Introduction to Shelton, Connecticut
Shelton, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 6 miles N of Milford, Connecticut and 61 miles NE of New York, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Bridgeport metropolitan area with. Shelton contains a population of approximately 38,101.
The present day town of Shelton was originally a part of Stratford. It was separated from the town in 1789 and named Huntington. It was evenutaly named Shelton in honor of Edward N. Shelton, the founder of the Shelton Company and Ousatonic Water Power Company. Shelton also promoted the construction of the Derby - Shelton Dam. The area was incorporated as a city in 1915.
Shelton and nearby Attractions
- Housatonic Meadows
- Indian Well State Park
- Connecticut Children's Museum
- Beardsley Zoo
- State of Connecticut Monument House Museum
- Quassy Amusement Park
Things To Do In Shelton
While staying in Shelton, you can visit the Webb Mountain Park, Sunnyside Field, Nike Recreation Fields, Pine Rock Park, Riverview Park, Indian Well State Park and Far Mill Park. You can enjoy shopping at the Huntington Village Center Shopping Center, Edwards Shopping Center, Woodside Plaza Shopping Center, White Hill Shopping Center, Shelton Square Shopping Center and Mariahs Way Shopping Center.
Air transportation is available from Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport.
Shelton Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are provided by Sacred Heart University, Fairfield University, Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College.