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Ansonia

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Ansonia
State:
Connecticut
County:
New Haven County
Probate District:
41
Year Established:
1889
Year Incorporated:
1893
Form of Government:
Mayor, Board of Aldermen
Town Hall Address:
Ansonia City Hall
253 Main Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
Town & City Clerk phone:
(203) 736-5980
Researching Records:
Hours:
8 a.m to 4:45 Mon, Tues, Wed,
8 a.m. to 5p.m, Thurs, 8 a.m to 12p.m on Friday.
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Web Address:
www.munic.state.ct.us/ANSONIA/

History Brief:
Ansonia, in southwestern CT, was founded on land originally part of Derby and called the Little Neck. The Neck is formed by the Naugatuck River and Beaver Brook. Thomas Wooster first settled here in 1654 to raise hops for the brewery in Milford, CT. Its South part was called Plum Meadow and its upper part the North End. Industrialist, Anson G. Phelps conceived of using the waters of the Naugatuck for manufacturing and began acquiring the land in 1836 intending to extend the city of Birmingham. In 1884 his company, Phelps, Dodge and Co. established Ansonia as a manufacturing center. The town was separated from Derby in 1889. Town vital records begin in 1889.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Derby
 
Population (12)
Year:1890
Population:10342

Year:1900
Population:12681

Year:1910
Population:15152

Year:1920
Population:17643

Year:1930
Population:19898

Year:1940
Population:19210

Year:1950
Population:18706

Year:1960
Population:19819

Year:1970
Population:21160

Year:1980
Population:19039

Year:1990
Population:18403

Year:2000
Population:18554
 
Founding Families (3)
Surname:Humphreys

Surname:Phelps

Surname:Wooster
 
Cemeteries (8)
Name:Bare Plains Cemetery
Location:166 Wakelee Avenue

Name:Elm Street Cemetery
Location:40 Elm Street

Name:Evergreen Cemetery
Location:West Ansonia

Name:Merwin Cemetery
Location:One stone in a Printing Office

Name:Oak Cliff Cemetery
Location:36 Elm Street

Name:Pine Grove Cemetery
Location:168 Wakelee Avenue

Name:St Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:185 Division Street - Office 218 New Haven Ave Derby CT 06418

Name:St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery (Old Cemetery)
Location:177 Wakelee Avenue
 
Churches (12)
Name:Assumption Church (203) 735-7857
Location:61 North Cliff Street

Name:Christ Church of Ansonia (203) 734-2715
Location:56 South Cliff Street

Name:Christian Life Fellowship (203) 735-8180
Location:10 Bassett Street

Name:First Baptist Church of Ansonia (fbcansonia@yahoo.com)
Location:235 Prindle Avenue
Website:www.firstbaptistchurchansonia.org

Name:First Congragation Church (203) 734-0544
Location:44 South Cliff Street

Name:High Acres Christian Church (203) 736-0161
Location:11 High Acres Road
Website:www.highacrescc.org

Name:River Valley Baptist Church (203) 735-4079
Location:355 Main Street
Website:www.rivervalleybc.com

Name:Salvation Army (203) 736-0707
Location:26 Lester Street
Website:www.salvationarmy.org

Name:St. Anthonys Church (203) 734-4759
Location:199 North Main Street

Name:St. Josephs Parish Church (203) 734--0402
Location:32 Jewett Street

Name:St. Peter & St. Paul Ukranian Church (203) 734-3895
Location:105 Cliffon Ave

Name:United Methodist (203) 734-0374
Location:47 Franklin Street
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historical Locations (4)
Name:Richard Mansfield House
Location:35 Jewett Street

Name:The Ansonia Library
Location:53 Cliff Street

Name:The Humphreys House
Location:37 Elm Street

Name:U.S. Post Office (Main)
Location:237 Main Street
 
Notable Citizens (8)
Name:Anson G. Phelps (Local Merchant also town was named for him)
Type:Historic

Name:Carl R. Ajello (Attorney General for The State Connecticut ,1975-1983)
Type:Contemporary

Name:Dr. Lorenzo J. Greene (Historian)
Type:Contemporary

Name:General David Humphreys (Revolutionary War Officer)
Type:Historic

Name:General Samuel Jaskilka (Commandant of the Marine Corps,1975-1978)
Type:Contemporary

Name:Major General Reuben H. Tucker lll (U.S. Colonel from WWll)
Type:Contemporary

Name:Vincent R. Impellitteri (Mayor of New York City, 1950-1953)
Type:Contemporary

Name:William Wallace (Inventor)
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Huntington Herald - Weekly, (203) 926-2080
Type:Contemporary
Location:Hometown Publication 1000 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
Website:www.townnews.com

Name:Valley Gazette
Type:Contemporary
Location:Hometown Publication 1000 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
Website:www.townnews.com
 
Schools (7)
Name:Ansonia High School (Grades 9-12)
Type:High School
Location:20 Pulaski Highway

Name:Ansonia Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Type:Middle School
Location:115 Howard Avenue

Name:Emmett O'Brien V-T School (Grades 9-12)
Type:Other
Location:141 Prindle Avenue

Name:John C. Mead (Grades 3-5)
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:75 Ford Street

Name:John G. Prendergast School (Grades K-2)
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:59 Finney Street

Name:Private Assumption School (Grades PK-8)
Type:Other
Location:51 North Cliff Street

Name:St. Joseph School (Grades PK-8)
Type:Other
Location:36 Jewett Street
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Ansonia Library
Type:Current
Location:53 South Cliff Street
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:TERCENTENERY PICTORIAL & HISTORY OF THE LOWER NAUGATUCK VALLEY
Author:Leo Thomas Molloy
Date Published:1935
Publisher:Emerson Bros.
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Margaret J. Gibbs
Contact Data:113 Division Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1889 - Present (Earlier records may be found in Derby)
Marriage:1889 - Present (Earlier records may be found in Derby)
Death:1889 - Present (Earlier records may be found in Derby)
 





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