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The Southport area of Fairfield, Connecticut (settled in 1639) has been designated as a historic district for its harbor, churches, public buildings, and the homesteads of some of the first families. Image File history File links I made this. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, about five miles southwest of Bridgeport on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. ...


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Southport, Connecticut 06890 (formerly 06490)


In the Eighteenth Century, Mill River village was a small hamlet (still part of Fairfield) of a few houses and a wharf at the mouth of Fairfield's Mill River. By 1831 the village had changed its name to Southport and was a bustling commercial area with warehouses, churches, schools, stores and elegant houses. Southport became a leading coastal port on Long Island Sound, its ships carrying produce and goods back and forth to New York City. A measure of its success is the fact that throughout the 1800s it possessed the only two banks in town. However, competition from steamboats and the railroad took its toll on prosperity. Resourceful shippers teamed with local farmers and businessmen to keep the port going; the Southport onion, a high quality onion was developed and grown on Fairfield's hills and shipped in Southport market boats, keeping the harbor profitable until the end of the century. Today, much of the old village area is part of an historic district, where buildings from three centuries are protected for future generations.


Information is courtesy of The Fairfield Historical Society, 636 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824


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Greater New Haven | Greater Hartford | Litchfield Hills | Lower Connecticut River Valley | Naugatuck River Valley | New York metropolitan area/Gold Coast | Quiet Corner | Southeastern Connecticut Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, about five miles southwest of Bridgeport on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Connecticut. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 48th 14,371 km² 113 km 177 km 12. ... This is a list of United States state capitals: Trivia - Jefferson City (Missouri) has the longest name of the U.S. state capitals - Only two of the U.S. state capitals are named for their state: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Indianapolis, Indiana retard See also List of current and former... Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World, New Englands Rising Star Official website: www. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Greater New Haven area is the metropolitan area whose extent includes those towns in Connecticut that share an economic, social, political, and historical focus on New Haven, Connecticut. ... The Greater Hartford region is a region located in the state of Connecticut centered around the states capital of Hartford. ... The Litchfield Hills is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the northwestern corner of the state; it is a term that is semi-contiguous with the boundaries of Litchfield County, for which it is named. ... The Lower Connecticut River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut focused around Middlesex County, eastern sections of New London County, and the juncture where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. ... The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ... The New York metropolitan area is the largest in the United States (2005 U.S. Census Bureau CSA pop. ... The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge funds in... The Quiet Corner is a region of the state of Connecticut, located in the northeastern corner of the state. ... The Southeastern Connecticut region comprises, as the name suggests, the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ...

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Fairfield | Hartford | Litchfield | Middlesex | New Haven | New London | Tolland | Windham List of Connecticut counties: Connecticut counties Fairfield County: one of four original counties created in Connecticut in 1666. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the state of Connecticut. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Middlesex County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New London County is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Connecticut. ... Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ...

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Ansonia | Bridgeport | Bristol | Danbury | Fairfield | Greenwich | Groton | Hartford | Meriden | Middletown | Milford | Naugatuck | New Britain | New Haven | New London | North Haven | Norwalk | Norwich | Shelton | Stamford | Torrington | Waterbury | West Hartford This page lists all municipalities incorporated as cities in the state of Connecticut. ... Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. ... Nickname: The Park City Official website: www. ... Bristol is a city located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Nickname: The Hat City Official website: www. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, about five miles southwest of Bridgeport on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. ... Greenwich is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Waterfront of Groton, Connecticut looking upriver Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut. ... Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World, New Englands Rising Star Official website: www. ... Meriden is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the south-central part of the state, 16 miles (26 km) south of Hartford. ... Milford is a city located in the town of Milford in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Naugatuck is a borough located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Nickname: Beehive City Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Elm City Official website: www. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... North Haven is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut on the outskirts of New Haven, Connecticut. ... City Motto: The Right Place - The Right Time County Fairfield County, Connecticut Area  - Total  - Water 59. ... Norwich is a city located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Shelton is a city located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Nickname: The City that Works Motto: Official website: www. ... Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... West Hartford is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ...

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