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Ridgefield
Fairfield County, Connecticut

ZipCodes
06877




Page Contents for Ridgefield, Connecticut

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Libraries.



Statistics & Facts

The Connecticut state capital is Hartford.
The population of Ridgefield is approximately 21,500 1997, 7645 2010.
The approximate number of families is 3046 2010.
The amount of land area in Ridgefield is 14.53 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Ridgefield is 35 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.008 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ridgefield to Washington DC is 252 miles.
The distance to the Connecticut state capital is 57 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ridgefield is positioned 41.27 degrees north of the equator and 73.49 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in southwest Connecticut, near Bridgeport, about a one hour commute from New York City. Here is a map page for Ridgefield.
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History & History Related Items

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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The founding of Ridgefield

1708

The incorporation of Ridgefield

1709 town


Attractions

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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Ridgefield City Government

Official Town of Ridgefield Site


Town Hall
400 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877-4610
Town Hall phone: 203-438-7301



The form of government is Selectman/ Town Meeting/ Board of Finance


Ridgefield Police Department
76 E Ridge Rd
Ridgefield, CT 06877-5022
Phone: 203-438-6531

Ridgefield Chamber

Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce
call the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-FUN-1708 to request a Welcome to Ridgefield card and a packet of information.

Email the chamber - chamber@ridgefield-ct.com

Ridgefield Community News

This is Steve Hutton from England. I am trying to track down Adrian Stroud at Ridgefield Police Department. If anyone can help me, please email me at:
steve.hutton@talk21.com

Ridgefield Organizations

Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce
call the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-FUN-1708 to request a Welcome to Ridgefield card and a packet of information.

Email the chamber - chamber@ridgefield-ct.com

Ridgefield Libraries

Ridgefield Library
472 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone: 203-438-2282
Fax: 203-438-4558
E-mail: rdgnovel@biblio.org

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