First called High Ridge Road, as early as 1830, renamed High Ridge Avenue after Civil War when J. Howard King (q.v.) was promoting the area for large summer homes; name long applied only to portion of road between West Lane and Peaceable Street, but is now used for road between West Lane and Gilbert Street; in early 20th Century, the road between Catoonah and Gilbert Streets was called Maple Avenue (q.v.). South end was probably originally included in today’s Parley Lane (q.v.); High Ridge from Parley Lane to West Lane, passing by Shadow Lane, was probably not established until the 1800s.
Jack Sanders, Ridgefield Names.