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History of New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

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  • In 1731, Connecticut’s General Assembly established Canaan Parish in northwestern Norwalk and northeastern Stamford.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ new-canaan/

  • 1801 - Town of New Canaan is incorporated

    connecticuthistory.org/ 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 southwest from Hartford.

    It is bounded north by the...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - New Canaan
    New Canaan, a post-township of Fairfield co., Connecticut, about 35 miles S. W. by W. from New Haven. Population, 2600.
    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.

  • 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 street, kicked up, and got his two hind legs over the whi...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - Fire
    IT WAS HEAVILY INSURED.
    NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 15. - Early this morning at New-Canaan the large three-story dwelling house, situated near what is know...Read MORE...


  • News 1892 - An Opera House Burned.
    NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 1. - Fire was discovered in the Nicholas Opera House at New Canaan this afternoon, and before the local Fire Department, which co...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - New Canaan
    New Canaan, kā'nan, a post-village in New Canaan township, Fairfield co., Conn., about 18 miles W. by S. of Bridgeport, and 44 miles N.E. of New York ...Read MORE...


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    Railroad Station
  • 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 experience a change from city life... The Ardsley Inn began housing summer (and long-term)... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    New Canaan, a post-borough in New Canaan township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., 44 miles NE. of New York city, on the New York, New Haven and Harford ...Read MORE...


  • New Canaan, Connecticut, USA
    Golf Links Country Club, New Canaan, Conn.


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"In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, many city residents ventured to New Canaan for the summer to experience the “countryside” and experience a change from city life... The Ardsley Inn began housing summer (and long-term)... Read MORE...

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  • In 1731, Connecticut’s General Assembly established Canaan Parish in northwestern Norwalk and northeastern Stamford.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ new-canaan/
  • 1801 - Town of New Canaan is incorporated

    connecticuthistory.org/ 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 southwest from Hartford.

    It is bounded north by... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - New Canaan
    New Canaan, a post-township of Fairfield co., Connecticut, about 35 miles S. W. by W. from New Haven. Population, 2600.
    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.
  • 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 street, kicked up, and got his two hind legs over the... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - Fire
    IT WAS HEAVILY INSURED.
    NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 15. - Early this morning at New-Canaan the large three-story dwelling house, situated near what is... Read MORE...

  • News  1892 - An Opera House Burned.
    NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 1. - Fire was discovered in the Nicholas Opera House at New Canaan this afternoon, and before the local Fire Department, which... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - New Canaan
    New Canaan, kā'nan, a post-village in New Canaan township, Fairfield co., Conn., about 18 miles W. by S. of Bridgeport, and 44 miles N.E. of New York ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    New Canaan, a post-borough in New Canaan township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., 44 miles NE. of New York city, on the New York, New Haven and Harford ... Read MORE...

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