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Derby, Connecticut, USA

Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

In 1819, the first industrial training school was established in Derby by Josiah Holbrook.

Derby is Connecticut's smallest town. courant.com



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  • 1675 - (Derby, CT) Settled as a Native American trading post in 1654, it was named after Derby, England, in 1675.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ derby/

  • 1681 First water-powered grist mill opened in Derby

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ derby/

  • 1819 - Derby
    Derby, an ancient commercial post town, is situated upon the eastern side of the Ousatonick river, 12 miles from its mouth, at the head of...Read MORE...


  • 1819 - First industrial training school, established by Josiah Holbrook in Derby

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ connecticut.html

  • 1833 – A family of Bethany Indians resettled in Derby by the selectmen is wiped out by smallpox; there are in all six men, three squaws, and three children; only the children survive the epidemic.
    The family, named Mack, support themselves by making baskets and by hunting. They are among the last survivors of the Paugusset Indians living in the ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Derby
    Debby, a post-township of New Haven county, Connecticut, 10 miles W. by N. from New Haven, on the E. Bide of Housatonic river. Population, 3824. The...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    DERBY, a township of New Haven co., in the state of Connecticut, 44 m. SW of Hartford, watered by the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers. The surface is ...Read MORE...


  • 1870 - Housatonic Dam opened in Derby

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ derby/

  • News 1882 - HIGH WATER AT DERBY. The Scene at the Ousatonic Dam - Freshets of Past Years.
    BIRMINGHAM, Sept. 25.- The steady down pour of rain during Saturday, both day and night, caused the Ousatonic and Naugatuck rivers to rise to the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Derby
    Derby, a village of New Haven co., Conn., in Derby township, on the Housatonic River, at the mouth of the Naugatuck River, and on the Naugatuck and...Read MORE...


  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Town Pump
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  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    City Hall
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  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    St. Mary's Church, Convent and School
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    Public Library, 1907
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  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    M.E. Church and Soldiers Monument, 1907
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  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    R.R. Station, 1907
    Postcard
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    Unitarian Church at Atwater Ave., 1907
    Postcard
  • News 1908 - SPEEDING MOGUL BLOWS UP.
    Trainmen Hurt, Locomotive and Cars Wrecked, and Tracks Torn Up.
    Special to The New York Times.

    DERBY, Conn., April 9. - When making a trip from...Read MORE...


  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Franklin School, 1908
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  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    High School, 1909
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  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Derby Junction, Conn. Trolley Terminus, 1909
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  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Home Trust Co. & Burmingham Nat'l Bank, Main St.
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  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Naugatuck River and Bridge
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  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Seymore Avenue
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  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Old Town Well
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  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Bridge over Housatonic River
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  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Bassett House, 1911
    Postcard
  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, 1911
    Postcard
  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Elizabeth Street, 1912
    Postcard
  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, 1912
    Postcard
  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    First Congregational Church, 1913
    Postcard
  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    The Griffin Hospital
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  • 1916
    Derby, der'be, a banking city of New Haven co., Conn., in Derby township (town), on the Housatonic River, at the month of the Naugatuck River, and on ...Read MORE...


  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Clark Hotel, and Theatre
    Postcard
  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street
    Postcard
  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, Looking East
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  • Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Second Congregational Church
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City Hall
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St. Mary's Church, Convent and School
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Town Pump
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Public Library, 1907
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M.E. Church and Soldiers Monument, 1907
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R.R. Station, 1907
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Unitarian Church at Atwater Ave., 1907
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Franklin School, 1908
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High School, 1909
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Derby Junction, Conn. Trolley Terminus, 1909
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Bridge over Housatonic River
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Home Trust Co. & Burmingham Nat'l Bank, Main St.
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Naugatuck River and Bridge
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Seymore Avenue
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Old Town Well
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Bassett House, 1911
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Main Street, 1911
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Elizabeth Street, 1912
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Main Street, 1912
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First Congregational Church, 1913
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The Griffin Hospital
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Clark Hotel, and Theatre
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Derby, Connecticut, USA
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Main Street
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Main Street, Looking East
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Second Congregational Church
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History and News of Derby, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1675 - (Derby, CT) Settled as a Native American trading post in 1654, it was named after Derby, England, in 1675.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ derby/
  • 1681 First water-powered grist mill opened in Derby

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ derby/
  • 1819 - Derby
    Derby, an ancient commercial post town, is situated upon the eastern side of the Ousatonick river, 12 miles from its mouth, at the head of... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - First industrial training school, established by Josiah Holbrook in Derby

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ connecticut.html
  • 1833 – A family of Bethany Indians resettled in Derby by the selectmen is wiped out by smallpox; there are in all six men, three squaws, and three children; only the children survive the epidemic.
    The family, named Mack, support themselves by making baskets and by hunting. They are among the last survivors of the Paugusset Indians living in the ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Derby
    Debby, a post-township of New Haven county, Connecticut, 10 miles W. by N. from New Haven, on the E. Bide of Housatonic river. Population, 3824. The... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    DERBY, a township of New Haven co., in the state of Connecticut, 44 m. SW of Hartford, watered by the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers. The surface is ... Read MORE...

  • 1870 - Housatonic Dam opened in Derby

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ derby/
  • News  1882 - HIGH WATER AT DERBY. The Scene at the Ousatonic Dam - Freshets of Past Years.
    BIRMINGHAM, Sept. 25.- The steady down pour of rain during Saturday, both day and night, caused the Ousatonic and Naugatuck rivers to rise to the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Derby
    Derby, a village of New Haven co., Conn., in Derby township, on the Housatonic River, at the mouth of the Naugatuck River, and on the Naugatuck and... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - SPEEDING MOGUL BLOWS UP.
    Trainmen Hurt, Locomotive and Cars Wrecked, and Tracks Torn Up.
    Special to The New York Times.

    DERBY, Conn., April 9. - When making a trip from... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Derby, der'be, a banking city of New Haven co., Conn., in Derby township (town), on the Housatonic River, at the month of the Naugatuck River, and on ... Read MORE...

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