Voluntown Historically And Today
Voluntown covers approximately 40 square miles on the Connecticut-Rhode Island border. In 1807, the first settlers made their homes here, and the town was incorporated in 1721.
Today, Voluntown's businesses are, for the majority, agricultural. Dairy and tree farming are imperative local enterprises. Antiques shops, construction and carpentry are also significant economic activities in town.
The town is enjoyably rural and it sits on land crisscrossed by river valleys and adorned with the level pine stands of Pachaug State Forest. Voluntown is easy to get to from Interstate 95, Interstate 395, Route 2 and Route 49, a scenic highway.
The traditional style homes that dot the countryside reflect the town's historic past. The local population is growing at a rate about double that of New London County and the state. In addition, the town's population just about doubles in the summer months when visitors revel in its one of a kind features, including horseback riding trails, fishing, camping, boat launches and approximately 26,000 acres of state forest.
Local schools are attended by young children and are usually of a smaller class size. High school students attend high schools in neighboring towns.