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Encyclopedia > Stratford, Connecticut
Stratford, Connecticut
Stratford's Town Hall, on Main Street
Stratford's Town Hall, on Main Street
Location in Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°12′16″N, 73°07′47″W
NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford
Region Greater Bridgeport
Settled 1639
Government
 - Type Mayor-council
 - Mayor James R. Miron
Area
 - City 51.5 km²  (19.9 sq mi)
 - Land 45.6 km² (17.6 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 - City 49,943
 - Density 1,096/km² (2,838/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06497, 06614, 06615
Website: http://www.townofstratford.com/

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The population was 49,976 at the 2000 census. It has a historical legacy in aviation, the military, the arts, and environmentalism. In 1942, Igor Sikorsky with his Sikorsky Aircraft company in Stratford, developed and produced the first successful single-rotor helicopter; every Marine One (the helicopter of the President of the United States) has been manufactured in Stratford from 1957, and projected to at least 2008. The town was also the home of the Stratford Army Engine Plant for the United States military from 1939 to 1998. 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Igor Sikorsky Russian Aviators Sikorsky, Genner and Kaulbars abroad airplane Russian Vityaz; 1915 Sikorsky Aero Engineering Company Stock Certificate courtesy of Scripophily. ... Sikorsky is an American aircraft and helicopter manufacturer. ... VH-60N Presidential Hawk Marine One in front of the White House Marine One Sikorsky VH-3D Landing on the lawn President George W. Bush surveys the damage to Enterprise, Alabama from Marine One after the February-March 2007 Tornado Outbreak. ... The presidential seal was first used in 1880 by President Rutherford B. Hayes and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ...


In 1955, Stratford, having the same name as Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's hometown in England, became home to the nationally renowned American Shakespeare Festival, which was housed, until its closure, at its 1,100 seat Stratford Festival Theatre on the Housatonic River. The theatre featured such luminaries as Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Jane Alexander, Hal Holbrook, Roddy McDowall, Nina Foch, and John Houseman. Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon is a town in Warwickshire, England. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic four-time Academy Award-winning American star of film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence. ... This article is about the American actor. ... Jessica Tandy, christened Jessie Alice Tandy (June 7, 1909 – September 11, 1994) was a noted Academy Award-winning English theatre, film and TV actress who became an American citizen. ... Jane Alexander (born October 28, 1939), is an award-winning American actress, a former director of the National Endowment for the Arts, and an author. ... Holbrook as Twain, 1957. ... McDowall as a child actor Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall (September 17, 1928 – October 3, 1998) was a British actor. ... Nina Foch (b. ... John Houseman John Houseman (September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born actor and film producer. ...


Stratford is also home to Sikorsky Memorial Airport, and the Great Meadows Unit of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, which neighbors the airport. Today, Stratford has two Superfund sites as designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Sikorsky Memoral Airport (IATA: BDR, ICAO: KBDR) is an airport located in Stratford, Connecticut and east of Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... The Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge is a 825 acre National Wildlife Refuge in eight units across Connecticut. ... Checking the status of a cleanup site Superfund is the common name for the United States environmental law that is officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 to 9675, which was enacted by the United States Congress on December 11... EPA redirects here. ...


Stratford, which once included all of what is now Fairfield County, is bordered on the west by Bridgeport, Connecticut, on the north by Trumbull, Connecticut and Shelton, Connecticut, and on the east by Milford, Connecticut (across the Housatonic). 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. ... Trumbull is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: A Small City with a Big Heart Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Central Region Named 1640 Incorporated (city) 1959 Government type Mayor-council  - Mayor James L. Richetelli, Jr. ...


Recently, controversy has arisen due to decades of asbestos waste dumping by the Raybestos corporation, housed in Stratford.

Contents

History

Founding and Puritan era

Stratford was founded in 1639 by Puritan leader Reverend Adam Blakeman (pronounced Blackman) and either 16 families—according to legend—or approximately 35 families—suggested by later research—who had recently arrived in Connecticut from England seeking religious freedom. Stratford is one of many towns in the northeastern US founded as part of the Great Migration in the 1630s when Puritan families fled an increasingly polarized England in the decade before the civil war between Charles I and Parliament (led by Oliver Cromwell). Some of the Stratford settlers were from families who had first moved from England to the Netherlands to seek religious freedom, like their predecessors on the Mayflower, and decided to come to the New World when their children began to adopt the Dutch culture and language. Events January 14 - Connecticuts first constitution, the Fundamental Orders, is adopted. ... For the record label, see Puritan Records. ... Rev. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... was when erikson martinez was rich ... Events and Trends Thirty Years War in full swing in Europe September 8, 1636 - A vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony establishes Harvard College as the first college founded in the Americas. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2007 estimate... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland, and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... A parliament is a legislature, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system modelled after that of the United Kingdom. ... Oliver Cromwell (April 25, 1599–September 3, 1658) was an English military and political leader best known for making England a republic and leading the Commonwealth of England. ... Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882) The Mayflower was the famous ship that transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (United States), in 1620. ...


Like other Puritan or Pilgrim towns founded during this time, early Stratford was a place where church leadership and town leadership were both united under the pastor of the church, in this case Reverend Blakeman. The goal of these communities was to create perfect outposts of religious idealism where the wilderness would separate them from the interference of kings, parliaments, or any other secular authority. Monument to pilgrims in Burgos, Spain This article is on religious pilgrims. ...


Blakeman ruled Stratford until his death in 1665, but as the second generation of Stratford grew up many of the children rejected what they perceived as the exceptional austerity of the town's founders. This and later generations sought to change the religious dictums of their elders, and the utopian nature of Stratford and similar communities was gradually replaced with more standard colonial administration. By the late 1600s, the Connecticut government had assumed political control over Stratford. Year 1665 (MDCLXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... See Utopia (disambiguation) for other meanings of this word Utopia, in its most common and general meaning, refers to a hypothetical perfect society. ... November 5, 1605 â€” The Gunpowder Plot to blow up the British Parliament. ...


Many descendants of the original founding Puritan families remain in Stratford today after over 350 years; for centuries they often intermarried within the original small group of 17th century Pilgrim families. Stratford's original name was Cupheag, but was later changed to honor Stratford upon Avon in England. Despite its Puritan origins, Stratford was the site of the first Anglican church in Connecticut, founded in 1707 and ministered by the Rev. Dr. Samuel Johnson. Settlers from Stratford went on to found other American cities and towns, including Newark, New Jersey, established in 1666 by members of the Stratford founding families who believed the town's religious purity had been compromised by the changes after Blakeman's death. Other towns such as Cambria, New York (now Lockport, New York) were founded or expanded around new churches by Stratford descendants taking part in the westward migration. U.S. President Gerald Ford was a descendant of one of the Stratford founding families, that led by William Judson. The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... Rev. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - City 67. ... 1666 is often called Annus Mirabilis. ... Cambria is a town located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5,393. ... Lockport is a city located in Niagara County, New York, United States. ... this guy is awsome i played him in a school play he also has some pretty funky history Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ...


Towns created from Stratford

Stratford was one of the two principal settlements in southwestern Connecticut (the other was Fairfield). Over time, it gave rise to several new towns that broke off and incorporated separately. The following is a list of towns created from parts of Stratford. Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ...

Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Monroe is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Trumbull is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... 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. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ...

Modern role in aviation and the military

In 1939, one of the world's first successful commercial helicopters was developed in Stratford by Igor Sikorsky and flown at his plant. His company, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is still the town's largest taxpayer. Also in 1939, Lycoming produced Wright radial engines here. After WWII, the plant was converted to produce turbines. 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors consisting of two or more rotor blades. ... Igor Sikorsky Russian Aviators Sikorsky, Genner and Kaulbars abroad airplane Russian Vityaz; 1915 Sikorsky Aero Engineering Company Stock Certificate courtesy of Scripophily. ... Sikorsky is an American aircraft and helicopter manufacturer. ... For other meanings of Lycoming, please see Lycoming (disambiguation). ... The Curtiss-Wright Corporation was once a leading aircraft manufacturer of the United States, but has since become a component manufacturer, specializing in actuators, controls, valves, and metal treatment. ... The radial engine is an internal combustion engine configuration in which the cylinders point outward from a central crankshaft like the spokes on a wheel. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... A Siemens steam turbine with the case opened. ...


Toll Booths

In January 1983, a truck slammed into a line of cars waiting to pay a toll on Interstate 95 in Stratford, due to brake failure. Seven people were killed. This accident was one of the reasons why tolls were removed throughout the state; these changes took six years to complete.[1] Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 95 Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is a well-known, important, and heavily traveled highway in the United States Interstate Highway System. ...


Military and Industrial Significance

Sikorsky Aircraft

Sikorsky Aircraft Black Hawk helicopter in flight.

Stratford is also home to Sikorsky Aircraft a United Technologies Corporation subsidiary founded by Igor Sikorsky the inventor of the helicopter. Based in Stratford, Connecticut, Sikorsky has major facilities in other Connecticut locations as well as in Florida and Alabama. Download high resolution version (2814x1960, 1376 KB)UH-60 Blackhawk File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (2814x1960, 1376 KB)UH-60 Blackhawk File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Sikorsky is an American aircraft and helicopter manufacturer. ... United Technologies Corporation (UTC) (NYSE: UTX) is a multinational corporation based in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, and is the 20th largest U.S. manufacturer. ... Igor Sikorsky Russian Aviators Sikorsky, Genner and Kaulbars abroad airplane Russian Vityaz; 1915 Sikorsky Aero Engineering Company Stock Certificate courtesy of Scripophily. ... A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors consisting of two or more rotor blades. ...


Stratford Army Engine Plant

The Stratford Army Engine Plant (SAEP) was a U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command installation, and was a manufacturing industrial facility, along the Houstatonic River and Main Street, opposite Sikorsky Airport. Due to the Base Realignment and Closure actions of the United States Department of Defense, the closure of the plant was recommended in July 1995. The SAEP closed on September 30, 1998. Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) is a process of the United States federal government directed at the administration and operation of the US Armed Forces, used by the United States Department of Defense and Congress to close excess military installations and realign the total asset inventory in order to save... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ...


Local politics and government

Form of government

The Town of Stratford operated under a classic Council-manager government form from 1921 until 2005. In 2005, the Town of Stratford elected its first Mayor to a four-year term. The Town has a ten-member Town Council, elected to two-year terms. The Town Council is elected by district, and appoints one of its members to serve as Chairman. The Mayor and the Town Council are responsible for setting policy through the enactment of ordinances and resolutions. The first mayor, James Miron, was elected on November 8, 2005 and inaugurated on December 12, 2005. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... In the United Kingdom, town councils are civil parish councils, where the civil parish is a town. ...


Local schools

Frank Scott Bunnell High School.
Frank Scott Bunnell High School.

Stratford has fourteen public grade K-12 schools as of 2006. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

  • Chapel Street Elementary School
  • Eli Whitney Elementary School
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Stratford Academy
    • Honeyspot House (elementary(k-2)
    • Johnson House (elementary)(3-6)
  • Lordship Elementary School
  • Nichols Elementary School
  • Second Hill Lane Elementary School
  • Wilcoxson Elementary School
  • David Wooster Middle School
  • Harry B. Flood Middle School
  • Frank Scott Bunnell High School
  • Stratford High School
  • A.L.P.H.A. (Formerly S.A.F.E.) Alternative High School
  • St. Mark School (k-8)
  • St. James School (k-8)

Eli Whitney Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765–January 8, 1825) was an American inventor. ... David Wooster (1710–1777) was an American military leader from Connecticut. ...

Local sites and attractions

Shakespeare Festival Theater

Stratford Festival Theatre.
Stratford Festival Theatre.

Stratford, Connecticut once had a thriving theater, the American Shakespeare Festival Theater; it opened in 1955. Some of the world's biggest stars performed on this stage including Katharine Hepburn, Jessica Tandy, Nina Foch, and Hal Holbrook. John Houseman served as its artistic director during the late 1950s. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic four-time Academy Award-winning American star of film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence. ... Jessica Tandy, christened Jessie Alice Tandy (June 7, 1909 – September 11, 1994) was a noted Academy Award-winning English theatre, film and TV actress who became an American citizen. ... Nina Foch (b. ... Holbrook as Twain, 1957. ... John Houseman John Houseman (September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born actor and film producer. ...


The Town of Stratford received the deed for the Stratford Festival Shakespeare Theater on February 8 2005 from the State of Connecticut. On May 10, 2006 the town selected a New York City development company, Koerner Kronenfeld Partners LLC (http://www.kkpnyc.com, to reopen the theater as a worldwide tourist destination. A limited 2006 summer season will be scheduled for 2006. May 10 is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Stratford Brakettes

Stratford is also home to one of the most successful women's softball teams in history, the Brakettes. They have won 24 national championships, including a record eight consecutive titles, from 1971 to 1978. Formed in 1949 as the Raybestos Girl All-Stars, and later the Raybestos Brakettes, they ceased being sponsored by Raybestos in 1985 and since then have been known as the Stratford Brakettes. Their most recent title came in 2004, capping another three-peat (titles in 2002, 2003, and 2004). They won the national championship again in 2006 in Amherst, NH.[2]


National Helicopter Museum

A small museum in the former Stratford railroad station (eastbound, or northern side of the tracks) at 2480 Main Street, the museum contains a photographic history of the helicopter and many models. The museum has free admission and is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., from Memorial Day through October.


Great Salt Marsh

Stratford is home to the Great Meadows Unit of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, which is adjacent to Sikorksy Airport. The Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge is a 825 acre National Wildlife Refuge in eight units across Connecticut. ...


On the National Register of Historic Places

Booth Memorial Park and Museum sits on a 32 acre location in the north end of Stratford, Connecticut. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Captain David Judson House was built by David Judson, a resident of Stratford, Connecticut, circa 1750. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Booth Memorial Park and Museum sits on a 32 acre location in the north end of Stratford, Connecticut. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Sterling Homestead is the home on Main Street, in Stratford, Connecticut that was created by John William Sterling in 1886. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Stratford Point Light is a historic lighthouse in Stratford, Connecticut, United States, at the mouth of the Housatonic River. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ...

Superfund Sites

Clean up of a Raymark Industries Superfund site, in Stratford.
Clean up of a Raymark Industries Superfund site, in Stratford.

Today, Stratford has two Superfund sites as designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. These include a variety of locations related to asbestos dumping and disposal by the Raymark corporation, whose manufacturing was previously headquartered in Stratford, and the former Stratford Army Engine Plant. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Checking the status of a cleanup site Superfund is the common name for the United States environmental law that is officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 to 9675, which was enacted by the United States Congress on December 11... EPA redirects here. ...


From 1919 to 1989, Raymark manufactured friction products, such as brake pads, for the automobile industry, and disposed of wastes containing lead, asbestos, PCBs and other hazardous substances at its Stratford manufacturing plant. Raymark dried the waste material and made it available for use as fill material for lawns, playgrounds, and schoolyards. In 1993, the EPA and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection began working together to complete the cleanup of contamination Raymark left behind in Stratford. EPA completed its cleanup of the contaminated residential properties in 1995 and the former Raymark plant property in 1997. Plans for cleanup of the Ferry Creek area and surrounding properties where additional Raymark waste was historically disposed are currently being developed by EPA.[3]


The cost of cleaning up the Raymark Site is estimated to exceed $200 million.[4]

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Geography and Demographics

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.5 km² (19.9 mi²). 45.6 km² (17.6 mi²) of it is land and 5.9 km² (2.3 mi²) of it (11.52%) 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. ...


As of the census² of 2000, there were 49,976 people, 19,898 households, and 13,630 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,097.0/km² (2,841.9/mi²). There were 20,596 housing units at an average density of 452.1/km² (1,171.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.76% White, 9.79% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.14% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.80% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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. ...


There were 19,898 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.04. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $53,494, and the median income for a family was $64,364. Males had a median income of $45,552 versus $34,575 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,501. About 3.5% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 5.8% 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. ...


Trivia

  • Former Stratford resident Stephen King has included Stratford in some of his novels and short stories, including "Cujo" and "They Sometimes Come Back".

Stratford-upon-Avon Historic map from 1908 New Place today Shakespeares birthplace Halls Croft Anne Hathaways Cottage Stratford-upon-Avon is a town on the River Avon in south Warwickshire, England. ... Stratford is the main town of the central Taranaki region, aptly named as the Stratford District. Situated directly inland from Mount Taranaki, Stratford is a rural service centre with a 2001 population of 5225. ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ...

Notable people associated with Stratford

Andrew Adams (January 7, 1736– November 26, 1797) was an American lawyer, jurist, and political leader in Litchfield, Connecticut during the Revolutionary War. ... Dick Cavett in 1974 Richard Alva Cavett (born November 19, 1936) is an American television talk show host known for his conversational style of in-depth and often serious issues discussion. ... Joseph Platt Cooke (January 4, 1730, Stratford (Bridgeport, Connecticut) - February 3, 1816, Danbury, Connecticut) was a Continental Congress Delegate representing Connecticut He graduated from Yale College in 1750; from 1763 to 1783 he represented the town in about thirty sessions of the general assembly. ... Illustration depicting uniforms and weapons used during the 1779 to 1783 period of the American Revolution by showing four soldiers standing in an informal group General George Washington, was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army on June 15, 1775. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen Colonies that... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic four-time Academy Award-winning American star of film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence. ... William Samuel Johnson (October 7, 1727 - November 14, 1819) was a statesman and one of United States Founding Fathers. ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ... William Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... Ken H. Olsen (born on February 20, 1926) was an American engineer who founded Digital Equipment Corporation in 1957. ... David Plant (March 29, 1781 - October 18, 1851) was a United States Representative from Connecticut. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Igor Sikorsky Russian Aviators Sikorsky, Genner and Kaulbars abroad airplane Russian Vityaz; 1915 Sikorsky Aero Engineering Company Stock Certificate courtesy of Scripophily. ... Sikorsky is an American aircraft and helicopter manufacturer. ... Gideon Tomlinson (December 31, 1780 - October 8, 1854) was a United States Senator for Connecticut. ... John William Sterling (May 12, 1844 - July 5, 1918) was a philanthropist, corporate attorney, and major benefactor to Yale University. ... David Wooster (1710–1777) was an American military leader from Connecticut. ...

Books about Stratford

  • Stratford Images of America Series, a pictorial history, 1850-1970
  • In Pursuit of Paradise: a History of Stratford, CT, Lewis G. Knapp-$30.00
  • History of Stratford, 1639-1939, by Wm. Howard Wilcoxson, (occasionally available from the Stratford Historical Society)

Notes

  1. ^ nytimes.com: Dead Identified In Turnpike Crash
  2. ^ brakettes.com: National Championship results
  3. ^ epa.gov: U.S. SUES RAYMARK INDUSTRIES FOR ESTIMATED $192 MILLION CLEANUP OF CONNECTICUT SUPERFUND SITE
  4. ^ epa.gov: SETTLEMENT PROTECTS SETTLING STRATFORD HOMEOWNERS FROM SUPERFUND COSTS
  5. ^ [1] Web page titled "Online Directory: Connecticut, USA" at Sister Cities International Web site, accessed March 27, 2007
  6. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

"Shakespeare's Dresser" by Bob Smith" March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (87th in leap years). ... 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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