Place:Easton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

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NameEaston
TypeTown
Coordinates41.25°N 73.283°W
Located inFairfield, Connecticut, United States
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Easton is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 7,490 at the 2010 census. Easton contains the historic district of Aspetuck.

The town is situated amongst Redding, Monroe, Trumbull, Fairfield, Weston, and Newtown.

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History

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Easton was first settled in 1757 by men from Fairfield. In 1762 a congregation called the North Fairfield Society was established, and it gradually evolved into Easton. In 1787 Weston, then including lands now defined as Easton, was incorporated out of Fairfield. The area was slow to develop because of the rough hills along the Aspetuck River, and so it was not until 1845 that what is now Easton separated from Weston. Today, half of the town's property is owned by the Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut, the major supplier of water in the area.

On June 1, 1968, the deaf and blind activist Helen Keller died at the age of 87 in her Easton home, where she chose to spend her final days. Her house is still intact today and has been owned by several families since her death. The local middle school bears her name.

The 2009 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was a Norway Spruce donated from a private residence in Easton.

On the National Register of Historic Places

Historical
population
of Easton
1850 1,432
1860 1,350
1870 1,288
1880 1,145
1890 1,001
1900 960
1910 1,052
1920 1,017
1930 1,013
1940 1,262
1950 2,165
1960 3,404
1970 4,885
1980 5,962
1990 6,303
2000 7,272
2010 7,490

Operational Farms

Maple Row Tree Farm is located at 539 North Park Avenue. It was started in the mid-1950s. During the 1700s it was a dairy farm owned and run by the Edwards family. The farm is over in size, and the Edwards family continues to own and operate the farm. During the Christmas season, visitors can choose and cut their own tree, or they can buy a pre-cut tree. Pre-cut trees are up to tall, while trees to select and cut may be up to tall. Maple Row Tree Farm grows eight different types of trees, including Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir, Douglas-fir, Eastern White Pine, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce and White Spruce.

Silverman’s Farm is located at 451 Sport Hill Road. The farm was started in the 1920s by Ben Silverman. During the 1970s and 1980s Silverman’s became a pick your own fruit farm. In 2004 the apple cider mill was closed due to changes in the pressing standards. Today apple cider is sold at Silverman’s Farm Market, but it is not made on the premises. Silverman’s has a petting farm which includes buffalo, llamas, sheep, pigs, goats, fallow deer, donkeys, emu, and other animals. The farm also has tractor rides, an orchard, a farm market and a florist.

Sport Hill Farm is located at 596 Sport Hill Road. It is a small sustainably operatede farm farm providing fresh, healthy, and organic delicious produce as well as education on farming in the area to anyone who is interested. Founded in 2001, the farm raises chickens, goats, and dozens of other vegetables.

Sherwood Farm is located at 355 Sport Hill Road. It includes a shop where one can purchase fresh produce. Founded in 1713, the farm now produces Eggs, Peppers, Cucumbers, Corn, Tomatoes, Radishes and Honey whilst offering Pumpkins throughout the months of October and November.

Operational Non-Agricultural Buisnesses

The Easton Village Store is located at 440 Sport Hill Road across from the town green. The store offers Brick Oven Pizza, A Selection of Sandwiches, and other Hot Food Items. The Store has an operational Citgo petrol station too. Along with this, the Store also functions as a basic grocery store and a community meeting place. A recent addition and renovation which opened in Spring/Summer 2013 practically doubled the size of the store.

Jesse Lee Pre-Kindergarten is located on 25 Flat Rock Road and adjoins the Jesse Lee Parish. This, along with Little Phoenix Pre-Kindergarten which adjoins Easton Country Day make the two Daycare options in Easton.

Local Government Buisnesses

The Easton Public Library is located at 691 Morehouse Road, across from the Police Department. The Library offers a selection of Children's and adult books along with a reference section. Local Rumors provide that the library is on the verge of bankruptcy. The annual Memorail Day Parade finishes at the 9/11 memorial in front of the building.

The Easton Post Office is located at 295 Center Road. It offers 700 P.O. boxes and adjoins a petrol station.

The new Easton Animal Control Faculty is located at 385 Morehouse Road. The center responds to dog and cat related calls along with wildlife, bird and livestock calls. There is currently one officer stationed there. The new shelter was built in 2012. All the dogs there are up for adoption.

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