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New Milford

Summary    
City/Town Name:
New Milford
State:
Connecticut
County:
Litchfield County
Probate District:
44
Year Established:
Year Incorporated:
1712
Form of Government:
Mayor/Town Council
Town Hall Address:
10 Main St.
New Milford, CT
Phone: (860) 355-6020 Fax: (860) 210-2096
8:00 a.m. thru 4:30 p.m.
Monday thru Friday.
Web Address:
www.newmilford.org/

History Brief:
109 proprietors of Milford purchased some 100 square miles from the Weantinock Indians in 1702. Settlement began in 1707 and the town was incorporated as New Milford in October 1712. New Preston village was incorporated as part of the Town of Washington in 1779. The South Farms section was incorporated into the Town of Brookfield in 1788. The section known as the Neck was incorporated as the Town of Bridgewater in 1856. Barbour collection records cover 1712-1860.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Weantinock
 
Settled From (2)
Town Name:Stratford
State:Connecticut

Town Name:Westfield
State:Massachusetts
 
Population (7)
Year:1756
Population:1137

Year:1800
Population:3221

Year:1850
Population:4058

Year:1900
Population:4808

Year:1950
Population:5799

Year:2000
Population:27121

Year:2010
Population:28142
 
Founding Families (6)
Surname:Bartlett

Surname:Boardman

Surname:Bostwick

Surname:Gaylord

Surname:Noble

Surname:Prindle
 
Cemeteries (15)
Name:Center Cemetery
Location:Poplar ST & Elm ST Ext
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2338390

Name:Fanton Family Cemetery
Location:South Kent RD near Hebert DR
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=crMap&CRid=2210001

Name:Gallows Hill Cemetery
Location:Danbury RD, at Brookfield Town Line (partlyin Brookfield)
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1978121

Name:Gaylordsville Cemetery
Location:Church RD, Gaylordsville
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103354

Name:Holy Cross Polish National Cemetery
Location:Cedar Knolls Dr
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103406

Name:Long Mountain Cemetery
Location:Bass RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103452

Name:Morningside Cemetery
Location:South Kent RD, Gaylordsville
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103484&CScn=morningside&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnt

Name:Northville Cemetery
Location:Litchfield RD S of Wheaton RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103527

Name:Old Lanesville Cemetery
Location:rear of Quaker Cemetery, 268 Danbury RD
Website:hale-collection.com/613-13-old-lanesville-cemetery-newmilford-ct.htm

Name:Peet Cemetery
Location:West Meetinghouse RD N of Peet Hill RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103576

Name:Pickett District Cemetery
Location:49 Danbury RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2154175&CScn=pickett+district&CScntry=4&CSst=8

Name:Quaker Cemetery/Housatonic Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery/Lanesville Cemetery
Location:268 Danbury RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103594&CScn=quaker&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=306

Name:St Francis Xavier Cemetery
Location:Fort Hill RD S of Peagler Hill RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1972072&CScn=St+Francis+Xavier&CScntry=4&CSst=

Name:Upper Merryall Cemetery
Location:Cherniske RD between Burnett RD & Frenchmans RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103788&CScn=upper+merryall&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CS

Name:West Meetinghouse Cemetery/Lower Merryall Cemetery
Location:West Meetinghouse RD, across from Indian Trail RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103812
 
Churches (15)
Name:Christian Life Fellowship
Location:48 Anderson Avenue

Name:Faith Church
Location:600 Danbury RD
Website:www.faithchurch.cc/#welcomehome

Name:First Assembly of God
Location:47 Old Park Lane RD
Website:www.newmilfordag.org/

Name:First Congregational Church UCC
Location:36 Main ST
Website:www.nmchurch.org/

Name:Gaylordsville United Methodist Church
Location:687 Kent RD

Name:Housatonic Friends Meeting
Location:300 Danbury RD
Website:housatonicmeeting.org/

Name:Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses
Location:22 Old Park Lane RD

Name:New Milford Church of Christ
Location:129 Litchfield RD
Website:nmchurchofchrist.org/

Name:New Milford United Methodist Church
Location:68 Danbury RD
Website:www.newmilfordumc.org/

Name:Northville Baptist Church ABC-USA
Location:9 Little Bear Hill RD
Website:northvillebaptistchurch.com/

Name:Our Lady of the Lakes Roman Catholic Parish
Location:3 Old Town Park RD
Website:www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=display_site_info&siteid=51724

Name:Riverview Baptist Church
Location:126 Kent RD
Website:bible-baptist.com/

Name:St Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Location:26 Chestnut Land RD
Website:sfxnewmilford.org/

Name:St John's Episcopal Church
Location:7 Whittlesey AV
Website:www.stjohnsepiscopalchurch-newmilford.org/

Name:Trinity Lutheran Church LC-MS
Location:107 Kent RD
Website:www.trinitytidings.org/
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Lincoln Herm
Description:14'6" square stone pillar, with bronze plaque on each face, surmounted by a bronze bust of Abraham Lincoln.
Location:6 Aspetuck AV - north of the Town Green
Type:Military
Dedication Date:05/30/1912
Artist/Sculptor:Paul Winters Morris
 
Communities (18)
Name:Birch Groves

Name:Boardman Bridge

Name:Candlewood Point

Name:Candlewood Springs

Name:Candlewood Trails

Name:Erickson Corner

Name:Gaylordsville Station

Name:Gaylordsville

Name:Hatch Four Corners

Name:Hickory Haven

Name:Hurds Corner

Name:Lanesville

Name:Lower Merryall

Name:Merwinsville

Name:Northville

Name:Still River

Name:Upper Merryall

Name:Wellsville
 
Historical Locations (2)
Name:New Milford Historical Society & Museum
Location:6 Aspetuck AV

Name:The Little Red Schoolhouse (Gaylordsville School)
Location:Gaylord RD, Gaylordsville
 
Notable Citizens (5)
Name:David Sherman Boardman, statesman
Type:Historic

Name:Eartha Kitt, entertainer
Type:Historic

Name:Lyle Russel (Skitch) Henderson, musician
Type:Historic

Name:M. Scott Peck, psychiatrist, author
Type:Historic

Name:Roger Sherman, Statesman
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Type:Contemporary
Location:45B Main ST
 
Schools (6)
Name:Canterbury School
Type:High School
Location:101 Aspetuck AV
Website:www.cbury.org/page

Name:Hill & Plain School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:60 Old Town Park RD
Website:hps.newmilfordps.org/

Name:New Milford High School
Type:High School
Location:388 Danbury RD
Website:nmhs.newmilfordps.org/

Name:Northville Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:22 Hipp RD
Website:nes.newmilfordps.org/

Name:Sarah Noble Intermediate School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:25 Sunny Valley RD
Website:snis.newmilfordps.org/

Name:Shaghticoke Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:23 Hipp RD
Website:sms.newmilfordps.org/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:New Milford Public Library
Type:Current
Location:24 Main ST
Website:newmilfordlibrary.org/
 
Published Histories (3)
Name:History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater CT
Author:Samuel Orcutt
Date Published:1882
Publisher:Press of the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Co. Hartford
Description:The book covers the history from 1703- 1882. it was reprinted in 1976 by the New Milford Historical Society.

Name:Howard Peck's New Milford Memories of a Connecticut Town
Author:Howard Peck
Date Published:1991
Publisher:Phoenix Publishing West Kennebunk ME
Description:History of New Milford by Howard Peck. He was born in New Milford in 1893 and died there 1984. His manuscript was given to the New Milford Historical Society and was printed in memory of Howard Peck.

Name:Voices from the Past
Author:Carley, Rachel D., ed
Date Published:2000
Publisher:Phoenix Publishing
Description:A History as told by The New Milford Historical Society's Portraits and Paintings. 161 pages, with numerous illustrations, timeline and index.
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:www.rockvillemama.com/newmilford.htm

Website Name:The New Milford Historical Society & Museum
Website Address:www.nmhistorical.org/genealogy/
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Joann Chapin
Contact Data:151 Chapin Road
New Milford, CT 06776

Name:New Milford Historical Society & Museum
Contact Data:www.nmhistorical.org/
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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