HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: The area was first settled in 1740 as a part of Farmington called "West Woods." The town was incorporated in 1806 as
General Assembly to honor Richard Boyle, England¹s third Earl of Burlington.
HAUNTED CEMETERY: The Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery, dating to the late 1700s, is also known as the "Green Lady Cemetery." According to local legend, the ghost of a woman named Elizabeth, who supposedly drowned near the Covey Road burying ground, still strolls the cemetery in a green mist.
DID YOU KNOW? About half the town consists of open space owned mostly by the state Department of Environmental Protection and various water companies. The DEP's fish hatchery, established in 1923, produces trout to stock rivers and streams in the western part of the state.