WELCOME TO NEW mILFORD ,CT

CITY GUIDE

Located at the Northeastern shore of Candlewood Lake, and on the banks of the Housatonic River, New Milford is a quaint town full of history where small town living is not that small.
 
NEW MILFORD HISTORY
 
In 1707, John Noble and his daughter Sarah were the first Anglo-American settlers to move to New Milford and join the Wawyachtnoc who are the indigenous people. During the American Revolution the 7th Connecticut Regiment, also known as the 19th Continental Regiment, was formed in New Milford on September 16, 1776. The regiment fought in the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown and the Battle of Monmouth.
 
Out of a population of 2,776 a total of 285 men from New Milford fought in the revolution. Industry boomed in town from button factories, furniture and pottery shops to tobacco warehouses in the late 19th century and that progress has not slowed. New Milford is now a vibrant town especially for growing families.
 
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
New Milford offers so many recreational facilities for any age. Over the last 15 years even more places and things to do have been added. From the skate park at Young’s field which opened in 2006, to the new dog park, Candlewoof Dog Park on Pickett District Road, everyone even the family pup can experience the town. For more information about the parks and recreational facilities check out: newmilfordrec.com/

AREA OF CITY

63.7 square miles

POPULATION

26,687 (2020)

LIBRARY

New Milford Public Library
24 Main Street
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 355-1191
newmilfordlibrary.org/

CITY HALL

10 Main Street
New Milford, CT 06776
(860) 355-6000

HELPFUL WEBSITES

raveis.com
newmilford.org

Historic Main Street

Not only is New Milford known for it’s role in the history of the US, a lot of notable people have chosen New Milford to call
home. From actors and actresses like Florence Eldridge, Jean Simmons, Fredric March, Joan Rivers and Eartha Kitt, who is best
known as the original singer of the song “Santa Baby” as well as for her role as Catwoman in the third and final season of the
Batman tv series from the 60’s to pianist Skitch Henderson, singer/songwriter Ian Hunter, Vertical Horizon guitarist Keith Kane
and fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg. A fun fact about New Milford, Adam Sandler’s move Mr. Deeds was also filmed in
New Milford! Of course, the world of entertainment is not the only ones who love the town of New Milford, government officials like David Sherman Boardman, Elijah Boardman, Columbia Lancaster and Charles & Mary Beard even Elizabeth Bentley who
was a spy from 1938 until 1945.

New Milford Schools are a great place for your kids to learn and grow. Starting in Hill and Plain School as well as Northville Elementary School for pre-K through 2nd grade, moving up into the Sarah Noble Intermediate School for grades 3-5 are where the learning springboards. Then with Schaghticoke Middle School for grades 6-8 and New Milford High School for grades 9-12, your children can grow and expand what the future holds for them. For more information on New Milford Public Schools visit: newmilfordps.org

AIRPORTS

LaGuardia Airport – 79 miles
John F. Kennedy Airport – 81 miles
Westchester Airport – 49 Miles

TRANSPORTATION

Metro North
New York City – 83 Miles
NEW MILFORD
PUBLIC LIBRARY
A quiet and quaint place to let
your imagination roam free in a
historic building.
newmilfordlibrary.org


ANNUAL EVENTS


No matter the time of year there
are events always happening!
• Village Fair Days
• Fireworks Celebration
• Tree Lighting
• Winter Gala

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