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Milford

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Milford
State:
Connecticut
County:
New Haven County
Probate District:
40
Year Established:
1639
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Mayor-Board of Aldermen
Town Hall Address:
70 W. River Street
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: 203-783-3210
Fax: 203-783-4856
Hours: Monday - Friday; 8:30am - 5:00pm
Web Address:
www.ci.milford.ct.us

History Brief:
On February 1, 1639, the area then known as "Wepawaug" was purchased from Ansantawae, chief sachem of the Paugusset Tribe. Shortly thereafter, Rev. Peter Prudden led a group of his followers ten miles west from New Haven to settle at the mouth of the Wepawaug River, forming a virtual colony independent of both New Haven and Connecticut. The first General Court was held on 20 Nov. 1639 and forty-four church members were named as the original free planters. The Milford plantation was independent until 27 Oct. 1643 when it voluntarily united with the New Haven Colony. In 1784, a portion of Milford was included in the Town of Woodbridge. The Town of Orange, which included the present Town of West Haven, was incorporated from Milford in 1822. In 1903, the southeastern portion of the town was incorporated as the Borough of Woodmont. In 1959, the town of Milford (including the Borough) was incorporated as the City of Milford. Town vital records begin 1640. Barbour collection records cover 1640-1850.

   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Wepawaug
 
Settled From (3)
Town Name:Aylesbury
State:Buckinghamshire
Country:England

Town Name:New Haven

Town Name:Wethersfield
 
Population (7)
Year:1766
Population:1633

Year:1800
Population:2417

Year:1850
Population:2465

Year:1900
Population:3783

Year:1950
Population:26870

Year:2000
Population:52305

Year:2010
Population:52759
 
Founding Families (11)
Surname:Astwood

Surname:Bryan

Surname:Buckingham

Surname:Clark

Surname:Fenn

Surname:Fowler

Surname:Miles

Surname:Prudden

Surname:Tapp

Surname:Welch

Surname:Whitman
 
Cemeteries (3)
Name:King's Highway Cemetery
Location:281 Cherry ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103429

Name:Milford Cemetery/Milford Center Cemetery
Location:35 Gulf ST
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103469

Name:St. Mary Cemetery
Location:305 Buckingham AV
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103665
 
Churches (23)
Name:Berean Christian Center - Assemblies of God
Location:998 New Haven AV
Website:www.bchristian.com/

Name:Calvary Alliance Church - Christian and Missionary Alliance
Location:273 Orange AV
Website:calvaryalliancechurch.com/

Name:Chabad Jewish Center
Location:15 Edgewood AV
Website:www.jewishmilford.com/

Name:Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church
Location:325 Oronoque RD
Website:ctrmilford.net/

Name:Congregation Sinai Inc.
Location:1000 New Haven AV

Name:Cornerstone Christian Center
Location:349 Wheelers Farm RD
Website:www.cornerstonemilford.org/

Name:Fire Temple of Grace Ministries
Location:280 Quarry RD
Website:www.firetempleofgrace.org/tp50/default.asp?ID=322918

Name:First Baptist Church
Location:28 North ST
Website:www.firstbaptistmilford.com/

Name:First United Church of Christ, Congregational
Location:34 West Main ST
Website:www.firstchurchofmilford.org/

Name:Grace Baptist Church
Location:400 Burnt Plains RD
Website:www.gbcmilford.com/

Name:Jehovah's Witnesses
Location:494 Milford Point RD

Name:Kingdom Builders for Christ Ministries
Location:181 Research Parkway, Suite 12
Website:www.usachurches.org/church/kingdom-builders-for-christ-ministries.htm

Name:Kingdom Life Christian Church
Location:1455 Naugatuck AV
Website:www.klcc.us/index.html

Name:Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church
Location:168 Broad ST
Website:www.mtm-umc.org/

Name:St. Ann Parish - Roman Catholic
Location:501 Naugatuck AV
Website:www.saintann-parish.com/

Name:St. Gabriel Church - Roman Catholic
Location:26 Broadway
Website:www.stgabrielmilford.org/

Name:St. Mary Church - Roman Catholic
Location:70 Gulf ST
Website:www.saintann-parish.com/

Name:St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Location:71 River ST
Website:stpetersmilford.ctsmemberconnect.net/home-ctrl.do

Name:The United Church of Christ in Devon
Location:30 Ormond ST
Website:www.faithstreet.com/church/united-church-of-christ-devon-ct

Name:Trinity Lutheran Church
Location:21 Robert Treat Parkway
Website:www.trinitymilfordct.org/index.php

Name:United Presbyterian Church, PC-USA
Location:109 Seaside AV
Website:www.pcusamilford.org/

Name:Wildemere Beach Congregational Church, UCC
Location:133 Broadway

Name:Woodmont United Church of Christ
Location:1000 New Haven AV
Website:www.woodmontucc.org/
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
Description:30' monument, consisting of a high four-step base, two stage dado, the upper stage featuring high-relief carvings, and surmounted by a civil war soldier holding a rifle with the butt at his feet.
Location:Milford Green, 107 North Broad ST
Type:Military
Dedication Date:08/30/1888
Artist/Sculptor:unknown
 
Communities (19)
Name:Baldwin's Crossing

Name:Bayview

Name:Bayview

Name:Devon

Name:Forest Heights

Name:Fort Trumbull

Name:Gulf Beach

Name:Laurel Beach

Name:Milford Lawns

Name:Morningside

Name:Myrtle Beach

Name:Naugatuck Gardens

Name:Naugatuck Junction

Name:Point Beach

Name:Rivercliff

Name:Walnut Beach

Name:Washington Bridge

Name:Wildemere Beach

Name:Woodmont
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Eels-Stow House, Milford Historical Society
Location:34 High ST
 
Notable Citizens (5)
Name:Catherine Pollard, Scoutmaster
Type:Historic

Name:Charles H. Pond, statesman
Type:Historic

Name:Jonathan Law, statesman
Type:Historic

Name:Peter Pond, explorer
Type:Historic

Name:Simon Lake, Engineer
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Milford Mirror
Type:Contemporary
Location:1000 Bridgeport AV, Shelton, CT 06484
Website:www.milfordmirror.com/

Name:Milford-Orange Bulletin
Type:Contemporary
Location:40 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511
Website:www.ctbulletin.com/
 
Schools (22)
Name:Calf Pen Meadow School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:395 Welch's Point RD
Website:www.milforded.org/page.cfm?p=3221

Name:Charles F. Hayden Day School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:528 Wheelers Farm RD
Website:www.bgvillage.org/Content/Day_School.asp

Name:Connecticut Center for Child Development - Bridgeport Avenue Campus
Type:Other
Location:925 Bridgeport AV
Website:www.cccdinc.org/

Name:Connecticut Center for Child Development - main campus
Type:Other
Location:95 Wolf Harbor RD
Website:www.cccdinc.org/

Name:East Shore Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:240 Chapel ST
Website:www.milforded.org/page.cfm?p=3229

Name:Harborside Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:175 High ST
Website:www.milforded.org/page.cfm?p=3230

Name:John F. Kennedy School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:404 West AV
Website:www.milforded.org/page.cfm?p=3222

Name:Jonathan Law High School
Type:High School
Location:20 Lansdale AV
Website:www.milforded.org/page.cfm?p=4910

Name:Joseph A. Foran High School
Type:High School
Location:80 Foran RD
Website:www.milforded.org/page.cfm?p=3233

Name:Lauralton Hall
Type:High School
Location:200 High Street
Website:www.lauraltonhall.org/

Name:Live Oaks School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:575 Merwin AV
Website:www.milforded.org/page.cfm?p=3223

Name:Mathewson School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:466 West River ST
Website:www.milforded.org/page.cfm?p=3224

Name:Meadowside School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:80 Seeman's Lane
Website:www.milforded.org/page.cfm?p=3225

Name:Milford Christian Academy
Type:Other
Location:989 New Haven AV
Website:milfordchristian.wix.com/milfordca

Name:Orange Avenue School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:260 Orange AV
Website:www.milforded.org/page.cfm?p=3226

Name:Orchard Hills School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:185 Marino DR
Website:www.milforded.org/page.cfm?p=3227

Name:Platt Technical High School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:600 Orange AV
Website:www.cttech.org/platt/

Name:Pumpkin Delight School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:24 Art ST
Website:www.milforded.org/page.cfm?p=3228

Name:St. Gabriel School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1 Tudor RD
Website:stgabrielschool.com/

Name:St. Mary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:72 Gulf ST
Website:www.saintmaryschoolmilford.org/

Name:The Academy
Type:High School
Location:140 Gulf ST
Website:www.milforded.org/page.cfm?p=3234

Name:West Shore Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:70 Kay AV
Website:www.milforded.org/page.cfm?p=3231
 
Libraries (2)
Name:Milford Public Library
Type:Current
Location:57 New Haven AV
Website:www.ci.milford.ct.us/milford-public-library

Name:Woodmont Borough Public Library
Type:Current
Location:16 Dixon ST
 
Published Histories (4)
Name:Families of Early Milford Connecticut
Author:Abbott, Susan Emma Woodruff
Date Published:1979
Publisher:Genealogical Publishing Company
Description:875 pages with index. This book contains the genealogical records of many families of early Milford. The records are arranged alphabetically by family name, under which may also be found the names and records of allied families.

Name:First Families of Milford Connecticut
Author:Abbott, Susan Emma Woodruff
Date Published:1976
Publisher:Author
Description:2 volumes

Name:Historical Sketches of the Town of Milford
Author:Ford, George Hare
Date Published:1914
Publisher:Tuttle Morehouse & Taylor
Description:80 pages.

Name:History of Milford Connecticut 1639-1939
Author:WPA Federal Writers Project
Date Published:1939
Publisher:Works Projects Administration
Description:210 pages
 
Genealogy Websites (3)
Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:www.connecticut-genealogy.com/Milford-Genealogy.cfm

Website Name:Geni: Early Settlers of Milford Connecticut
Website Address:www.geni.com/projects/Early-Families-of-Milford-Connecticut/2741

Website Name:Rootsweb
Website Address:www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctcmilfo/
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Milford Historical Society
Contact Data:34 High Street (P.O. Box 337), Milford, CT 06460 US
203-874-2664
Notes:www.milfordhistoricalsociety.org/

Name:Richard Platt, Jr.
Contact Data:132 Platt Lane
Milford, CT 96461
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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