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Danbury

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Danbury
State:
Connecticut
County:
Fairfield County
Probate District:
43
Year Established:
1684
Year Incorporated:
1687
Form of Government:
Mayor-Common Council
Town Hall Address:
Town Clerk
155 Deer Hill Avenue, Rm 323
Danbury, CT 06810-7726
(203) 797-4531
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Web Address:
www.ci.danbury.ct.us/

History Brief:
In May 1684 the General Assembly appointed a committee to order the planting of a town above Norwalk or Fairfield and in that year eight families settled at the so-called plantation of Paquiage. On 16 October 1687 the residents petitioned the General Court to be constituted as the town of Swampfield. The Court, however, selected the name, Danbury. Later a center of hat manufacturing, Danbury became known as the "Hat City." The central part of Danbury was incorporated as a borough in 1822. The borough was reincorporated as the city of Danbury on April 19, 1889. The city and town were consolidated on January 1, 1965. The Town of Bethel was incorporated from Danbury in 1855. Town vital records begin 1800. Barbour collection records cover 1685-1847.

   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Paquiage
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Norwalk
 
Population (7)
Year:1756
Population:1527

Year:1800
Population:3180

Year:1850
Population:5964

Year:1900
Population:19474

Year:1950
Population:30337

Year:2000
Population:74848

Year:2010
Population:80893
 
Founding Families (7)
Surname:Barnum

Surname:Beebe

Surname:Benedict

Surname:Bushnell

Surname:Gregory

Surname:Hoyt/Hoit

Surname:Taylor
 
Cemeteries (15)
Name:Cemetery of the First Baptist Church
Location:Ball Pond RD & King ST

Name:Comes Cemetery
Location:South King ST

Name:Great Plains Cemetery (adm by Wooster Cemetery)
Location:Great Plains RD

Name:Kenosia (Lake) Cemetery
Location:Kenosia AV & Christopher Columbus AV

Name:Mill Plain Cemetery
Location:Mill Plain RD, near Old Ridgefield RD intersection

Name:Miry Brook Cemetery
Location:18 Miry Brook RD

Name:Old Catholic (St. Peter's) Cemetery
Location:11 Sheridan ST

Name:Old North Main Street Cemetery
Location:Main ST & Downs ST

Name:Pembroke Cemetery
Location:Capitola RD, near Barnum RD

Name:St Peter (New Catholic) Cemetery
Location:Kenosia AV

Name:St. Platon's Orthodox Cemetery
Location:Hawley AV

Name:Upper Starrs Plain Cemetery
Location:Starrs Plain RD

Name:Westville Cemetery
Location:Middle River RD

Name:Wooster Cemetery
Location:20 Ellsworth AV
Website:wooster-cemetery.org/html/history.html

Name:Wooster Street Cemetery
Location:Wooster Street
 
Churches (33)
Name:Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Location:30 Clapboard Ridge RD
Website:www.agoc.us/

Name:Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ/ABC-USA)
Location:71 West ST
Website:www.centralchristianchurchdanbury.com/

Name:Christ the Shepherd Presbyterian Church
Location:52 Stadley Rough RD
Website:www.danburyshepherd.org/

Name:Church of St Peter (Roman Catholic)
Location:104 Main ST
Website:www.stpeterdanb.org/

Name:Danbury Hispanic Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Location:78 Liberty ST
Website:danburyhispanic22.adventistchurchconnect.org/

Name:Emanuel Assembly of God Church
Location:40 Main ST

Name:Faith Church
Location:39 Old Ridgebury RD
Website:www.faithchurchct.com/

Name:First Congregational Church UCC
Location:164 Deer Hill AV
Website:www.danburychurch.org/

Name:Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
Location:74 Joe's Hill RD
Website:www.holytrinitydanbury.org/

Name:Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (Roman Catholic)
Location:149 Deer Hill AV
Website:www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=display_site_info&siteid=51748

Name:Immanuel Lutheran Church LC-MS
Location:18 Clapboard Ridge RD
Website:www.immanuellutheranchurchandschool.org/index.html

Name:King Street Church UCC
Location:201 South King Street
Website:kingstchurch.org/

Name:Kingdom Way Pentecostal Church
Location:5 Spring ST

Name:Mount Pleasant African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Location:69 Rowan ST
Website:www.themountpleasantamez.org/index.html

Name:New Hope Baptist Church
Location:10 Dr. Aaron B Samuels Boulevard
Website:www.newhopedanbury.org/

Name:Northeast Baptist Church
Location:101 East Pembroke RD
Website:www.nbcdanbury.org/main.html

Name:Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish (Roman Catholic)
Location:29 Golden Hill RD
Website:www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=display_site_info&siteid=51749

Name:Philadelphia Pentecostal Church (Assembly of God)
Location:45 New ST
Website:www.philadelphiaministry.org/

Name:Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Roman Catholic)
Location:46 Stone ST
Website:www.sacredhrtchurch.org/

Name:St Ann Melkite Greek Catholic Church
Location:181 Clapboard Ridge RD
Website:www.stanndanbury.org/home/

Name:St Anthony Maronite Catholic Church
Location:17 Granville AV
Website:www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=display_site_info&siteid=213530

Name:St George Antiochan Orthodox Church
Location:125 Kohanza ST

Name:St Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Parish
Location:85 Great Plain RD
Website:www.danbury.org/stgreg/

Name:St James African Methodist Episcopal Church
Location:47 William ST

Name:St James Episcopal Church
Location:25 West Street
Website:www.saintjamesdanbury.org/

Name:St Joseph Parish (Roman Catholic)
Location:8 Robinson AV
Website:www.stjosephchurchdanbury.org/

Name:St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Location:44 Spring ST
Website:danbury.patch.com/listings/st-pauls-evangelical-lutheran-church-in-america

Name:St. Nicholas Parish (Roman Catholic Byzantine Rite
Location:13 Pembroke RD
Website:www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=display_site_info&siteid=51752

Name:The Baptist Church of Danbury
Location:14 Granville AV
Website:www.danbury.org/danburybaptist/

Name:Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury
Location:24 Clapboard Ridge RD
Website:www.uudanbury.org/

Name:United Methodist Church of Danbury
Location:5 Clapboard Ridge RD
Website:www.danburymethodist.org/

Name:World Revival Church
Location:346 Main ST

Name:Zion Pentecostal Church
Location:77 Beaver Brook RD
Website:www.zpcct.com/
 
Monuments (3)
Name:Monument to Soldiers & Sailors Who Rest in Unknown Graves
Description:Rectangular pedestal and high plinth surmounted by Civil War soldier holding his rifle muzzle down, in funerary position. Blue granite, 14 feet high.
Location:Wooster Cemetery, 20 Ellsworth AV
Type:Military
Dedication Date:05/30/1894
Artist/Sculptor:Solon Hannibal Borglum

Name:Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Description:Five action figures, representing soldiers from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and World War I, with a sailor crouching with signal flags, all in bronze, surmounting a cylindrical granite pedestal, upon a square granite base. 14-1/2 feet high.
Location:West Street Green, 87 West ST
Type:Military
Dedication Date:11/11/1931
Artist/Sculptor:Donald E. Curran

Name:Soldiers' Monument
Description:Base, die and round column of Westerly granite, surmounted by a Civil War Soldier of Italian marble, bearing a standard in his right hand. The monument is patterned after Hadrian's Column in Rome and is notable for its round column. 32 feet high.
Location:190 Main ST, corner of West ST
Type:Military
Dedication Date:05/27/1880
Artist/Sculptor:Carpenter & Raymond
 
Communities (19)
Name:Aqua Vista

Name:Beaverbrook

Name:Becketville

Name:Candlewood Pines

Name:Cedar Heights

Name:Germantown

Name:Great Plain

Name:Hawthorne Terrace

Name:Hayestown

Name:Long Ridge

Name:Margerie Manor

Name:Mill Ridge

Name:Miry Brook

Name:Pembroke

Name:Pleasant Acres

Name:Shelter Rock

Name:Snug Harbor

Name:Stadley Rough

Name:Ta'agen Point
 
Historical Locations (2)
Name:Charles Ives House
Location:7 Mountainville RD

Name:Danbury Museum & Historical Society
Location:43 Main ST
 
Notable Citizens (2)
Name:Charles Ives, composer
Type:Historic

Name:Marian Anderson, singer
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (3)
Name:Danbury CT Patch
Type:Contemporary
Website:danbury.patch.com/

Name:News-Times
Type:Both
Location:333 Main ST
Website:www.newstimes.com/

Name:Tribuna
Type:Contemporary
Location:8 West ST
Website:www.tribunact.com/
 
Schools (25)
Name:Branford Hall/Danbury Training Center
Type:Other
Location:155 Main ST
Website:www.branfordhall.edu/Locations/Danbury-Campus/86/

Name:Broadview Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:72 Hospital AV
Website:sites.google.com/a/danbury.k12.ct.us/broadview-middle-school/

Name:Danbury High School
Type:High School
Location:43 Clapboard Ridge RD
Website:www.danbury.k12.ct.us/dhsweb/main/index.html

Name:Ellsworth Avenue School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:53 Ellsworth AV
Website:www.danbury.k12.ct.us/elemweb/easweb/EllsworthAvenue/Welcome.html

Name:Great Plain Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:10 Stadley Rough RD
Website:www.danbury.k12.ct.us/elemweb/gpweb/GPS/HOME.html

Name:Hayestown Avenue Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:42 Tamarack AV
Website:www.danbury.k12.ct.us/elemweb/haweb/Hayestown/Home.html

Name:Henry Abbott Technical High School
Type:High School
Location:21 Hayestown AV
Website:www.cttech.org/abbott/

Name:Hudson Country Montessori School
Type:Other
Location:44A Shelter Rock RD
Website:www.hudsoncountry.org/

Name:Immaculate High School
Type:High School
Location:73 Southern Boulevard
Website:www.immaculatehs.org/

Name:Immanuel Lutheran School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:18 Clapboard Ridge RD
Website:www.immanuellutheranschool.org/

Name:King Street Primary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:151 South King Street
Website:www.danbury.k12.ct.us/Elemweb/kssweb/king_Street_School_Campus,_Danbury_CT/King_Street_Campus

Name:Mill Ridge Primary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:49A High Ridge RD
Website:www.danbury.k12.ct.us/Elemweb/MRPweb/MRP/Welcome_.html

Name:Morris Street School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:28 Morris ST
Website:www.danbury.k12.ct.us/elemweb/msweb/Morris_Street/Welcome.html

Name:Naugatuck Valley Community Colldge
Type:College
Location:183 Main ST
Website:www.nv.edu/About-NVCC/Danbury-Center

Name:Park Avenue School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:82 Park AV
Website:www.danbury.k12.ct.us/elemweb/paweb/Park%20Avenue/Welcome.html

Name:Pembroke Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:34-1/2 Pembroke RD
Website:www.danbury.k12.ct.us/elemweb/peweb/welcome.html

Name:Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute
Type:Other
Location:44 Shelter Rock RD
Website:www.ridley.edu/location/danbury

Name:Rogers Park Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:21 Memorial DR

Name:Shelter Rock School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:2 Crow's Nest LN
Website:www.danbury.k12.ct.us/elemweb/srweb/Welcome.html

Name:South Street School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:129 South ST
Website:www.danbury.k12.ct.us/elemweb/sssweb/SSS/Home.html

Name:St Gregory the Great School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:85 Great Plain RD
Website:www.saintgregoryschool.org/

Name:Stadley Rough School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:25 Karen RD
Website:www.danbury.k12.ct.us/elemweb/strweb/Welcome.html

Name:Western Connecticut Academy for International Studies Elementary Magnet School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:201 University Boulevard
Website:www.danbury.k12.ct.us/elemweb/aisweb/site/Welcome.html

Name:Western Connecticut State University
Type:University
Location:181 White ST
Website:www.wcsu.edu/

Name:Wooster School
Type:Other
Location:91 Miry Brook RD
Website:woosterschool.org/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Danbury Library
Type:Current
Location:170 Main ST
Website:danburylibrary.org/
 
Published Histories (4)
Name:Historical Sketch of Danbury and the Danbury Fair
Author:Danbury News
Date Published:1890
Publisher:Danbury News
Description:looseleaf

Name:History of Danbury 1684 - 1896
Author:Bailey, James Montgomery
Date Published:1896
Publisher:Burr Printing House
Description:compiled with additions by Susan Benedict Hill

Name:Images of America: Danbury
Author:Danbury Museum & Historical Society
Date Published:2001
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing
Description:Images of America series. Photographs & commentary.

Name:We Crown Them All An Illustated History of Danbury
Author:William E. Devlin
Date Published:1984
Publisher:Windsor Publications Woodland Hills CA
Description:Photographs along with the written history of Danbury CT.
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Danbury Museum & Historical Society
Contact Data:43 Main ST, Danbury, CT
203-743-5200
Notes:Research library & archives: danburymuseum.org/danburymuseum/Research.html
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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