Deep River, Town Hall – Jerry Dougherty
Deep River, in Middlesex County, is located in the lower Connecticut River Valley. It lies in southern Connecticut on the Connecticut River. Formerly called Eight Mile Meadow or Potapaug Quarter, the area was originally part of Saybrook Colony. It was incorporated in 1859 as Saybrook and renamed Deep River in 1947. The town also includes the village of Winthrop to its west. An early shipbuilding and quarrying town, it later manufactured wire goods, lace, glass, ivory combs, and piano keys. Every July the town hosts the Annual Ancient Muster of Fife and Drum Corps.
…that Deep River holds the distinction of hosting the largest Ancient Fife and Drum Muster. The record was set in... Read more » …[more]
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