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About Us

Incorporated in 1855, we are located in the northeast corner of Connecticut and part of Windham County. Our neighboring CT towns are Woodstock, Thompson, Pomfret, and Killingly and we also border Glocester, Rhode Island. 

We encompass 20.4 square miles and have a 2020 US Census population of 9,347. Nestled right along Interstate 395, we are perfectly located for visits to our wonderful downtown events, commuters to our capital, as well as our neighboring state's capitals. 

Our form of government is with a Mayor, Board of Selectman, and Town Administrator. Our current Mayor, Barney Seney, has been in office since 2017. Our in town public school system covers grades Preschool through 12th and there are also a number of private schools in the area.

The town recently completed construction of a new municipal complex which houses the Putnam town offices, the Putnam Public Library, the Aspinock Historical Society, and community rooms. We have our Grand Opening Celebration scheduled for October 23, 2021 at 10:00 am.

Our community boasts many events for residents and visitors alike such as our annual Fireworks celebration, Car Cruise invitational, concerts in the park, Pop-up Putnam, River Fires, Zombie Fashion Show, and our Holiday Dazzle Light parade (always the Sunday after Thanksgiving). Come on over and visit us, we look forward to seeing you!