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Woodbridge

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Woodbridge
State:
Connecticut
County:
New Haven County
Probate District:
41
Year Established:
1784
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Woodbridge Town Hall
11 Meetinghouse Lane
Woodbridge, CT
203-389-3422
Web Address:
www.woodbridgect.org/

History Brief:
The first settler here was Richard Sperry, who by 1660 was operating a farm for Stephen Goodyear. The Society of Amity was established in October 1738. It became the town of Woodbridge in 1784 on land taken from New Haven and Milford. It was named for Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge. Town vital records begin 1784. Barbour collection records cover 1784-1832.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Amity Parish
 
Settled From (2)
Town Name:Milford

Town Name:New Haven
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:878

Year:1920
Population:1170

Year:1930
Population:1630

Year:1940
Population:2262

Year:1950
Population:2811

Year:1990
Population:7924

Year:2000
Population:8983
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (3)
Name:East Side Cemetery
Location:Pease Road

Name:Milford Side Cemetery
Location:Race Brook Road

Name:North West Cemetery
Location:Seymour Avenue
 
Churches (1)
Name:Our Lady of the Assumption (203) 387-7119
Location:75 Center Road, Rte. 114, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Website:www.assumtionchurch.com
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (2)
Name:The Flats

Name:West Rock
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:The Thomas Darling House
Location:1907 Litchfield Tpk. Woodbridge, CT 06525
 
Notable Citizens (1)
Name:Samuel Beecher & Thomas Sanford invented the sulfur match in 1835
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Amity Observer - Weekly (203) 402-2345
Type:Contemporary
Location:1000 Bridgepirt Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
Website:www.acorn-online.com

Name:Orange Bulletin - Weekly (203) 876-6800
Type:Contemporary
Location:349 New Haven Ave., P.O. Box 5339, Milford, CT 06460
Website:www.zwire.com
 
Schools (3)
Name:Amity Regional High School (203) 397-4830
Type:High School
Location:25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Website:www.amityregion5.org/ahs/

Name:Beecher Road School (203) 389-2195 Pk-6
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:40 Beecher Road, Woodbridge, cT 06525
Website:www.woodbridge.k12.ct.us./brs/index.php

Name:Szra academy Private K-8 (203) 389-5500
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:75 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Website:www.esracademy.net
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Woodbridge Library (203) 389-3433
Type:Current
Location:10 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Website:www.woodbridge.lioninc.org/
 
Published Histories (0)
No Data Available.
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Woodbridge CtGenWeb Project
Website Address:www.geocities.com/TheTropics/1926/woodbrg
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Amity & Woodbridge Historical Society
The Thomas Darling House
1907 Litchfield Turnpike
Woodbridge, CT 06525
www.woodbridgehistory.org
Notes:

Name:Reverdy Whitlock
Contact Data:373 Newtown Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1746 - Earlier Birth, Marriage and
Marriage:1746 - Death records may be found in
Death:1786 - New Haven or Milford
 





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