The town of Newtown, originally known as Quanneapague, is located in Fairfield County. Newtown covers an area of approximately 60 square miles and has a population of over 27,000. Newtown is part of greater Danbury. It was incorporated in 1711.
Local industry has included the manufacture of furniture, tea bags, combs, fire hose, folding boxes, buttons, hats as well as farming. For a fun fact, the game of Scrabble was developed here by James Brunot.
Local landmarks are the flag (or liberty) 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. For recreation, there is Lake Zoar and the Edmund Town Hall Theater.
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Newtown, CT 06470
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