The Town of Putnam, originally known as Aspinock, is a New England mill town incorporated in 1855. Created from sections of Killingly, Pomfret, and Thompson, the town was named in honor of decorated Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam.
This charming New England town is conveniently located between New York and Boston on the banks of the Quinebaug River. Putnam has the honor of having been voted as one of “15 Best Small Towns to Visit in New England” by Boston Magazine. Downtown showcases restaurants, retail shops, antique shops, theatre, and radio station. The Town and the Putnam Business Association collaborate to support and host annual community events such as outdoor concerts, river fires, parades, and fireworks, just to name a few.