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Ansonia City

Ansonia City Hall is located at 253 Main Street, Ansonia CT 06401; phone: 203-736-5980.

Beginnings [1]

The City of Ansonia was chartered in 1893. The area was first settled around 1651. In 1844, Anson G. Phelps, looking for cheap land on which to site a new factory, started a brass works in a village which he named Ansonia. In 1848 the "Farrels" began to manufacture heavy machinery here. The town which preceded the city was incorporated in 1889 from the neighboring Derby.

  1. Edgar L. Heermance, compiler, The Connecticut Guide: What to See and Where to Find It, Connecticut Emergency Relief Commission, Hartford, 1935.
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