Wolcott, Connecticut, originally known as Farmingbury, was founded in 1796. The town is named after Governor Wolcott, who cast the deciding vote in favor of the town’s incorporation. Wolcott is a residential community with a land area of 21.6 square miles, a population over 16,500 and is located in New Haven County.
A prominent figure in the history of Wolcott is Amos Bronson Alcott, father of Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women). Amos was an educator, philosopher and poet.