consists of three villages, Baltic, Hanover, and Versailles, and still maintains much of the turn-of-the century mill town flavor for which it is noted. While horses continue to graze in open fields, children play baseball at Babe Blanchette Field, and several businesses buzz, one can almost hear the clack of the looms from the departed textile mills. Although the past is ever present, implementation of an expanded infrastructure and economic development projects are underway and the dream of establishing a business park in the Town’s industrial area is becoming more of a reality. The Town is committed to quality of life for residents, responsible growth, and maintaining the delicate balance between economic development and preservation of rural and agricultural assets ever mindful of the three small villages of long ago. Sprague is the perfect place to live and work in eastern Connecticut. The town is located on the border between northeastern and southeastern Connecticut, within minutes of Route 395. It is an easy (45 minutes) commute to the New London area, yet is also close (35 minutes) to both the University of Connecticut’s main campus and Eastern Connecticut State University. Its three villages, Baltic, Hanover and Versailles, are rich in history, charm and architectural significance. The entire Baltic Village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; Baltic was home to one of the largest textile mills in the country. Resources include unspoiled working farmland and 600+ acres of town-owned open space, including a reservoir. Downtown is located on a trophy salmon-fishing river and is part of the Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. Sprague is a community rich in history and of people whose families have resided in this area for many generations. During the summer of 2011, residents of the Town of Sprague held their 150th Anniversary celebration. They smiled fondly on the past and look forward with anticipation to a future full of bright prospects.
Villages of Baltic, Hanover, Versailles Address: Sprague Town Hall, 1 Main St., Baltic, CT 06330 Town of Sprague: Phone: (860) 882-3000 Fax: (860) 822-3016 Animal Control: (860) 642-6379 Animal Emergency: (800) 236-1987 Assessor: (860) 882-3000 x222 Building: (860) 822-3000 x204 Emergency Management: (860) 884-2874 Fire Marshal: (860) 822-3000 x 220 Library: 76 Main St. (in Grist Mill), Baltic (860) 822-3012 Parks & Recreation: (860) 882-3000 Planning: (860) 889-2324 Police: (860) 822-6156 Public Works: (860) 822-3000 x230 Senior’s Center: (860) 822-3000 x203 Selectman’s Office: (860) 822-3000 x202 Tax Collector: (860) 822-3000 x224 Town Clerk: (860) 822-3000 x220 Zoning: (860) 822-3000 x204
Photos credit: Sprague Historical Society
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