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Sterling Connecticut 06377

Sterling CT Town Travel Business Information

windham Connecticut Region MapOriginally part of Voluntown, this northern section separated and obtained town privileges from the CT. Assembly May 1794. Sterling was given its name in honor of a resident, Dr. John Sterling. He promised the town a Library in return for this honor. The Dr. did not follow through on his commitment, but the town eventually obtained a library by soliciting private donations. The first town meeting was held June 9, 1794, at the Dixon home on Sterling Hill. The first post office was established as Sterling on Oct. 1, 1809. The American Manufacturing Company, also known as Potter’s factory, was the first cotton mill in Sterling, in 1800. It was situated on the Quandock River. The Sterling Manufacturing Company was located in Sterling in 1808, on the Moosup River.

Local Industrialist William Pike pioneered in using chlorine as a bleaching agent for cloth and was also established the use of the dyer distilleries or sap works that would extract the first pyroligneous acid made in this country. His son James discovered a process of coloring with a fast black that was superior to any then in use. With the advent of the first railroad in 1854, which connected Providence with Hartford, the distribution of materials became much easier and contributed to the economic base of Sterling. Oneco, a village within the town of Sterling, was named after Owaneco, son of the Mohegan Indian sachem Uncas, who claimed ownership of large tracts of eastern CT. land in the early colonial days. About 1820 Henry Sabin built a cotton mill in Sterling. In the 1850s quarrying began in Sterling, and is still an active industry today.

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Sterling Connecticut Town Guide

Incorporated: 1794
County: Windham
Sterling, CT Population:
2005: 3,519
GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 41.4208
Longitude: -71.4859

Sterling CT Local Information
Sterling Police Dispatch: 860-564-7896
Sterling Fire Department: 860-564-7435
Ambulance Service: 911
Town Hall Telephone: 860-564-2657
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