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History of Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

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In 1777, Benedict Arnold's American troops fought the British at the Battle of Ridgefield.

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  • 1708 - (Ridgefield, CT) - Founded in 1708 by colonists from Norwalk and Milford, and then incorporated a year later, the town was mainly a farming community until wealthy New Yorkers discovered it and built summer cottages within its borders.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ ridgefield/

  • 1819 - Ridgefield
    Ridgefield is an elevated post township, situated in the western setion of the County and State, bordering upon the State of New-York, 10 miles southw...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Ridgefield
    Ridgefield, a post-village of Fairfield Co., Connecticut, about 35 miles W. of New Haven, contains several churches, an academy, and a number of manuf...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - BUSINESS DISTRICT IN FLAMES
    Disastrous Fire Prevails in the Town of Ridgefield, Conn. - Buildings in Rutherford Burning.

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Dec 8. - The business district of t...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Ridgefield
    Ridgefield, rij'feeld, a post-village in Ridgefield town ship, Fairfield co., Conn., on the Danbury & Norwalk Rail road, 11 miles S.W. of Bethel, and ...Read MORE...


  • Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
    Catholic Church and Parish
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  • 1906
    Ridgefield, a banking post-village in Ridgefield township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 15 miles N. of Nor...Read MORE...


  • Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
    The Hearthstone Outpost Inn
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  • Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
    Elms, Ridgefield, Conn.

    "...The Elms Inn is a charming 1799 historic New England inn located on tree-lined Main Street in beautiful Ridgefield, CT. Nestled among 3 acres of grounds and gardens, The Elms Inn includes 19 period rooms, suites, and... Read MORE...

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  • Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
    E. W. Morris Memorial Library
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Catholic Church and Parish
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Elms, Ridgefield, Conn.

"...The Elms Inn is a charming 1799 historic New England inn located on tree-lined Main Street in beautiful Ridgefield, CT. Nestled among 3 acres of grounds and gardens, The Elms Inn includes 19 period rooms, suites, and... Read MORE...

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The Hearthstone Outpost Inn
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Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
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E. W. Morris Memorial Library
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  • 1708 - (Ridgefield, CT) - Founded in 1708 by colonists from Norwalk and Milford, and then incorporated a year later, the town was mainly a farming community until wealthy New Yorkers discovered it and built summer cottages within its borders.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ ridgefield/
  • 1819 - Ridgefield
    Ridgefield is an elevated post township, situated in the western setion of the County and State, bordering upon the State of New-York, 10 miles... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Ridgefield
    Ridgefield, a post-village of Fairfield Co., Connecticut, about 35 miles W. of New Haven, contains several churches, an academy, and a number of... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Ridgefield
    Ridgefield, rij'feeld, a post-village in Ridgefield town ship, Fairfield co., Conn., on the Danbury & Norwalk Rail road, 11 miles S.W. of Bethel, and ... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - BUSINESS DISTRICT IN FLAMES
    Disastrous Fire Prevails in the Town of Ridgefield, Conn. - Buildings in Rutherford Burning.

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Dec 8. - The business district of... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Ridgefield, a banking post-village in Ridgefield township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 15 miles N. of... Read MORE...

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