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Welcome to Connecticut’s Northeast! Our corner of the state is a region of all seasons, filled with abundant, natural beauty and charming history. Located in the center of our region, is America’s second-longest National Scenic Byway, Route 169. The panoramic route provides a relaxing and scenic drive for all who visit. Indulge the visual senses with the spectacular fall foliage in brilliant shades of red and orange.

Killingly is comprised of the villages of Attawaugan, Ballouville, Dayville, East Killingly, Rogers, South Killingly and the Borough of Danielson. Sprinkled with historic churches, local cafés, state parks, and bed and breakfast accommodations, the community will assure a visit here is pleasant and productive.

The Town of Killingly was traversed by Native Americans prior to colonization. Follow one of their trails, sections of Route 101 and Bear Hill Road, which later became a major colonial path between Providence and Hartford. Killingly incorporated in 1708, its borders extended from Plainfield to Massachusetts and included what is now Thompson and much of Putnam. Signs of its history are everywhere.

The Town’s earliest commercial and industrial establishments included taverns, blacksmith shops, grist and sawmills. By 1770, William Danielson, later a Colonel in the militia, had established an iron works on the Five Mile River in Danielson. Today, the Danielson section of Killingly is a thriving historical district to explore with dining and shopping opportunities.

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