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Milford, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Milford, Connecticut, USA? 

Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Milford is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 50,594 at the 2000 census. The city contains the incorporated borough of Woodmont and the unincorporated village of Devon. The current mayor of Milford is James L. Richetelli, Jr.

The city has grown noticeably over the years, including rapid revitalization of the downtown and retail growth along Route 1, and today Milford faces the typical modern issue of deciding how much land to develop and how much to keep natural, especially in light of the city's location at the mouth of the Housatonic River. Laws favoring the preservation and restoration of older homes have helped maintain a traditional New England town ambiance.wikipedia



Milford, Connecticut, USA - Scenes in Bridgeport, Stratford and Milford.
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Milford, Connecticut, USA

Scenes in Bridgeport, Stratford and Milford.
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Milford, Connecticut, USA - Merwins Inn and Sound View Hotel, Woodmont, Milford, Conn.
Milford, Connecticut, USA

Merwins Inn and Sound View Hotel, Woodmont, Milford, Conn.
Milford, Connecticut, USA - Beach at Merwins Point, Milford, Conn.
Milford, Connecticut, USA

Beach at Merwins Point, Milford, Conn.
Milford, Connecticut, USA - Hotel Elsmere, Laurel Beach, Milford, Conn. (1927)
Milford, Connecticut, USA

Hotel Elsmere, Laurel Beach, Milford, Conn. (1927)

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1639 - Settlers from New Haven arrive in Milford area, then called Wepawaug.

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1682 - June 20 - A major tornado ripped through southwestern Connecticut, passing through Stratford, Milford, and New Haven, and then into Long Island Sound.

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June 20, 1682
1839 Description of Milford, Connecticut
Milford, Ct.

New Haven co. This is one of the towns which composed the "Old Jurisdiction...Read MORE...

News  1850 - Train Accident
When the Express train from New York, going at the rate of 30 miles per hour, was within 100 rods...Read MORE...

News  1897 - THREE FIRES IN MILFORD.
William Cummings Arrested on Suspicion of Incendiarism.

MILFORD, Conn., April 15. - Milford had...Read MORE...

News  1902 Tornado
Milford, March 20. - During the progress of the small cyclone which struck Milford yesterday...Read MORE...

1906
Milford, a banking post-township (town) and seaside resort of New Haven co., Conn., on Long Island...Read MORE...

News  1916 - PROBE BEGUN IN MILFORD WRECK NINE DEAD, OVER FIFTY PERSONS INJURED. LOCAL RUNS INTO EXPRESS.
Flagman Meets Death While Waving Signal to Stop Oncoming Train - Ill Fated Engineer, Rounding Curve ...Read MORE...

News  1923 - WINDS FAN SPARKS, DAMAGING CHIMNEY OF MILFORD HOTEL
MILFORD, Mar. 19. Fanned by high winds, fire did considerable damage to a chimney on Smith's hotel...Read MORE...

1938 - THE GREAT LONG ISLAND/NEW ENGLAND HURRICANE OF 1938
On September 21st, a full hurricane of unknown force was churning northward in the waters off Cape...Read MORE...

News  1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - "Circus" Accident
...A circus touch was added to the list of freak accidents last November in Milford, when a car...Read MORE...

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