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Encyclopedia > Fairfield County, Connecticut
Fairfield County, Connecticut
Map
Map of Connecticut highlighting Fairfield County
Location in the state of Connecticut
Map of the USA highlighting Connecticut
Connecticut's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1666
Seat none; Connecticut counties do not have a county government
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,168 km² (837 mi²)
1,621 km² (626 mi²)
547 km² (211 mi²), 25.23%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

882,567

Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Its population according to the 2000 census was 882,567, but a 2006 survey put the population at 905,000. It is the most populous county in the State of Connecticut. Image File history File links Map_of_Connecticut_highlighting_Fairfield_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_CT.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Connecticut ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... 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. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... 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      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ...


While Fairfield County is one of the wealthiest counties in the country because of small towns like New Canaan, it is also home to less affluent, working class areas such as Bridgeport. The city of Bridgeport is mostly home to minorities and is a perfect example of Connecticut's famed "wealth gap," as all other towns in Fairfield County are considered affluent by national standards.


The towns in Fairfield County bordering Long Island Sound are sometimes referred to as The Gold Coast. New York City waterways: 1. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The county's largest cities are Bridgeport, Stamford, Danbury, and Norwalk. Together these cities contain about 420,000 people - almost half the population of the county.


As is the case with all eight of Connecticut's counties, there is no county government, and no county seat. In Connecticut, towns are responsible for all local government activities, including fire and rescue, snow removal and schools. In a few cases, neighboring towns will share certain resources. However, Fairfield County is merely a group of towns on a map, and has no particular authority.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,168 km² (837 mi²). 1,621 km² (626 mi²) of it is land and 547 km² (211 mi²) of it (25.23%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... 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. ...


The terrain of the county trends from flat near the coast to hilly and higher near its northern extremity. The highest elevation is 1,290 feet (393 m) above sea level along the New York state line south of Branch Hill in the Town of Sherman; the lowest point is sea level itself. “NY” redirects here. ...


Adjacent Counties

Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... Westchester County is a primarily suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York . ... Dutchess County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ...

History

Fairfield County was the home of many small and unconnected Native American tribes prior to the coming of the Europeans. The first European settlers were Puritans from England. David Sherman Boardman was a prominent early lawyer and judge in this and neighboring Litchfield County. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Although it is often viewed as an extension of metro-New York City, Fairfield County has had much industry in its own right. Stamford, Connecticut is an example of edge city urbanization, with many large and important companies having offices there.


At the height of its influence in the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan had a small presence in the county. The group was most active in Darien.[1] The "modern" Klan is still quite active amongst the heavy Irish and Italian Catholic population. Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ...


Politics

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2004 47.3% 189,605 51.4% 205,902
2000 43.1% 159,659 52.3% 193,769
1996 41.4% 144,632 48.9% 172,337
1992 42.8% 175,158 39.1% 160,202
1988 59.0% 221,316 39.9% 149,630
1984 65.8% 257,319 33.8% 132,253
1980 54.9 201,997 33.7% 124,074
1976 58.1% 209,458 41.2% 148,353
1972 64.0% 233,188 34.3% 125,128
1968 51.8% 173,108 41.7% 139,364
1964 39.2% 125,576 60.8% 194,782
1960 53.4% 167,778 46.6% 146,442

The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... 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... Presidential election results map. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The election was held on November 8, 1988. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ...

Cities, towns, sections of towns and villages*

* Villages are named localities within towns, but have no separate corporate existence from the towns they are in. Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Danbury Region Housatonic Valley Incorporated 1855 Government  - Government type Selectman-town meeting  - First selectman Robert E. Burke Area  - City 43. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region Greater Bridgeport Incorporated (town) 1821 Incorporated (city) 1836 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor John M. Fabrizi Area  - City 19. ... It has been suggested that History of Brookfield, Connecticut be merged into this article or section. ... Nickname: Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Incorporated (town) 1702 Incorporated (city) 1889 Consolidated 1965 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Mark D. Boughton (R) Area  - City 114. ... Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Easton is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Greenfield Hill is a neighborhood of Fairfield, Connecticut. ... Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1640 Joined Connecticut 1656 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - First selectman James A. Lash  - Town administrator Edward Gomeau  - Town meeting moderator Thomas J. Byrne Area  - City 174. ... Cos Cob is a neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut. ... Mianus may refer to: Mianus, Connecticut, a neighborhood in the Town of Greenwich Mianus River, a trubutary of Long Island Sound Mianus River Bridge, on Interstate 95 in Greenwich, Connecticut Category: ... Monroe is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Stamford, on the Five Mile River. ... Silvermine is a neigborhood extending into three southwestern Connecticut municipalities -- Norwalk, New Canaan and Wilton. ... New Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Newtown is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Incorporated 1651 Consolidated 1913 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Dick Moccia Area    - City 36. ... East Norwalk is a neighborhood located in Norwalk, Connecticut. ... Main Street, circa 1906 Rowayton is a section of Norwalk, Connecticut. ... Silvermine is a neigborhood extending into three southwestern Connecticut municipalities -- Norwalk, New Canaan and Wilton. ... South Norwalk or SoNo is a neighborhood in Norwalk, Connecticut. ... Redding is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Georgetown is a census-designated place located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Ridgefield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Branchville (ca. ... Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Sherman is the northernmost town of 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. ... Downtown Stamford, Connecticut is an economically thriving section of Stamford, Connecticut with major retail establishments, a shopping mall and the headquarters of major corporations, as well as other retail businesses and offices. ... The Cove section of Stamford, Connecticut, usually called The Cove is an area of mostly modest homes (although with some very expensive homes along the shoreline) in the southeast corner of Stamford, Connecticut. ... Glenbrook Community Center (formerly Glenbrook School, from a pre-1907 postcard) Same building, 2007 Glenbrook is a section (or neighborhood) of the city of Stamford, Connecticut. ... The East Side of Stamford, Connecticut is a neighborhood of mostly modest homes in southern part of the city. ... Shippan is a section (or neighborhood) of the city of Stamford, Connecticut. ... Shippan Point (or Shippan) is the southernmost neighborhood in Stamford, Connecticut, located on a peninsula in Long Island Sound. ... Springdale is a section or neighborhood in Stamford,Connecticut. ... The South End of Stamford, Connecticut is a rundown section just south of the Downtown section of the city that is expected to be greatly changed with redevelopment over the next decade. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Trumbull is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Weston is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Georgetown is a census-designated place located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Incorporated 1835 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - First selectman Gordon F. Joseloff  - Town meeting moderator Alice H. Shelton Area  - City 86. ... Greens Farms, Connecticut is the name for the southeastern portion of Westport, Connecticut, which includes lands surrounding the Metro North Railroad Greens Farms Station. ... Wilton is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in the United States. ... Georgetown is a census-designated place located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Silvermine is a neigborhood extending into three southwestern Connecticut municipalities -- Norwalk, New Canaan and Wilton. ...


Transportation

Mass transit

With the county's major thoroughfares, Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway, increasingly clogged with traffic, state officials are looking toward mass transit to ease the traffic burden. In the 2005 and 2006 sessions of the Legislature, massive appropriations were made to buy more rail cars for the Metro-North New Haven Line and branch lines. Ferry lines for some commuters in and out of Stamford are also in development.


New office buildings are being concentrated near railroad stations in Stamford, Bridgeport and other municipalities in the county to allow for more rail commuting. Proximity to Stamford's Metro-North train station was cited by the Royal Bank of Scotland as a key reason for locating its new U.S. headquarters building in downtown Stamford; construction on the office tower started in late 2006. 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. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region Greater Bridgeport Incorporated (town) 1821 Incorporated (city) 1836 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor John M. Fabrizi Area  - City 19. ... The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (Scottish Gaelic: [1]) is one of the retail banking subsidiaries of Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, which together with NatWest, provides branch banking facilities in the UK. Royal Bank of Scotland has around 700 branches, mainly in Scotland though there are branches in...


Rail

Commuter Rail is perhaps Fairfield County's most important transportation artery, as it allows many of its affluent residents an efficient ride to Grand Central. Service is provided on Metro-North's New Haven Line, and every town on the shoreline has at least one station. Connecting lines bring service to New Canaan from Stamford and to Danbury from South Norwalk. Many trains run express from New York to Stamford, making it an easy 35 minute ride. Stamford and Bridgeport are also served by Amtrak, and both cities see a significant number of boardings. 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 (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. ... 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. ...


Bus service

Connecticut Transit (CTTRANSIT)[1] runs local and inter-city buses to all some parts of the county. Norwalk Wheels is a bus service for Norwalk. GBTA is for the Bridgeport Area and eastern Fairfield County.


Major roads

Traffic is widely seen as one of the most significant problems in Fairfield County.


Boston Post Road

  • U.S. Route 1, known by various names along its length, most commonly "Boston Post Road", is the oldest north-south route in the county, running through all of its shoreline cities and towns. Since the route runs along the East Coast, for uniformity's sake, in Connecticut east is officially called "North" and west is officially "South".

Also potentially confusing are the numerous names that Route 1 takes as it goes from town to town. In Greenwich, for instance, it is called Putnam Avenue. In Stamford it becomes Main Street or Tresser Boulevard. In Darien and Fairfield it is called Boston Post Road or "the Post Road". In Norwalk it is known as Connecticut Avenue. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ...


Interstate 95

  • Interstate 95, known within Connecticut as the Connecticut Turnpike or the Governor John Davis Lodge Turnpike, crosses the state approximately parallel to U.S. Route 1. The road is most commonly referred to as "I-95". The highway is six lanes (sometimes eight lanes) throughout the county. It was completed in 1958 and is often clogged with traffic particularly during morning and evening rush hours.

With the cost of land so high along the Gold Coast, state lawmakers say they don't consider widening the highway to be fiscally feasible, although occasional stretches between entrances and nearby exits are now sometimes connected with a fourth "operational improvement" lane (for instance, westbound between the Exit 10 interchange in Darien and Exit 8 in Stamford). Expect similar added lanes in Darien and elsewhere in the Fairfield County portion of the highway in the future, lawmakers and state Department of Transportation officials say. 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. ... For other uses, see Rush hour (disambiguation). ...


Merritt Parkway

The Merritt Parkway, also known as "The Merritt" or Connecticut Route 15, is a truck-free scenic parkway that runs through the county parallel and generally several miles north of Interstate 95. Like I-95, the route typically slows down during rush hours, but rarely stops. Merritt Parkway in autumn. ...


The interchange between the Merritt Parkway and Route 7 in Norwalk was completed around the year 2000. The project was held up in a lawsuit won by preservationists concerned about the historic Merritt Parkway bridges. It is now exit 39 off the Merritt, and exit 16 off I-95.


Interstate 84

Interstate 84, which runs through Danbury, is scheduled to be widened to a six-lane highway at all points between Danbury and Waterbury. State officials say they hope the widening will not only benefit drivers regularly on the route but also entice some cars from the more crowded Interstate 95, which is roughly parallel to it. Heavier trucks are unlikely to use Interstate 84 more often, however, because the route is much hillier than I-95 according to a state Department of Transportation official. Interstate 84 runs from Scranton, Pennsylvania at an intersection with Interstate 81 to Sturbridge, Massachusetts at an intersection with the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90). ...


U.S. Route 7

With its southern terminus at Interstate 95 in central Norwalk, U.S. Route 7 heads north through Wilton, Ridgefield, and Danbury to points north. In Danbury and almost all of Norwalk, the route is a highway (known as "Super 7" in the Danbury area or "The Connector" in Norwalk) but it becomes a four-lane road just south of the Wilton-Norwalk border and up to Danbury. There is significant opposition to making the route a limited access highway for the entire length by residents of Wilton and Ridgefield. Original-style Vermont US 7 shield with embossed features United States Highway 7 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 309 miles (497 km) from northern Vermont to Norwalk, Connecticut. ...


Connecticut Route 8

Route 8 terminates (or starts) in Downtown Bridgeport from I 95 with Connecticut Route 25 and goes north. It splits from Connecticut Route 25 at the Bridgeport/ Trumbull town line and continues north into southeastern Trumbull and Shelton, then beyond the county through some of "The Valley" towns of the Naugatuck River Valley to Waterbury and beyond. Construction of the route provided some impetus for the creation of office parks in Shelton and home construction there and in other parts of The Valley. Route 8 is a 67. ...


Connecticut Route 25

Route 25 Starts in Downtown Bridgeport from I 95 with Route 8 and goes north. It splits from Connecticut Route 8 at the Bridgeport/ Trumbull town line and continues into Trumbull (expressway Ends in northern Trumbull, but still continues into Monroe, Newtown then continues to Brookfield. Route 25 is a 28. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 882,567 people, 324,232 households, and 228,259 families residing in the county. The population density was 545/km² (1,410/mi²). There were 339,466 housing units at an average density of 209/km² (542/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.31% White, 10.01% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 3.25% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.70% from other races, and 2.49% from two or more races. 11.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.6% were of Italian, 12.4% Irish, 6.5% German and 6.4% English ancestry according to Census 2000. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the English as a nation. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


In 2005 70.9% of Fairfield County's population was Non-Hispanic whites. 10.7% of the population was African-Americans. Asians were 4.1% of the population. Latinos now constituted 14.0% of the population.[2]


As of 2000, 76.2% spoke English, 11.0% Spanish, 2.0% Portuguese, 1.7% Italian and 1.1% French as their first language. Some of the last group were Haitians, although other Haitians would identify Haitian creole as their first language. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


There were 324,232 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.18. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.60 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $65,249, and the median income for a family was $77,690. Males had a median income of $51,996 versus $37,108 for females. The per capita income for the county was $38,350. About 5.00% of families and 6.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.30% of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Hospitals in the county

Bridgeport Hospital is a hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed hospital in Danbury, Connecticut. ... Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut is a community hospital serving people in lower Fairfield County and in lower Westchester County New York. ... Norwalk Hospital is a a nonprofit, acute-care, community hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut. ... St. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region Greater Bridgeport Incorporated (town) 1821 Incorporated (city) 1836 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor John M. Fabrizi Area  - City 19. ... Stamford Hospital is a private, nonprofit, community and teaching hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, with 440 affiliated doctors. ...

References

  1. ^ DiGiovanni, the Rev. (now Monsignior) Stephen M., The Catholic Church in Fairfield County: 1666-1961, 1987, William Mulvey Inc., New Canaan, Chapter II: The New Catholic Immigrants, 1880-1930; subchapter: "The True American: White, Protestant, Non-Alcoholic," pp. 81-82; DiGiovanni, in turn, cites (Footnote 209, page 258) Jackson, Kenneth T., The Ku Klux Klan in the City, 1915-1930 (New York, 1981), p. 239
  2. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/09/09001.html

External links

Major media in the county

Countywide

Daily newspapers covering the county

Spanish language newspapers

Broadcast media and cable television

The following is a list of radio stations in Connecticut. ... This is a list of radio Markets in the United States ranked by Arbitron . ...

Colleges

University of Bridgeport is a private university in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. Its campus is in the southern part of the city, on Long Island Sound. ... Fairfield University is a private, co-educational undergraduate and masters level university located in Fairfield, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. ... Sacred Heart University, the second-largest Catholic university in New England, offers more than 50 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Culture and the arts

Music: Orchestras in the county

  • Greater Bridgeport Symphony. Founded in 1945, its concerts are held at Klien Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport. The orchestra offers a free outdoors pops concert in the summer at Fairfield University. Gustav Meier has been with the GBSO for 35 years.
  • Connecticut Grand Opera, a not-for-profit, professional opera company founded in 1993 and based in Stamford, where it performs at the Palace Theatre. On its web site, the CGO claims to offer "the most ambitious opera season of any company between New York and Boston."
  • Danbury Symphony Orchestra. This orchestra does not have its own Web site and only part of a web page at the Danbury Music Center web site is devoted to it.
  • Greenwich Symphony Orchestra. Begun in 1958 as the Greenwich Philharmonia, the orchestra has grown to 90 members who perform at the Dickerman Hollister Auditorium at Greenwich High School. It also performs a pops concert in the summer. David Gilbert has been music director and conductor since 1975.
  • Norwalk Symphony Orchestra. Its concerts take place in a graceful, large "Norwalk Concert Hall" auditorium of Norwalk City Hall. Founded in 1939, the NSO remained primarily a community orchestra of volunteers. In 1956, the Norwalk Youth Symphony was created, and younger musicians often were invited to be part of the orchestra. Diane Wittry has been music director and conductor since 2002. For the past eight years she has held the same title at the Allentown (Pennsylvania) Symphony.
  • Ridgefield Symphony OrchestraAnnually, the RSO presents four subscription concerts at the Anne S. Richardson Auditorium at Ridgefield High School, and two chamber music concerts at the Ridgefield Playhouse for the Performing Arts (only one is scheduled in the 2006-07 season), along with an annual "family concert" and performances in Ridgefield schools.
  • Stamford Symphony Orchestra The SSO typically gives five pairs of classical concerts and three pops concerts a season at the 1,586-seat Palace Theatre. It also performs a concet for elementary school students and a family concert series.

History and culture links

Historic sites

Tourism links

County business associations and institutions

Coordinates: 41°14′N 73°22′W / 41.23, -73.37 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut.
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