Sprague at a Glance
Population: A total of 2,950 residents over an area of 13.8 square miles in about 1,164 dwellings.
Cost of Living: We have a effective tax rate of 1.9% of market value.
Resources: Unspoiled working farmland; 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.
Infrastructure: Two state highways (Routes 97 and 207); close proximity to I-395 corridor, public water and sewer system in Baltic Village, public sewer system in Versailles; Providence and Worcester freight railroad spur in Baltic.
Schools: Sayles Elementary School, grades Pre-K through 8th; St. Joseph's Grammar School, grades Pre-K through 8th; Academy of the Holy Family private school for girls, grades 9-12. Regional agreement with six area high schools: Norwich Free Academy, Montville High, Windham Tech, New London Magnet School, Norwich Tech, and Lebanon Vo-Ag.
Town Government: Board of Selectmen; Board of Finance, Water and Sewer Authority.
Memberships: Connecticut Council of Municipalities, Southeastern CT Council of Governments, Quinebaug Valley Shetucket Heritage Corridor
Recreation: Community Center, Little League, softball and soccer fields, canoeing, fishing, hiking and horseback riding trails, organized summer activities.
Public Library: More than 10,000 volumes in the recently renovated historic Grist Mill building; free internet, reading groups and book discussions, museum passes and craft programs for children, movie nights, coordinated activities with schools, etc.
Churches (throughout the Villages): Roman Catholic, Methodist, Congregational, Church of Jesus Christ LDS.
Commissions: Planning and Zoning, Inland Wetlands, Economic Development, Conservation, Recreation, Historical Society, Garden Club, Boy Scouts. Sprague also has a busy full-time Senior Center and Senior housing complex.
Public Safety: State-of-the-art fire department that is part of the regional mutual aid compact and includes ambulance services; Department of Emergency Preparedness, Resident State Trooper (with bike patrol in summer).
Post Offices: There are three. One on the Main Street of each village.
Sprague is a community rich in history and of people whose families have resided in this area for many generations. Although the Town was once considered to be "off the beaten path," it's now been discovered. We hope you'll come to visit, perhaps decide to stay, and become part of the next phase of our community's history.
Hours of Operation: See Town Clerk's Office