Old maps showing Ridgefield, from the 1700s to the
Notable Ridgefielders, a
who's who of 400 interesting 20th Century residents.
A history of the town through its more than 1,200
A timeline of more than 3,000 Ridgefield events from
1700 into 2008.
Views of Ridgefield 100 years ago from old postcards.
PICTURES TO MAIL!
We have published a new line of postcards, using
If you are on Facebook, join us for a look at scores
of old pictures of Ridgefield, plus lots of
DIARY OF JARED NASH
Extensively annotated life of an
1860s Ridgefield farmer.
An index of obituaries in The Press between
1875 and 1999, plus other information on
History, lore, data, and more about the town's two
dozen cemeteries, with photos.
RIDGEFIELD HISTORY SHOP
Books, postcards, maps, etc., related to Ridgefield
and area history, for sale..
BOOKS ON RIDGEFIELD
Mostly histories, in and out of print.
FIVE VILLAGE WALKS
A 54-page, fully illustrated guide to village
A site devoted to Ridgefield Historical Society and
its Scott House home.
In Ridgefield, he was a hero. We even issued
medals in his memory!
Recent past articles in The Ridgefield Press are
archived online, but cost $2.95 to download.
Have a question about Ridgefield history? Give us a
looking south, 1875
Ridgefield, Connecticut is rich in early
American history. Purchased from the Ramapoo Indians
in 1708, the town became the scene of the Battle of
Ridgefield that starred General Benedict Arnold,
then considered a hero. For more than two centuries,
Ridgefield was an agrarian community. But in the
late 1800s artists and writers (including six
Pulitzer Prize winners and one Nobel laureate) as
well as leaders of finance and industry began to
discover its charms. Ridgefield also offered a new
home for countless immigrants from Ireland, Germany
and Italy, and finally, a home for the modern
commuter. Through its 300 years, the town has had
many stories to tell. Here, on
RidgefieldHistory.com, are some of them, found in its
people, its place names, maps, postcards, and, of
course, its cemeteries. ~J.S.
Entire contents copyright © 2013 Jack Sanders