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Ansonia, Connecticut, USA

Ansonia, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

"Ansonia, a flourishing manufacturing post- village of Derby township. New Haven county, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck railroad and river, 5 miles N. from Derby, and 16 N. from Bridgeport. This village, which has grown up within the last 4 or 6 years, owes its prosperity entirely to manufactures, which are here extensively carried on. It contains 2 or 3 churches, and a fine school, the building for which has been erected during the past year."

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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  • 1854 - Ansonia
    Ansonia, a flourishing manufacturing post- village of Derby township. New Haven county, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck railroad and river, 5 miles N....Read MORE...


  • 1864 - Ansonia, CT incorporated as a town

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ ansonia/

  • News 1869 - "Sharpshooter"
    An Ansonia, Conn., "sharpshooter" recently fired at a squirrel that was being pursued by his ferret and a $30 dog, and succeeded in killing both dog...Read MORE...


  • 1873 - Ansonia Clock Company is established (Ansonia, CT)

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ ansonia/

  • News 1882 - TWO MEN BURNED TO DEATH A DISASTROUS FIRE IN ANSONIA, CONN.
    THREE HOUSES DESTROYED AND TWO LIVES LOST - NARROW ESCAPE OF SOME OF THE OTHER INMATES.

    New-Haven, March 27. - Fire broke out at 8:45 o'clock this ...Read MORE...


  • News 1883 - A CONNECTICUT HOTEL BURNED. A THIEVING ACTOR, SUPPOSED TO HAVE SET FIRE TO THE ANSONIA HOUSE.
    New Haven, April 10. - At an early hour this morning the west end of the Ansonia Hotel, Ansonia, Conn., was found to be on fire. The building was of...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - WRECK AT ANSONIA.
    Main Line Rails of Naugatuck Division Twisted Out of Place.
    Ansonia, Sept. 27. - In making a flying switch on the Naugatuck division, in Ansonia...Read MORE...


  • 1893 - Ansonia, CT reincorporated as a city

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ ansonia/

  • 1895 - Ansonia
    Anso/ nia, a city of New Haven co., Connecticut, on the E. bank of the Naugatuck River, nearly 2 miles from its mouth, 15 miles by rail N. by E. from...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - ANSONIA FREIGHT WRECK.
    Four Cars Derailed on the Naugatuck Division and Line Blocked.

    Ansonia, Jan. 6. - Because a rod dropped from a freight car on the Naugatuck...Read MORE...


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    National Bank
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    Main Street
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    Bridge Street Bridge
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    Coe Brass Mills
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    Main Street looking N.
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    Maple St. Bridge, Looking North
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    The Osmon & Cheesman Factory
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    South Cliff Street
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    Ansonia Savings Bank
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    City Hall
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    Episcopal Church
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    Garden St. School
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    Congregational Church
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    The Brooker Residence
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    Public Library
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    Mott and Cottage Avenues
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    Looking North From Maple St. Bridge
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    South Cliff Street
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    High School
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    Naugatuck River, Looking South from Maple St. Bridge, Ansonia, Conn.
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    Church of the Assumption, R.C., 1911
  • 1916
    Anso'nia, a city of New Haven co., Conn., on the E. bank of the Naugatuck River, nearly 2 miles from its mouth, and on the New York, New Haven and...Read MORE...


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    Westwood Park
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    Athletic Field


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  • 1854 - Ansonia
    Ansonia, a flourishing manufacturing post- village of Derby township. New Haven county, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck railroad and river, 5 miles N.... Read MORE...

  • 1864 - Ansonia, CT incorporated as a town

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ ansonia/
  • News  1869 - "Sharpshooter"
    An Ansonia, Conn., "sharpshooter" recently fired at a squirrel that was being pursued by his ferret and a $30 dog, and succeeded in killing both dog... Read MORE...

  • 1873 - Ansonia Clock Company is established (Ansonia, CT)

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ ansonia/
  • News  1882 - TWO MEN BURNED TO DEATH A DISASTROUS FIRE IN ANSONIA, CONN.
    THREE HOUSES DESTROYED AND TWO LIVES LOST - NARROW ESCAPE OF SOME OF THE OTHER INMATES.

    New-Haven, March 27. - Fire broke out at 8:45 o'clock this ... Read MORE...

  • News  1883 - A CONNECTICUT HOTEL BURNED. A THIEVING ACTOR, SUPPOSED TO HAVE SET FIRE TO THE ANSONIA HOUSE.
    New Haven, April 10. - At an early hour this morning the west end of the Ansonia Hotel, Ansonia, Conn., was found to be on fire. The building was of... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - WRECK AT ANSONIA.
    Main Line Rails of Naugatuck Division Twisted Out of Place.
    Ansonia, Sept. 27. - In making a flying switch on the Naugatuck division, in Ansonia... Read MORE...

  • 1893 - Ansonia, CT reincorporated as a city

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ ansonia/
  • 1895 - Ansonia
    Anso/ nia, a city of New Haven co., Connecticut, on the E. bank of the Naugatuck River, nearly 2 miles from its mouth, 15 miles by rail N. by E. from... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - ANSONIA FREIGHT WRECK.
    Four Cars Derailed on the Naugatuck Division and Line Blocked.

    Ansonia, Jan. 6. - Because a rod dropped from a freight car on the Naugatuck... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Anso'nia, a city of New Haven co., Conn., on the E. bank of the Naugatuck River, nearly 2 miles from its mouth, and on the New York, New Haven and... Read MORE...

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