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They may have also travelled to the coast to fish in summer months. In , John Noble Sr. A public school was later named after Sarah Noble. They were soon joined by others who had also bought land there. On October 17, , twelve families including about 70 people petitioned the General Assembly to create the town, together with the associated privilege of levying a tax to support a minister.
With the legislature's approval, the town was organized the next year. The residents soon secured Daniel Boardman to preach and he was ordained as the minister of the Congregational Church on November 21, The lot of his former house is the site of the present Town Hall.
During the American Revolution , the 7th Connecticut Regiment also known as 19th Continental Regiment was raised in town on September 16, In total, the town "sent men to fight in the War out of a total population of 2, In the second half of the 19th century, many new industries came to town. Factories in town made buttons, paint and varnish, hats, furniture, pottery, lime, dairy products and pasteboard, among other goods.
Tobacco became the major crop in the area, and tobacco warehouses sprang up to handle its storage and processing before sales. In Housatonic Valley Insurance Agency was established, and became one of the founding members of the New Milford Chamber of Commerce later that year. Today Housatonic Valley Insurance Agency is still located on the New Milford Green in the charming historic white colonial house built in , directly next door to Town Hall. The population of New Milford was 4, in ; by , the population had grown to 5, As of , the town had a population of approximately 28, The town has constructed a 1,,gallon sewer plant expansion on West Street, a sewer pump station on Boardman Road, reconstruction of the Rte.
The town has added a skate park at Young's Field , reconstructed the tennis and basketball courts at Young's Field , reconstructed the basketball court at Williamson Park in Gaylordsville , and improved Lynn Deming Park , and is working on the New Milford River Trail,  which will eventually join the existing 1. New Milford is located on the northeastern shore of Lake Candlewood.
According to the United States Census Bureau , the town has a total area of The CDP corresponding to the town center has a total area of 3. New Milford has a humid continental climate , with mild to warm humid summers and cold to very cold winters.
As of the census  of , there were 27, people, 10, households, and 7, families residing in the town. The population density was There were 10, housing units at an average density of The racial makeup of the town was Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. The estimated population is generally assumed to be nearing 30, with a summer population of perhaps 35, There were 10, households out of which The average household size was 2.
In the town, the population was spread out with The median age was 37 years. For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were As of the census  of , there were 6, people, 2, households, and 1, families residing in the town center CDP.
The population density was 1, There were 2, housing units at an average density of The racial makeup of the CDP was During this time, Milford also became known as a beach resort for residents of New Haven and Bridgeport.
Also in , the "Memorial Bridge" a "stone bridge and tower commemorating the town's history and founders"  was built at the site of the last mill over the Wepawaug after it was closed in There are ten blocks on the south and twenty on the north coping. At each end of the former is a stone four feet wide by five and a half high.
In , the southeastern portion of the town was incorporated as the Borough of Woodmont. In , the town of Milford including the Borough of Woodmont was incorporated as the City of Milford. Milford was one of the early settlements in south central Connecticut and, over time, gave rise to several new towns that broke off and incorporated separately. The following is a list of towns created from parts of Milford.
Starting in , Quaker Oats oatmeal boxes came with a coupon redeemable for the legal deed to a tiny lot in Milford. A small number of children or their parents , often residents living near Milford, collected the deeds and started paying the extremely small property taxes on the "oatmeal lots". The developer of the prospective subdivision hoped the landowners would hire him to build homes on the lots, although several lots would need to be combined before building could start.
Since the subdivision into small lots predated Milford's planning and zoning regulations, the deeds were entirely legal, although they created a large amount of paperwork for town tax collectors, who frequently couldn't find the property owners and received almost no tax revenue from the lots. In the mids, when the town wanted to develop the area, town officials put an end to the oatmeal lots in a "general foreclosure" that avoided the enormous expense of individual foreclosures by condemning nearly all of the property in one legal filing.
One of the streets in the Liberty Park subdivision plans, Shelland Street, was later built in the late s as an access road to the Milford Power Company. In a separate land giveaway in tied to the Sergeant Preston of the Yukon television show, Quaker Oats offered in its Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice cereal boxes genuine deeds to land in the Klondike.
Interstate 95 was routed through town, and the Milford section was completed in The s and s witnessed the construction of the Connecticut Post Mall , one of the state's largest shopping malls, and the extensive commercial development of the town's stretch of the Boston Post Road. Starting in , the city began hosting the Milford Oyster Festival , which has since become firmly established as an annual Milford tradition that is held "rain or shine". The city became host to several headquarters of multinational corporations, including the Schick Shaving company,  and Doctor's Associates, Inc.
Milford Hospital has also developed into an important health care resource for the area. It has also become home of smaller national corporations such as K-Mart and Orchid Medical.
According to the US census Demographic Profile Data , there were 51, people living in 21, housing units of which 13, were counted as family households. The average density of housing units was 1, The racial makeup of Milford was Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 3. Of the aforementioned households The average household size was 2. In Milford the population was The median age was 39 years.
For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were Milford Green, the first longest green in New England. View of Long Island Sound from a Milford beach. Government in the city is set up with the mayor as chief executive and the Board of Aldermen as a legislative body.
The mayor is permitted to propose legislation to the Board of Aldermen and introduces the city budget, but possesses no veto power over what the Aldermen chooses to pass. In , the mill rate for Milford was The following is a list of city government positions elected by city residents and the terms thereof: After becoming incorporated as a city in , the city reformed its system of government by establishing a mayor—board of aldermen format. It elected its first mayor, Charles Iovino,  the incumbent city manager under Milford's previous form of government, on November 3, Since , 10 people have held the office of mayor in the city.
Milford Public Schools currently operates eight elementary schools , three middle schools , two high schools , and one alternative education high school. There are also a number of private schools in the city. The department currently operates out of five fire stations located throughout the city, under the command of a Battalion Chief and a Shift Commander. The Milford Fire Department also maintains and operates a fire apparatus fleet of six engines including two Quints , and one "Squad" , one tower ladder, three rescue ambulances, one HazMat unit, one dive rescue unit, one collapse rescue unit, two fireboats, a canteen unit, and numerous other special, support, and reserve units.
The current [ when? Below is a complete listing of all fire station locations and apparatus in the city of Milford. The Milford Fire Department also operates four reserve engines. Engine 2 Reserve is located at the quarters of Squad 1 and Tower 1.
Engines 8 and 10 Reserve are located at the quarters of Quint 3 and Engine 4, while Engine 9 Reserve is located at the quarters of Quint 5 and Engine 6. The Canteen Unit is operated out of a garage at 3 Charles Street. As of April 4, the Milford Police Department became one of 28 of Connecticut's police departments accredited by the state of Connecticut. Denotes that the community is chartered by Special Act of the Connecticut General Assembly and have been granted some of the powers normally held only by a municipality including taxing authority.
The Borough of Woodmont is chartered by Special Act of the Connecticut General Assembly as a municipality and has been granted all statutory powers of a municipality while simultaneously remaining part of the city of Milford. Every year on the third Saturday in August, Milford celebrates its annual Oyster Festival, which serves as a combination of a typical town fair with a culinary celebration of the town's location on historically shellfish-rich Long Island Sound.
This festival takes place in and around the Milford Green , near the center of town, as well as in various locations throughout the downtown area, and features a wide variety of events including canoe and kayak races, musical performances, and classic car shows.
There are also other features such as carnival rides, food stands, crafts, face painting, and even opening your own oyster for a pearl. The Firehouse Art Gallery was recently opened in Devon. The beach resort quality of the town lives on, with several rocky beaches, Silver Sands State Park , the Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point , Charles Island , two golf courses , and numerous other recreational facilities available for residents and tourists.
It features a different band playing every Sunday afternoon during the summer. According to the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,  the top employers in the city are:. Milford's Devon neighborhood  is located at the mouth of the Housatonic River near Stratford , and features the Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center overlooking the estuary. Charles Island is also a part of the park and is a protected bird nesting ground.
There is a sandbar called a tombolo since it is perpendicular, not parallel to the coast accessible during low tide that people can walk on from Silver Sands Beach to Charles Island.
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