History of Wilton, Connecticut

Wilton, Connecticut, United States, is a rural residential town rich in New England history.wikipedia
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Wilton, Connecticut

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Wilton, Connecticut, United States, is a rural residential town rich in New England history.
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Wilton, Connecticut, United States, is a rural residential town rich in New England history.

Roger Ludlow

The first written records of the areas that are now Wilton date back to 1640, when Roger Ludlow and his friends purchased land from the Indians between the Norwalk and Saugatuck Rivers and "a day's walk into the country."

Saugatuck River

The first written records of the areas that are now Wilton date back to 1640, when Roger Ludlow and his friends purchased land from the Indians between the Norwalk and Saugatuck Rivers and "a day's walk into the country."

Fairfield County, Connecticut

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Less than sixty years later, this second meeting house had fallen into such disrepair that a third church was built in 1790 on Ridgefield Road where it still stands as the oldest church building in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

American Revolutionary War

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During the Revolutionary War, a surprisingly large number of over 300 men from Wilton served in a military unit.

Stamford, Connecticut

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In addition, many Wilton children and those of well-to-do families of Norwalk and Stamford attended five private schools and academies in Wilton.

American Civil War

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During the years prior to the Civil War, the antislavery movement was strong in town, and Wilton served as one of the stops on the Underground Railroad, a loosely organized escape route to Canada for runaway slaves.

World Trade Center (1973–2001)

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In addition, John Henwood, 35, a broker with Cantor Fitzgerald and Wilton High School graduate, died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.