GreenerPasture Genealogy

Sign In

BEST FREE ancestry website since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!

Add YOUR Family To This Page

flag  History of Trumbull, Connecticut, USA

Journey back in time to Trumbull, Connecticut, USA

Visit Trumbull, Connecticut, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and ancestry.

Follow us on Instagram      Subscribe to our Youtube channel      Visit Our Store Visit Our Old Newspaper and Genealogy Blog Visit Our Life Blog

Do You Have Trumbull Roots? Share Your Ancestral Story!

Trumbull, Connecticut, USA - Kaatz Ice House  The Kaatz Icehouse was located on the shore of Kaatz Pond, off Whitney Road in Trumbull, Connecticut. It was a wood-framed structu

In the late 19th century, Trumbull was home to Parlor Rock Amusement Park, one of the nation's first amusement parks.

There is MUCH more to discover about Trumbull, Connecticut, USA. Read on!

Trumbull Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Kaatz Ice House
Trumbull, Connecticut, USA

Kaatz Ice House

"The Kaatz Icehouse was located on the shore of Kaatz Pond, off Whitney Road in Trumbull, Connecticut. It was a wood-framed structure, built in 1908 by Ernest Kaatz, who ran an ice harvesting operation between 1908 and 1955. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 19, 1977. It was razed in 1978 due to deterioration. The local historical society claims it was the last icehouse standing in New England." wikipedia
Congregational Church
Trumbull, Connecticut, USA

Congregational Church
United Witch Hazel Distillers
Formerly Toucey's Shirtwear Shop built over 100 years ago
Trumbull, Connecticut, USA

United Witch Hazel Distillers
Formerly Toucey's Shirtwear Shop built over 100 years ago

"...Disaster struck the United Witch Hazel Distillers on November 1, 1974. A spark from a defective switch to an electrical pump connecting two alcohol tanks caused a flash fire. The fire, which broke out three days into the processing season, resulted in a total estimated loss of $325,000.

The Long Hill Volunteer Fire Department battled the blaze with the help of the Trumbull Center, Nichols, and Stepney Fire Departments. At the time of the fire, United Witch Hazel Distillers was one of only three factories in the nation manufacturing witch hazel. The factory was demolished and was never rebuilt."

Trumbull Historical Society
Arcadia Publishing, Jan 1, 2004

Discover Trumbull: History, News, Travel, and Stories

Add informationAdd History/News/Story
1639 - Trumbull was settled in 1639 as part of the town of Stratford. towns-page/ trumbull/
1696 - December 7 - Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the U.S. is completed to Trumbull.
1797 - Trumbull was incorporated in 1797 and took as its namesake the Revolutionary War Governor Jonathan Trumbull. towns-page/ trumbull/
1819 - Trumbull
Trumbull, an interior post township, is situated 4 and a half miles from Bridgeport, 20 from New-Haven, and 55 from Hartford; bounded on the north and east by Huntington, on the south by Stratford, and on the west by Fairfield and Weston. Its average length is about 5 miles, and its average breadth 4 and a half miles, comprising about 22 square miles...
A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials : Consisting of Two Parts ... with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State Authors John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles Publisher W.S. Marsh, 1819
1836 - Trumbull
TRUMBULL, formerly North Stratford, originally belonged to Stratford. It was incorporated as a town in 1798. It is bounded north by Monroe, easterly by Huntington and Stratford, south by Bridgeport, and westerly by Weston. Its average length is about five wiles, and its breadth may average four and a half miles. The central part of the town is about five miles north from the city of Bridgeport.

The township is uneven, diversified with hills and vallies, and the prevailing character of the soil is a gravelly loam, and it is considerably productive. The lands are tolerably well adapted to the culture of grass, and to grazing. The township is centrally intersected by the Pequannock, a small stream, which discharges its waters into Bridgeport harbor. There are 4 houses of worship in the town, 2 Episcopal, 1 Congregationalist and 1 Methodist. The inhabitants are generally farmers. The population in 1810, was 1,241 ; in 1830, it was 1,242.

In the north part of Trumbull there is an... Read MORE...

1839 - Trumbull
Trumbull, Connecticut
Fairfield county. This territory was formerly called North Stratford, and was taken from Stratford and incorporated as a town in 1798. This is a small town of about 5 by 4 1/ 2 miles. It lies 5 miles N. from the city of Bridgeport. It is watered by the Pequannock which empties into Bridgeport harbor. The surface is varied by hills and valleys: the soil is a gravelly loam, productive of good crops of grain and hay. Population, 1830, 1,242. Tamtashua hill, in the north part of the town, is the first land seen, in this direction, from the ocean.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
Bridgeport, Conn., August 15. - An extra freight train was sent up the Housatonic Road this afternoon. By an accident to the cylinder of the engine, the freight train stopped on the track, near the paper mill at Trumbull, about three miles from this city. A flag was sent back on the track, by the conductor of the freight train, to warn the passenger train of the danger. When the latter train came up it hitched on to the freight, and was slowly drawing it back to Bridgeport at the rate of about eight miles an hour. When near the Pequennock mills the train was met by a new locomotive, coming up the track on a trial. At a curve on the road the new engine came suddenly in collision with the train backing down.

Several of the cars were entirely demolished, the engine going literally through the rear passenger car. Seven persons, three of them ladies, were instantly killed and twenty more fatally wounded, and several more slightly wounded. Very many were scalded by the steam issuing from ... Read MORE...

Trumbull, a post-township (town) of Fairfield co., Conn on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 5 miles N. of Bridgeport. Pop. in 1900, 1587.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Trumbull:
Tashua Knolls Golf Course: If you're a golf enthusiast, Tashua Knolls Golf Course is the place to be. It offers beautiful fairways and a challenging course for golfers of all skill levels.

Pequonnock River Trail: Enjoy a leisurely walk or bike ride along the Pequonnock River Trail. This scenic trail winds through lush forests and alongside the river, providing a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle.

Trumbull Nature and Arts Center: This center is a great place for families and nature lovers. It features interactive exhibits, nature trails, and art displays that showcase the beauty of Trumbull's natural surroundings.

Trumbull Historical Society Museum: Discover the rich history of Trumbull at the Historical Society Museum. The museum houses a collection of artifacts, documents, and photographs that provide insight into the town's past.

Twin Brooks Park: Twin Brooks Park is a popular spot for picnics, hiking, and sports activities. It has a playground for kids, ball... Read MORE...

Discover Your Roots: Trumbull Ancestry

Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Trumbull, Connecticut, USA

We currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Trumbull.

View Them Now (sorted by year of birth)

male ancestorJoseph NICHOLS (1 November 1680, Stratford, Connecticut, USA (Putney) - 10 March 1733, Trumbull, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorJoseph NICHOLS (21 September 1685, Stratford, Connecticut, USA (Putney) - 17 September 1742, Trumbull, Connecticut, USA)
female ancestorAbigail UNKNOWN (1688, , Connecticut, USA - 12 November 1765, Trumbull, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorIsrael WAKELEE (4 February 1689, Stratford, Connecticut, USA (Putney) - 29 March 1786, Trumbull, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorJoseph LAKE (1695, - December 1786, Trumbull, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorDavid BOOTH (1699, - 21 June 1773, Trumbull, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorDavid MALLETT (10 January 1700, , Connecticut, USA - 22 August 1777, Trumbull, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorNathan NICHOLS (1 December 1709, Stratford, Connecticut, USA (Putney) - 3 February 1789, Trumbull, Connecticut, USA)
male ancestorJohn TURNEY (1709, - 11 April 1786, Trumbull, Connecticut, USA)

Genealogy Resources for Trumbull

Connecticut Newspapers

Not the place you are looking for? Try again!

Search for Your Family by Place

To search for a place, specify place name below. Choose name from the list. Then SEARCH.
*Place Name:


HOTELS.COM - Save 10% - 30% on your next escape!

Ancestry Family Tree Search

Search for Your Family by Name

NOTE: If you don't know your ancestor's whole name or are unsure of the spelling, specify part of the name.

First Name:
*Last Name:
Born (+/- 2 years):
Died (+/- 2 years):
Match all terms exactly:

Updated: 10/8/2023 3:00:11 PM