|Nickname(s): The Hat City|
Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
|• Mayor||Mark D. Boughton (R)|
|• City||44.3 sq mi (114.7 km2)|
|• Land||42.1 sq mi (109.1 km2)|
|• Water||2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)|
|• Urban||123.6 sq mi (320.1 km2)|
|Elevation||397 ft (121 m)|
|• Density||1,800/sq mi (710/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||06810, 06811, 06813|
|Area code(s)||203; also future 475|
|GNIS feature ID||0206580|
Danbury is a city in northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, approximately 70 miles from New York City. Danbury's population at the 2010 census was 80,893. Danbury is the fourth most-populous city in Fairfield County, and seventh among Connecticut cities. The city is located within the New York metropolitan area.
The city was named for the place of origin of many of the early settlers, Danbury, Essex, England, and has been nicknamed Hat City, because of its history in the hat industry, at one point producing almost 25% of America's hats. The hat industry polluted the Still River with mercury. There is also a mineral named for Danbury, danburite.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Government
- 6 Danbury Federal Correctional Institution
- 7 Education
- 8 Media
- 9 Libraries
- 10 Pollution
- 11 Sites of interest
- 12 Sports
- 13 Transportation
- 14 In pop culture
- 15 Notable people
- 16 See also
- 17 References
- 18 External links
Danbury was settled by colonists in 1685, when eight families moved from what are now Norwalk and Stamford, Connecticut. The Danbury area was then called Pahquioque by its namesake, the Pahquioque Native Americans. One of the original settlers was Samuel Benedict, who bought land from the Paquioques in 1685, along with his brother James Benedict; James Beebe, and Judah Gregory. Also called Paquiack ("open plain" or "cleared land") by local Native Americans, the settlers chose the name Swampfield for their town, but in October 1687, the general court decreed the name Danbury. The general court appointed a committee to lay out the boundaries of the new town. A survey was made in 1693, and a formal town patent was granted in 1702.
During the American Revolution, Danbury was an important military supply depot for the Continental Army. On April 26–27, 1777, the British, under Major General William Tryon, burned and looted the city. The central motto on the seal of the City of Danbury is Restituimus (Latin for "We have restored"), a reference to the destruction caused by the Loyalist army troops. The American General David Wooster was mortally wounded at the Battle of Ridgefield by the same British forces which had attacked Danbury. He is buried in Danbury's Wooster Cemetery; the private Wooster School in Danbury also was named in his honor.
In 1780, the first hat factory in Danbury was established by Zadoc or Zoe Benedict; it had 3 employees, and made 18 hats weekly. Danbury was known as "The Hat City" or the "Hatting Capital of the World" during the early 20th century, as it produced 24% of America's hats in 1904. Later, fur removal was sometimes separated from the hat making, as the P. Robinson Fur Cutting Company on Oil Mill Road on the Still River performed this business.
In 1802, Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association, a group expressing fear of persecution by the Congregationalists of that town, in which he used the expression "Separation of Church and State". It is the first known instance of the expression, which contrary to popular belief does not appear in the U.S. Constitution in those words, but is often believed to be present by the combined effect of the establishment and free exercise clauses of the First Amendment. James Madison, considered the founder of the Constitution, used similar language regarding such separation. The letter is on display at the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Danbury.
The first Danbury Fair was held in 1821. In 1869, it became a yearly event; the last edition was in 1981. The fairgrounds were cleared to make room for the Danbury Fair Mall, which opened in autumn 1986.
In 1835, the Connecticut Legislature granted a rail charter to the Fairfield County Railroad, which saw no construction as investment was slow. In 1850, the organization's plans were scaled back, and renamed the Danbury and Norwalk Railroad. Work moved quickly on the 23 mi (37 km) railroad line. In 1852, it, the first railroad line in Danbury, opened, with two trains making the 75-minute trip to Norwalk.
The central part of Danbury was incorporated as a borough in 1822. The borough was reincorporated as the city of Danbury on April 19, 1889. The city and town were consolidated on January 1, 1965.
The Kohanza Reservoir, one of many reservoirs built to provide water to the hat factories, broke on January 31, 1869. The ensuing flood of icy water killed 11 people within 30 minutes, and caused major damage to homes and farms.
Oglala Sioux tribesman Albert Afraid of Hawk died on June 29, 1900, in Danbury during a tour with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at age 21. His interment was at Wooster Cemetery. Afraid of Hawk's remains were discovered by Robert Young, an employee of Wooster one hundred and twelve years later. The corpse covered in a bison robe was relocated to Saint Mark's Episcopal Cemetery in Rockyford for reburial by tribal descendants.
In 1902, the American Federation of Labor union called for a nationwide boycott of a Danbury non-union hat manufacturer, Dietrich Loewe. The manufacturer sued the union under the Sherman Antitrust Act for unlawfully restraining trade. The U.S. Supreme Court, in 1908, held that the union was liable for damages. This also is known as the Danbury Hatters' case.
A 60-acre (24 ha) tract near the Fairgrounds, known as Tucker's Field, was purchased by local pilots in 1928 and leased to the town. This became an airport, which is now Danbury Municipal Airport (ICAO: KDXR).
Connecticut's largest lake, Candlewood Lake, was artificially created in 1929 where Wood Creek and the Rocky River meet near the Housatonic River. The land that is now the lake was owned and operated by Connecticut Light and Power Company as a hydroelectric power facility until sold for $9 million in June 2006.
Social activism, desegregation, and conscientious objectors during World War II
During the Second World War, Danbury's prison was one of many sites used for the incarceration of conscientious objectors. One in six inmates in the United States' federal prisons was a conscientious objector, and prisons like Danbury found themselves suddenly filled with large numbers of highly educated men skilled in social activism. Due to the activism of inmates within the prison, and local laborers protesting in solidarity with the conscientious objectors, Danbury became one of the nation's first prisons to desegregate its inmates.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Danbury has a total area of 44.3 square miles (115 km2), of which 42.1 square miles (109 km2) is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), or 4.94%, is water. The city includes the southern parts of Candlewood Lake. Danbury borders Ridgefield to the southwest, Redding to the south, Bethel to the southeast, Brookfield to the northeast, New Fairfield to the north, and Putnam County, New York to the west.
Danbury has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfa), with four distinct seasons, resembling Hartford more than coastal Connecticut or New York City. Summers are hot and humid, while winters are cold with significant snowfall. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from 26.8 °F (−2.9 °C) in January to 73.9 °F (23.3 °C) in July; on average, temperatures reaching 90 or 0 °F (32 or −18 °C) occur on 18 and 3.1 days of the year, respectively. The average annual precipitation is approximately 52.1 inches (1,320 mm), which is distributed fairly evenly throughout the year; snow averages 50 inches (127 cm) per season, although this total may vary considerably from year to year. Extremes in temperature range from 106 °F (41 °C) on July 22, 1926 and July 15, 1995 down to −18 °F (−28 °C) on February 9, 1934.
|Climate data for Danbury, Connecticut (1981–2010 normals, extremes 1937–present)|
|Record high °F (°C)||71
|Average high °F (°C)||35.3
|Average low °F (°C)||18.3
|Record low °F (°C)||−18
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||3.77
|Average snowfall inches (cm)||14.9
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01-inch)||11.5||9.8||11.8||11.4||12.1||11.9||10.3||9.3||9.0||9.2||10.0||11.5||127.8|
|Average snowy days (≥ 0.1-inch)||7.9||5.4||4.2||.9||0||0||0||0||0||.1||1.0||5.0||24.5|
|Historical population of Danbury|
Population by Decade 1790–2010
State of Connecticut
As of the census of 2000, there were 74,848 people, 27,183 households, and 17,886 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,777.4 people per square mile (686.3/km²). There were 28,519 housing units at an average density of 677.2 per square mile (261.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.0% White, 6.8% African American, 0.29% Native American, 5.5% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.6% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.8% of the population.
There were 27,183 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.18.
The population was distributed as follows: 21.7% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $53,664, and the median income for a family was $61,899. Males had a median income of $39,016 versus $31,319 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,500. About 5.9% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.
|Voter registration and party enrollment as of October 26, 2010|
|Party||Active voters||Inactive voters||Total voters||Percentage|
When ZIP codes were introduced in 1963, the 06810 code was given to all of Danbury; it was shared with a then-still-rural New Fairfield to its north. In 1984, the 06810 Zip Code was cut back to areas of Danbury south of Interstate 84. A new 06811 ZIP code was created for areas north of Interstate 84. New Fairfield received its own code, 06812.
According to the City's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|3||Danbury Public Schools||1,551|
|5||UTC Aerospace Systems||790|
|6||City of Danbury||535|
|7||Western Connecticut State University||501|
The chief executive officer of Danbury is the Mayor, who serves a two-year term. The current mayor is Mark D. Boughton (R). The Mayor is the presiding officer of the City Council, which consists of 21 members, two from each of the seven city wards, and seven at-large. The City Council enacts ordinances and resolutions by a simple majority vote. If after five days the Mayor does not approve the ordinance (similar to a veto), the City Council may re-vote on it. If it then passes with a two-thirds majority, it becomes effective without the Mayor's approval. The current City Council consists of 15 Republicans and 6 Democrats. Danbury has five state representatives as of 2013; Rep. Dan Carter D-2, Rep. Richard Smith D-108, Rep. David Arconti D-109, Bob Godfrey D-110, and Rep. Jan Giegler R-138. There is one state senator, Michael McLachlan R-24. Danbury is represented in the United States Congress by U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D).
Danbury Federal Correctional Institution
Danbury is the site of a low-security women's prison, the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution, located near the border with New Fairfield, Connecticut. Built in the 1940s to house men, the facility was converted to a women's prison in 1994 to address a shortage of beds for low-security female inmates in other facilities. However, overcrowding at federal facilities for low-security males has prompted a reconversion to a male prison, beginning in 2013, and relocation of the female inmates from the low-security Pembroke Road facility to other locations.
Danbury has two public high schools: Danbury High School and Henry Abbott Technical High School, each which are for grades 9 through 12. An alternative school by the name of Alternative Center for Excellence is housed off-campus, and its graduates receive Danbury High School diplomas upon completion of their studies. Danbury also has 3 public middle schools for grades 6 through 8: Broadview Middle School, Rogers Park Middle School and WestSide Middle School Academy. There are 13 elementary schools in Danbury. These schools are Academy for International Studies Magnet School (K-5), Ellsworth Avenue (K-5), Great Plain (K-5), Hayestown (K-5), King Street Primary (K-3) and King Street Intermediate (4–5), Mill Ridge Primary (K-3), Morris Street (K-5), Park Avenue (K-5), Pembroke (K-5), Shelter Rock (K-5), South Street (K-5) and Stadley Rough (K-5).
Roman Catholic parochial schools in Danbury reside within the administration of the Diocese of Bridgeport and include:
- 1 high school: Immaculate High School (9–12)
- 3 elementary schools: St Peter-Sacred Heart School (PK-8), St. Gregory the Great School (PK-8), and St. Joseph School (PK-8)
In addition, Danbury is home to:
- Anderson Montessori School
- Colonial Hills Christian Academy
- Hudson Country Montessori School
- New England Country Day School
- Maimonides Academy
- Wooster School
- Immanuel Lutheran School
Post secondary schools
- HamletHub Danbury a local news publication.
- The News-Times of Danbury, a daily newspaper owned by Media News Group.
- Tribuna Newspaper a biweekly, bilingual (Portuguese/English) publication.
- WFAR-FM 93.3 – Radio Familia Portuguese Radio Station.
- WLAD-AM 800; 1,000 watts (daytime); 287 watts (nighttime)
- WDAQ-FM 98.3; 3,000 watts; owned by the Berkshire Broadcasting Corporation
- WXCI-FM 91.7; 3,000 watts; College radio station owned by Western Connecticut State University and operated by past and present students. It receives funding from the Western Connecticut State University Student Government Association.
The Danbury Public Library was established in 1879.
The Long Ridge Library is a small library occupying an old schoolhouse on Long Ridge Road in Danbury.
The hat making fur removal process is known to be the source of serious pollution by mercury nitrate dumped into the river during the time of hat production in the late 19th century. Extremely high levels of mercury nitrate were dumped into the Still River point sources along the river, which then flowed into the Housatonic River and into the Long Island Sound.
Sites of interest
- Bear Mountain Reservation
- The Old Quarry Nature Center has two short educational trails on 39 acres (16 ha)
- Tarrywile Mansion and Park has 21 miles (34 km) of trails and several ponds on 722 acres (292 ha), as well as a Victorian mansion and gardens. The Ives Trail runs through the park.
- The Ives Trail is a 20-mile stretch of trail that runs from Bennett's Pond in Ridgefield through Danbury to Redding. The Charles Ives House and Hearthstone Castle are located along this trail.
- Danbury Candlewood Park
- Elmwood Park
- Hatters Community Park
- Kenosia Park
- Richter Park
- Rogers Park
- Highland Avenue Park
- Blind Brook Park
- Bear Mountain Reservation
- Tarrywile Park
- Danbury Museum and Historical Society
- Danbury Railway Museum
- Military Museum of Southern New England
- Danbury was the home of the Danbury Fair (1869–1981). The Danbury Fair Mall was built on the fairgrounds in 1986.
- Danbury is home to the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, an Army Reserve Special Operations unit.
- Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed hospital, serving patients in Fairfield County, Connecticut and Putnam County, New York. The hospital is the home of the new Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular center, providing state of the art cardiovascular care to this growing region including open heart surgery and coronary angioplasty.
- Richter Park Golf Course is Danbury's municipal golf course and hosts numerous tournaments such as the annual Danbury Amateur and American Junior Golf Association majors. It has won a variety of awards, including being a "Top 10 Connecticut Course" and the "#2 Best Public Course in the NY Metropolitan Area".
On the National Register of Historic Places
|Name||Location||Date added to NRHP|
|Ball and Roller Bearing Company||20–22 Maple Ave.||September 25, 1989|
|Charles Ives House||7 Mountainville Ave.||May 26, 1976|
|Hearthstone||18 Brushy Hill Rd.||December 31, 1987|
|John Rider House||43 Main St.||added December 23, 1977|
|Locust Avenue School||Locust Ave.||June 30, 1985|
|Main Street Historic District||Boughton, Elm, Ives, Keeler, Main, West and White Sts.||December 29, 1983|
|Meeker's Hardware||86–90 White St.||July 9, 1983|
|Octagon House||21 Spring St.||June 7, 1973|
|P. Robinson Fur Cutting Company||Oil Mill Rd.||December 30, 1982|
|Tarrywile||Southern Blvd. & Mountain Rd.||February 6, 1988|
|Union Station (Danbury Railway Museum)||White St. and Patriot Dr.||October 25, 1986|
|Richter House (Richter Memorial Park)||100 Aunt Hack Road||September 17, 2010|
The United Hockey League (UHL) expanded to Danbury in 2004. The Danbury Trashers played their first season at the Danbury Ice Arena in October 2004. Among those on the roster included Brent Gretzky (brother of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky) and Scott Stirling (son of former New York Islanders coach Steve Stirling). Scott's older brother, Todd, coached the Trashers in the 2004–2005 season.
On December 27, 2009, Danbury was named the first city to officially have a new team in the newly formed Federal Hockey League. The team is named the Danbury Whalers, bringing back the name "Whalers" to Connecticut for the first time since 1997. The original Hartford Whalers of the WHA/NHL moved to North Carolina and became the Carolina Hurricanes.
AC Connecticut is a soccer team based in the Danbury suburb of Newtown. The team plays in the Northeast Division of the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American soccer pyramid.
Danbury High School carries a strong athletic tradition in wrestling, boys and girls track and field, boys cross country, baseball, tennis, basketball, and football. The wrestling, cross country, and track teams have all numerous state titles and New England championships. All three programs are considered to be nationally ranked annually.
The Danbury Hatters Cricket Club formed in 2001 and has been playing cricket in Southern Connecticut along with other cities such as Norwalk, Stamford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury and West Haven
Danbury is the terminus of the Danbury branch line of the MTA Metro-North Railroad which begins in Norwalk. The line was first built by the Danbury and Norwalk Railroad which was later bought by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company. Danbury was an important junction between the Danbury Branch and the Maybrook Line. The Maybrook line was the New Haven's main freight line which terminated in Maybrook, New York, where the New Haven exchanged traffic with other railroads. After the ill-fated Penn Central took over the New Haven, the Maybrook line was shut down when a fire on the Poughkeepsie Bridge made the line unusable. Today, the historic station is part of the Danbury Railway Museum. The Providence and Worcester Railroad, along with the Housatonic Railroad provide local rail freight service in Danbury.
Local bus service is provided by Housatonic Area Regional Transit (HART).
Interstate 84 and U.S. Route 7 are the main highways of the city. I-84 runs east-west from the Hudson Valley region of New York towards Waterbury and Hartford. US 7 runs north-south from Norwalk (connecting to I-95) to the Litchfield Hills region. The two highways overlap in the downtown area. The principal surface roads through the city are Lake Avenue, West Street, White Street, and Federal Road. Other secondary state highways are U.S. Route 6 in the western part of the city, Newtown Road, which connects to US 6 east of the city, Route 53 (Main Street and South Street), Route 37 (North Street, Padaranam Road, and Pembroke Road), and Route 39 (Clapboard Ridge Road and Ball Pond Road).
In pop culture
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- Parts of the films Strangers on a Train, Rachel, Rachel and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 were filmed in Danbury.
- In the movie Blow, the character George Jung serves his 26 month sentence in Danbury federal prison.
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- Jonathan Brandis (1976–2003) actor
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