Introduction to Fairfield, Connecticut
Fairfield, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 46 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is part of the Bridgeport metropolitan statistical area. About 57,340 people live in Fairfield.
Some Puritans and Congregationalists were granted permission to settle in Connecticut in 1635 so that they could run an ecclesiastical society according to their own rules and regulations. The Fundamental Orders, a set of administrative and legal regulations, was adopted on January 14, 1639. Roger Ludlow, the framer of the Fundamental Orders, bought land in the area and named it Fairfield. The residents of this town supported the cause for independence from England during the Revolutionary War. As a result, the entire town was burned down in 1779 by British troops. However, the town was gradually built back and World War I triggered the development of the area.
Fairfield and nearby Attractions
- Southport Beach
- Connecticut Audubon Birdcraft Museum
- Aloysisus P. Kelley Theatre
- South Benson Marina
- Greenfield Hill Historic District
- Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course
Things To Do In Fairfield
The town of Fairfield is the ideal destination for golf lovers. The Pine Creek Park Golf Course, Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course and H Smith-Richardson Golf Club offer world class facilities to the players. The Pequot Yacht Club and the South Benson Marina offer opportunities to indulge in a variety of water sports. History lovers will also find it interesting to visit the Connecticut Audubon Birdcraft Museum, the Historical Society of Fairfield and the Ogden House. There are numerous parks dotting the streets of Fairfield where one can enjoy family outings.
Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial is the nearest major airport.
Fairfield Higher Education
Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University are the local institutes of higher learning. The University of Bridgeport and Norwalk Community College are also close by.