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Redding

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Redding
State:
Connecticut
County:
Fairfield County
Probate District:
45
Year Established:
1767
Year Incorporated:
1767
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Redding Town Hall
100 Hill Road
P.O. Box 1028
Redding, CT 06875
(203) 938-2002
Mon - Wed 8:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Thur - 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday - CLOSED
Web Address:
www.townofreddingct.org/

History 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 didn�t 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)
Name:Reading
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Fairfield
 
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)
No Data Available.
 
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)
No Data Available.
 
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)
Website Name:History of Redding
Website Address:www.historyofredding.com
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (3)
Name:Charley Couch
Contact Data:5 topstone Road
Redding, CT 06896
1 203 438-5898
chascouch@sbcgolbal.net

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
history4u2@gmain.com
kvonjena@optonline.net
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1767 - Present
Marriage:1767 - Present
Death:1767 - Present
 





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