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Newtown, a post-borough of Fairfield co., Connecticut, on the Housatonic railroad, 24 miles W. N. W. from New Haven. It consists of one long street, and has 4 churches and about 80 dwellings. Population of the town ship, 3338.

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ...
Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1854
Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

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  • 1711 - Settled from the town of Stratford and incorporated in 1711, Newtown was originally a stronghold for Tory sentiment during the Revolutionary War.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ newtown/

  • 1819 - Newtown
    Newtown, a flourishing post town, is pleasantly situated in the northern section of the county, on the southwestern border of the Ousatonick river, 48...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Newtown
    Newtown, a post-borough of Fairfield co., Connecticut, on the Housatonic railroad, 24 miles W. N. W. from New Haven. It consists of one long street, a...Read MORE...


  • 1869 - A miserly merchant, named Lyman Allen, was found dead in his bead at Taylor's hotel, Jersey City, the other morning.
    He had lived there five years, took only one meal daily, was worth $600,000, and his wardrobe, at the time of his death, was valued at twenty-five cen...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Newtown / Sandy Hook
    Newtown, a post-village in Newtown township, Fair field co., Conn., on a high hill, and on the Housatonic Railroad, 19 miles N. by W. of Bridgeport, a...Read MORE...


  • News 1902 - ONE DEAD IN TRAIN COLLISION
    DANBURY, Conn., Oct. 9. - One person dead and more than a score injured is the result of a head-on collision of the Highland division of the New York,...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Newtown, a banking post-borough in Newtown township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on a high hill and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 19 mi...Read MORE...


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    The Hawley Manor, Newtown, Connecticut

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    Parker House, Newtown, Conn.

    "... During the 1880s – two hotels on Main Street, Dick's Hotel (at the present library site, later the "Newtown Inn") and the Grand Central Hotel (near the crossroads, later the "Parker House") built to handle the... Read MORE...

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The Hawley Manor, Newtown, Connecticut

A Connecticut Inn, AAA approved. Spacious, comfortable rooms in the Motor Court and Inn. All private baths and thermostats. Television and Telephone in rooms. Five dining rooms for parties, weddings and... Read MORE...

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Parker House, Newtown, Conn.

"... During the 1880s – two hotels on Main Street, Dick's Hotel (at the present library site, later the "Newtown Inn") and the Grand Central Hotel (near the crossroads, later the "Parker House") built to handle the... Read MORE...

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  • 1711 - Settled from the town of Stratford and incorporated in 1711, Newtown was originally a stronghold for Tory sentiment during the Revolutionary War.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ newtown/
  • 1819 - Newtown
    Newtown, a flourishing post town, is pleasantly situated in the northern section of the county, on the southwestern border of the Ousatonick river,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Newtown
    Newtown, a post-borough of Fairfield co., Connecticut, on the Housatonic railroad, 24 miles W. N. W. from New Haven. It consists of one long street,... Read MORE...

  • 1869 - A miserly merchant, named Lyman Allen, was found dead in his bead at Taylor's hotel, Jersey City, the other morning.
    He had lived there five years, took only one meal daily, was worth $600,000, and his wardrobe, at the time of his death, was valued at twenty-five... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Newtown / Sandy Hook
    Newtown, a post-village in Newtown township, Fair field co., Conn., on a high hill, and on the Housatonic Railroad, 19 miles N. by W. of Bridgeport,... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - ONE DEAD IN TRAIN COLLISION
    DANBURY, Conn., Oct. 9. - One person dead and more than a score injured is the result of a head-on collision of the Highland division of the New... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Newtown, a banking post-borough in Newtown township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on a high hill and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 19... Read MORE...

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