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New Canaan

Summary    
City/Town Name:
New Canaan
State:
Connecticut
County:
Fairfield County
Probate District:
52
Year Established:
1801
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Selectman - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
New Canaan Town Hall
77 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
203 594-3000
Web Address:
www.newcanaan.info/

History Brief:
This region was settled about 1700 as parts of Stamford and Norwalk. It became the Ecclesiastical Society of New Canaan in May 1731. It was incorporated as the town of New Canaan in 1801. Town vital records begin 1802. Barbour collection records cover 1801-1854.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (2)
Town Name:Norwalk

Town Name:Stamford
 
Population (20)
Year:1810
Population:1599

Year:1820
Population:1689

Year:1830
Population:1830

Year:1840
Population:2217

Year:1850
Population:2600

Year:1860
Population:2701

Year:1870
Population:2497

Year:1880
Population:2673

Year:1890
Population:2701

Year:1900
Population:2968

Year:1910
Population:3667

Year:1920
Population:3895

Year:1930
Population:5456

Year:1940
Population:6221

Year:1950
Population:8001

Year:1960
Population:13466

Year:1970
Population:18451

Year:1980
Population:17931

Year:1990
Population:17864

Year:2000
Population:19395
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (28)
Name:Carter Cemetery
Location:300 Carter Street

Name:Church Hill Cemetery
Location:West Road

Name:Clinton Cemetery
Location:Near intersection of Norwalk, New Canaan & Visla Roads

Name:Crissey-Young Cemetery
Location:Ponus Ridge Road

Name:Crissy Cemetery #1
Location:Stamford Avenue

Name:Crissy Cemetery #2
Location:Ponus Ridge Road

Name:Crissy Cemetery #3
Location:Ponus Ridge Road

Name:Hickock Cemetery
Location:Valley Road

Name:Hoyt Cemetery
Location:Ponus Ridge Road

Name:Lakeview Cemetery
Location:352 Main Street

Name:New Richards Cemetery
Location:Comstock Road

Name:Old Cemetery (moved to Lakeview Cemetery)
Location:Carter & Buttery Road

Name:Old Cemetery (moved)
Location:Rose Brook Road

Name:Old Mather Cemetery
Location:Post Road, next to Darien line

Name:Old Richards Cemetery
Location:Next to New Richards Cemetery on Comstock Road

Name:Parade Ground Cemetery
Location:Near Oenoke Avenue

Name:Park Street Cemetery
Location:South of Maple Street

Name:Seely-Stevens Cemetery
Location:Ponus Ridge Road

Name:Selleck's Corner Cemetery
Location:17 Barnegat Road

Name:Silvermine Cemetery
Location:Silvermine Road

Name:Smith Cemetery
Location:Jelliffe Mill Road

Name:St. Mark Church Cemetery
Location:West Road

Name:Stevens Cemetery
Location:Weed Street

Name:Talmadge Hill Cemetery
Location:Stamford Avenue

Name:Valley Road Cemetery
Location:Valley Road

Name:Waters Cemetery
Location:Laurel Reservoir Covers this Cemetery

Name:White Oak Shade Cemetery
Location:White Oak Shade Street

Name:Young Cemetery
Location:Ponus Ridge Road
 
Churches (11)
Name:Community Bapist Church of New Canaan
Location:174 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT 06840

Name:Congregational Church of NC (203) 966-2651
Location:23 Park Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.godsacre.org/

Name:First Church of Christ Scientist NC (203) 966-0293
Location:49 Park Street, New Canaan, CT 06480
Website:www.christiansciencect.org/newcanaan

Name:First Presbyterian Church of NC (203) 966-0002
Location:178 Oenoke Ridge Road New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.spiritofnewcanaan.org/

Name:Grace Community Church (203) 966-7600
Location:58 East Avenue, P.O. Box 1345, New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.gracecommunity.info/

Name:Methodist Church of New Canaan
Location:165 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.umcofnewcanaan.org

Name:St. Aloysius Parish (203) 966-0020
Location:40 Maple Street, New Canaan, CT 06480
Website:www.starcc.com/

Name:St. Mark's Episcopal Church (203) 966-4515
Location:111 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.stmarksnewcanaan.org/

Name:St. Michaels Lutheran Church Elca
Location:5 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan, CT 06840

Name:Talmadge Hill Community Church
Location:Talmadge Hill Road, New Canaan, CT 06840

Name:The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Location:682 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (7)
Name:Clapboard Hill

Name:Oenoke Ridge

Name:Ponus Ridge

Name:Silvermine

Name:Smith Ridge

Name:Talmadge Hill

Name:West Road
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (5)
Name:Bill Toomey (1939- ) 1968 Olympic decathlon campion
Type:Contemporary

Name:Emily Barringer (1876-1961) Physician & first female ambulance surgeon
Type:Historic

Name:Harry Connick Jr (1967- ) Singer, Pianist, and Composer
Type:Contemporary

Name:Philip C Johnson (1906-2005) Architect
Type:Contemporary

Name:Roland Crandall (1892-1972) Early American animator
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (3)
Name:New Canaan Advertiser.com Weekly (203) 966-9541
Type:Contemporary
Location:42 Vitti Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.acorn.online.com

Name:New Canaan News - Review - Weekly (203) 972-4400
Type:Contemporary
Location:131 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.newcanaannewsreview.com/

Name:New Canaan-Darien Magazine (203) 966-0077
Type:Contemporary
Location:205 Main Street, Westport, CT 06880
Website:www.mofflymedia.com
 
Schools (8)
Name:East School K-4 (203) 594-4200
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:56 Little Brook Road, New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.newcanaan.k12.ct.us

Name:New Canaan Country School Pk-9 (203) 972-0771
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:545 Ponus Ridge Road, P.O. Box 997, New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.countryschool.net

Name:New Canaan High School 9-12 (203) 594-4600
Type:High School
Location:11 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.newcanaan.k12.ct.us

Name:Saxe Middle School 5-8 (203) 594-4500
Type:Middle School
Location:468 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.newcanaan.k12.ct.us

Name:South School K-4 (203) 594-4300
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:8 Farm Road, New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.newcanaan.k12.ct.us

Name:St. Aloysius School K-8 (203) 966-0786
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:39 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840

Name:St. Luke's School 5-12 (203) 966-5612
Type:Other
Location:377 North Wilton Road, P.O. Box 1148, New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.stllukesct.org

Name:West School k-4 (203) 594-4400
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:769 Ponus Ridge Road, New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.newcanaan.k12.ct.us
 
Libraries (2)
Name:New Canaan Library (203) 594-5000
Type:Current
Location:151 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
Website:www.newcanaanlibrary.org

Name:The New Canaan Historical Society (203) 966-1776
Type:Current
Location:13 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan, cT 06840
Website:www.nchistory.org/
 
Published Histories (0)
No Data Available.
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:The New Canaan Historical Society
Website Address:www.nchistory.org/
 
Historic Timeline (2)
Date:1731
Description:Established Canaan Parish

Date:1801
Description:Incorporated as New Canaan
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:New Canaan Historical Society
13 Oenoke Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 966-1776
www.nchistory.org/
newcanaan.historical@snet.net
Founded in 1889
Notes:Library is open Tue. - Fri. 9:30 to 4:00 and Sat. 9:30 to 12:00 & 2:00 to 4:00
Fee charged for research requests

Name:Joseph Sweet
Contact Data:45 Weeburn Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth: 1802 - Present - Earlier birth, marriage, and
Marriage:1802 - Present - death records may be found
Death:1802 - Present - in Norwalk or Stamford
 





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