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Shelton

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Shelton
State:
Connecticut
County:
Fairfield County
Probate District:
42
Year Established:
1717
Year Incorporated:
1789
Form of Government:
Mayor, Board of Aldermen
Town Hall Address:
Shelton City Hall
54 Hill Street, 1st Floor
Shelton, CT 06484
Telephone: (203) 924-1555 ext. 1503
Fax: (203) 924-1721
Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5:30 PM
Web Address:
www.cityofshelton.org/

History Brief:
Settlement began about 1680 in the area known to the Paugusetts as Pootatuck and now called Long Hill. On petition of the farmers of northern Stratford, which was then called Coram, this section became Ripton Parish in May 1717. In 1789 the town was incorporated as Huntington for Samuel Huntington, then Governor of Connecticut. The Borough of Shelton was incorporated in 1882 and the City in 1915. On 5 April 1919, the City, Town and Borough were consolidated and the General Assembly renamed the town Shelton in honor of Edward N. Shelton, a prominent manufacturer. Town vital records begin 1789.
Barbour collection records (Huntington) cover 1789-1850.

History Narrative:
http://www.sheltonhistoricalsociety.org/pootatuck-corum-ripton-huntington-and-shelton.html
   
Other City Names (4)
Name:Coram

Name:Huntington

Name:Pootatuck

Name:Ripton
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Stratford
 
Population (6)
Year:1800
Population:2792

Year:1850
Population:1301

Year:1900
Population:5572

Year:1950
Population:12694

Year:2000
Population:38101

Year:2010
Population:39559
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (10)
Name:Beth Israel Cemetery of Congregation of Shalom
Location:140 Ladas Place
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2164434

Name:Congregational Sons of Israel Cemetery
Location:Wright RD E of River RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2568084

Name:Coram/Old Coram/Coram Hill Cemetery
Location:River RD near Coram RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103292

Name:Lawn Cemetery
Location:N side Lane ST E of Huntington ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103440

Name:Long Hill Burial Ground
Location:275 Long Hill AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1962167

Name:Lower White Hills Cemetery/Patterson Burial Grounds
Location:W side Maple AV S of Indian Hole Brook
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103456

Name:Old Cemetery of Huntington
Location:S of Huntington Green, Church ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1338460

Name:Riverside Cemetery
Location:E side River RD across from Belmont ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103610

Name:St. Paul Cemetery
Location:Huntington Green, Church ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2618822

Name:Upper White Hills Cemetery
Location:W side of East Village RD, N of Lagana LN
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2139177
 
Churches (13)
Name:Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal
Location:182 Coram AV
Website:www.goodshepherdct.org/

Name:First Baptist Church
Location:178 Leavenworth RD
Website:fbcshelton.org/

Name:First United Methodist Church
Location:188 Rocky Rest RD

Name:Grace Bible Church
Location:269 Coram AV
Website:www.gbcsheltonct.com/

Name:Harvest Christian Center
Location:302 Soundville Avenue
Website:netministries.org/churches/ch02554

Name:Huntington Congregational Church, UCC
Location:19 Church ST, Huntington
Website:newsite2015.huntingtonucc.org/index.html#

Name:Huntington United Methodist Church
Location:338 Walnut Tree Hill RD
Website:www.huntingtonumc.org/site/default.asp?sec_id=180019126

Name:Living Hope Church, EFCA
Location:223 Canal ST
Website:lhcshelton.net/

Name:St. Joseph Church, RC
Location:50 Fairmont PL
Website:sjcshelton.org/

Name:St. Lawrence Parish, RC
Location:505 Shelton AV
Website:www.stlawrenceshelton.org/

Name:St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church, RC
Location:50 Donovan LN
Website:www.stmmshelton.org/

Name:St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Location:25 Church ST, Huntington
Website:www.stpaulsct.org/

Name:Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA
Location:183 Howe AV
Website:sites.google.com/view/tlcshelton/home
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (4)
Name:Huntington

Name:Long Hill

Name:Pine Rock Park

Name:Sunnyside
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Brownson House - Shelton Historical Center
Location:70 Ripton RD
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:Shelton Herald
Type:Contemporary
Location:1000 Bridgeport AV
Website:www.sheltonherald.com/
 
Schools (8)
Name:Booth Hill Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:544 Booth Hill RD
Website:boothhill.sheltonpublicschools.org/home_page

Name:Elizabeth Shelton Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:138 Willoughby RD
Website:elizabethshelton.sheltonpublicschools.org/home_page

Name:Long Hill Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:565 Long Hill AV
Website:longhill.sheltonpublicschools.org/home_page

Name:Mohegan Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:47 Mohegan RD
Website:mohegan.sheltonpublicschools.org/home_page

Name:Perry Hill School
Type:Middle School
Location:60 Perry Hill Rd
Website:perryhill.sheltonpublicschools.org/home_page

Name:Shelton High School
Type:High School
Location:120 Meadow ST
Website:sheltonhigh.sheltonpublicschools.org/home_page

Name:Shelton Intermediate School
Type:Middle School
Location:675 Constitution Boulevard North
Website:sheltonintermediate.sheltonpublicschools.org/home_page

Name:Sunnyside Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:418 River RD
Website:sunnyside.sheltonpublicschools.org/home_page
 
Libraries (2)
Name:Huntington Branch Library
Type:Current
Location:41 Church ST
Website:sheltonlibrarysystem.org/huntington-branch-library/

Name:Plumb Memorial Library
Type:Current
Location:65 Wooster Street
Website:sheltonlibrarysystem.org/plumb-library/
 
Published Histories (0)
No Data Available.
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:LDS Genealogy
Website Address:ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Shelton.htm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Jeannette B. LaMacchia
Contact Data:255 Leveanworth Road
Shelton, CT 06484

Name:Shelton Historical Society
Contact Data:Shelton History Center
70 Ripton Road
PO Box 2155
Shelton CT 06484
Notes:Phone calls are the preferred method of contact. Please leave a detailed message:
Phone: 203-925-1803
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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