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Newtown

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Newtown
State:
Connecticut
County:
Fairfield County
Probate District:
45
Year Established:
1711
Year Incorporated:
1711
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Edmond Town Hall
45 Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 270-4210
Web Address:
www.newtown-ct.gov/Public_Documents/index

History Brief:
This area was known as Pohtatuck. In May 1708, the General Assembly voted that the land on the west side of Stratford or Potatuck River should become the town of Newtowne. In 1711 it was incorporated as the town of Newtown. Town Birth records begin 1820. Marriage records begin 1700s. Death records begin 1700s. Barbour collection records cover 1711-1852.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Quanneapague
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Stratford
 
Population (22)
Year:1790
Population:2764

Year:1800
Population:2903

Year:1810
Population:2834

Year:1820
Population:2879

Year:1830
Population:3096

Year:1840
Population:3189

Year:1850
Population:3338

Year:1860
Population:3578

Year:1870
Population:3681

Year:1880
Population:4013

Year:1890
Population:3539

Year:1900
Population:3276

Year:1910
Population:3012

Year:1920
Population:2751

Year:1930
Population:2635

Year:1940
Population:4023

Year:1950
Population:7448

Year:1960
Population:11373

Year:1970
Population:16942

Year:1980
Population:19107

Year:1990
Population:20779

Year:2000
Population:25031
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (23)
Name:Bennetts Cemetery
Location:Near Bennett Bridge

Name:Bershire Cemetery
Location:Formerly known as Zoar farm

Name:Botsford Cemetery
Location:Cold Spring

Name:Bradleyville Cemetery
Location:Half way River District

Name:Dodgingtown Cemetery
Location:Cemetery Road

Name:Flat Swamp Cemetery #1
Location:Near School House

Name:Flat Swamp Cemetery #2
Location:On a triangular piece of ground between 3 roads

Name:Hattertown Road Cemetery
Location:Hattertown Road

Name:Hopewell Cemetery
Location:Hollow Road

Name:Huntington Cemetery
Location:Brushy Hill Road

Name:Land's End Cemetery
Location:Hawleyville Road

Name:McCartan Cemetery
Location:Front of St. Rose Roman Catholic Church

Name:Middle Gate Cemetery
Location:Botsford Hill Road

Name:Old Morgan's Cemetery
Location:On cross road from Hopewell to Gregory's Orchard, stones In wall

Name:Platt's Cemetery
Location:In Palestine near Morgan Four Corners

Name:Resurrecton Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:Office P.O. Box 425, Danbury, CT (203) 743-9626

Name:Sandy Hook Cemetery
Location:Riverside Road

Name:Soldiers Monument Cemetery
Location:In Center of town

Name:St. Peter Cemetery
Location:South Main Street

Name:St. Rose Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:Cherry Street

Name:Taunton Cemetery
Location:Taunton Lake Road

Name:Town Plot Cemetery
Location:In center of town

Name:Village Cemetery
Location:26 Elm Drive
 
Churches (7)
Name:Adath Israel Synagogue (203) 426-5188
Location:111 Huntington Road

Name:Baptist Church (203) 426-6484
Location:35 Sugar Street

Name:Christ the King Lutheran Church (203) 426-6300
Location:203 Mount Pleasant Road
Website:www.ctklutherannewtown,org

Name:Community Presbytarian Church (203) 270-3730
Location:31 Main Street
Website:www.newtownopc.org

Name:Newtown Congregational Church (203) 426-9024
Location:14 West Street
Website:www.newcongchurch.homestead.com

Name:St. Rose Church (203) 426-1014
Location:46 Church Hill Street
Website:www.strosechurch.com

Name:Trinity Episcopal Church (203) 426-9070
Location:36 Main Street
Website:www.trinitynewtown.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (9)
Name:Dodgingtown

Name:Hanover

Name:Hattertown

Name:Head O'Meadow

Name:Lake George

Name:Land's End

Name:Sandy Hook

Name:Taunton Lake

Name:Zoar
 
Historical Locations (4)
Name:Caleb Baldwin Tavern
Location:32 Main Street, Newtown, CT

Name:Glover House
Location:50 Main Street, Newtown, CT

Name:Hattertown Historic District

Name:John Glover House
Location:53 Echo Valley Road, Newtown, CT
 
Notable Citizens (6)
Name:Anthony Edwards - Actor
Type:Contemporary

Name:Bruce Jenner - 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon goldmetalist
Type:Contemporary

Name:Charles Goodyear - Inventor of the valcanization process
Type:Historic

Name:James Brunot - Developed the game of Scrabble
Type:Historic

Name:James Purdy - African America farmer who was part of the underground railroad
Type:Historic

Name:Joseph F. Engelberger - Engineer who was credited with being the father of robotics
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (3)
Name:The News-Times (203) 744-5100
Type:Contemporary
Location:333 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Website:www.newtimes.com

Name:The Newtown Bee
Type:Both
Website:www.thebee.com

Name:Voices (203) 263-2116
Type:Contemporary
Location:P.O. Box 383, 744 Main Street So., Southington, CT 06488
Website:www.zwire.com
 
Schools (9)
Name:Hawley School K-4 (203) 426-7666
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:29 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470
Website:www.newtown.k12ct.us./has/

Name:Head O'Meadow School Pk-4 (203) 426-7670
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:94 Boggs Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470
Website:www.newtown.k12ct.us./hms/

Name:Middle Gate School K-4 (203) 426-7662
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:7 Cold Spring Road, Newtown, CT 06470
Website:www.newtown.k12ct.us./mgs/

Name:Newtown High School 9-12 (203) 426-7646
Type:High School
Location:12 Berkshire Road, Newtown, CT 06482
Website:www.newtown.k12ct.us./nhs/

Name:Newtown Middle School 7-8 (203) 426-7642
Type:Middle School
Location:11 Queen Street, Newtown, CT 06470
Website:www.newtown.k12ct.us./nms/

Name:Newtown Montessori School Pk-6 (Private)
Type:Other
Location:40 Dodgingtown Road, Newtown, CT 06470

Name:Reed Internediate School 5-6 (203) 270-4880
Type:Other
Location:3 Trades Lane, Newtown, CT 06470
Website:www.newtown.k12ct.us./ris/

Name:Sandy Hook School K-4 (203) 426-7657
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:Dickinson Drive, Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Website:www.newtown.k12ct.us./shs/

Name:St. Rose Elementary School K-8 (Private)
Type:Other
Location:40 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Cyrenius H. Booth Library (203) 426-4533
Type:Former
Location:25 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470
Website:www.chboothlibrary.org
 
Published Histories (6)
Name:A Mosaic of Newtown History
Author:Daniel Cruson
Date Published:2005
Publisher:The Newtown Tercentennial Commission
Description:History written and published on the 300th anniversary of the Town of Newtown CT.

Name:Newton's history and Historian, Ezra Eliza Johnson
Author:Stephen B. McGrath
Date Published:1917
Publisher:Author

Name:Newtown 1708-1758 Historical Notes and Maps
Author:John Nevile Boyle
Publisher:Bee Publishing Co.

Name:Newtown Connecticut Past and Present
Author:League of Women Voters of Newtown
Date Published:1955
Publisher:Author

Name:Newtown's Bicentennial 1705-1905
Author:James Hardin George
Date Published:1906
Publisher:The Tuttle Morehouse & Taylor Co.

Name:Newtown's Slaves A Case Study in Early Connecticut Rural Black History
Author:Daniel Cruson
Date Published:1994
Publisher:The Newtown Historical Society
Description:The history of the slave population in Newtown CT, who they were and how they lived.
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:Cyrenius H.Booth Library
Website Address:www.chboothlibrary.org/genealogy.php

Website Name:Genealogy Club of Newtown
Website Address:www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctgcnc/
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Newtown Historical Society
P.O. Box 189
Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 426-5937

Name:Daniel J. Cruson
Contact Data:174 Hanover Street
Newtown, CT 06470
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1705
Marriage:1705
Death:1715
 





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