Warren’s map of 1812

Large boulder at edge of Fairlawn Cemetery on North Salem Road, opposite New Street, where, legend says, five Norwalk men, exploring for the new settlement of Ridgefield, spent a night.
Moses Warren's Map of 1812


Moses Warren’s map of Connecticut, published in 1812 in Hartford, shows, for the first time, the new route between Ridgefield and Danbury through the Sugar Hollow; Ridgefield village’s two churches in their proper places along the west side of Main Street; also shows “The Crank” in Ridgebury [the section along George Washington Highway that was once ceded to Danbury, but was returned to Ridgefield]; one of last maps to show Ridgefield extending to New Fairfield.

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.