Wilton

Wilton Town Hall
Wilton Town Hall - Jerry Dougherty

The town of Wilton is located in Fairfield County in the southwestern portion of the state known as the Norwalk River Valley. In 1802 the General Assembly declared Wilton a separate township from Norwalk. In 1777 the Revolutionary War made its mark on the town when the British set fire to several homes after they retreated from their raid on Danbury. The early years of the Industrial era mostly bypassed the small farming community and it would not be until later that light industry appeared in the town. Today, the town is a mix of 18th- and 19th-century homes and small subdivisions. Careful zoning laws adopted in the 20th century help the town retain its present-day rural charm.

LEARN MORE

Places

“SONO Switch Tower Museum.” Western Connecticut Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, 2004. Link.
“Weir Farm National Historic Site.” U.S. National Park Service, 2012. Link.
“Wilton Historical Society,” 2012. Link.

Documents

“Stage Coach Schedule, Circa 1845.” D. Hunt, 1845. Connecticut History Online, Connecticut Historical Society. Link.

Books

Hurd, D. Hamilton, ed. History of Fairfield County, Connecticut with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Lewis & Company, 1881. Link.
Bepler, Laurie. Wilton in the Golden Age of Postcards. Dover,  NH: Arcadia, 1997.
Wilton Historical Society, and Robert Russell. Wilton, Connecticut: Three Centuries of People, Places, and Progress. Wilton,  CT: Wilton Historical Society, 2004.
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