Fairfield, Connecticut

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Local Area Code: 203  Time Zone: Eastern  DST: Y
Location: (by zip code) 41.168961 N, 73.26513 W
Population: (2000 census) = 57,340 (town)   Demographics
Median age: (2000 census) 38.5 yrs.
Population: (2010: by zip code) = 33,900
Area: (by zip code) 21.42 sq.mi. 6% water.
County: Fairfield County  County Population: (2010) = 916,829   
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The permanent settlement of Fairfield began in 1639 when Roger Ludlow laid out four "squares" of land divided by five roadways. This area defined the center of the new settlement, and remains today as the Historic Town Green.

Fairfield operates under a Representative Town Meeting form of government with members elected by the residents of the voting districts of the town.

On July 7, 1779, the people of Fairfield awoke to a warning from the fort at Black Rock. A British fleet had been spotted and was anchoring off the coast. The British invasion came in late afternoon when the troops disembarked at McKenzie's Point. General Tryon and his troops proceeded to set up headquarters in a home on Beach Road. The Fairfield men did not give up. They successfully defended a makeshift fortification at Round Hill, and tore up a strategic bridge crossing Ash Creek. British troops under the command of General George Garth landed near Mill River and marched over Sasco Hill toward Fairfield to join Tryon. Tryon's intention to march the combined forces to Black Rock Fort and attack from the rear had been foiled by the destruction of the Ash Creek bridge. In retaliation he began burning homes one by one.

The greatest damage was inflicted on the following day as the British left Fairfield. A rear guard of German mercenaries had been ordered to cover the withdrawal. In the face of furious inhabitants, they set fire to virtually all the buildings, including the churches and ministers' homes, which Tryon had given protection. Fairfield never fully recovered from the destruction.

In 1901, Gustave Whitehead (an aviation pioneer) piloted his Number 21 aircraft in a controlled powered flight for about half a mile up to 50 ft. high and landed safely. In June 2013, Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that he signed into law a measure insisting that German-born aviator and Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead flew in 1901, two years before Wilbur and Orville Wright lifted off from Kitty Hawk.

The town of Fairfield is located 51.2 miles ( 82.4 km )
--- heading 217o (southwest) from Hartford.

At the time of the 2000 census, the town of Fairfield had a population of 57,340 living in 20,397 households. The median age was 38.5 yrs.

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Name = Connecticut
Abbr = CT
Cap. = Hartford
Pop. (2000) = 3,405,565
Pop. (2010) = 3,574,097
Pop. (2015) = 3,590,886
Nick. = The Constitution State
Motto = Qui Transtulit Sustinet (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)
Flower = Mountain Laurel
Bird = American robin
Tree = White Oak
Song = Yankee Doodle
Statehood = Jan. 9, 1788
Web = www.ct.gov
Land Area = 4,845 sq.mi.
Highest Point = Mt Frissell (2,380ft.)
Lowest Point = Long Island Sound
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Area Code(s) = 203 475 860 

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