 and to this day his identity is still unknown.
A picturesque town, Sharon, is located in the northwest part of the state. It was named after the Plain of Sharon. If you decide to visit, you might catch a glimpse of part-time resident, Kevin Bacon, star of Footloose.
There is much more to see than you think in Seymour. If you visit in October you can take in the Smoke In The Valley, beer and chili festival while being surrounded by spectacular fall foliage. The town also has a fantastic Memorial Day Parade and some spooky Haunted Trails at Halloween.
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