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Encyclopedia > Borough (Connecticut)

In the U.S. state of Connecticut, a borough is an incorporated area that typically provides services to a section (usually urban in nature) of a town. Borough governments are not autonomous and are subordinate to the government of the town they belong to. A borough is a clearly defined municipality and provides some municipal services, such as police and fire services, garbage collection, street lighting and maintenance, and building code enforcement. Other municipal services not provided by the borough are provided by the parent town. Connecticut boroughs are adminstratively similar to villages in New York. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... Administrative divisions of New York State differ from those in certain other countries and most U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ...

Borough government

List of boroughs

As of 2007, there are ten boroughs in Connecticut. Historically, there had been more but most have since either disincorporated or have become cities. Of the current boroughs, one (Naugatuck) is consolidated with its town. Below is a list of boroughs that have existed ordered by date of incorporation. Currently existing boroughs are indicated in boldface. Naugatuck is a borough located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ...

Borough Parent town Date incorporated Current status
Bridgeport Stratford 1800 Consolidated city-town separate from original parent town since 1889
Stonington Stonington 1801 Borough
Guilford Guilford 1815 Disincorporated 1941
Essex Deep River (Saybrook) 1820 Disincorporated 1854 when Town of Essex was incorporated
Clinton Killingworth 1820 Disincorporated 1838 when Town of Clinton was incorporated
Danbury Danbury 1822 Consolidated city-town since 1965
Newtown Newtown 1824 Borough
Colchester Colchester 1824 Disincorporated 1990
Waterbury Waterbury 1825 Consolidated city-town since 1902
Stamford Stamford 1830 Consolidated city-town since 1949
Willimantic Windham 1833 Disincorporated as city in 1983
Norwalk Norwalk 1836 Consolidated city-town since 1913
Shelton Shelton (Huntington) 1836 Consolidated city-town since 1915
Meriden Meriden ? Consolidated city-town since 1922
Rockville Vernon ? Disincorporated as city in 1965
Putnam Putnam ? Disincorporated as city in 1984
Farmington Farmington ? Disincorporated 1947
South Norwalk Norwalk ? Consolidated city-town since 1913 (as Norwalk)
Bristol Bristol 1850 Consolidated city-town since 1906
Birmingham Derby 1852 Consolidated city-town since 1893 (as Derby)
Wallingford Wallingford 1853/1868 Disincorporated 1958
Danielson Killingly 1854 Borough
Winsted Winchester 1858 Consolidated with Winchester 1915; Chartered as city in 1917
Greenwich Greenwich 1858 Disincorporated 1932
Ansonia Derby 1864 Consolidated city-town separate from original parent town since 1893
Stafford Springs Stafford 1873 Disincorporated 1991
West Haven Orange 1873 Consolidated city-town separate from original parent town since 1961
Litchfield Litchfield 1879 Borough
Torrington Torrington 1887 Consolidated city-town since 1923
New Canaan New Canaan 1889 Disincorporated 1935
Southington Southington 1889 Disincorporated 1948
Naugatuck Naugatuck 1893 Consolidated borough-town since 1895
Bristol Bristol 1893 Consolidated city-town since 1911
Branford Branford 1893 Disincorporated 1970s
Jewett City Griswold 1895 Borough
Fenwick Old Saybrook 1899 Borough
Ridgefield Ridgefield 1901 Disincorporated 1921
Groton Groton 1903 Chartered as non-coextensive city in 1964
Woodmont Milford 1903 Borough
Bantam Litchfield 1915 Borough
Unionville Farmington 1921 Disincorporated 1947
Groton Long Point Groton 1990 Borough



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