July 17, 2014
By TINA BACHETTI | Hartford Courant
ORIGINS: The area was originally settled in 1737 as a part of Kent. The town was incorporated in 1786 and was named after Revolutionary War Gen. Joseph Warren of Roxbury, Mass., who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
LAKE: Lake Waramaug, bordering the towns of Warren, Kent, and Washing-ton, is the state's second-largest natural lake, after nearby Bantam Lake in Litchfield, with a surface area of more than 650 acres. The seven-mile scenic route along its cottage-dotted shores attracts joggers and cyclists. The state park, at the northwest end of the lake, o@ers camping, picnicking, swimming and car-top boat access.
NOTABLE RESIDENTS: Artist Herbert Abrams (1921-2003), who painted the oAcial White House portraits of Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush; film director Milos Forman ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Amadeus"), and author Philip Roth.