Town Green, Plymouth – Jerry Dougherty
The town of Plymouth is located in the eastern corner of Litchfield County in the central part of the state. Incorporated in 1795, the town includes the villages of Terryville and Pequabuck. Clock manufacturing was its largest industry and, in the early 18th century, product innovations from makers such as Eli Terry, Seth Thomas, and Silas Hoadley brought the town to national recognition. Later, the Eagle Lock Company added to the industrial base. Today, the town retains much of its rural character and colonial charm. The diversified buildings, sites, and historic town green of its Plymouth Center Historic District demonstrate the typical evolution of an industrial village up to the 1900s.
Connecticut manufacturer Eli Terry was born in 1772. He began working with clocks at age 14. Around the year 1800 Terry... Read more » …[more]
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