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Norwalk, a post-borough in Norwalk township, Fair field co., Conn., on a river of the same name, 14 miles W.S.W. of Bridgeport, 22 miles S. of Danbury, and 2 miles N.E. of South Norwalk. It is on the Danbury & Norwalk Railroad, and near the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. It contains 13 churches, 2 national banks, 1 or 2 savings-banks, 2 newspaper offices, a fine union school house, the Hillside Seminary, a paper-mill, a pottery, and a woollen-factory. The township has extensive manufactures of felt cloth, shirts, locks, door-knobs, straw goods, hats, shoes, &c. It contains a city named South Norwalk, and is bounded on the S.E. by Long Island Sound. Pop. of the township in 1890, 17,747.

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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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 July 11, landing at Norwalk during the night. They...Read MORE...


  • 1819 - Norwalk
    Norwalk, a flourishing maritime post township, is situated upon Long Island sound, 66 miles southwest from Hartford, 32 west from New-Haven, 32 west...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 this place. One car was completely submerged and...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Norwalk
    Norwalk, a post-borough of Fairfield county, Connecticut, on both sides of Norwalk river, at the junction of the Danbury and Norwalk railroad with...Read MORE...


  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
  • 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 awfully bored.
    genealogybank.com
    Texas Siftings
    Texas
    February 23, 1884

  • News 1890 - TRAIN OF ILL-OMEN.
    South Norwalk, Conn., Sept. 8 - The express train due here from Boston at 5:20 Saturday evening ran into a Danbury and Norwalk railway commuters'...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Norwalk
    Norwalk, a post-borough in Norwalk township, Fair field co., Conn., on a river of the same name, 14 miles W.S.W. of Bridgeport, 22 miles S. of...Read MORE...


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

    NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 27.--Word reached here today of a tornado, which raged in the Norwalk River Valley last...Read MORE...


  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    The Green, Norwalk, Conn.
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Hickory Bluff, from Yacht Club, Norwalk Harbor
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    South Norwalk Congregational Church
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    Trinity Church, South Norwalk
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    West Ave., looking South
  • 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
    Old Town House
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    The Selleck Overlook Military Academy
  • 1906
    Norwalk, a city and summer-resort in Norwalk township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on a river of the same name, 14 miles WSW. of Bridgeport, on the...Read MORE...


  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    St. Joseph's Church & Rectory, South Norwalk
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Roton Point Boat Landing
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Town Farm
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Center School
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Hartstrom Preparatory School
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Norwalk Hospital
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Franklin Street School, South Norwalk
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    St. James' Home
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    St. Pauls Church
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Gutheries Mill, Norwalk, Conn.

    Now part of the Silvermine Tavern complex.

    "English-born Henry Guthrie owned a shipyard and three mills clustered around today’s Silvermine Tavern..." www.norwalkct.org
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    The Armory
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Russell's Sunflower Tavern
    Post Road
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Shore Cottages, Harbor View, South Norwalk
  • News 1923 - FLAMES TOTALLY DESTROY NORWALK ISLAND RESIDENCE
    NORWALK, June 3. (Special to the Telegram) - Flame shooting high into the air which could be sen(sic) many miles along Long Island sound, totally...Read MORE...


  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Shorehaven Golf Club
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Norwalk High School


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

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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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
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The Green, Norwalk, Conn.

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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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
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Hickory Bluff, from Yacht Club, Norwalk Harbor

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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South Norwalk Congregational Church

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Trinity Church, South Norwalk


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West Ave., looking South

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Old Town House

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The Selleck Overlook Military Academy

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St. Joseph's Church & Rectory, South Norwalk

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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Roton Point Boat Landing

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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Town Farm

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Gutheries Mill, Norwalk, Conn.

Now part of the Silvermine Tavern complex.

"English-born Henry Guthrie owned a shipyard and three mills clustered around today’s Silvermine Tavern..." www.norwalkct.org

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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Center School

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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Hartstrom Preparatory School

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Norwalk Hospital

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Franklin Street School, South Norwalk

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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St. James' Home

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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St. Pauls Church

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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The Armory

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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Russell's Sunflower Tavern
Post Road

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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Shore Cottages, Harbor View, South Norwalk

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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Shorehaven Golf Club

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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Norwalk High School
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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 July 11, landing at Norwalk during the night. They... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - Norwalk
    Norwalk, a flourishing maritime post township, is situated upon Long Island sound, 66 miles southwest from Hartford, 32 west from New-Haven, 32 west... 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 this place. One car was completely submerged and... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Norwalk
    Norwalk, a post-borough of Fairfield county, Connecticut, on both sides of Norwalk river, at the junction of the Danbury and Norwalk railroad with... 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 awfully bored.
    genealogybank.com
    Texas Siftings
    Texas
    February 23, 1884
  • News  1890 - TRAIN OF ILL-OMEN.
    South Norwalk, Conn., Sept. 8 - The express train due here from Boston at 5:20 Saturday evening ran into a Danbury and Norwalk railway commuters'... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Norwalk
    Norwalk, a post-borough in Norwalk township, Fair field co., Conn., on a river of the same name, 14 miles W.S.W. of Bridgeport, 22 miles S. of... Read MORE...

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

    NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 27.--Word reached here today of a tornado, which raged in the Norwalk River Valley last... 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 the same name, 14 miles WSW. of Bridgeport, on the... 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 sen(sic) many miles along Long Island sound, totally... Read MORE...

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