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Darien

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Darien
State:
Connecticut
County:
Fairfield County
Probate District:
52
Year Established:
1737
Year Incorporated:
1820
Form of Government:
Board of Selectmen-Representative Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Clerk
Two Renshaw Road
Darien, CT 06820
(203) 656-7307
Research M-F - 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m
Must Request Volumes from Clerk
Web Address:
www.darienct.gov/

History Brief:
Originally this area was part of Stamford, and was settled about 1648. In 1736, eighty families petitioned to be incorporated into an ecclesiastical society. In May, 1737, the bounds were set as the Five Mile River on the east and the Noroton on the west. In October the act of incorporation passed, naming the new parish the Society of Middlesex. The town of Darien was set off and incorporated in 1820.
Town Birth records begin 1862. Marriage records begin 1820. Death records begin 1858. Barbour collection records cover 1820-51.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Middlesex
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Stamford
 
Population (6)
Year:1820
Population:1126

Year:1850
Population:1454

Year:1900
Population:3116

Year:1950
Population:11767

Year:2000
Population:19607

Year:2010
Population:20732
 
Founding Families (2)
Surname:Mills

Surname:Reed
 
Cemeteries (11)
Name:Andreas-Hoyt Graveyard
Location:Middlesex RD, opposite Ox Ridge Hunt Club

Name:Bates Cemetery
Location:East LN

Name:Independent Stamford Lodge Cemetery
Location:305 Hoyt ST

Name:Leeds Graveyard
Location:Hoyt ST, near Holmes School

Name:Mather Cemetery Association
Location:79 Dorchester RD

Name:Noroton River Cemetery
Location:South side of the Post RD near Brookside RD

Name:Slawson Graveyard
Location:Hanson RD

Name:Spring Grove Cemetery Association
Location:41 Hecker AV

Name:St John Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:25 Camp Avenue

Name:Stevens Cemetery
Location:488 Hoyt ST

Name:Waterbury Cemetery
Location:367 Mansfield AV
 
Churches (11)
Name:Ascension Episcopal Church
Location:1882 Post RD

Name:Calvary Church (Baptist)
Location:988 Post Road
Website:www.calvarydarien.org/

Name:Christian Science Church
Location:2331 Post RD
Website:www.christiansciencect.org/darien/

Name:New Beginnings Community Church
Location:65 Tonkoneke RD
Website:nbccsite.net/

Name:Noroton Presbyterian Church
Location:2011 Post RD
Website:www.norotonchurch.com/home0.aspx

Name:St John's Parish (Roman Catholic)
Location:1986 Post RD
Website:www.stjohndarien.com/index.html

Name:St Luke's Parish (Episcopal)
Location:1864 Post Road
Website:www.saintlukesdarien.org/

Name:St Paul's (Episcopal)
Location:471 Mansfield AV
Website:www.stpaulsdarien.org/

Name:St Thomas More (Roman Catholic)
Location:374 Middlesex RD
Website:www.stmdarienct.org/

Name:The First Congregational Church of Darien (UCC)
Location:14 Brookside RD
Website:www.uccdarien.org/

Name:United Methodist Church of Darien
Location:345 Middlesex AV
Website:umcdarien.org/Site/Welcome.html
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Veterans Memorial Flagpole
Description:A group of four military men, back-to-back, 10'3" high, in limestone. The figures, a Civil War soldier, Spanish-American war sailor, World War I doughboy and an unidentified figure with an ammunition belt, are carved in realistic, rather than posed, style. They support a steel flagpole. Hedges have grown up over the lower part of the statue. The setting is near the former location of the State Veterans' Home and located amidst numerous veterans' graves.
Location:Spring Grove Cemetery, 41 Hecker AV, Noroton Heights
Type:Military
Dedication Date:05/30/1936
Artist/Sculptor:Karl Frederick Lang
 
Communities (3)
Name:Noroton Heights

Name:Noroton

Name:Tokeneke
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Pond-Reed House
Location:2591 Post RD
 
Notable Citizens (2)
Name:Brian Cashman
Type:Contemporary

Name:Charles Lindbergh
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Darien News-Review
Type:Contemporary
Location:410 State ST, Bridgeport CT 06604
Website:www.dariennewsonline.com

Name:Darien Times
Type:Contemporary
Location:10 Corbin DR
Website:www.darientimes.com/
 
Schools (7)
Name:Darien High School
Type:High School
Location:80 High School LN
Website:www.darienps.org/dhs/cms/

Name:Hindley Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:10 Nearwater LN
Website:www.darienps.org/hindley/

Name:Holmes Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:18 Hoyt ST
Website:www.darienps.org/holmes/

Name:Middlesex Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:204 Hollow Tree Ridge RD
Website:www.darienps.org/middlesex/

Name:Ox Ridge Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:395 Mansfield AV
Website:www.darienps.org/oxridge/

Name:Royle Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:133 Mansfield AV
Website:www.darienps.org/royle/

Name:Tokeneke Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:7 Old Farm RD
Website:www.darienps.org/tokeneke/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Darien Library
Type:Current
Location:1441 Post RD
Website:www.darienlibrary.org/
 
Published Histories (0)
No Data Available.
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Darien Historical Society
Contact Data:45 Old King's HWY
Notes:historical.darien.org/

Name:Marian M. Castell
Contact Data:34 Contentment Island Road
Darien, CT 06820
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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