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Fairfield

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Fairfield
State:
Connecticut
County:
Fairfield County
Probate District:
49
Year Established:
1639
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectmen-Representative Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
611 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT
203-256-3090
Research Hours - M - F
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Must ask Clerk for Records
Web Address:
www.fairfieldct.org/

History Brief:
Roger Ludlow viewed this area as a member of Capt. John Mason's company, which pursued the Pequots to their last stand at Sasco Swamp, near what is now Southport. Ludlow recruited a party from Windsor to settle Pequonnock (now part of Bridgeport) in the summer of 1639, but instead established themselves at "the fair fields of Uncoway." The Court belatedly confirmed this settlement on 16 January 1640, with the name, Fairfield coming into use over the next few years. The first permanent minister, Rev. John Jones, was settled in 1644, bringing with him many settlers from Concord, Massachusetts. The town eventually occupied all of the area between Stratford and Norwalk, the boundary with Stratford having been settled in 1667, and that with Norwalk, in 1685. Subsequent towns formed from lands within the bounds of Fairfield are: Redding, 1767; Weston (including the present town of Easton), 1787; Bridgeport, 1821 (Black Rock was annexed from Fairfield in 1895); and Westport, 1835. Town vital records begin 1639. Barbour collection records cover 1639-1850.

   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Uncoway
 
Settled From (3)
Town Name:Concord
State:MA

Town Name:Watertown
State:MA

Town Name:Windsor
 
Population (7)
Year:1756
Population:4455

Year:1800
Population:3735

Year:1850
Population:3614

Year:1900
Population:4489

Year:1950
Population:30489

Year:2000
Population:57340

Year:2010
Population:59404
 
Founding Families (5)
Surname:Jessop

Surname:Ludlow

Surname:Newton

Surname:Staples

Surname:Strickland
 
Cemeteries (13)
Name:Ahavath Achim/Agudas Achim/B'nai Torah/Beth Sholom/Bikur Cholim/Hebrew Home/Workmen's Cir Cemeteries
Location:250 Reid ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2130378

Name:Congregation B'nai Israel
Location:190 Kings Highway East
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2131495&CScnty=304&

Name:Eintracht Sick & Benefit Society Cemetery
Location:63 Shepard ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2131490&CScnty=304&CSsr=101&

Name:Fairfield East Cemetery
Location:2370 Boston Post RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2135609

Name:Greenfield Hill Cemetery
Location:2736 Bronson RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103369

Name:Hebrew Sick Benefit Association Cemetery
Location:1400 Black Rock Turnpike
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2131496

Name:Lawncroft Cemetery/Burial Park
Location:1740 Black Rock Turnpike
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103441&CScnty=304&CSsr=201&

Name:Loyalty Cemetery
Location:172 Burroughs RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103457&CScnty=304&CSsr=221&

Name:Oak Lawn Cemetery
Location:1530 Bronson RD
Website:www.oaklawnct.mcjr.net/

Name:Old Cemetery/Burying Ground
Location:430 Beach RD
Website:www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/cemetery/cm_fairfield/ff_oldcem01.htm

Name:Old West Cemetery
Location:2011 Post Road
Website:www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/cemetery/cm_fairfield/westcem.htm

Name:St Thomas Cemetery and Mausoleum
Location:130 North Pine Creek RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=332445&CScnty=304&CSsr=401&

Name:Wakeman Cemetery
Location:Black Rock Turnpike, near Hemlock Reservoir Dam
Website:www.hale-collection.com/407-12-fairfield-fairfield-wakeman.htm
 
Churches (21)
Name:Ahavath Achim - Orthodox
Location:1571 Stratfield RD
Website:www.ahavathachim.org/index.html

Name:Black Rock Congregational Church
Location:(Offices) 626 Surf AV, Stratford
Website:www.brcc.org/main/

Name:Church of the Apostles - Anglican
Location:(Office) 338 Commerce Dr., 2nd Fl.
Website:www.apostlesct.org/

Name:Congregation Beth El - Conservative
Location:1200 Fairfield Woods RD
Website:www.congbethel.net/

Name:Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church
Location:1089 Fairfield Woods RD
Website:fairfieldgrace.org/

Name:First Church Congregational, UCC
Location:148 Beach Road
Website:www.firstchurchfairfield.org/

Name:First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield
Location:2475 Easton Turnpike
Website:www.firstpresby.net/

Name:Greenfield Hill Congregational Church - UCC
Location:1045 Old Academy RD
Website:www.greenfieldhillchurch.com/GHCC/GHCC_Welcome.html

Name:Holy Cross Church - Roman Catholic
Location:750 Tahmore DR
Website:holycrosschurchfairfield.com/

Name:Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
Location:40 Hillside RD

Name:Our Lady of the Assumption Church - Roman Catholic
Location:545 Stratfield RD
Website:olaffld.org/

Name:Our Savior's Lutheran Church - ELCA
Location:160 Hill Farm RD
Website:oursaviours.net/

Name:Southport Congregational Church - UCC
Location:524 Pequot AV, Southport
Website:www.southportucc.com/

Name:St Anthony of Padua Church - Roman Catholic
Location:149 South Pine Creek Road
Website:stanthonyffld.org/

Name:St Paul's Episcopal Church
Location:661 Old Post RD
Website:www.stpaulsfairfield.org/

Name:St Pius X Parish - Roman Catholic
Location:834 Brookside DR
Website:www.st-pius.org/

Name:St Thomas Aquinas
Location:1719 Post RD
Website:www.stthomasaquinasfairfield.myownparish.com/

Name:St Timothy's on the Hill - Episcopal
Location:4670 Congress ST
Website:www.sttimschurch.org/

Name:Trinity - St Michael's Episcopal Church
Location:554 Tunxis Hill RD
Website:www.trinitystmichaels.com/default.html

Name:Trinity Baptist Church
Location:300 North Benson RD
Website:www.trinityfairfield.org/#/welcome

Name:Trinity Episcopal Church
Location:651 Pequot AV, Southport
Website:www.trinitysouthport.org/
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (4)
Name:Greenfield Hill

Name:Melville Village

Name:Southport

Name:Tunxis Hill
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Fairfield Museum and History Center
Location:370 Beach RD
 
Notable Citizens (1)
Name:Roger Ludlow
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Fairfield Citizen
Type:Contemporary
Location:220 Carter Henry DR
Website:www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com

Name:Fairfield Minuteman
Type:Historic
Location:40 Sargent DR, New Haven
Website:minutemannewscenter.com/fairfield/
 
Schools (28)
Name:Alternate High School
Type:High School
Location:501 Kings Highway East
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/ahs/

Name:Burr Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1960 Burr ST
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/burr/

Name:Eagle Hill/Southport
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:214 Main ST, Southport
Website:www.eaglehillsouthport.org/

Name:Fairfield College Preparatory School
Type:High School
Location:1073 North Benson RD
Website:www.fairfieldprep.org/

Name:Fairfield Country Day School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:2970 Bronson RD
Website:www.fairfieldcountryday.org/

Name:Fairfield Ludlowe High School
Type:High School
Location:785 Unquowa RD
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/flhs/

Name:Fairfield University
Type:University
Location:1073 No. Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
Website:www.fairfield.edu/

Name:Fairfield Warde High School
Type:High School
Location:755 Melville RD
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/fwhs/

Name:Fairfield Woods Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:1115 Fairfield Woods RD
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/fwms/

Name:Great Beginnings Montessori Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:148 Beach RD
Website:www.greatmontessori.com/

Name:Hillel Academy
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1571 Stratfield RD
Website:hillelacademy.weebly.com/

Name:Holland Hill Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:105 Meadowcroft RD
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/hh/

Name:Holy Family School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:140 Edison AV

Name:Jennings Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:31 Palm DR
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/jen/

Name:McKinley Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:60 Thompson ST
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/mck/

Name:Mill Hill Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:635 Mill Hill TER
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/mh/

Name:North Stratfield Elemementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:190 Putting Green RD
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/ns/

Name:Osborn Hill Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:760 Stillson RD
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/oh/

Name:Our Lady of the Assumption School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:605 Stratfield RD
Website:assumptionschoolfairfield.wordpress.com/

Name:Riverfield Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1625 Mill Plain RD
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/riv/

Name:Roger Ludlow Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:689 Unquowa Rd
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/rlms/

Name:Roger Sherman Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:250 Fern ST
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/sherm/

Name:Sacred Heart University
Type:University
Location:5151 Park Ave., Fairfield, CT 06825
Website:www.sacredheart.edu/

Name:St. Thomas Aquinas School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1719 Post RD
Website:www.stasonline.net/pages/STAquinasSchool

Name:Stratfield Elemtary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1407 Melville AV
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/strat/

Name:Timothy Dwight Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1600 Redding RD
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/dwt/

Name:Tomlinson Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:200 Unquowa RD
Website:fairfieldschools.org/schools/tms/

Name:Unquowa School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:981 Stratfield RD
Website:www.unquowa.org/
 
Libraries (2)
Name:Fairfield Public Library - Branch Library
Type:Former
Location:1147 Fairfield Woods Road

Name:Fairfield Public Library - Main Library
Type:Current
Location:1080 Old Post Road
Website:fairfieldpubliclibrary.org/
 
Published Histories (7)
Name:An Old New England Town: Sketches of Life, Scenery, Character
Author:Child, Frank Samuel
Date Published:1895
Publisher:Charles Scribner's Sons
Description:From a series of lectures given to the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Name:Births, Marriages and Deaths Returned from Hartford, Windsor and Fairfield
Author:Welles, Edwin Stanley
Date Published:1898
Publisher:Case Lockwood & Brainard Co.
Description:Including entries in the early Land Records of the Colony of Connecticut, being Volumes I & II of the Land Records and No. D of colonial deeds.

Name:Fairfield: The Biography of a Community
Author:Farnham, Thomas J.
Date Published:1988
Publisher:Phoenix Publshing

Name:History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield
Author:Jacobus, Donald Lines
Date Published:1930
Publisher:Tuttle Morehouse & Taylor Co.
Description:Three volume set compiled and edited for the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Fairfield, CT

Name:History of Fairfield County, Connecticut
Author:Hurd, D Hamilton
Date Published:1881
Publisher:J W Lewis & Co.
Description:with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers.

Name:The History of Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Author:Schenck, Elizabeth Hubbell
Date Published:1889
Publisher:J J Little
Description:from the settlement of the town in 1639 to 1818. Two volumes.

Name:The Prime Ancient Society of Fairfield, Conn. 1639-1889
Author:Child, Frank Samuel
Date Published:1890
Publisher:First Congregational Church, Fairfield
Description:An historical paper first presented in part to the Historical Society of Fairfield County on November 28, 1889.
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:www.connecticut-genealogy.com/Fairfield-Genealogy.cfm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Marcia Miner
Contact Data:131 South Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
marminer@sbcglobal.net
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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