Introduction to Derby, Connecticut
Derby, Connecticut is 7 miles N of Milford, Connecticut and 61 miles NE of New York, New York. It is in New Haven county. The city is part of the Bridgeport metro area. The population of Derby is 12,391.
The earliest European settlers arrived in this area in 1642. They built an Indian trading post here called Paugasset and renamed the area Derby in 1675, after Derby, England. The city manufactured corsets and hoop skirts during the 19th century. It was home to Charlton Comics, a comic book publisher, from 1944 to 1986.
Derby and nearby Attractions
- Osbornedale State Park
- Osborne Homestead Museum
- Indian Well State Park
- West Rock Ridge State Park
- Sterling Opera House
- Birmingham Green Historic District
Things To Do In Derby
Derby has several historic sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Birmingham Historic District and Howe House are just a couple of those places. The Derby Public Library is another place worth visiting. It was built with Ansonia marble in 1902.
Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial is the nearest major airport.
Derby Higher Education
Southern Connecticut State University, the University of New Haven, Gateway Community College and Yale University are all nearby.