Thomaston was originally part of the Farmington Proprietor’s purchase in 1684 of the Mattatuck Plantation, the Thomaston area achieved independence in 1739, as the Northbury Parish. Northbury and Westbury united in 1780 to form Watertown. In 1795 Northbury again separated to become Plymouth, the Thomaston section was called Plymouth Hollow.
In 1813 a man named Seth Thomas came to the hollow to manufacture clocks. By 1856 Thomas was labeling his clocks with “Thomas Town.” He helped route the Naugatuck railroad through Plymouth Hollow, linking us with the brass center at Waterbury.
On July 6,1875 Thomas Town became Thomaston in memory of Seth Thomas and the separation from Plymouth was confirmed by the State Legislature
The Town of Thomaston has all of the traditional New England trappings and more. Thomaston has it all, excellent schools, police dept, fire department, library, ambulance corp., recreation dept., to a well developed infrastructure for business and industry. Thomaston’s classic small town charm makes it ideal location to live and raise a family. We welcome you to move here, we think you will be surprised and delighted.