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Colchester is a town in New London County, Connecticut. The population was 14,551 at the 2000 census. In 2005, it was ranked 57th on the "100 best Places to Live", conducted by CNN. Colchester is one of the fastest growing towns in Connecticut. The villages of Westchester and North Westchester are located within Colchester, as is the reservation of the Golden Hill Paugussett Indian Nation.

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The town of Colchester has many unique "landmarks" such as the veteran memorial on the town green and Harry's Place, a small shack located in the center of town widely known for their great hamburgers and hot dogs. Colchester is also know for activities like fishing, hiking, and hunting at the Salmon River State Forest.


Colchester has four schools: Colchester Elementary School(Pre K-2), Jack Jackter Intermediate School(Grades 3-5), William J. Johnston Middle School(Grades 6-8), and Bacon Academy (Grades 9-12). Bacon Academy, the towns public high school has long had a strong showing in both academics and athletics. The schools wrestling team is currently ranked second in the state, and the girls soccer team made it to the semifinals of the Connecticut State Tournament for the L Division.

Notable residents
  • John Adams, (1772-1863), founder of Phillips Exeter Academy, was the principal of the Bacon Academy here from 1803-1810.
  • William Adams, (1807-1880), born in Colchester, noted clergyman and president of the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.
  • Stephen F. Austin, (1793-1836), attended Bacon Academy in 1803.
  • Rick Derringer, rock artist and producer.
  • Jonathan Coulton is a singer-songwriter.
  • Antonia Van-Loon, (1940-1993), was a best-selling author of "For Us the Living", "Katherine", and "For Love and Honor". She coined the Colchester town motto: "Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow".

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