Deep River, Connecticut

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Deep River (formerly known as Saybrook) is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 4,610 at the 2000 census. The town center is also designated by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place (CDP). Deep River is part of what the locals call the "Tri-town Area" made up of Deep River, Chester, and Essex, Connecticut.

Every year on the third Saturday in July, Deep River hosts the Deep River Ancient Muster. It is the largest one day gathering of fife and drum corps in the world.[citation needed]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.2 square miles (36.7 km²), of which, 13.6 square miles (35.1 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (4.30%) is water. The CDP has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²) of which 4.38% is water.

Principal communities

  • Deep River center
  • Winthrop

History

Saybrook Colony formally joined Connecticut in 1644. The portion of the original colony east of the Connecticut River was set off as a separate town in 1665. The site of the present village of Deep River was said to have been owned by John, Nathaniel, and Philip Kirtland in 1723.[1] The village of Winthrop was said to have been settled by Baptists as early as 1729.[1] In the early to mid-19th century, various portions of Saybrook broke off as separate towns, starting from Chester in 1836 to Old Saybrook in 1854. In 1947, the town of Saybrook changed its name to "Deep River", matching the name of the town center village.

Towns created from Saybrook Colony

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