Introduction to Monroe, Connecticut
Monroe, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 10 miles NW of Milford, Connecticut and 57 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is included in the Bridgeport metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 19,247 people lived in Monroe.
The first European settlers arrived in this area in the early eighteenth century. Over the years, this area was called Ripton Parish, New Stratford, North Stratford and Huntington. It was finally incorporated as Monroe in 1823. The place was named in honor of the fifth US President, James Monroe.
Monroe and nearby Attractions
- Great Hollow Lake
- William E. Wolfe Park
- Webb Mountain Park
- Daniel Basset House
- Stevenson Dam Hydroelectric Plant
- Monroe Center Historic District
Things To Do In Monroe
There are parks in the town, which have facilities like sports courts and fields, playgrounds and picnic tables. The town also has important historical sites, some of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Golf lovers would enjoy the facilities available at the golf courses nearby.
Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial is the nearest major airport.
Monroe Higher Education
The University of Bridgeport, Sacred Heart University and Fairfield University provide facilities for higher education.