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Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

"Fairfield, a post-village, port of entry, and semi-capital of Fairfield county, Connecticut, on the New York and New Haven rail road, 22 miles S. W. from New Haven. It is built principally on one street, with a square in the centre, and contains the county buildings and several fine schools. Black Rock harbor, 1 1/ 2 mile S. E. from the court house, is one of the best on the sound, having a depth of 19 feet. The shipping of the port, June 30th, 1852, amounted to an aggregate of 757 tons registered, and 24,608 tons enrolled and licensed. Of the latter, 23,856 tons were employed in the coast trade. The foreign arrivals for the year were 33 — tons, 4018. The clearances for foreign ports were 31 — tons, 3548, of which 2872 were in foreign bottoms. During the year 1 ship of 327 tons burthen was admeasured. Population of the township, 3614."

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ...
Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1854
Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

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Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Old Sun Tavern, Fairfield, Conn. One of the houses left standing when Fairfield was burned by the British. About 1776.

Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Memorial Fountain, Fairfield, Conn.

Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

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1779 - British troops under General Tryon raid New Haven, Fairfield and Norwalk.
[After invading New Haven,] the British rejoin their ships on July 6, then sail for Fairfield,...Read MORE...

1819 - Fairfield
Fairfield, an ancient maritime post town, and the semi-seat of justice of the county, is pleasantly ...Read MORE...

1859
FAIRFIELD, port of entry as well as semi-cap. of Fairfield county in the state of Connecticut, 58...Read MORE...

News  1873 - At Fairfield, Ct., mother learned of her daughter's contemplated elopement, and on the night of the proposed flight she put laudanum in the girl's tea.
The latter fell asleep and did not wake until next morning, and in the meantime the young Romeo got ...Read MORE...

News  1901 - KILLED BY A CAVE-IN - THREE BURIED ALIVE AND NINE INJURED IN A CUT IN CONNECTICUT.
Fairfield, Conn., July 16. - A cave-in of earth and timbers at a cut made by workmen who were...Read MORE...

News  1911 - TRIPLE WRECK IS DEADLY
Four Freight Trains Demolished and Five Men Killed.

FAIRFIELD, Conn., June 7. - One of the most, ...Read MORE...

1916
Fairfield, a post-village and summer-resort of Fairfield co., Conn., in a township (town) of the...Read MORE...

News  1927 - FOUR HURT WHEN CAR STRIKES POLE
Fairfield Man Is Taken to Hospital after Accident Here.

Four persons were injured last night...Read MORE...


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