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Westport Town

Westport Town Hall is located at 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport, CT 06880; phone: 203-341-1000.

Godillot Place, ca. 1879, Jesup Road, Westport, CT, National Register

Photo: Godillot Place, ca. 1879, Jesup Road, Westport, CT. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Photographed by User:Kohlnf (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed June, 2016.

Beginnings [1,2]

The first settlement at Westport was in 1648 at a place called Bankside (later known as Greens Farms). The first settlers were Thomas Newton, Daniel Frost, Henry Gray, John Green, and Francis Andrews. During the Revolutionary Way, a lot of fighting took place here, resulting from General Tryon's raid on Danbury. Westport was incorporated in 1835.

  1. Edgar L. Heermance, compiler, The Connecticut Guide: What to See and Where to Find It, Connecticut Emergency Relief Commission, Hartford, 1935.
  2. D. Hamilton Hurd, History of Fairfield County, Connecticut, J. W. Lewis & Co., Philadelphia, 1881.
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