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Sharon

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Sharon is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, in the northwest corner of the state. It is bounded on the north by Salisbury, on the east by the Housatonic River, on the south by Kent, and on the west by Dutchess County, New York. At the time of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 2,782, roughly a third more than it had had 230 years earlier. The ZIP code for Sharon is 06069.HistoryThe first inhabitants of the area they called Poconnuck were the Mattabesec Native Americans. These were part of what became known as the Wappinger confederacy which in turn belonged to the loose Algonquian confederacy. 1739: Sharon is incorporated. It is named after the Plain of Sharon.1765: John Cotton Smith, a prominent Connecticut politician, is born in Sharon.1782: The population of Sharon grows to over 2,230 people.1960: Young Americans for Freedom is founded at the estate of William F. Buckley, Jr. in Sharon. The founding statement of this group will thus be known as the Sharon Statement.
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Sharon Audubon Center
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Duration: 2 hours
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Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm
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