Danbury Connecticut History
Danbury is one of the oldest cities in Connecticut, the second oldest city in New England. The city was once home to the famous Danbury Fair and is now best known as the site of the Connecticut State Fair and other state fairs and festivals.
English settlers who moved north from Norwalk took root in Danbury in 1685 and called it Swampfield, which lived only a short time. After its renaming, it was nicknamed "Beantown" because it grew abundant wheat and other vegetables that were transported along primitive roads for pedestrian trade.
The line was first built by the Danbury and Norwalk Railroad, which was later purchased by the New York State Highway and Natural Resources Department (NYNH - H). On January 1, 1969, the NY NH-H, including the Danbury Branch, was incorporated into the New Haven and Connecticut National Highway System (NHNH). The so-called "Danbury Highway" ran through the city, probably on the present state road number six.
In a similar development, ConnDOT exercised its right of first refusal for the Danbury branch, including the New Haven and Connecticut National Highway System (NHNH - H), in 1985. It was not until nearly fifteen years later that Fairfield County Railroad supporters returned to the National Assembly with a plan for a railroad between Danbury and Norwalk. Before construction could begin, however, the Housatonic Railroad (HRR) received a separate statute from the legislature in 1836 to build its own line, temporarily ending the plans of the Fairfield County Railroad. She also acquired the rights of way for the Connecticut State Highway and Natural Resources Department (Conn. http: / / www.Connones.gov /).
British ships anchored in Long Island Sound, the British marched on through Danbury on their way to New York City. To support the service, NY & NE built three stations, and visitors to the Great Army of the Republic posts came to the town of Norwalk, a few miles west of Danburg, on the route to New Haven. Although the original line existed until 1886, it changed to Danburys and Norwalts in 1887, which were more direct than in 1886.
The Connecticut Light and Power Company acquired the entire valley for a pumped storage basin for a power plant in New Milford. The service, operated on HRR - owned by the Danbury Derby Line, a line built by NY & NE through Danburys - later became known as the Maybrook Line in 1904.
While the line initially had financial problems in the early 1850s, it grew steadily throughout the rest of the 20th century. Bethel, which became an independent city in 1855, grew from 4,105 in 1850 to 7,240 in 1860, with most of this inflow occurring within the city area. After 1871 and 1881, when the New York-New England line between Boston and New York City was completed through Danbury, the district experienced a major population growth spurt, accompanied by industrial and commercial expansion. The Danes, founded within their borders in the early 18th century, began to assume the role of a regional trading centre.
Since then, Arena has added a Tier III junior team called Danbury Colonials and a third FHL franchise called Danbury Hat Tricks. The team was later called the Danburg Whalers, a name that was brought to Connecticut in 1997 when the Hartford Whalsers of the WHA (NHL) moved to North Carolina and became the Carolina Hurricanes.
At the intersection of Cornwall Hill Rd stands a house that was taken over in 1754 by the first registered owner, Samuel Towner, who was taxed in 1761. In the 1970s, the UUSNFC moved from Danbury to New Haven, Connecticut, and then to Hartford in the 1980s and 1990s.
When the Connecticut county system was abolished, Fairfield County jail was operated by the New York and New Haven Railroad, a commuter rail company. The NYNE provided the freight service that was part of the Metro - North Commuter Railroad (NYNRC) system. Conrail was a freight company only at that time, but it provided rail services between Danbury and Hartford, Connecticut, and commuter services to and from New Jersey when Metro North and the commuter rail system were established in the 1970s to provide commuter rail services between New Yorkers and Southwest Connecticut. In the 1980s and 1990s, NY NE offered passenger services from Hartford to New Hampshire, while freight services were only offered to the city of Hartford and its suburbs.
In fact, the area between Pittsfield and the Berkshires became so popular that HRR introduced the Berkshire Express to offer commuter trains between New York City and Hartford, Connecticut. The city of Danbury, Connecticut, gained national fame and popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the Danbury Fair became a major attraction attracting tourists from all over the Northeast. In the 18th century, Danburys became famous for its funfair, which began in 1821 and became an annual event until 1869, according to the Connecticut Historical Society.