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The Town of
Wilton, Connecticut

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Located in Fairfield County (about one hour northeast of Manhattan), Wilton is a classic New England town. We made the move here nine years ago.In fact we chose the town because it most closely resembled the setting of one of our favorite movies, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House with Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas.

The town is in southwest Connecticut, directly adjacent to Westport, Weston, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield and Redding. Originally a part of the town of Norwalk, the land that represents Wilton was purchased in 1640 by Roger Ludlow.

Wilton was officially recognized as a parish in 1726. The original 40 families of the parish began their own Congregational Church and were allowed by Norwalk to hire a minister (Robert Sturgeon, who also became the town's first schoolmaster,) open schools and build roads.

During the Revolutionary war, in 1777 the British used Wilton as an escape route after their failed attack on Danbury. Several homes were burned, but the town remained intact. In 1802, Wilton was granted a Town Charter by the Connecticut General Assembly and became a political entity independent from Norwalk.

With a strong anti-slavery sentiment by its residents, Wilton served as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
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26.8 sq miles
1,000 acres

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