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Stamford

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Stamford
State:
Connecticut
County:
Fairfield County
Probate District:
53
Year Established:
1641
Year Incorporated:
1662
Form of Government:
Mayor-Board of Representatives
Town Hall Address:
Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Boulevard
Ground Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 977-4054
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am to 3:45 pm

Fax: (203) 977-4943
Web Address:
https://www.stamfordct.gov/

History Brief:
Captain Nathaniel Turner purchased this area, known as Rippowam, for the New Haven Colony in 1640. Dissenters from Wethersfield purchased most of this land in 1641 to form the town of Stanford (also called the Plantation of Stanford). The Connecticut General Court established jurisdiction over Stamford in 1662. In early records, the name is often spelled, Stanford, but was always pronounced as currently spelled, Stamford. Stamford was incorporated as a city in 1893. Greenwich, settled about the same time, was set off in 1665. A portion of the town was incorporated into New Canaan in 1801; and the remaining easterly portion as Darien in 1820. Town vital records begin 1641. Barbour collection records cover 1641-1852.
   
Other City Names (2)
Name:Rippowam

Name:Stanford
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Wethersfield
 
Population (7)
Year:1756
Population:2768

Year:1800
Population:4352

Year:1850
Population:5000

Year:1900
Population:18839

Year:1950
Population:74293

Year:2000
Population:117083

Year:2010
Population:122643
 
Founding Families (26)
Surname:Bates

Surname:Bell

Surname:Clark

Surname:Coe

Surname:Crab

Surname:Denton

Surname:Finch

Surname:Firries

Surname:Fisher

Surname:Gildersleve

Surname:Jagger

Surname:Jissop

Surname:Law

Surname:Mitchell

Surname:Morehouse

Surname:Northend

Surname:Rainer

Surname:Renoulds

Surname:Seaman

Surname:Sherman

Surname:Simkins

Surname:Smith

Surname:Ward

Surname:Weeks

Surname:Whitmore

Surname:Wood
 
Cemeteries (1)
Name:Simsbury Cemetery
Location:W side High Ridge RD, N of Cross ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2143101
 
Churches (0)
No Data Available.
 
Monuments (0)
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Communities (0)
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Historical Locations (0)
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Notable Citizens (0)
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Newspapers (0)
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Schools (0)
No Data Available.
 
Libraries (0)
No Data Available.
 
Published Histories (0)
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Genealogy Websites (0)
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Historic Timeline (0)
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Town Historian (1)
Name:Thomas Zoubek, Ph.D
Contact Data:1508 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06903
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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