Home of the Hamburger
Several other towns in America -- New Haven, CT; Athens, TX; Hamburg, NY -- claim to be the birthplace of the hamburger. But Seymour rises to the top of our list with this spiffy new 12-foot-tall statue of "Hamburger Charlie" Nagreen, who claimed to have invented the sandwich (and coined its name) in Seymour in 1885.
Across the street stands the 5000 pound grill that cooked The World's Largest Hamburger in 1989 (it fed 13,000 people). Atop is a giant "hamburger" that is in fact a cheeseburger -- which is a little greedy of Seymour since, as we all know, the cheesburger was invented in either Pasadena, CA, or Louisville, KY.
The Seymour Community History Museum now exhibits the World's Largest Collection of Hamburger-Related Items, originally the accumulation of Jeffrey Tenneyson that includes 1,500 pieces of memorabilia.