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The town of Newtown, originally known as Quanneapague, was purchased from the Pohtatuck Indians in 1705. Settled and incorporated in 1711.
An important event in its early history was when the village of Hawleyville briefly emerged as a railroad center. Still located in Hawleyville is a railroad stop for lumber delivery near the intersection of Route 25. Newtown's population grew to over 4,000 circa 1881, but in the following decades, the population dwindled to a low of 2,635 in 1930 before increasing again. Newtown covers an area of approximately 60 square miles.
Local industry has included the manufacture of buttons, hats, furniture, tea bags, combs, fire hose, and folding boxes, as well as farming and mica & feldspar mining.
The game of Scrabble was developed in Newtown CT by James Brunot.
Local landmarks include the flag pole first erected in 1876; H.G. Warner's store, in operation by the same family since 1857; The Newtown Bee, a newspaper serving the Newtown area since 1877; and the rooster weathervane atop the Congregational Church which has been said to have been used as a target by French soldiers encamped in Newtown CT in 1781 during the Revolutionary War.
Newtown, CT is home to just over 26,000 residents. The median age is 38 and the median household income more than $97,000. There are nearly 9,000 homes, 95% of which are single family units.
Currently the Real Estate Market in this area is recovering. Check out the map at the bottom of this page for Currently available NEWTOWN CT HOMES.
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