Woodbridge

Judges' Cave, West Rock Ridge State Park
Judges’ Cave, West Rock Ridge State Park, Woodbridge

This New Haven County town is located in the southern portion of the state.  Originally known as Amity parish, Woodbridge incorporated parts of New Haven and Milford in 1784 and renamed itself after the Reverend Benjamin Woodbridge. Today, the town is largely a bedroom community with large amounts of preserved open land and extensive public hiking trails. The town is also home to the Darling House Museum and the Woodbridge Green Historic District, both on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Thomas Darling House and Tavern, Woodbridge

The Darlings Make Preservation a Family Affair

Thomas Darling was an 18th-century merchant, farmer, and politician and a member of the colonial elite. Counted among his friends... Read more » …[more]

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Places

“Amity & Woodbridge Historical Society,” 2017. Link.

Documents

“Digitized Historic Newspaper - Amity Star (Various Dates).” Case Memorial Library, Connecticut History Illustrated, 1952 1950. Link.
Price & Leeʹs New Haven (New Haven County, Conn.) City Directory, Including West Haven, East Haven, and Woodbridge. New Haven, CT: Price & Lee Company, 1900. Link.
“Woodbridge - WPA Architectural Survey.” Connecticut State Library Digital Collections, 2017. Link.

Books

Rockey, J. L., ed. History of New Haven County, Connecticut. Vol. 2. New York: W. W. Preston, 1892. Link.
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