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About Wolcott

Wolcott is a residential community located in northern New Haven County with a land area of 21.6 square miles and a population of16,232. There are about 6,500 total housing units with a median sales price of $259,000. The median household income in Wolcott is $103,523.Wolcott has a mayor and town council form of government. The nine-member town council is comprised of three members from each of the town’s three voting districts.

The town of Wolcott was originally known as Farmingbury. It is now named after Governor Wolcott, who cast the deciding vote in favor of the town’s incorporation in 1796. Among Wolcott’s most famous residents are Seth Thomas, who made his first clock in Wolcott and went onto become one of the region’s clock making giants, and Amos Bronson Alcott, an educator, philosopher, and poet whose equally famous daughter, Louisa May Alcott, was the author of Little Women.

Wolcott’s old Woo tick School is a one-room stone building built in 1825. It served area students continuously for 109 years and is now maintained by the Wolcott Historical Society.

As previously stated, Wolcott operates with a mayor/town council form of government. It has a full-time Police Department, 3 Volunteer Fire Departments and an Ambulance service. The Town operates a senior bus transportation service and we have a very active Senior Center that operates nutrition, health screening and recreational programs for our Senior population.

Charles Rietdyke Senior Center is a staffed senior center run by the town that offers nutrition, health screening, and recreation programs for the elderly. Daily programs include poker, bridge, basic exercising, weight strengthening, line dancing, bingo, and knitting. The town also operates a senior bus transportation service, providing seniors with rides throughout Wolcott and the Greater Waterbury area.

Wolcott Public Library offers much more than just books. Some of the items you will find here are CDs, magazines, DVDs and VHS tapes. The library also has audio books available for download to an iPod, MP3player or computer (mac or pc). Through NetLibrary, residents have 24/7 access to eBooks, digital versions of journals and database content. The library offers many other resources from one-on-one internet training to job search and resume tutorials.

The Wolcott Chamber of Commerce publishes a Directory for all residents and businesses in the town of Wolcott.

Wolcott Public Schools have a reputation for providing an excellent, comprehensive education program. The school district has three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Some programs featured at these schools are gifted/talented programs; pre-school program and student services programs for special needs students; latchkey program before and after school for elementary students; UConn co-op and advanced placement courses; Ukraine student exchange program; and vocational/technical training programs.

The Woodtick Recreational Area is owned by the town and open to the public. It features a sandy beach with lifeguards, restroom facilities, playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, and a large picnic area.
Interesting vistas are provided by two dams/spillways. Farmingbury Hills Golf Course is a municipal 9-hole course located on 85acres atop Southington Mountain. The scenic course offers excellent views of Apple Valley and a professionally groomed course. A clubhouse and public restaurant were added in 2000 to complete the golf experience.

Peterson Park offers residents tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Wolcott is also home to the beginning of the 35-mile Mattatuck Trail, one of Connecticut’s finest hiking trails. Baseball, soccer, basketball, and midget football programs are available to community youth.
Wolcott also boasts an active Lions Club, helping to support the community with scholarships, sponsoring five yearly blood drives, supporting youth organizations like the Leos Club and most recently the Wolcott Youth Center and supporting events like the Halloween DARE dance, supporting our senior citizens, donating and delivering food baskets around the holidays to families in need.


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Wolcott Chamber

The Wolcott Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Central CT Chambers of Commerce, has monthly meetings, except during the summer, luncheon meetings and offer the traditional chamber benefits including Health Insurance Program, Out For Business promotions, internet exposure. It also hosts an annual awards banquet, award scholarships, provide the town with a local phone directory and more.

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