Comstock Covered Bridge, East Hampton – Tony Fischer Photography
The Middlesex County town of East Hampton sits on the Connecticut River’s eastern bank and includes one of the state’s largest inland bodies of water, Lake Pocotopaug. First called Chatham, the town incorporated in 1767. Like its namesake in England, the town’s early economy relied on shipbuilding and associated industries, such as rope and sail making. In the 1800s, it became known as “Belltown, USA” as Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Company (which still operates in town) and others made bells for sleighs, farm animals, and other uses. Renamed East Hampton in 1915, the town today is home to the Comstock Covered Bridge and Middle Haddam Historic District, which features structures from the Colonial, Federal, and later periods.
East Hampton is home to one of Connecticut’s largest inland bodies of water, Lake Pocotopaug. Consisting of an area 9... Read more » …[more]
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