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New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

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Where is New Canaan, Connecticut, USA? 

New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
In 1731, Connecticut's colonial legislature established Canaan Parish as a religious entity in northwestern Norwalk and northeastern Stamford. The right to form a Congregational church was granted to the few families scattered through the area. As inhabitants of Norwalk or Stamford, Canaan Parish settlers still had to vote, pay taxes, serve on juries, and file deeds in their home towns. Because Canaan Parish was not planned as a town, New Canaan, when incorporated in 1801, found itself without a central common, a main street or a town hall...

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New Canaan, Connecticut, USA - Railroad Station
New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

Railroad Station
New Canaan, Connecticut, USA - Ardsley Inn
New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

Ardsley Inn

"In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, many city residents ventured to New Canaan for the summer to experience the “countryside” and... Read MORE...
New Canaan, Connecticut, USA - Golf Links Country Club, New Canaan, Conn.
New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

Golf Links Country Club, New Canaan, Conn.

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In 1731, Connecticut’s General Assembly established Canaan Parish in northwestern Norwalk and northeastern Stamford. towns-page/ new-canaan/
1801 - Town of New Canaan is incorporated towns-page/ new-canaan/
1819 - New Canaan
New-Canaan, a small post township, is situated 8 miles north of Long Island sound, and 77 miles...Read MORE...

News  1870 - A curious incident happened a few days ago in New Canaan, Conn.
A vicious but fast horse, driven before a "sulky" while proceeding at a rapid rate down Main...Read MORE...

News  1888 - Fire
NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 15. - Early this morning at New-Canaan the large...Read MORE...

News  1892 - An Opera House Burned.
NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 1. - Fire was discovered in the Nicholas Opera House at New Canaan this...Read MORE...

New Canaan, a post-borough in New Canaan township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., 44 miles NE. of New ...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag   Chauncey Root MITCHELL (25 June 1786, New Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 15 February 1814, Delhi, New York, USA) gravestone
flag    Minott MITCHELL (24 September 1784, New Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 20 February 1862, White Plains, New York, USA) gravestone

Ancestors Who Died Here

flag   Justus MITCHELL (8 September 1754, Canaan, Connecticut, USA - 24 September 1806, New Canaan, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag   Sherman MITCHELL (2 July 1782, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA - 1823, New Canaan, Connecticut, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Sherman MITCHELL (2 July 1782 - 1823) & Hannah FITCH (23 April 1786 - 13 April 1866)
married 1805

Cemeteries in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

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