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Fairfield County, Connecticut
Chamber of Commerce.
site of the famous Revolutionary War "Battle of Ridgefield"
In 1708, people of Norwalk purchased the large area southwest of Danbury from Ramapoo Indians. The 20,000 acre tract was surveyed in the following year, and the original 25 proprietors were then assigned individual plots by lottery. The town was incorporated in 1709; the borough and the town were consolidated in 1921. Always primarily a residential enclave, the town is especially noted for the beauty of its very wide main street, laid out at an unusually high elevation level in the 18th century. What industry developed in the town was concentrated in the village of Ridgebury, leaving the main settlement free for large, wide-porched estates surrounded by shade trees. Ridgefield remains residential today, although with a greater population density than before because it is served by New York Metropolitan area commuter links. It is the location of Wooster Mountain State Park.
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Information about Ridgefield
Official Town of Ridgefield Site
Visit one of our 25 antique shops
Impressionist painter, J. Alden Weir, created masterpieces here at Weir Farm. Take a self-guided tour. Called 203-761-9945.
Lovers of the Arts may attend presentations of the Ridgefield Symphone and the Ridgefield Chorale. Many other cultural events are available here. Call 1-800-FUN-1708 for a calendar listing of events.
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call the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-FUN-1708 to request a Welcome to Ridgefield card and a packet of information.