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Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Norwalk, Connecticut, USA? 

Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
The City of Norwalk is a coastal City bounded on the north by New Canaan and Wilton, on the east by Long Island Sound and on the west by New Canaan and Darien. Roger Ludlow purchased land in what is now the present City of East Norwalk on February 26, 1640, embracing the area of land lying between the Saugatuk and Norwalk Rivers. Not long after, Captain Daniel Patrick purchased an additional portion of land in what is known today as Norwalk.

In 1776, Nathan Hale, disguising himself as a teacher, was rowed to British-held Long Island and then on to New York to give a report to the British. Later, General William Tryon raided Norwalk with a combined force of over 2,600 Hessian and British soldiers and burned the town down, leaving only six homes untouched. After the war, the citizens of Norwalk rebuilt the town, adding coastal trade, manufacturing and shipbuilding to their farm businesses. Norwalk citizens manufactured clocks, watches, paper, pottery, and nails, and hats. Oystering peaked between 1885 and 1910, going from public oyster beds to oyster farms. Today, the oyster business is booming in Connecticut. Currently, Norwalk is home to over 80,000 residents.www.norwalkct.org/ NorwalkFacts.htm


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Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - When Baby is About to Walk
Procure a pair of ANKLE SUPPORTERS

R. H. Golden
South Norwalk, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

When Baby is About to Walk
Procure a pair of ANKLE SUPPORTERS

R. H. Golden
South Norwalk, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - The Green, Norwalk, Conn.
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

The Green, Norwalk, Conn.
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - INTERIOR THE SILVERMINE TAVERN COUNTRY STORE, NORWALK, CONN

Old time atmosphere and candy, food specialties, and gifts recalling our Early American Heritage. Silvermine, Norwalk, Conn.
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

INTERIOR THE SILVERMINE TAVERN COUNTRY STORE, NORWALK, CONN

Old time atmosphere and candy, food specialties, and gifts recalling our Early... Read MORE...
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - Gutheries Mill, Norwalk, Conn.

Now part of the Silvermine Tavern complex.
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Gutheries Mill, Norwalk, Conn.

Now part of the Silvermine Tavern complex.

"English-born Henry Guthrie owned a shipyard and three mills... Read MORE...

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1779 - British troops under General Tryon raid New Haven, Fairfield and Norwalk.
[After first invading New Haven, followed by Fairfield] the British return to Connecticut late on...Read MORE...

1819 - Norwalk
Norwalk, a flourishing maritime post township, is situated upon Long Island sound, 66 miles...Read MORE...

News  1853 - Awful Railroad Accident. FIFTY PERSONS KILLED!
NORWALK (CT) May 6. The 8 o'clock train for New York, ran off the draw-bridge into the river, near...Read MORE...

News  1884 - Some genius is manufacturing a new gun, at Norwalk, Conn., which is 28 feet long. It is loaded with compressed air, and is expected to throw a ball three miles.
If a fellow within a half mile of it should happen to get in front of one of the balls, he'd feel...Read MORE...

News  1890 - TRAIN OF ILL-OMEN.
South Norwalk, Conn., Sept. 8 - The express train due here from Boston at 5:20 Saturday evening ran ...Read MORE...

News  1899 - TORNADO IN CONNECTICUT.
Special to The New York Times.

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 27.--Word reached here today of a tornado,...Read MORE...

Norwalk CT The Way We Were


Norwalk CT The Way We Were (www.youtube.com)
1906
Norwalk, a city and summer-resort in Norwalk township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on a river of...Read MORE...

News  1923 - FLAMES TOTALLY DESTROY NORWALK ISLAND RESIDENCE
NORWALK, June 3. (Special to the Telegram) - Flame shooting high into the air which could be...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Belden
flag  Azor BELDEN (September 1749, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 27 November 1828, Wilton, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Benedict
flag  Hannah BENEDICT (8 January 1676, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 12 January 1767, Meriden, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Brooks
flag  Eli BROOKS (23 August 1792, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 28 December 1857, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Henry BROOKS (5 March 1769, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 27 March 1796, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Elmer
flag  Elizabeth ELMER (11 February 1710, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 28 June 1794, Winchester, Connecticut, USA (Winsted)) gravestone

Isaacs
flag  Benjamin ISAACS (19 September 1737, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 27 November 1775, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Marvin
flag  Joseph MARVIN (29 May 1724, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 28 April 1777, Sharon, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Raymond
flag  Nathaniel RAYMOND (4 May 1754, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 4 March 1849, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Richards
flag  Pheobe Elizabeth RICHARDS (1816, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 1897, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA)

Rudd
flag  Nathaniel RUDD (1652, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 18 April 1727, Franklin, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Sherman
flag  James Minot SHERMAN (18 October 1799, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - , )
flag  William Gould SHERMAN (18 October 1799, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - , )

Silliman
flag  Thomas SILLIMAN (19 February 1748, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 26 May 1839, Chester, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Taylor
flag  Reuben TAYLOR (28 November 1759, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 24 March 1848, Greenfield, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA)
flag  Reuben TAYLOR (1732, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 10 April 1807, Exeter, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA)
flag  Reuben TAYLOR (21 November 1703, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - , )

Timby
flag  Edward Payson TIMBY (February 28 1838, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - January 5 1913, Conneault, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA)

UNKNOWN
flag  Mary UNKNOWN (1690, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 22 January 1783, Sharon, Connecticut, USA)

Watson
 flag  George Albert WATSON (24 August 1869, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 9 April 1944, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville))
 flag  Nellie WATSON (abt. 1872, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - 7 April 1944, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville))

Weeks
flag  Rebecca WEEKS (1735, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - November 1829, Falls, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1780
Justus MITCHELL (8 September 1754 - 24 September 1806) & Martha SHERMAN (8 December 1758 - 24 October 1829)
married 7 September 1780

1796
Roger Minot SHERMAN (22 May 1773 - 30 December 1844) & Betsey GOULD (1 March 1774 - 3 August 1848)
married 19 December 1796
 

Cemeteries in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

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