Renumbering: The current system of road and street numbering for addresses was adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission in 1969 after many complaints from emergency personnel about the haphazard “system” in use — and the fact that many roads were unnumbered, making it difficult for police, fire and ambulance personnel to find people. However, many opposed the renumbering because it was costly and inconvenient. A leader of the effort, who circulated opposition petitions, was Elizabeth Hull, whose longtime address of 1 Silver Spring Road changed to 478 Silver Spring Road.

More Historical Nuggets

First Pride Day, 1998

FIRST ‘PRIDE’ DAY: “A Celebration of Community: Straight, Gay and Lesbian“ took place in 1998, on the Community Center lawn. Just a year later, a Rainbow Flag was flown for the first time in the nation over a state capitol, Hartford, on March 21, 1999.

Hezekiah Scott (1789-1879)

Hezekiah Scott was a weaver and operated a distillery on the brook near his home on Barlow Mountain Road — a stream now called Kiah’s Brook.


The first road paving, part of a state experiment, was done on the eastern end of Branchville Road around 1912. Catoonah Street was paved in 1922.