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.

Southbury History

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.

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 District 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.

Southbury Transportation

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.

Southbury Almanac

Nearest Medium City 9 miles SW of Waterbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City65 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven County
Standard Zip Codes6488
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Southbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51 inches
Distance17.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches

Southbury Public Libraries

Southbury Public Library
100 POVERTY RD SOUTHBURY (41.479307, -73.219972)
Southbury, Connecticut
(203) 262-0626

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

Southbury Public Schools

Pomperaug Regional High School
234 Judd Rd
(203) 262-3200
Total Enrollment 1289
Gainfield Elementary School
307 Old Field Rd
(203) 264-5312
Total Enrollment 397
Pomperaug School
607 Main St
(203) 264-8283
Total Enrollment 481
Rochambeau Middle School
100 Peter Rd
(203) 264-2711
Total Enrollment 505
Sources :
Study Online in Southbury
Additional Resources
Info for Southbury Government Officials

Are you an official in the Southbury government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top