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Encyclopedia > Rowayton
Main Street, circa 1906

Rowayton is a section of Norwalk, Connecticut. It is located on Long Island Sound, 45 miles from New York City. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 516 pixelsFull resolution (815 × 526 pixel, file size: 170 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Postcard: Main Street, Rowayton, Connecticut, circa 1906 Description: Main St. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 516 pixelsFull resolution (815 × 526 pixel, file size: 170 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Postcard: Main Street, Rowayton, Connecticut, circa 1906 Description: Main St. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


The community is governed by the Sixth Taxing District of Norwalk, and has a number of active local associations, including the Civic Association, the Historical Society, the Rowayton Library, a Gardeners Club, and a Parents Exchange. Rowayton annually plays host to a Shakespearean production in Pinkney Park from Shakespeare on the Sound, and has an active community of artists, many of whom are associated with the Rowayton Arts Center. Shakespeare redirects here. ...


The Rowayton station on the New Haven line of the Metro-North Railroad is located in the community, as is an elementary school. The Rowayton Metro-North Railroad station is one of three New Haven Line stations serving the residents of Norwalk, Connecticut. ... The Metro-North Railroad (officially the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, and usually abbreviated as Metro-North) is a suburban commuter rail service between New York City to its northern suburbs in New York and Connecticut. ...


The former Rock Ledge estate at 33, and 40-42 Highland Ave., was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. In 1910, James A. Farrell, later president of United States Steel Corporation, built a Tudor revival mansion, which burned down in 1913 and was rebuilt in granite. The estate was later bought by the Sperry Rand Corporation which developed the first commercial computer on the site.[1] Since 1966 the Farrell family stables have been the Rowayton Community Center and the Rowayton Library.[2] The United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) is an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe. ... Ascott House, Buckinghamshire. ... The American company Univac began as the business computer division of Remington Rand formed by the purchase of the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (EMCC) in 1950. ...

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Events

Arthur J. Ladrigan Swim Race

Since 1935, swimmers have been competing annually in a one-mile race from the Greens Ledge Lighthouse to Bayley Beach in Rowayton. On September 9, 2006, for instance, 300 people showed up to watch or partake in the community event (including 25 swimmers) run by the Rowayton Community Association. Ladrigan was a longtime Rowayton resident and lifeguard. Along with the Ladrigan race, other races are held the same day, including a quarter-mile competition between the Red Nun buoy and the beach and several races for children in shallow waters. Other events on the same day include a pie-eating contest, egg toss, tug-of-war competition and greased watermelon race. In 2006, Glenn Houck won the race for the third time in a row. He was clocked at 18:57. "You aim toward the [Five Mile] River and not the beach, because otherwise the current kills you," he said.[3] Rowayton is one of the richest sections of Norwalk according to the 2000 census. Greens Ledge Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Connecticut, United States, on the southwest end of Norwalk Island, Long Island Sound, near Norwalk, Connecticut. ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Independence Day fireworks

Fireworks to mark Independence Day are shot off sometime around July 4 each year from a barge about 500 feet offshore. The Rowayton Civic Association sponsors the event. At Bailey Beach a lottery has been held each year since before 1988 for 24 public, covered picnic tables (others have to bring their own tables or chairs). In 2007, 93 people vied for the tables.[4]


Notable People, Past and Present

Methodist Church, 1917

See also: List of people from Norwalk, Connecticut Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Norwalk, Connecticut, has had plenty of notable people, residents and others, past and present: Artie Shaw, Big Band Leader // Faith Baldwin (1893-1978), popular novelist who published more than 60 books and later worked with the Famous Writers School, lived in the Silvermine neighborhood and died in Norwalk. ...

Philip Caputo (born (1941 June 10) is an American author and journalist. ... A Rumor of War is a 1977 autobiography by Philip Caputo about his service in the United States Marine Corps in the early years of American involvement in the Vietnam War. ... John Frederick Kensett b. ... plutoniym card This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Richard Treat Williams (born December 1, 1951 in Rowayton, Connecticut) is an American actor. ...

Notes

  1. ^ [1]Rowayton Library Web site, "About the Library" page, accessed September 7, 2007
  2. ^ [2] "If You're Thinking of Living in: Rowayton" by Rosalie R. Radomsky, an article in The New York Times Real Estate section, July 4, 2006, accessed 2006
  3. ^ Fenwick, Alexandra, "A long crawl: Swimmers compete in annual Sound race," article in The Advocate of Stamford, September 10, 2006(Stamford edition) pages A3, A9
  4. ^ Lomuscio, James, "O say can they see: Rowayton residents enter lottery for prime fireworks seating", article in The Advocate, of Stamford, Connecticut, July 2, 2007

September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Advocate is the daily newspaper in Stamford, Connecticut. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

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Coordinates: 41°03′50″N, 73°26′11″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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