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Easton

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Easton
State:
Connecticut
County:
Fairfield County
Probate District:
46
Year Established:
1845
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
225 Center Road
P.O. Box 61
Easton, CT 06612
(203) 268-6291
Researchers - 8:30 a.m to 2p.m
Before 1990 records can be obtained by searcher.
Web Address:
www.eastonct.gov/

History Brief:
In about 1757 people from Fairfield settled here. In October 1762, the Parishes of Greenfield, Stratfield and North Stratford petitioned to establish North Fairfield Parish. The town of Weston was set off from it in 1845 and the town was named Easton. Town vital records begin 1852.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Fairfield
 
Population (16)
Year:1850
Population:1432

Year:1860
Population:1350

Year:1870
Population:1288

Year:1880
Population:1145

Year:1890
Population:1001

Year:1900
Population:960

Year:1910
Population:1052

Year:1920
Population:1017

Year:1930
Population:1013

Year:1940
Population:1262

Year:1950
Population:2165

Year:1960
Population:3404

Year:1970
Population:4885

Year:1980
Population:5962

Year:1990
Population:6303

Year:2000
Population:7272
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (11)
Name:Aspetuck
Location:376 Black Rock Road

Name:Baldwin Cemetery
Location:West part of town near Redding Line

Name:Congregation B'nai Israel Cemetery
Location:237 King's Highway

Name:Congregation Rodeph Shalom Cemetery
Location:225 King's Highway

Name:Gilbertown Cemetery
Location:373 Black Rock Turnpike

Name:Lyon Cemetery
Location:1190 Sport Hill Road

Name:Maple Grove (Formerly Mt. Grove)
Location:Harvester Road

Name:New Aspectuck Cemetery
Location:Black Rock Turnpike

Name:Perpetual Care Cemetery
Location:Black Rock Turnpike

Name:Union Cemetery
Location:850 Sprot Hill Road

Name:Wheeler Cemetery
Location:Bridgeport & Danbury Rd near Redding Line
 
Churches (5)
Name:Christ Church Parish (203) 268-3569
Location:59 Church Road, Easton, CT 06612
Website:www.theparishofchristschurch.org/

Name:Covenant Church of Easton (203) 371-8335
Location:One Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612
Website:www.ccect.org

Name:Easton Congregational Church (203) 261-2527
Location:203 Westport Road, Easton, CT 06612

Name:Jesse Lee United Methodist Church (203) 372-8250
Location:25 Flat Rock Road, Easton, CT 06612

Name:Notre Dame of Easton (203) 268-5838
Location:655 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT 06612
Website:www.notredameofeaston.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (2)
Name:Aspetuck

Name:Sport Hill
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (4)
Name:Dan Rather - Former CBS News Anchor
Type:Contemporary

Name:Helen Keller (1880-1968) American author, activist & lecturer
Type:Historic

Name:Hume Cronyn (1911-2003) and his wife Jassia Tandy (1909-1994) Actors
Type:Contemporary

Name:Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972) Aircraft pioneer
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:Easton Courior Weekly (203) 762-3120
Type:Contemporary
Location:P.O. Box 389 Georgetown, CT 06829
Website:www.acorn.online.com
 
Schools (3)
Name:Helen Keller Middle School 6-8 (203) 268-6851
Type:Middle School
Location:360 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612
Website:er9.org/hkms/

Name:Joel Barlow High School (203) 938-2508
Type:High School
Location:100 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding, CT 06896
Website:er9.org/jbhs/

Name:Samuel Staples Elementary School Pk-6 (203) 261-3607
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:515 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT 06612
Website:er9.org/sses/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Easton Public Library (203) 261-0134
Type:Current
Location:691 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT 06612
Website:www.eastonlibrary.org
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:Easton - Its History
Author:Helen Partridge
Date Published:1972
Publisher:Lithographics Inc
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:CT GEN WEB
Website Address:ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/

Website Name:KINDRED TRAILS
Website Address:www.kindredtrails.com
 
Historic Timeline (9)
Date:1670
Description:North Fairfield, a part of the town of Fairfield, purchased from the Aspetuck Indians.

Date:1757
Description:Settled by men from Fairfield

Date:1764
Description:Easton Congregational Church establisted

Date:1775-83
Description:American Revolutionary War

Date:1787
Description:The Legislature combined the parishes of North Fairfield and Norfield into the of Weston.

Date:1787
Description:Samuel Staples died, leaving his entire estate to establish the Staples Free Academy. A fund descended from this beginning still provides a scholarship for college students from Easton.

Date:1845
Description:The former parish of North Fairfield was divided from Weston and became Easton. It is still governed by the town meeting.

Date:1847
Description:Easton was incorporated.

Date:1861
Description:American Civil War
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Lois Bloom
Contact Data:P.O. Box 121
Easton, CT 06612
or contact the
Easton Historical Society
P.O. Box 121
Easton, CT 06612
(203) 261-2090
Notes:Historical Society is located in the Easton Public Library building. Call for appointment
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1852 - Present - Earlier Birth, marriage and
Marriage:1852 - Present - Death records may be
Death:1852 - Present - found in Fairfield
 





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