County: Fairfield County
of Government: Selectman - Town Meeting
Hall Address: Redding Town Hall
100 Hill Road
P.O. Box 1028
Redding, CT 06875
Mon - Wed 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Thur - 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday - CLOSED
Brief: Proprietors of Fairfield claimed to have purchased this land in 1639. In 1687 the Court allowed 200 acres in a part called Lonetown to Capt Cyprian Nichols who settled there in 1711. In 1714, Capt. John Read drew up an unusual agreement with the local Sachem, Chickens Warrups, a Mohawk, to create Lonetown Manor or the Manor of Chickens with Chickens as the Lord of the Manor and himself as tenant. The General Assembly didnï¿½t buy it and ordered the land sold at auction with Chickens and Read to receive some land at Scattacook (Kent). The Parish of Reading, named in honor of Capt. Read, was established in May 1729. In May 1767 the town was created with the spelling of the town name changed to Redding. Town vital records begin 1767. Barbour collection records cover 1767-1852.
Other City Names (1) Settled From (1) Population (22)
Year: 1790 Population: 1503 Year: 1800 Population: 1632 Year: 1810 Population: 1717 Year: 1820 Population: 1678 Year: 1830 Population: 1686 Year: 1840 Population: 1674 Year: 1850 Population: 1754 Year: 1860 Population: 1652 Year: 1870 Population: 1624 Year: 1880 Population: 1540 Year: 1890 Population: 1546 Year: 1900 Population: 1426 Year: 1910 Population: 1617 Year: 1920 Population: 1315 Year: 1930 Population: 1599 Year: 1940 Population: 1758 Year: 1950 Population: 2037 Year: 1960 Population: 3359 Year: 1970 Population: 5590 Year: 1980 Population: 7272 Year: 1990 Population: 7927 Year: 2000 Population: 8270 Founding Families (44)
Surname: Adams Surname: Banks Surname: Barlow Surname: Bartlett Surname: Bartram Surname: Bates Surname: Beach Surname: Benedict Surname: Betts Surname: Burritt Surname: Burr Surname: Burton Surname: Charfield Surname: Couch Surname: Darling Surname: Fairchild Surname: Foster Surname: Gilbert Surname: Gold Surname: Gorham Surname: Gray Surname: Griffin Surname: Hall Surname: Hawley Surname: Heron Surname: Hill Surname: Hull Surname: Jackson Surname: Lee Surname: Lord Surname: Lyon Surname: Mallory Surname: Meade Surname: Meeker Surname: Merchant Surname: Morehouse Surname: Perry Surname: Platt Surname: Read Surname: Rogers Surname: Rumsey Surname: Sanford Surname: Smith Surname: Stowe Cemeteries (15)
Name: Center Cemetery Location: Redding Name: Christ Church Cemetery Location: Block Rock Turnpike Name: Family Cemetery Location: Redding Ridge, in Easton Name: Ferry Cemetery Location: Valley Road Name: Ferry Cemetery Location: Valley Road Name: Gould Cemetery Location: Lonetown District Name: Hill Cemetery Location: Henry Hill farm Name: Hull Cemetery Location: Redding Road Name: Isaac Hamilton Cemetery Location: Lonetown District Name: Marchant Cemetery Location: Marchant Road Name: Old Cemetery Location: Near Congregational Church, Redding Center Name: Putnam Cemetery Location: Lonetown Road Name: Ridge Cemetery Location: Black Rock Turpike Name: Sanford Cemetery Location: Ethan Allen Highway Name: Umpawaug Cemetery Location: Umpawaug Road Churches (8)
Name: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (203) 544-8858 Location: 44 Portland Avenue, West Redding, CT 06896 Name: Calvary Independent Baptish Church (203) 938-1317 Location: 3 Sidecut Road West Redding, CT 06896 Website: www.cibcredding.org Name: Christ Church (203) 938-2872 Location: 184 Cross Highway, West Redding, CT 06896 Website: www.christchurchredding.org Name: First Church of Christ Congregational (203) 938-2004 Location: 25 Cross Highway, P.O. Box 1055, Redding, CT 06875 Website: www.firstchurchredding.org Name: Georgetown Bible Church (203) 544-8673 Location: 5 North Main Street, West Redding, CT 06896 Name: Long Ridge United Methodist (203) 743-6095 Location: P.O. Box 534, West Redding Name: Sacred Heart Rectory (203) 544-8345 Location: 30 Church Street, Redding, CT 06896 Website: www.scaredheartgeorgetownct.org Name: St. Patrick's Church (203) 938-2253 Location: 169 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding, CT Monuments (0) Communities (18)
Name: Aspetuck Valley Name: Diamond Hill Name: Foundry Name: Gallow Hill Name: Georgetown - Only part is in Redding Name: Glen Name: Hull Name: Limekiln Name: Little Boston Name: Little York Name: Lonetown Name: Pickett's Ridge Name: Putnam Name: Redding Ridge Name: Sunset Hill Name: Topstone Name: Umpauwaug Name: West Redding Historical Locations (0) Notable Citizens (5)
Name: Dan Beard - Illustrator and one of the founders of The Boy Scouts of America Type: Historic Name: Dick Morris - Political Consultant and author Type: Contemporary Name: Howard Fast - Author Type: Historic Name: Joel Barlow - A poet and diplomat Type: Contemporary Name: Major General Samuel Holden Parsons - Commander of The Continental Army Type: Historic Newspapers (2)
Name: News-Times (203) 744-5100 Weekly Type: Contemporary Location: 333 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810 Website: www.newstimes.com Name: Redding Pilot (203) 544-9519 Weekly Type: Contemporary Location: P.O. Box 389 Georgetown, CT 06829 Website: www.acorn-online.com Schools (3)
Name: John Barlow High School 9-12 (203) 938-2508 Type: High School Location: 100 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding, CT 06896 Website: www.re9.org/jbhs/ Name: John Reed Middle School 5-8 (203) 938-2533 Type: Middle School Location: 486 Redding Road Redding, CT 06896 Website: www.er9.org/jrms/ Name: Redding Elementary School PK-5 (203) 938-2519 Type: Grammar/Elementary Location: 33 Lonetown Road, Redding, CT 06896 Website: www.er9.org/res/ Libraries (1)
Name: Mark Twain Library (203) 938-2545 Type: Current Location: 439 Redding Road, Redding, CT 06896 Website: www.marktwainlibrary.org Published Histories (2)
Name: Connecticut's Tory Towns: Author: Stephen B. McGrath Date Published: 1974 Publisher: CHSB 44 (1979) P88-96 Name: The History of Redding, Connecticut Author: Charles B. Todd Date Published: 1906 Publisher: Newburgh Journal Co. Genealogy Websites (1) Historic Timeline (0) Town Historian (3)
Name: Charley Couch Contact Data: 5 topstone Road
Redding, CT 06896
1 203 438-5898
firstname.lastname@example.org Name: Contact the: Contact Data: Redding Historial Society, Inc.
43 Lonetown Road,
West Redding, CT 06896
(203) 938-9095 Notes: Lonetown Farm Museum is operated by the Redding Historial Society Name: Kathleen von Jena Contact Data: 76 Portland Avenue
Redding, CT 06896
email@example.com Vital Records (1)
Birth: 1767 - Present Marriage: 1767 - Present Death: 1767 - Present