Beacon Falls

The town of Beacon Falls was named after Beacon Hill, which historians say was a lookout for colonists to signal the movements of hostile Indians. It has a population of 5,708 and is located in southwest Connecticut where it is bisected by the Naugatuck River. The area, 9.8 sq. miles, an Indian camping ground on which many relics such as arrowheads have been found, was first settled by colonists from Derby in 1678. The town was incorporated in 1871 on lands from each of the bordering towns: Bethany, Naugatuck, Oxford, and Seymour. Beacon Falls' principle industries include agriculture, warehouse storage and manufacture of plastic molding and small hardware.

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