The town of Trumbull is located in Fairfield County in the southwestern part of the state near the Long Island Sound. Settled in 1639 as part of the town of Stratford, Trumbull was incorporated in 1797 and took as its namesake the Revolutionary War Governor Jonathan Trumbull. Throughout the 1800s, farming and light industry provided the town’s livelihood, but by the 20th century less than half of Trumbull’s land was still used for farming. Today, Trumbull is predominately residential with a thriving retail district and shopping malls.
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Connecticut Freedom Trail. “Nero Hawley Gravesite,” 2017. Link.
“Trumbull Historical Society,” 2017. Link.
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Trumbull Historical Society. Trumbull. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 1997.