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Branford

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Branford
State:
Connecticut
County:
New Haven County
Probate District:
35
Year Established:
1644
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Representative Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
1019 Main Street
Branford, Ct 06405
Registrar of Vital Statistic
203-488-0318
Research hours : M-F 8:30 -4:30.
Volumes to be requested, Index available.
Web Address:
www.branford-ct.gov/

History Brief:
In 1638 the New Haven Colony traded "eleven coats of trucking cloth and one coat of English cloth made in the English fashion" to the Mattabesec Indians for land known as Totokett (Tidal River). The first permanent settlement was established in 1644 when people from Wethersfield came to Totokett, later renamed Branford after the town of Brentford in Middlesex County, England. Barbour Collection covers 1644-1850.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Totokett/Totoket
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (7)
Year:1910
Population:6047

Year:1920
Population:6627

Year:1930
Population:7022

Year:1940
Population:8060

Year:1950
Population:10557

Year:1990
Population:27603

Year:2000
Population:28683
 
Founding Families (36)
Surname:Abbott

Surname:Betts

Surname:Blatchley

Surname:Bradfield

Surname:Crane

Surname:Dodd

Surname:Edwards

Surname:England

Surname:Fenner

Surname:Frisbie

Surname:Gratwick

Surname:Harrison

Surname:Hill

Surname:Horton

Surname:Lawrence

Surname:Linsley

Surname:Lupton

Surname:Mather

Surname:Meeker

Surname:Merchant

Surname:Morris

Surname:Mulliner

Surname:Nettleton

Surname:Palmer

Surname:Plumb

Surname:Plum

Surname:Richalls

Surname:Richards

Surname:Rose

Surname:Sargent

Surname:Swaine

Surname:Treadwell

Surname:Ward

Surname:Whitehead

Surname:Whitway

Surname:Williams
 
Cemeteries (13)
Name:Branford Cemetary Association (203) 481-2500
Location:Montowese Ave., Branford, CT

Name:Center Cemetery
Location:Montowese Street, Branford, CT 06405

Name:Damascus Cemetery
Location:256 Damascus Road, Branford, CT 06405

Name:Goldsmith Farm Cemetery
Location:On Albert Goldsmith Farm, east part of Branford

Name:Mill Plain Cemetery
Location:23 Mill Plain Road, Branford, CT 06405

Name:Old Branford Center Cemetery
Location:Pine Orchard Road, Branford, CT 06405

Name:Saint Agnes & Saint Mary Cemetery Association (203) 488-1950
Location:Boston Post Rd, Branford, CT

Name:St. Agnes Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:Mill Plain Road, Branford, CT 06405

Name:St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:55 Monroe Street, Branford, CT 06405

Name:Stony Creek Cemetery
Location:414 Leete's Island Road, Branford, CT 06405

Name:Swedish (Tabor) Cemetery
Location:Green Island Road, Branford, CT 06405

Name:Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
Location:28 Tabor Drive, Branford, CT 06405

Name:Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery
Location:Beneath Chancel of the Church
 
Churches (18)
Name:Branford Evangelical Free Church (203) 488-1885
Location:231 Leetes Island Road, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.branfordefc.com

Name:Chabad of the Shorline (203) 488-8358
Location:618 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405

Name:Church of Christ (203) 488-7827
Location:192 Thimble Island Road, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.church-of-christ.org

Name:Church of Scientology (203) 488-9995
Location:19 South Main Street, Branford, CT 06405

Name:Church of the Good Shepard (203) 481-8919
Location:51 Hopson Street, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.cgsag.org

Name:Community Baptist Church Office (203) 488-8581
Location:23 Bellview Road, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.cbcbranford.org

Name:Community of Christ (203) 488-8930
Location:12 Oakdale Road, Branford, CT 06405

Name:First Baptist Church of Branford (203) 488-9777
Location:975 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.firstbaptistbranford.com

Name:First Congregational Church (203) 488-7201
Location:1009 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.firstcongregationalbranford.org/

Name:Kingdom Hall (203) 488-9814
Location:2 Baldwin Drive, Branford, CT 06405

Name:New Life Apostolic Church (203) 483-0629
Location:26 Jefferson Road, Branford, CT 06405

Name:Short Beach Union Church (203) 481-2712
Location:14 Pentacost Street, Branford, CT 06405

Name:St. Elizabeth Church (203) 488-1661
Location:65 Burban Drive, Branford, CT 06405

Name:St. Mary's Church of Branford (203) 488-1607
Location:731 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405

Name:St. Stephens AME Zion Church (203) 481-3146
Location:31 Rogers Street, Branford, CT 06405

Name:Tabor Lutheran Church (203) 488-2541
Location:45 Tabor Drive, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.taborchurch.net

Name:Trinity Episcopal Church of Branford, (203) 488-2681
Location:1109 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.trinitybranford.org

Name:United Methodist Church of Branford (203) 488-0549
Location:811 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.gbgm-umc.org
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Soldiers Monument
Description:Approximately 32', is composed of tall tan Westerly Rhode Island ganite pedestal and shaft which supports the figure of a standard-bearer
Location:The Town Green, 1019 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
Type:Military
Dedication Date:1885
Artist/Sculptor:Smith Granite Company
 
Communities (34)
Name:Branford Center

Name:Branford Hills

Name:Branford Point

Name:Brocketts Point

Name:Brushy Plain

Name:Cherry Hill

Name:Clam Island

Name:Double Beach

Name:Goodsell Point

Name:Granite Bay

Name:Haycock Point

Name:High Island

Name:Hotchkiss Grove

Name:Indian Neck

Name:Jepson Island

Name:Kidd's Island

Name:Kilam's Point

Name:Lamphier's Cove

Name:Little Pumpkin Island

Name:Money Island

Name:Pawson Park

Name:Pine Orchard

Name:Potato Island

Name:Rockland Park

Name:Sagamore Cove

Name:Short Beach

Name:Stony Creek

Name:Sumac Island

Name:Summer Island

Name:Sunset Beach

Name:Thimble Island

Name:Todd's Hill

Name:Vedder's Point

Name:Wheeler's Island
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Harrison House (Home of the Branford Historical Society)
Location:124 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
 
Notable Citizens (2)
Name:Beauty McGowan (1901- Major league baseball player
Type:Contemporary

Name:Ollie Sax (1904- Major league baseball player
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Branford Review - Weekly (203) 453-2711
Type:Contemporary
Location:66 High St., P.O. Box 349, Guilford, CT 06437
Website:www.zwire.com

Name:The Sound - Weekly (203) 245-1877
Type:Contemporary
Location:724 Boston Post Road Suite 202, P.O. Box 1010, Madison, CT 06443
Website:zip06.theday.com
 
Schools (6)
Name:Branford High School 9-12 (203) 488-7291
Type:High School
Location:185 East Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.branfordhigh.org/

Name:Francis Walsh Intermediate School 5-8 (203) 488-8317
Type:Middle School
Location:185 Damascus Road, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.walshinternediate.org/

Name:Indian Neck School Pk-4` (203) 315-3540
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:12 Melrose Avenue, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.indianneck.org

Name:John B. Sliney School K-4 (203) 481-5386
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:23 Eader Street, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.slineyselementary.org/

Name:Mary R. Tisko School K-4 (203) 483-1826
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:118 Damascus Road, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.tiskoelementary.org

Name:Mary T. Murphy School K-4 (203) 483-1832
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:14 Brushy Plain Road, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.murphyelementary.org
 
Libraries (2)
Name:James Blackstone Memorial Library (203) 488-1441
Type:Current
Location:578 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
Website:www.blackstone.lioninc.org

Name:Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library (203) 488-8702
Type:Current
Location:146 Thimble Islands Road, Stony Creek, CT 06405
Website:www.wwml.org/
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:Branford Connecticut Vital Records Contained in the Land Records Vol 1 & 11
Author:TAG
Date Published:1935
Publisher:TAG
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:James Blackstone Memorial Library
Website Address:www.blackstone.lioninc.org

Website Name:Roots Web
Website Address:www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctbranford/index.html
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:Branford Historical Scoiety
The Harrison House
124 Main Street
P.O. Box 504
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 488-4828
www.branfordhistory.org
Notes:The Harrison House is open Saturday 2:00 to 5:00 and by apointment

Name:Jane P. Bouley
Contact Data:61 Beckett Avenue
Branford, CT 06405
jbouley@snet.net
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1644 - Present
Marriage:1644 - Present
Death:1644 - Present
 





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