The city of Stamford, located in Fairfield County at the southwestern tip of the state, is the fourth-largest city in Connecticut and is considered a part of the Greater New York metropolitan area. Settled by families from Wethersfield, Stamford incorporated as a borough in 1830, and later as a city in 1893. By the 18th century, Stamford was a successful commercial center—attributed largely to its canal and harbor which shipped and received goods with New York and the West Indies. Today, Stamford is known primarily as a suburb of New York City and home to the headquarters of numerous corporations.
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The Stamford Historical Society. “The Hoyt Barnum House - Virtual Tour,” 2016. Link.
Connecticut Freedom Trail. “Jackie Robinson Park of Fame,” 2016. Link.
“Stamford Historical Society,” 2016. Link.
Schick, Jacob. Patent Number 1,721,530 - Shaving Implement. 1,721,530. Stamford, CT, issued July 23, 1929. Link.
Blickensderfer, George C. Patent Number 472,692 - Type Writing Machine. 472,692. Stamford, issued April 12, 1892. Link.
“Stamford Collection.” Connecticut Digital Archive, n.d. Link.
Burleigh, Lucien R. “View of Stamford, Conn. 1883.” Bird’s-eye Map. Milwaukee: Beck & Pauli Lithography, 1883. University of Connecticut Libraries, Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC. Link.
Blodgett, Edwin S. “WWI Pamphlet - How Stamford Is Meeting Her War Labor Problems,” 1918. Link.
Jewell, Karen. A Maritime History of the Stamford Waterfront: Cove Island, Shippan Point and the Stamford Harbor Shoreline. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2010.
Pavia, Tony, and Matt Pavia. An American Town and the Vietnam War: Stories of Service from Stamford, Connecticut. McFarland & Company, 2016.
McCain, Diana. Connecticut Coast: A Town-by-Town Illustrated History. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 2009.
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.
Huntington, E. B. History of Stamford, Connecticut from Its Settlement in 1641, to the Present Time, Including Darien, Which Was One of Its Parishes Until 1820. Stamford, CT: E. B. Huntington, 1868. Link.
Lambert, Edward. History of the Colony of New Haven, Before and After the Union with Connecticut. Containing a Particular Description of the Towns Which Composed That Government, Viz., New Haven, Milford, Guilford, Branford, Stamford, & Southold, L.i. with a Notice of the Towns Which Have Been Set Off from “the Original Six.” New Haven, CT: Hitchcock & Stafford, 1838. Link.
Bull, Bonnie. Stamford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 1997.
Stamford Historical Society, Estelle Feinstein, and Joyce S. Pendery. Stamford: An Illustrated History. Woodland Hills, CA: Windsor Publications, 1984.
Majdalany, Jeanne. The Early Settlement of Stamford, Connecticut, 1641-1700. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1990.