CERC Town profile
Thompson is a rural community located in the northeast corner of Connecticut in the nationally recognized Quinebaug Shetucket Heritage Corridor also known as The Last Green Valley.
Its Connecticut neighbors are Putnam to the south and Woodstock to the west. It is bordered on the north by Dudley, Webster and Douglas MA and on the east by RI.
Thompson is located 50 miles from Hartford, 25 miles from Worcester, 60 miles from Boston, and 30 miles from Providence.
With Interstate 395 running through it from the Massachusetts Turnpike (I90) to the Connecticut Turnpike (I95) Thompson is easily accessible to visitors and businesses alike.
Town of Ten Villages
Thompson prides itself as the town of ten villages and has no one single center of identity, as the people still identify themselves with the village that is closest to them.
Thompson's seven river mill villages grew up along our two best known rivers, the Quinebaug and the French. The villages are Quinebaug, Fabyan, Wilsonville, North Grosvenordale, Grosvenordale, West Thompson and Mechanicsville.
Today these villages are home to our Town Hall, library, community center and school complex as well as canoe launches, camping and recreational facilities, small hydro-power plants, a historic mill district with a revitalized mixed-use mill, several parks with year-round activities, restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations, and professional offices.
The other three villages are East Thompson, Quaddick and Thompson Hill. Here one can find the historic town common, museums, golf courses both public and private, restaurants, agritainment, hiking trails, a state park and the widely known Thompson International Speedway.To Learn more Visit: The Thompson Historical Society Read: Thompson Bicentennial Memory Book Echoes of Old Thompson A Pictorial History of Thompson, Connecticut Echoes of Old Thompson II A Pictorial History of Thompson, Connecticut