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Fairfield County, Connecticut
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Fairfield County

The southwestern-most and most densely populated county of Connecticut.
As is the case with all eight of Connecticut's counties, there is no county government and no county seat.
The cities and towns are responsible for all local governmental activities
Former county seats were:
Fairfield (1666–1853)
Bridgeport (1853–1960)

The original Fairfield County consisted of the towns of Rye, Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, and Stratford. In 1673, the town of Woodbury was incorporated and added to Fairfield County. In 1683, New York and Connecticut reached a final agreement regarding their common border. This resulted in the cession of the town of Rye to New York. From the late 17th to early 18th centuries, several new towns were incorporated in western Connecticut and added to Fairfield County, namely Danbury (1687), Ridgefield (1709), Newtown (1711), and New Fairfield (1740). In 1751, Litchfield County was constituted, taking over the town of Woodbury. The final boundary adjustment to Fairfield County occurred in 1788 when the town of Brookfield was incorporated from parts of Newtown, Danbury, and New Milford, with Fairfield County gaining territory from Litchfield County.

Remington House
The Frederick Remington House, Ridgefield CT
[Robert Fulton, III - Photographer, 1967]

Cities and Towns
 Bethel (town) * Bridgeport (city) * Brookfield (town) * Danbury (city) * Darien (town) * Easton (town) * Fairfield (town)
Greenwich (town) * Monroe (town) * New Canaan (town) * New Fairfield (town) * Newtown (town) * Norwalk (city) * Redding (town)
Ridgefield (town) * Shelton (city) * Sherman (town) * Stamford (city) * Trumbull (town) * Weston (town) * Westport (Town) * Wilton (town)


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Fairfield County Data


Birth Records



Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records


Marriage Records

Military Records

Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:

Oct. 2017: News for ORSZAG

Sept. 2017: News for Welowick, Holah, Martionski, Fendro, Scott, Summers, Fusaro, Koslofski, Murphy, Noonan; Patents for Beltzer, Delcampe, Goodridge, Lake, Moulthrop, Haldy, Taylor
March 2017: 1840 Census of Pensioners
Sept 2016: Death PARMERLEE
April 2016: Engagement GIVENS-MANLEY
Oct 2015: bio WOOSTER ; cemetery records in Episcopal and North Main St. cemeteries in Danbury
Sept 2015: marriage HOOVER-TALMAN
Mar 2014: Pews and Members of Stratford Episcopalian church; Marriage Records



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Surrounding Counties

  Litchfield County (north)

New Haven County (east)

Westchester County, New York (southwest)

Putnam County, New York (west)

Dutchess County, New York (northwest)

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