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Southbury

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Southbury
State:
Connecticut
County:
New Haven County
Probate District:
22
Year Established:
1731
Year Incorporated:
1787
Form of Government:
Selectmen-Board of Finance
Town Hall Address:
Southbury Town Hall
501 Main Street South, Room 202
Southbury, CT 06488
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 - 4:30
Friday 8:00 - 1:00
Phone: 203-262-0657
Web Address:
http://southbury-ct.org/

History Brief:
Between 1659 and 1706 dissenters from Stratford made a number of purchases from the Potatuck Indians, from which Woodbury and surrounding towns were established. In May 1731, Woodbury was divided into two Ecclesiastical Societies, the southerly being Southbury Society. The South Britain Society was then set off in 1766. The two parishes, together with land from Oxford, were reunited as the town of Southbury by the Act of 1787. Town vital records begin 1787. Barbour collection records cover 1787-1830.

History Narrative:
http://southbury-ct.org/history
for Southbury historic buildings, see:
http://southbury-ct.org/content/20556/20610/20640/22295.aspx
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Pootatuck
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Woodbury
 
Population (6)
Year:1800
Population:1757

Year:1850
Population:1484

Year:1900
Population:1238

Year:1950
Population:3828

Year:2000
Population:18567

Year:2010
Population:19904
 
Founding Families (5)
Surname:Brownson

Surname:Hicock

Surname:Hinman

Surname:Johnson

Surname:Strong
 
Cemeteries (7)
Name:George's Hill Cemetery
Location:E of George's Hill, off George's Hill RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2194075

Name:Pierce Hollow Cemetery/Pearce Hollow Cemetery
Location:South Britain RD, N of Village LN
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2141323

Name:Pine Hill Cemetery
Location:N side Pine Hill RD E of Old Field RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103583

Name:Sacred Heart Cemetery
Location:Crook Horn RD, near intersection with Main ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1992522

Name:South Britain Burying Ground
Location:E side of South Britain RD, S of Evergreen DR
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1995091

Name:Warner Burial Ground/Warner Cemetery
Location:W side Fish Rock RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2230767

Name:White Oak Cemetery
Location:E side Main ST (Route 6) N of Dublin Hill RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1991517
 
Churches (11)
Name:B'nai Israel
Location:444 Main ST North
Website:www.bnaiisraelsouthbury.org/

Name:Calvary Chapel
Location:134 Main ST South
Website:www.calvarysouthbury.com/

Name:Christ the Redeemer Church
Location:114 Roxbury RD
Website:www.christtheredeemerct.org/home

Name:Christ the Savior Orthodox Church - OCA
Location:1070 Roxbury RD
Website:www.christsaviorchurch.org/

Name:Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
Location:1021 Roxbury RD

Name:Church of the Epiphany - Episcopal
Location:262 Main ST North
Website:www.epiphanysouthbury.org/

Name:First Church of Christ Scientist
Location:27 Roxbury RD
Website:christiansciencect.org/southbury/

Name:Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Location:910 Main ST South
Website:www.sacredheartchurch.info/

Name:South Britain Congregational Church - UCC
Location:693 South Britain RD
Website:www.southbritainchurch.org/

Name:St. James Lutheran Church
Location:111 Peter RD
Website:stjamesct.org/

Name:UCC Southbury
Location:283 Main ST North
Website:www.uccsouthbury.org/
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (9)
Name:Berkshire Estates

Name:Cedar Land

Name:Kettletown

Name:Lakeside

Name:Oakdale Manor

Name:Pine Corners

Name:South Britain

Name:Southford

Name:White Oaks
 
Historical Locations (2)
Name:Old Town Hall Museum
Location:624 South Britain RD

Name:South Britain Library
Location:576 South Britain RD
 
Notable Citizens (2)
Name:Joel Hinman, Statesman
Type:Historic

Name:Katie Stevens, singer
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:Voices/The Newspaper
Type:Contemporary
Location:55 Heritage RD
Website:www.primepublishers.com/voicesnews/
 
Schools (4)
Name:Gainfield Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:307 Old Field RD
Website:www.region15.org/ges

Name:Pomeraug Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:607 Main Street South
Website:www.region15.org/pes

Name:Pomeraug High School
Type:High School
Location:234 Judd RD
Website:www.region15.org/phs

Name:Rochambeau Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:100 Peter ST
Website:www.region15.org/rms
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Southbury Public Library
Type:Current
Location:100 Poverty RD
Website:southburylibrary.org/
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:Saga of Pomeraug Plantation 1673-1973
Author:Clark, Howard
Date Published:1973
Publisher:Southbury Tercentennial Committee
Description:77 p
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Southbury Historical Society
Contact Data:PO Box 124
Southbury, CT 06488
203-405-3124
www.southburyhistory.org/

Name:southbury-ct.org/content/20558/20713/22804.aspx
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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