Introduction to Southbury, Connecticut
Southbury, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 9 miles SW of Waterbury, Connecticut and 65 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Waterbury metropolitan area. There are an estimated 18,567 people in Southbury.
Southbury was formed in 1659. At that time the area was inhabited by the Paugussett Indians. Originally, the area was a part of Woodbury. Southbury was incorporated in 1787. A number of industries flourished in this area in the 1800s. However, the has town remained a rural farming community for most of its history. The Golden Hill Paugusett Indian tribe filed a lawsuit against Southbury in the early 1990s. However, the lawsuit was thrown out in 1993.
Southbury and nearby Attractions
- Kettletown State Park
- Golden Age of Trucking Museum
- Shepaug Eagle Observation Area
- Southford Falls State Park
- Quassy Amusement Park
- Railroad Museum of New England
Things To Do In Southbury
The George Waldo State Park, the Ballentine Park, the George Ewald Park, the Russian Village Historic Distric and Southford Falls State Park. Golfers can play a round at the Heritage Village Golf Club, the Pomperaug Golf Club or the Gainfield Farms Golf Course.
Air transportation facilities are available at the Danbury Municipal Airport.
Southbury Higher Education
Naugatuck Valley Community College and the University of Bridgeport are the nearby institutes of higher education.