The town of Woodstock, the second largest town in the state, is located in Windham County, in the northeastern part of the state. In 1686, it was settled as a part of Massachusetts and named New Roxbury. It became a part of Connecticut and got its current name in 1749. In the 18th century, Woodstock was mainly a farming community. Shortly, different branches of industry and commerce began their growth. For example, the town was known for its numerous shoe factories. However, by the mid-1800s, local industry, unfortunately, almost collapsed. The town, over time, eventually developed into a famous tourist destination among wealthy east-coast residents.