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Beacon Falls

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Beacon Falls
State:
Connecticut
County:
New Haven County
Probate District:
21
Year Established:
1871
Year Incorporated:
1871
Form of Government:
Selectman/Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Beacon Falls Town Hall
10 Maple Avenue
Beacon Falls, CT 06403
Town Clerk phone:
(203) 729-8254
M-W 9:00-12:30, 1:00-4:30
TH 9:00-12:30, 1:00-6:30
F 9:00-12:30, 1:00-2:30
Web Address:
www.beaconfalls-ct.org/pages/index

History Brief:
The first settler in this area was a freed slave named Toby who purchased a large tract from the Paugasuck Indians in 1693 for a barrel of cider and ten pounds. The name Beacon Falls was in use locally since 1856 and refers to the falls in the Naugatuck River between Beacon Mountain and Toby's Neck. The General Assembly designated Beacon Falls a town in May 1871, taking land from Bethany, Naugatuck, Oxford and Seymour. Town vital records begin 1871. Earlier records are in the four towns named.


History Narrative:
see: http://www.beaconfalls-ct.org/Pages/beaconfallsCT_webdocs/hist.pdf
   
Other City Names (2)
Name:Nyumps

Name:Rock Rimmon
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Oxford, Seymour, Naugatuck, Bethany
 
Population (5)
Year:1880
Population:324

Year:1900
Population:623

Year:1950
Population:2067

Year:2000
Population:5246

Year:2010
Population:6049
 
Founding Families (6)
Surname:Clark

Surname:Johnson

Surname:Riggs

Surname:Sanford

Surname:Wheeler

Surname:Wooster
 
Cemeteries (1)
Name:Pinebridge Cemetery
Location:55 Old Turnpike Road
Website:www.agingcare.com/local/Pinebridge-Cemetery-Beacon-Falls-Cemeteries-CT
 
Churches (2)
Name:Beacon Falls Congregational Church
Location:69 Wolfe Avenue
Website:beaconfallscongregational.org/site/

Name:St. Michael RC Church
Location:25 Maple Street
Website:www.saintmichaelsonline.org/
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (1)
Name:Pine(s) Bridge
 
Historical Locations (2)
Name:Depot Street Bridge - NRHP 2007
Location:Depot Street

Name:Home Woolen Mill - NRHP 1984
Location:Depot Street
 
Notable Citizens (1)
Name:Jim Cantore - meteorologist
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (2)
Name:Laurel Ledge School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:30 Highland Avenue
Website:www.region16ct.org/page.cfm?p=3147

Name:Woodland Regional High School
Type:High School
Location:135 Back Rimmon Road
Website:www.edline.net/pages/Woodland_Regional_High_School
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Beacon Falls Public Library
Type:Current
Location:10 Maple Street
Website:www.beaconfalls-ct.org/Pages/BeaconFallsCT_Library/index
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:Images of America: Beacon Falls
Author:Mark Heiss
Date Published:2012
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing
Description:Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series: www.americantowns.com/ct/beaconfalls/news/local-author-teams-up-with-historical-society-on-new-book-9291186
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Beacon Falls Historical Society
Contact Data:PO Box 171
Beacon Falls, CT 06403
Notes:Beverly Kreneski: 203-729-7435

Name:Michael A. Krenesky
Contact Data:10 Maple Avenue
Beacon Falls, CT 06403
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1871
Marriage:1871
Death:1871
 





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