Gay City

Name:

Gay City

County:

Tolland

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

41°43′34″N 72°26′24″W

Elevation:

577 ft (176 m)

Time Zone:

Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)

Comments:

AKA the village was known as Factory Hollow.

The isolated hollow on the Blackledge River was first settled by religious leader Elijah Andrus and his followers in 1796. A succession of ill-fated mills marked the town’s history—the first built around 1800 and the last burning down in 1879. Village history has also been burdened with tales of community tensions caused by the free use of alcohol during twice weekly religious services and of grisly murders gone unpunished.

Remains:

 

Established:

1796

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

 

Remarks:

 

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