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Town: Warren, CT
27.6 square miles
Elementary School:
Warren School
High School: Wamogo Regional

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Warren's Congregational Church

Originally part of Kent, its neighbor to the east, Warren was settled in 1737. The parish of East Greenwich was formed in 1750 and in 1786 the town was incorporated and named for the Revolutionary War hero, General Joseph Warren, who was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Warren lies in the highlands between the Housatonic River Valley and the basin of Lake Waramaug (a glacial kettle lake of extraordinary clarity and beauty) which has been a recreational and tourist mecca since the early 19th century, once supporting seven inns and now ringed by spacious summer homes with lawns sloping down to the water. You can drive, bike, or run around the lake on winding town roads or camp, swim and canoe from Lake Waramaug State Park. Warren shares the lake with its neighbors (Kent and Washington) which have joined to create watchdog groups dedicated to maintaining its water quality and monitoring its use to prevent the incursion of invasive aquatic plants.

Warren center, consisting of the town hall, the grammar school, a general store and a liquor store, is dominated by its Congregational Church which was built in 1818 on a knoll overlooking the village center. The church steeple features a clock visible for miles – a clock that in the 20th century had stopped functioning until the artist, Eric Sloane, organized a fall festival and auction to raise funds to restore it to working order. The festival has continued and still retains the flavor of Mr. Sloane’s harvest fair and auction. Sloane, whose last studio was in Warren, is famous for his paintings of New England landscapes and barns which usually feature dramatic skies and weather formations. He is also well known for his massive mural of the American landscape and the clouds and weather patterns above it which adorns the main gallery of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Collections of his early American tools and implements as well as a re-creation of his working studio are permanently displayed at the Sloane-Stanley Museum in Kent.

Today, Warren remains a very rural enclave with virtually no visible commercial center. It has recently undergone a modest housing boom as families from more suburban towns to the south have chosen a less crowded environment to raise their families – trading a longer commute to work to gain what remains an almost 19th century lifestyle.

Town Links:

--Official Town Site

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