What’s in a Name?

Ever wonder how Easton got its name? Well, it certainly wasn’t chosen by the inhabitants who lived here in May of 1845 when the Connecticut Legislature finally accepted a petition requesting Weston be split into two separate towns. That petition was presented by twenty-nine Weston residents, all of whom resided in the old Norfield Parish…

Everyday History in Easton

This month, Easton reaches a landmark anniversary as it turns 175 years old.  As a parish that was once part of Weston, our town was settled by independent, brave and hardworking colonials who were often referred to as “outlivers” because they chose to live in the wilder lands north of the 18th century coastal towns.  From 1787…