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East Hampton is located in Middlesex County between Haddam and Marlborough on Highway 66.

The community was named for Eastham, Ma. and was once a bell-manufacturing center.

The first large group of settlers emigrated by sea in 1739 from Eastham, Mass. along Cape Cod, into Long Island Sound and up the Connecticut River to Middle Haddam Parish. The name Middle Haddam was derived from the two adjacent towns, Middletown and Haddam. Led by Isaac Smith some of the early settlers from Eastham left Middle Haddam to push on to the seven hills near Lake Pocotopaug on which the town of East Hampton now stands. It is believed that James Wright was the first settler of the town when he built a house and barn during the first quarter of the eighteenth century on property his father had bought from Chief Terramaugus in 1675. John Clark is believed to have been the second settler, building his home on Clark Hill about 1737.

Local attractions include: Salmon River State Forest, Day Pond State Park, Hurd State Park, and Meshomasic State Forest. There is also a Covered Bridge near East Hampton and its called Comstock, its 80' long, built in 1873, and is now closed to motor traffic.

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East Hampton is part of the Hartford, Connecticut metro area.


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