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Darien, Connecticut
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Darien, Connecticut (Connecticut)
Darien, Connecticut
Location within the state of Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°03′04″N 73°28′45″W / 41.05111, -73.47917
NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford
Region South Western Region
Incorporated 1820
Government
 - Type Representative town meeting
 - First selectman Evonne M. Klein
Area
 - Total 60.6 km² (23.4 sq mi)
 - Land 33.4 km² (12.9 sq mi)
 - Water 27.4 km² (10.6 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2005)
 - Total 20,452
 - Density 612/km² (1,585/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06820
Area code(s) 203
FIPS code 09-18850
GNIS feature ID 0213416
Website: http://www.darien.org/

Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. A relatively small community on Connecticut's "Gold Coast", it is one of the most affluent towns in the United States. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... A Representative Town Meeting is a form of municipal legislature used in Massachusetts. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 203 covers the Southwestern part of Connecticut. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ...


Situated between the small cities of Norwalk and Stamford, the town is a bedroom community with relatively few office buildings. Most workers commute to the adjacent cities, and many also work in New York City. Two Metro North railroad stations — Noroton Heights and Darien — link the town to Grand Central Terminal and the rest of the New Haven Line. Although Darien has an increasingly vibrant downtown, residents often shop at the big-box stores and chain stores in neighboring Norwalk and Stamford. For recreation, the town has some small parks, two small beaches on Long Island Sound and many country clubs, a couple of which are the town's two largest taxpayers. Norwalk is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ... Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Metro-North (officially MTA Metro-North Railroad) is a suburban commuter railroad running service from New York City to the northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ... The Noroton Heights Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Darien, Connecticut via the New Haven Line. ... The Darien Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Darien, Connecticut via the New Haven Line. ... The main concourse Grand Central Terminal (GCT, often unofficially called Grand Central Station) is a terminal rail station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (42nd Street and Park Avenue) in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. ... Metro North Railroads New Haven Line runs from New Haven, Connecticut to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on trackage of the former New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad owned by the State of Connecticut and the State of New York. ... It has been suggested that List of superstores be merged into this article or section. ... Chain stores are a range of retail outlets which share a brand and central management, usually with standardised business methods and practices. ... New York City waterways: 1. ...


With a median home price of approximately $1 million, Darien is one of the most expensive places to live in North America, and was rated one of the best places to live in America by CNN in 2005.


The public library in Darien, the Darien Library, has consistently ranked in the top ten of its category in the HAPLR (Hennen's American Public Library Ratings) Index of libraries. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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Local pronunciation of the town name

Contrary to the "Darien" entries in all dictionaries ("DAIRy-yen"), the vast majority of town residents pronounce the name of the community "Dairy-ANN", with the stress on the last syllable. Evonne Klein, the first selectwoman, pronounces it that way and says that's the way she hears it pronounced by "99 percent" of residents. The way locals pronounce it, it rhymes with "Mary Ann," not "Marion."


As a counterpoint, at least one townsperson thinks that dair-e-en, with the middle syllable a long e sound and an emphasis on both the first and last syllable, is the typical pronunciation. A strong minority pronounce it to rhyme with Mary Ann. Almost no one locally calls Darien, "Darion" (rhymes with Marion).


"You can always tell when someone is not from here because they do pronounce it the way it’s spelled," Louise Berry, director of the town library, said in a 2006 interview.[1]


The town name was "frequently pronounced Dairy Ann" at least as far back as 1913, as reported in a travel book published that year.[2]


Government and politics

See: Government and politics of Darien, Connecticut Town Hall, former Mather Junior High School, dedicated October 28, 1984 The government and politics of Darien, Connecticut take place in an overwhelmingly Republican, very affluent small town with a tax base made up of wealthy homes, country clubs and some office buildings. ...


Elected bodies in the town government are a five-member Board of Selectmen, a nine member Board of Education, a seven-member Board of Finance, a six-member Planning and Zoning Commission, three-member Board of Assessment Appeals, and a 100-member, nonpartisan Representative Town Meeting. The town has several elective offices as well: the town clerk, probate judge, registrar of voters, tax collector and treasurer.[3] The Board of Selectmen is commonly the executive arm of town government in New England. ... A board of education or a school board or school committee is the title of the board of directors of a school, local school district or higher administrative level. ... The Board of Finance is one of a variety of names (Budget Committee, Finance Committee, Ways and Means Committee, Appropriations Committee, Advisory Committee, or Warrant Committee are used in different parts of New England) for a body that reviews local government budgets in towns or school districts that have the... A Representative Town Meeting is a form of municipal legislature used in Massachusetts. ...


The Board of Finance approves financial measures, including the town budget; the Board of Education controls the town's public schools; the Representative Town Meeting is the main legislative body of the town.


As of December 1, 2005, the town had 12,099 registered voters, with 6,445 Republicans (53.1 percent), 1,940 Democrats (16 percent) and 3,703 unaffiliated voters (30.6 percent).[4] Darien is primarily a Republican town, voting for George Bush in the last 2 elections, but now has a Democrat in office as First Selectwoman. In 2003, Evonne Klein replaced Robert Harrel as first selectman, becoming the first Democrat to win the post in 14 years. Klein was re-elected in 2005 and again in 2007. is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... GOP redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Post 53

Main article: Darien EMS – Post 53
Post 53 headquarters
Post 53 headquarters

An ambulance service, known as "Darien EMS – Post 53" is the only ambulance service in the nation staffed and run entirely by high school student volunteers.[5] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ...


The service provides emergency care at no cost to the patient, funded entirely by private donations from town residents. Teenagers are allowed to perform patient care due to the fact that Connecticut is one the few states in the nation which allows Emergency medical technicians to be certified at age 16.[6] The Star of Life, a global symbol for medical service EMTs loading an injured skier into an ambulance An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is an emergency responder trained to provide emergency medical services to the critically ill and injured. ...


Supervised by trained adults, Post 53 lets in 15 teenagers a year to join the crew. "Each student receives at least 150 hours of training for basic certification as emergency medical technicians; by their senior year, some even qualify to drive the ambulance."[7]


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38.4 km²), of which, 12.9 square miles (33.3 km²) of it is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²) of it (13.41%) is water. The town has four exits on Interstate 95 and its northern border runs near to the Merritt Parkway. It also has two Metro North railroad stations for commuter trains into New York City, with a 38-39 mile commute of 46-50 minutes from Noroton Heights, 49-53 from Darien. Most trains run non-stop after Stamford into New York City's 125th Street then Grand Central Terminal. The central part of town is on US Route 1, known locally as the Boston Post Road, or Post Road for short. Commercial zoning is extremely limited outside of this town-wide strip. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The main concourse Grand Central Terminal (GCT, often unofficially called Grand Central Station) is a terminal rail station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (42nd Street and Park Avenue) in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. ...


Darien is bordered on the west by Stamford, on the north by New Canaan, and on the east by Norwalk. On the south it faces Long Island Sound. It is part of the "panhandle" of Connecticut sticking out into New York state. The town has 16.5 miles (26.6 km) of coastline and five harbors. Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ... New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Stamford, on the Five Mile River. ... Norwalk is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... The Connecticut Panhandle is in southwestern Connecticut, where it abuts New York State. ...


Sections of the Town

Study on Long Island Sound at Darien, Connecticut, (1872) by John Kensett
Study on Long Island Sound at Darien, Connecticut, (1872) by John Kensett

In addition to some small neighborhoods, the larger divisions of the town are Noroton (roughly in the southwest corner of town), Noroton Heights (roughly north of Interstate 95 to Middlesex Rd with an eastern boundary somewhere east of Noroton Avenue), and Tokeneke, in the southeastern end of town. Image File history File linksMetadata KensettStudyLISound. ... Image File history File linksMetadata KensettStudyLISound. ... John Frederick Kensett b. ...


The name "Noroton" originates from an Indian word assigned to the river along Darien's border with Stamford. This section of Darien is defined by two peninsulas that claw their way into Long Island Sound, their curved appendages protecting enough coves and inlets to make the area a haven for beachgoers and sailors. The shorter of the peninsulas, Noroton Neck, is divided into shore communities like Noroton Bay and Pratt Island.[7]Long Neck peninsula, which extends farther into Long Island Sound, provides westerly views of Manhattan. Accessed by the Ring's End Landing bridge, a graceful stone structure that marks a major shipping point for early settlers, Long Neck became a summer destination for the wealthy when rail travel made it accessible during the mid-1800s.[7] Though the general geographic reference to this land feature is 'Long Neck Point', therein are two different neighborhoods, each with their own main road and distinct features. On its east side, Long Neck Point Road stretches south beginning at Ring's End/Gorham's Pond Bridge and terminates at the southerly most tip of land. This area is somewhat inland and away from the eastern shoreline and at a relatively high elevation above the water. Pear Tree Point Road, also beginning at Ring's End/Gorham's Pond Bridge, runs south along the western side of the Point adjacent to 'The Gut' and to outer Noroton Harbor. This charming route hugs the shoreline at an elevation close enough to the tides (at some points) such that storm conditions can bring the salt water harbor over the road. Approximately half-way south along the peninsula, Pear Tree Point Road turns abruptly to the east, ninety degrees, heading uphill and connecting to Long Neck Point Road. Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ...


Noroton Heights "grew up around the Noroton Heights train station and housed the European immigrants who serviced the old estates," according to an article about the community in The New York Times. The densely populated streets of this part of town are full of "modest Capes and colonials" along with other house styles.[7] The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


History

The Old Pine, Darien, Connecticut by John Frederick Kensett (1816–1872) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Old Pine, Darien, Connecticut by John Frederick Kensett (1816–1872) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

For more information, see: History of Darien, Connecticut Image File history File links KensettPine. ... Image File history File links KensettPine. ... John Frederick Kensett b. ... The history of Darien, Connecticut has been shaped by its location on the shore of Long Island Sound, where the main route from Boston to New York City, first by sailing ships and dirt roads, then by locomotives and highways, continually influenced the nature of the town and its continued...


The Town of Darien, Connecticut, has a rich history. According to early records, the first clearings of land were made by men from the New Haven and Wethersfield colonies and from Norwalk in about 1641. It was not until 1740, however, that the Middlesex Society of the Town of Stamford built the first community church, now the First Congregational Church of Darien (which stands on the original site at the corner of Brookside Rd. and the Boston Post Road).[8] Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ...


The area became Middlesex Parish in 1737. It was incorporated as the Town of Darien in 1820. Tories raided the town several times during the American Revolution, at one point taking 26 men in the parish prisoner for five months, including the Rev. Moses Mather, pastor of the parish. The Tory-Patriot conflict in Darien is the setting for the novel Tory Hole, the first book by children's author Louise Hall Tharp.


According to the Darien Historical Society[9], the name Darien was decided upon when the residents of the town could not agree on a name to replace Middlesex Parish, many families wanting it to be named after themselves. A sailor who had traveled to Darién, Panama, then part of Colombia, suggested the name Darien, which was eventually adopted by the people of the town. Santa María la Antigua del Darién (Darién) is a city in what is now Darién Province, Panama. ...


Until the advent of the railroad in 1848, Darien remained a small, rural community of about 1,000. After the Civil War, the town became one of the many resorts where prosperous New Yorkers built summer homes. A few daily commuters to New York City then were forerunners of the many who have settled here and changed Darien into a residential suburb of metropolitan New York.


Gentleman's Agreement

Laura Z. Hobson's bestselling 1947 novel Gentleman's Agreement, set in Darien, publicized the use of covenants to prevent home sales to Jewish people. Laura Kean Zametkin (June 19, 1900 – February 28, 1986), whose books appeared under the name Laura Z. Hobson, was an American novelist. ... Gentlemans Agreement is a 1947 film about a journalist (played by Gregory Peck) who falsely represents himself as a Jew to research anti-semitism in the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. ...


Education

Darien has five Elementary Schools: Hindley School, Holmes School, Ox Ridge School, Royle School, and Tokeneke School. A $27 million addition was completed in 2000 to the town's middle school, Middlesex Middle School, and a new $73 million campus for Darien High School was completed in the fall of 2005.[7] Donald Fiftal is superintendent of schools. Darien, Connecticut has a total of eight educational institutions - seven schools in the public Darien Public Schools system and one private school, Pear Tree Point School. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Hindley School is one of five public elementary schools located in Darien, Connecticut, serving grades K-5. ... Royle School is one of five public elementary schools located in Darien, Connecticut, and enrolls students from kindergarten up to 5th grade. ... Tokeneke Elementary School is located in Darien, Connecticut serving grades K-5. ... Middlesex Middle School is a middle school in the Darien Public Schools district in Darien, Connecticut. ... Darien High School is a public high school located in Darien, Connecticut, open to students in grades 9 through 12. ...


Pear Tree Point School, originally named Plumfield School, is a private school on Long Neck educating students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 5.[10]


Transportation

The town is served by two train stations, the Noroton Heights and the other in downtown Darien. The Connecticut Turnpike runs through town, as does the Post Road, U.S. Route 1. Just to the north of town, the Merritt Parkway, Route 15 runs roughly parallel to the northern border between Darien and New Canaan. The Talmadge Hill railroad station is just north of the border as well. Along with the Post Road, major east-west thoroughfares in town are West Avenue and Middlesex Road. Major north-south roads are Hoyt Street, Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Nearwater Lane, Noroton Avenue, Middlesex Road, Mansfield Avenue and Brookside Road. The Noroton Heights Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Darien, Connecticut via the New Haven Line. ... The Darien Metro-North Railroad station serves the residents of Darien, Connecticut via the New Haven Line. ... The Connecticut Turnpike, more currently known as the Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike, is a freeway in Connecticut that runs from Byram to South Killingly. ... The Boston Post Road was a system of roads from New York City to Boston, Massachusetts, containing some of the first major highways in the United States. ... Merritt Parkway in autumn. ... Platforms one on the west (southbound) side Tracks one Parking 311 spaces. ...


Interstate 95 has rest stops in Darien both for the southbound and northbound lanes. The state Department of Transportation has added "speed change" lanes between entrances and exits up to Exit 10 (and points westward). The phase of the highway widening from Exit 9 to Exit 10, at a cost of $7.5 million, is expected to be complete by October 2007, state Transportation officials said in August of that year. The state is in the process of planning more such lanes through the rest of the highway in town in a project expected to cost $24.5 million. About 150,000 vehicles pass Exit 12 each day, according to the state Department of Transportation. The state was considering closing the southbound entrance for Exit 12 in 2008 during work on the project.[11]


Chapter 14 of English author Nigel Williams 1994 travelogue From Wimbledon to Waco tells of his difficulties in reaching Darien from Interstate 95. Nigel Williams (born January 20, 1948 in Cheadle,Cheshire ) is a British novelist, screenwriter and playwright. ... Front cover, illustration by Pierre le Tan From Wimbledon to Waco is a 1994 travelogue book written by Nigel Williams describing his familys first visit to the USA. The Williams do not live in Wimbledon, nor do they reach Waco but as Nigel Williams explains in the last chapter...


In December 2007 a 15-month, $5.5 million project was completed to add fourth (or "operational") lanes in each direction between the entrances and exits at Exits 10 and 11 in Darien. An earlier project added a fourth lane on the southbound side from the entrance at Exit 10 to Exit 8. After that lane was added, a state Department of Transportation study concluded that accidents were down on that stretch of the highway by 20 percent, amounting to about 160 fewer accidents per year. Construction of operational lanes at exits 11, 12, and 13 was expected to begin in the late spring of 2008.[12]


Local media

Darien is served by two local weeklies: Darien News-Review and the Darien Times. Other newspapers from towns close to Darien, such as The Advocate, are read and sold in Darien. (The town is covered in the Stamford edition of the paper; there is also a Norwalk edition.) New Canaan Darien Magazine is a monthly published by Moffly Publications. The Topix.net website collects stories about Darien from various news organization websites.[13] Most public meetings are filmed for later broadcast by Cablevision's Channel 79 Government Access.[14] Educational Access channel 78 serves the community by bringing news about the schools including coverage of school sporting events.


Recreation

Twilight on the Sound, Darien, Connecticut, 1872, John Frederick Kensett (1816–1872) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Twilight on the Sound, Darien, Connecticut, 1872, John Frederick Kensett (1816–1872) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Darien Y — the local YMCA, offers more than 300 programs.[15]
  • YWCA of Darien-Norwalk is located in Darien.[16]
  • The Depot — an adult-supervised youth center for town teenagers in the former Noroton Heights Railroad Station building since the organization's founding in 1989. A student board runs the day-to-day programming; an adult board focuses on fundraising, operations management and capital building projects.[17]

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Parks and beaches

  • Cherry Lawn Park — 27.5 acres, 120 Brookside Road
  • Weed Beach — 22.12 acres at 155 Nearwater Lane, Noroton
Tilly Pond Park gazebo on a very green pond
Tilly Pond Park gazebo on a very green pond
  • Pear Tree Point Beach — 7.95 acres at 127 Pear Tree Point Road
  • Woodland Park Nature Preserve — 64.717 acres on Middlesex Road
  • Baker Park — 11.72 acres at 75 Noroton Ave. (site of the former Baker School)
  • Frate Park — 0.83 acres at the corner of Middlesex Road and Leroy Avenue
  • McGuane Park — 7.5 acres, 221 Noroton Ave.
  • Selleck's Woods Nature Preserve — 28.093 acres on Little Brook Road
  • Stony Brook Park — 11.3 acres on Ledge Road
  • Town Hall and Holahan Fields — 10 acres at 2 Renshaw Road
  • Tilly Pond Park — 8.651 acres on Lakeside Avenue

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Restricted membership clubs

  • Country Club of Darien — The club has the second-largest estimated property value of any entity in town, with $23.2 million in assessed value (equal to 70 percent of estimated actual value) behind only the Wee Burn Country Club.[18]
  • Darien Boat Club — founded in the late 1940s, the club's membership has grown from a few charter members to more than 850, as well as their families.
  • Noroton Yacht Club — Former members of "the world-renowned" club "have included two America's Cup skippers." The club runs the largest junior sailing program in the county.[7] The club was founded in 1928 and built its first clubhouse the following year.
  • Ox Ridge Hunt Club — On 37 acres, the club hosts a popular annual horse show held since 1926. The club was founded in 1911.[19]
  • Piedmont Club — Not a country club, the "Società Umberto Principe di Piemonte, Inc." was organized July 15, 1916 and "a well-appointed and commodious clubhouse" just off Noroton Avenue was erected in 1923, according to a town history published in 1935.[20]
  • Tokeneke Club — When developers of Tokeneke were trying to sell real estate there, they found that ensuring access to a beach removed some hesitation on the part of prospective buyers, so they founded the Tokeneke Beach Club in 1907, acquiring "a small stretch of shore on which stood a dilapidated double-decker bathhouse and a broken pier," soon replaced.[21] The club's original wooden buildings caught fire at a Saturday night party in 1932 and burned to the ground; replacement buildings were later battered by hurricanes.[22][23]
  • Wee Burn Country Club — formed in 1895, it is the first organized golf club in the state and "either the second or third in the United States." The name of the club was taken from a small stream, Stony Brook, which ran through the old grounds. Originally a small house on the Post Road in Noroton (across the street from St. Luke's Episcopal Church[24]) was rented for a clubhouse and nearby land for a seven-hole course was rented. The lease stipulated that the links couldn't prevent the landlord from continuing to use the fields as pasture for his cows. Eventually more land was bought on Hollow Tree Ridge Road[25] and the course was enlarged to nine holes and then 18 by (at the latest) the 1930s.[26] The club is the largest taxpayer in Darien, with an assessed property value (equal to 70 percent of estimated value) of $29.8 million.[18] As recently as 1999, the club did not allow women as full members - they were subject to restricted tee times and barred from the clubhouse. [27]
  • Woodway Country Club — founded in 1916 when some members of the Wee Burn Country Club decided the small Wee Burn links, then near the Post Road in Noroton, were getting too crowded. The club bought 150 acres (0.61 km²) of land in Darien and another 45 in Stamford, and an 18-hole course was opened July 1, 1918.[28] The club was the sixth largest taxpayer, according to the October 1, 2004 town Grand List. The assessed value of the property (equal to 70 percent of actual estimated value) was $19.9 million.[18]

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Boy Scouts

Darien has many active scout units, including two Boy Scout troops, a Boy Scout Ship, and Explorer Post 53 (see Post 53 section, above), as well as three Cub Scout packs. Both troops and the ship are funded by the Andrew Shaw Memorial Trust; other funding comes from the annual May tag sale at the Scout Cabin on West Avenue, which has raised more than $50,000 in some years. These Scout units are in town:

  • Packs 55, 56, and 161 — open to boys in 1st through 5th grades.
  • Troop 35 — founded in 2004 when the town's existing troop (Troop 53) got too big; open to boys ages 11-18.
  • Troop 53 — the town's original Boy Scout troop, founded in 1918; open to boys ages 11-18.
  • Ship 53 — founded in recent years to let kids continue their scouting experience on the water; open to boys and girls ages 14-21.
  • Post 53 — see above entry

Annual events

  • May — Boy Scout Troop 35 and 53 Tag Sale
  • May — Hindley Happening Fair
  • Memorial Day — Post 53 Food Fair at Tilly Pond Park and Memorial Day Parade
  • Summer — annual Sidewalk Sale (sponsored by the Darien Chamber of Commerce)
  • October — Tokeneke Pumpkin Fair

Ox Ridge Hunt Club Charity Horse Show

The Ox Ridge Hunt Club sponsors this annual June event, which has attracted up to 16,000 spectators and 1,300 equestrians, some from as far away as California and Europe. The 2007 Grand Prix event offered a $25,000 prize. The three-day event is free to spectators.[29]


Philanthropic groups in town

  • A Better Chance — for information on the Darien chapter, see Darien High School
  • Center for Hope is an organization set up in the early 1980s to provide bereavement and critical illness support for adults and children living with an illness, grieving a loss or coping with a trauma. "All counseling, support and education services are facilitated by specially-trained professionals in an atmosphere of hope and renewal", according to the organization. Founded in the early 1980s, the Center For Hope merged with Family Centers Inc. in 2005. [30]
  • Children's Council of Darien is a group set up to provide information and advocacy for the town's children from birth through fifth grade. It describes itself as a nonpartisan group of "parents, educators, doctors and local agency members working together in a non-profit organization to better inform the community about children's needs."[31]
  • CTE is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967 with a mission of countering "the basic causes of poverty in the Greater Stamford Area", according to the group's Web site. The organization is the federal and state designated Community Action Agency for Stamford, Greenwich and Darien.[32]
  • Darien Book Aid Plan is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that distributes free books in response to specific requests from Peace Corps volunteers, libraries and schools worldwide. Books are also donated within the United States to libraries, prisons, and hospitals, along with Native American and Appalachian groups.[33]
  • Darien Community Association is a nonprofit group founded more than 83 years ago which provides educational, cultural, recreational and civic programs; raises funds for scholarships and other community philanthropic works (partly through its Darien Thrift Shop); and maintains the Meadowlands mansion as a community resource.[34]
  • Darien/Stamford Chapter of the American Red Cross was formed on January 1, 2007 by the merger of the Darien and Stamford chapters of the American Red Cross. The merger created an organization with an annual budget of about $850,000, a staff of six full-time employees and about 600 volunteers.[35]
  • Darien Technology & Community Foundation
  • Person-to-Person run by St. Luke's Church in Darien, provides help for poor people to get through emergencies and become self sufficient. The organization's three main activities are:[36]
    • An emergency assistance program (in which many different needs are provided for, including medical assistance, education in practical skills, help in finding housing and assistance through a food pantry and clothing center)
    • Campership program (in which it pays the entire cost for 600 elementary- and middle-school children from low-income families to go to local established day camps)
    • Scholarship program (in which tuition and books are provided to more than 140 students)

Darien High School is a public high school located in Darien, Connecticut, open to students in grades 9 through 12. ...

Notable people, past and present

For more information, see List of people from Darien, Connecticut Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... This list of people from Darien, Connecticut, includes current and past residents as well as others associated with Darien, Connecticut. ...

Long Neck Point from Contentment Island by John Kensett, collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, depicting the area where Andrew Carnegie spent some summers

Several people notable for their esteemed place in American history have called Darien home: Charles Lindbergh the late aviator, and his wife, author Anne Morrow Lindbergh lived on Tokeneke Trail. Steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie vacationed for several summers at what became the Convent of the Sacred Heart (divided into many private estates in the 1970s) at Long Neck Point.[20] Christopher Shays, the Republican congressman representing Connecticut's Fourth District, was born in Darien (and now lives in Bridgeport). Image File history File links KensettJohnLongNeckPoint. ... Image File history File links KensettJohnLongNeckPoint. ... John Frederick Kensett b. ... Andrew Carnegie (properly pronounced , but commonly or )[1] (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish industrialist, businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Mellon University, and Pittsburghs Carnegie Steel Company, which was later merged... Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) (aka Lucky Lindy; The Lone Eagle) was an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and peace activist who, on May 20–21, 1927, rose from virtual obscurity to instantaneous world fame as the result of his exploits as the pilot of the... Anne Morrow Lindbergh (June 22, 1906 – February 7, 2001) was an author and pioneering American aviator. ... Andrew Carnegie (properly pronounced , but commonly or )[1] (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish industrialist, businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Mellon University, and Pittsburghs Carnegie Steel Company, which was later merged... Shays is interviewed in a charity facility. ...


Actors and actresses who have lived in town include former resident Christopher Plummer (who lived on Long Neck Point, and now lives in Weston), Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace, Chloë Sevigny. Film director Gus Van Sant went to high school in Darien. Moby grew up there during his adolescence. Rudolph Valentino was said to have had a Spanish-style home at the entrance of Salem Straits. Actor Frank Poretta and his wife, soprano and former Miss Ohio, Roberta Palmer-Poretta, have lived in Darien for many years; their son Frank is an opera singer. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Weston is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Kate Bosworth (born January 2, 1983) is an American actress. ... Christopher John Grace (born July 12, 1978),[1][2][3][4][5][6] better known as Topher Grace, is an American actor best known for playing the lead role of Eric Forman on That 70s Show during the shows first seven seasons, and for appearing as the villain Eddie... Chloë Stevens Sevigny (born November 18, 1974) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American actress. ... Gus Green Van Sant, Jr. ... Moby (born Richard Melville Hall, September 11, 1965) is an American DJ, songwriter, musician and singer. ...


People famous in other fields have also called Darien home: Leslie Groves - military head of the Manhattan Project, lived in town after the project ended. Irish-born opera singer John McCormack was said to have lived in a large waterfront home with a large dock on Pear Tree Point Road[citation needed], just past the curve near Pear Tree Point Beach. Margaret Bourke-White, the late photojournalist, lived in town first with author Erskine Caldwell, then in the same home after their divorce. Artist John Stobart lived on Crane Road for many years and prints of his historical painting of Ring's End Landing were popular in the 1970s, after the town's 150th anniversary. Producer and NBC executive Grant Tinker reared his family there in the 1960s and 1970s. New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman currently lives in town. Leslie Groves Leslie Richard Groves (August 17, 1896 – July 13, 1970) was a United States Army officer who oversaw the construction of the Pentagon and was the primary military leader in charge of the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb during World War II. Descended from French Huguenots who... Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) USPS stamp depicting LIFE magazine cover bearing Fort Peck Dam photograph Margaret Bourke-White (IPA: [1][2], June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971) was an American photographer and photojournalist. ... Erskine Caldwell photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1938 Erskine Preston Caldwell (December 17, 1903-April 11, 1987) was an American author born in a house in the woods outside Moreland, Georgia in Coweta County. ... Brian Cashman is the Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the New York Yankees. ...


Films shot in town

Fish Island from Kensett's Studio on Contentment Island (1872)
Fish Island from Kensett's Studio on Contentment Island (1872)

Films and release dates: Image File history File links Size of this preview: 323 × 159 pixelsFull resolution (323 × 159 pixel, file size: 10 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Fish Island from Kensetts Studio on Contentment Island (1872) By John Frederick Kensett (1816 - 1872) Oil on canvas Source: Montclair Art Museum Web site http... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 323 × 159 pixelsFull resolution (323 × 159 pixel, file size: 10 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Fish Island from Kensetts Studio on Contentment Island (1872) By John Frederick Kensett (1816 - 1872) Oil on canvas Source: Montclair Art Museum Web site http... John Frederick Kensett b. ...

Unless otherwise noted, information on this list is frm the Internet Movie DataBase Web site.[38] Revolutionary Road, the first novel of author Richard Yates, was a finalist for the National Book Award along with Catch-22 and The Moviegoer. ... Revolutionary Road, the first novel of author Richard Yates, was a finalist for the National Book Award along with Catch-22 and The Moviegoer. ... Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974[1]) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated, SAG Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic (1997). ... Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born October 5, 1975) is a five time Academy Award-nominated Emmy Award-nominated BAFTA, Grammy and Screen Actors Guild Award winning English actress. ... Nevermind track listing For the upcoming film, see In Bloom (film). ... The Stepford Wives is a 2004 black comedy/science fiction film based on the Ira Levin novel The Stepford Wives. ... See also Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash Cannonball Run II is a film that was released in 1984. ... Gentlemans Agreement is a 1947 film about a journalist (played by Gregory Peck) who falsely represents himself as a Jew to research anti-semitism in the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. ... Movie poster for the original 1975 film. ... Revolutionary Road, the first novel of author Richard Yates, was a finalist for the National Book Award along with Catch-22 and The Moviegoer. ...


Landmarks

Stony Brook Park, Ledge Road
Stony Brook Park, Ledge Road
  • The Convent of St. Birgitta, which houses a Swedish order of nuns, has a large waterfront plot with a panoramic view of Scott's Cove. The convent offers room and board to guests or small groups looking for a spiritual retreat.[22]
  • A notable work of modern architecture in town is the Frederick J. Smith House, designed by architect Richard Meier. The house was planned starting in 1965 and completed in 1967. The home has been featured in numerous books.[39] "There is a formal layering, ggiving a sense of progression, as one moves across the site from the entrance road down to the shore, and the 'line of progression' determines the major site axis," Meier has written. "Perpendicular to this axis, the intersecting planes in the house respond to the rhythms of the slope, trees, rock outcroppings, and the shoreline."[40]

Richard Meier (born October 12, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey) is a late twentieth century American architect known for his use of the purist white. ...

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 19,607 people, 6,592 households, and 5,385 families residing in the town. A July 1, 2002 Census estimate put the town's population at 19,887. The population density was 1,525.2 people per square mile (588.7/km²). There were 6,792 housing units at an average density of 203.9 persons/km² (528.3 persons/sq mi). The racial makeup of the town was 87.97% White, 0.45% African American, 0.04% Native American, 1.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population. Author James W. Loewen identified Darien as meeting his modern day definition of a de facto sundown town in his book Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... James (Jim) W. Loewen PhD is an author, historian, and professor. ... A sundown town is a community in the United States where non-Caucasians— especially African Americans— are systematically excluded from living in or passing through after the sun went down. ...


There were 6,592 households out of which 46.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.5% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a woman whose husband did not live with her, and 18.3% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.31. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $146,755, and the median income for a family was $173,777. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $59,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $77,519. 2.0% of the population and 0.6% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 1.6% are under the age of 18 and 2.6% are 65 or older. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ...


Other Dariens in the United States

The City of Darien, Illinois was named after this Connecticut town when it was incorporated in 1969. When the incorporation committee reached an impasse on an acceptable name for the new city, Acting Mayor Sam Kelly suggested "Darien". Kelly had visited Darien, Connecticut, and found it to be a very pleasant and attractive community. Incorporated City in 1969. ...


Other communities with the same name: Darien, Georgia; Darien, New York; Village of Darien, Wisconsin; and Town of Darien, Wisconsin. Darien is a city located in McIntosh County, Georgia. ... Darien is a town located in Genesee County, New York. ... Darien is a village in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. ... Darien is a town located in Walworth County, Wisconsin. ...


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  23. ^ See "The Tokeneke Club a family album 1907-1987," with information compiled by long-time Tokeneke (private roads) resident and Tokeneke Club member Kay Oresman.
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