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Norwalk

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Norwalk
State:
Connecticut
County:
Fairfield County
Probate District:
51
Year Established:
1650
Year Incorporated:
1651
Form of Government:
Mayor - Common Council
Town Hall Address:
125 East Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
Ph: (203) 854-7747
Fax: (203) 854-7802
Hours
Monday - Wednesday and Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday-PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO BE SURE THAT WE WILL BE OPEN THAT EVENING
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Web Address:
www.norwalkct.org/

History Brief:
This area was the home of the Norwake Indians and was purchased in two transactions in 1640 and 1641 by Daniel Patrick and Roger Ludlow. In 1650, Ludlow, then of Fairfield, signed an agreement with some men of Hartford to begin a Plantation at Norwalke. On 13 September 1651 the Court ordered that Norwalk should be a town. Portions of Norwalk were incorporated into New Canaan in 1801, Wilton in 1802 and Westport in 1835. Norwalk was incorporated as a borough in 1836, then reincorporated as a city in 1893. South Norwalk was separately incorporated as a city in 1870. The two cities were consolidated with the town of Norwalk in 1913. Town vital records begin 1653. Barbour collection records cover 1651-1850.


History Narrative:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Norwalk,_Connecticut
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Norwaukee
 
Settled From (2)
Town Name:Fairfield
State:Connecticut

Town Name:Hartford
State:Connecticut
 
Population (7)
Year:1756
Population:3050

Year:1800
Population:5146

Year:1850
Population:4651

Year:1900
Population:6125

Year:1950
Population:49460

Year:2000
Population:82951

Year:2010
Population:85603
 
Founding Families (6)
Surname:Abbott

Surname:Beckwith

Surname:Betts

Surname:Eli

Surname:Keeler

Surname:Olmsted
 
Cemeteries (22)
Name:Alms House/Poor House/Town Farm Cemetery
Location:King ST near Strawberry Hill RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2251231&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=304&CSsr=361&

Name:Beth Israel Cemetery
Location:225 Richards AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103389&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=304&CSsr=21&

Name:Bouton/Huguenot Cemetery
Location:227-229 Witch LN
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2320669&CScn=bouton&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=30

Name:East Norwalk Historical Cemetery
Location:243 East Avenue
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2149219&CScn=east+norwalk&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CSc

Name:Ferndale Cemetery
Location:east of Holy Ghost Fathers Pond off Weed AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2151126&CScn=ferndale&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=

Name:First Congregational Church on the Green
Location:3 Lewis ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2149665&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=304&CSsr=141&

Name:Gregory Cemetery
Location:Chestnut Hill RD & Algonquin AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2202234&CScn=gregory&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=3

Name:Independent Hebrew Cemetery
Location:135 Richards AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2162282&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=304&CSsr=201&

Name:Kellogg Comstock Cemetery
Location:Nursery ST & Ponus AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2149211&CScn=kellogg&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=3

Name:Memorial Garden at the United Church of Rowayton
Location:210 Rowayton AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2262327&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=304&CSsr=261&

Name:Norwalk Union Cemetery
Location:Union AV & Ward ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103782&CScn=norwalk&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=30

Name:Old Five Mile River/Brookside Cemetery
Location:Rowayton AV near Keeler's Brook
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2144318&CScn=old+five+mile+river&CScntry=4&CSs

Name:Pine Island Cemetery
Location:Crescent ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1974191&CScn=pine+island&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScn

Name:Raymond Cemetery
Location:Rowayton AV near Cudlipp ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103599&CScn=raymond&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=30

Name:Riverside Cemetery
Location:81 Riverside AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103604&CScn=riverside&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=

Name:Rowayton Union Cemetery
Location:212 Rowayton AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103773&CScn=union&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=304&

Name:Smith Cemetery
Location:east side of Weed Ave between Old Rock Ln & Fillow St
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2528189&CScn=smith&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=304

Name:St John's Cemetery
Location:223 Richards AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=199756&CScn=st+john%27s&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnt

Name:St Marys Cemetery
Location:5 Broad ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103659&CScn=st+mary&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=30

Name:St Pauls Cemetery
Location:East AV & Parkhill AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103686&CScn=st+paul&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=30

Name:Temple Beth El Memorial Park
Location:Richards AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2150730&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=304&CSsr=21&

Name:Town House Hill/Mill Hill Cemetery
Location:East AV & Smith ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2149493&CScn=town+house&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnt
 
Churches (55)
Name:Baha'i Faith
Location:63 Wilton AV

Name:Bethel AME Church
Location:19 Academy ST
Website:bethelnorwalk.weebly.com/

Name:Bibleway Temple Church
Location:62 Taylor AV

Name:Calvin Reformed Church, Calvin Synod
Location:19 Lexington AV

Name:Canaan Institutional Baptist Church
Location:31 Concord ST, South Norwalk
Website:www.canaanibc.org/

Name:Christ Episcopal Church
Location:2 Emerson ST, East Norwalk
Website:christchurcheastnorwalk.org/

Name:Christ Temple Pentecostal Church
Location:109 Woodward AV

Name:Christian Fellowship
Location:25 Van Zant ST
Website:fellowshipct.com/

Name:Church of God of Prophecy
Location:2 Berkeley ST

Name:Community Advent Christian Church, Advent Christian General Conference
Location:18 Van Zant ST, East Norwalk

Name:Community Baptist Church, ABC-USA
Location:105 East AV
Website:www.communitybaptistct.org/

Name:Community of Christ
Location:2 Mills ST

Name:Connecticut Korean Missionary Church
Location:35 Pulaski ST
Website:www.ckmc.us/xe/

Name:Deliverance Pentecostal Church
Location:164 South Main ST

Name:East Avenue United Methodist Church
Location:244 East AV
Website:eaumc.homestead.com/07main.html

Name:El Camino United Methodist Church
Location:718 West AV
Website:www.umc.org/find-a-church/church/12686

Name:Faith Lighthouse Church
Location:50 Lexington AV

Name:First Congregational Church On The Green, UCC
Location:3 Lewis ST
Website:fccnorwalkonthegreen.com/

Name:Grace Baptist Church, ABC-USA
Location:17 West AV, South Norwalk

Name:Holy Temple Church of God
Location:1 Quincy ST

Name:House of Prophecy & Prayer
Location:1 Mott AV

Name:Iglesia Pentecostal Juan 3 16
Location:8 Woodward AV

Name:Iglesia Tiempo de Cosecha
Location:26 Sniffen ST
Website:www.iglesiatiempodecosecha.org/

Name:Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses
Location:126 Newtown AV

Name:Lighthouse Baptist Church
Location:4 Bayne ST
Website:norwalkbaptist.com/

Name:Little Zion Church of Christ
Location:4 Dr Martin Luther King Jr DR

Name:Macedonia Church
Location:70 South Main ST
Website:macedonia-church.com/

Name:Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ, UCC
Location:22 Trinity PL
Website:www.miracletemplectcogic.org/

Name:Mt Zion Baptist Church
Location:96 South Main ST

Name:New Jerusalem Baptist Church
Location:300 Ely AV

Name:Northeast Community Church
Location:18 Knight ST
Website:necclife.org/

Name:Norwalk Church of God
Location:155 South Main ST
Website:netministries.org/see/churches/ch01783?frame=N

Name:Norwalk Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Location:101 South Main ST
Website:thenorwalksdachurch.org/

Name:Norwalk United Methodist Church
Location:718 West AV
Website:www.umc.org/find-a-church/church/12800

Name:Parkway Assembly of God Church
Location:260 New Canaan AV

Name:Pentecostal Church in Norwalk
Location:370 West AV

Name:Shiloh Baptist Church
Location:18 Van Zant ST

Name:St George Greek Orthodox Church
Location:238 West Rocks RD
Website:www.stgeorgect.org/

Name:St James Baptist Church
Location:62 Rockland RD

Name:St Jerome Roman Catholic Church
Location:23 Half Mile RD
Website:www.stjeromenorwalk.org/

Name:St Joseph Roman Catholic Church
Location:85 South Main ST, South Norwalk
Website:www.stjosephsono.org/

Name:St Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church
Location:25 Cliff ST

Name:St Mary Roman Catholic Church
Location:669 West AV
Website:www.stmarynorwalk.net/

Name:St Matthew Church, Roman Catholic
Location:216 Scribner AV
Website:stmatthewnorwalk.org/

Name:St Paul's on-the-Green, Episcopal
Location:60 East AV
Website:www.stpaulsnorwalk.org/

Name:St Pauls Church of God
Location:7 Raymond ST

Name:St Peter Lutheran Church, LCMS
Location:208 Newtown AV
Website:www.stpeternorwalk.org/

Name:St Philip Roman Catholic Church
Location:1 Father Conlon PL
Website:www.stphilipnorwalk.org/

Name:St Thomas the Apostle Church, Roman Catholic
Location:203 East AV
Website:stthomasnorwalk.com/

Name:The Bridge - a Multicultural Church
Location:5 Richards AV
Website:www.bridge-church.org/The_Bridge/Home.html

Name:The Salvation Army
Location:14 Byington PL

Name:United Church of Rowayton, UCC
Location:210 Rowayton AV
Website:www.ucrowayton.org/

Name:United Congregational Church, UCC
Location:275 Richards AV, West Norwalk
Website:www.uccnorwalk.com/

Name:Word Alive Bible Church
Location:536 West AV
Website:www.wordalive.us/

Name:Word of Life Christian Center
Location:8 Purdy RD
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
Description:Cylindrical granite pedestal surmounted by Civil War soldier with rifle grounded, 17 feet 5 inches in total height
Location:West Washington ST & Martin Luther King DR, South Norwalk
Type:Military
Dedication Date:10/20/1900
Artist/Sculptor:Angelo Zerbarini
 
Communities (11)
Name:Cranbury

Name:East Norwalk

Name:Harborview

Name:Rowayton Station

Name:Rowayton

Name:Shorehaven

Name:Silvermine

Name:South Norwalk

Name:Spring Hill

Name:West Norwalk

Name:Winnipauk
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Mill Hill Historic Park
Location:2 Wall ST
 
Notable Citizens (3)
Name:Brien McMahon, statesman
Type:Historic

Name:LeGrand Lockwood, financier
Type:Historic

Name:Thomas Fitch IV, statesman
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Norwalk Daily Voice
Type:Contemporary
Website:norwalk.dailyvoice.com/

Name:The Hour
Type:Contemporary
Location:1 Selleck St., Norwalk CT 06855
Website:www.thehour.com/
 
Schools (25)
Name:All Saints Catholic School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:139 West Rocks RD
Website:www.allsaintsnorwalk.com/

Name:Brien McMahon High School
Type:High School
Location:300 Highland AV
Website:bmhs.norwalkps.org/

Name:Brookside Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:382 Highland AV
Website:bes.norwalkps.org/

Name:Columgus Magnet School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:46 Concord ST
Website:cms.norwalkps.org/

Name:Cranbury Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:10 Knowalot LN
Website:ces.norwalkps.org/

Name:Fox Run Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:228 Fillow ST
Website:fres.norwalkps.org/

Name:Jefferson Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:75 Van Buren AV
Website:jes.norwalkps.org/

Name:Kendall Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:57 Fillow ST
Website:kes.norwalkps.org/

Name:Marvin Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:15 Calf Pasture Beach RD
Website:mes.norwalkps.org/

Name:Naramake Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:16 King ST
Website:nes.norwalkps.org/

Name:Nathan Hale Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:176 Strawberry Hill AV
Website:nhms.norwalkps.org/

Name:Norwalk Community College
Type:College
Location:188 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT, 06854
Website:www.nctc.commnet.edu

Name:Norwalk High School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:23 Calvin Murphy DR
Website:nhs.norwalkps.org/

Name:Norwalk Pathways Academy
Type:High School
Location:350 Main ST
Website:npa.norwalkps.org/

Name:Ponus Ridge Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:21 Hunters LN
Website:prms.norwalkps.org/

Name:Roton Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:201 Highland AV
Website:rms.norwalkps.org/

Name:Rowayton Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1 Roton AV
Website:res.norwalkps.org/

Name:Seabury Academy of Music and the Arts
Type:Other
Location:60 East AV
Website:www.seaburynorwalk.org/

Name:Side by Side Charter School
Type:Other
Location:10 Chestnut ST
Website:www.sbscharter.org/

Name:Silvermine Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:157 Perry AV
Website:ses.norwalkps.org/

Name:The Montessori School
Type:Middle School
Location:24 Lois ST
Website:www.themontessorischool.com/

Name:Tracey Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:20 Camp ST
Website:tes.norwalkps.org/

Name:West Rocks Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:81 West Rocks RD
Website:wrms.norwalkps.org/

Name:Winston Preparatory School
Type:Other
Location:57 West Rocks RD
Website:www.winstonprep.edu/

Name:Wolfpit Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1 Starlight DR
Website:wes.norwalkps.org/
 
Libraries (4)
Name:East Norwalk Association Library
Type:Current
Location:51 VanZant ST, East Norwalk
Website:www.eastnorwalklibrary.org/

Name:NPL South Norwalk Branch
Type:Current
Location:10 Washington ST
Website:www.norwalklib.org/index.aspx?NID=104

Name:Norwalk Public Library
Type:Current
Location:1 Belden AV
Website:www.norwalklib.org/

Name:Rowayton Library
Type:Current
Location:31 Highland AV, Rowayton
Website:www.rowayton.org/
 
Published Histories (3)
Name:Names and Places of Old Norwalk
Author:Malcolm P. Hunt
Date Published:1976
Publisher:Friends of the Lockwood House
Description:...with Portions of Wilton, Westport and New Canaan. 98 pages.

Name:Norwalk: Being an Historical Account of that Connecticut Town
Author:Deborah Wing Ray & Gloria P. Stewart
Date Published:1979
Publisher:Phoenix Publishing, Canaan, NH
Description:243 pages with index

Name:The Ancient Historical Records of Norwalk, Connecticut
Author:Edwin Hall
Date Published:1997
Publisher:Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, MD
Description:...with a Plan of the Ancient Settlement, and of the Town in 1847. A Heritage Books reprint of the 1847 edition. 321 pages, with illustrations and genealogical records.
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:CtGenWeb
Website Address:www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/norwalk/norwalk_index.htm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Norwalk Historical Society
Contact Data:2 East Wall ST
Notes:norwalkhistoricalsociety.org/

Name:Peter Bondi
Contact Data:c/o Norwalk Historical Commission
41 North Main Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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