During my visit, Milford, Connecticut, was the hardest place to visit I went to live forever in a place I have committed myself to.
Milford is nestled between the Housatonic River and a long stretch of Long Island Sound and has a close relationship with the water. Water recreation is plentiful in the countryside and is available to residents all year round for their enjoyment. All these amenities are within walking distance of the comfortable and relaxing lifestyle of our apartment.
In addition to Silver Sands State Park, Milford also has a number of other state parks, as well as a variety of private and public parks. This makes it a great place to visit if you live in a seaside town or have roots in the city. It is the sixth oldest city in Connecticut and offers beautiful views of the Housatonic River and Long Island Sound. The memorial bridge offers a stone passage that embodies the history of our ancestors.
The Milford Historical Society, located in the historic building on the corner of Main Street and Main Avenue in the west of the city, is open for guided tours and by appointment on weekends.
The house is located on the two-mile boardwalk connecting Walnut Beach to Silver Sands State Park, south of Milford Municipal Center and north of Main Street.
On February 1, 1639, English settlers, who were part of what is now the New Haven Colony, bought the land that now includes Milford, Orange and West Haven. The 23.6 square mile city stretches from the Connecticut River bank, which is cut off from Main Street, the city's main thoroughfare, to the harbor and River Park Historic District, which includes the city's residential and institutional center. This area is also known as Wepawaug, after the small river that runs through the city and gives its name to several streets in Milford and Orange.
Thomas Sandford lived in Dorchester from 1634 to 1640 and then moved into the church where he was admitted, but he may have been in Dorchester as early as 1632. He and his son Zachariah, called Joseph, emigrated from Huntington, Long Island, and settled there permanently. They married in 1642 and had five sons and six daughters; he later moved to Newark, New Jersey with Edward Riggs and was associated with Derby Plantation in CT. In 1639, he settled there for a year with Richard and then married Elizabeth, the daughter of John Derby, one of the first settlers of New Haven. They had a five-son and six-daughter son and died in 1665 before he left Newark.
Israel Isbell was born in Killingworth, Connecticut, so he came later, but there is no infant baptism in 1651 and no record that he was born in Milford in 1664. Although we do not have children recorded by Milfords until the late 1660s or early 1670s, we do find him in the records before 1668. He was there from 1661 until his death at the age of 65 in the early 17th century and died in 1804 at his home in New Haven.
Thomas Sandford was born in Broad Oaks, Essex, and came to New England from Boston as the son of his father William Warriner. He married Mrs Elizabeth Gibbons - Warwick's third wife - and died in Hadley in 1690.
In 1959, the city of Milford, including the Woodmont district, was incorporated as the city of Milford. Connecticut settled 44 homeowners who were the original planters of Milford CT 365 years ago, in 1639. Forty - two of the 60 planters in Milfords settled in the area that encompassed this district by 1640, and Connecticut was settled by 44 households, 44 of which originally planned to live in Milford (CT).
Later in the last century, the Van Velsor family lived on their maternal side in the Woodmont District of Milford (CT) at the same time as the original planters of Connecticut, in 1639. Around the same time, there were two other families, one from New Haven and one from Hartford.
Across the river, the Second Congregation of Milford built a Greek Revival-style building designed by Sidney Mason Stone of New Haven. This uneasy alliance dissolved in 1644, when Milford became part of the Connecticut colony. The new colony was built on the model of the old one, although some of its planters parted ways because of issues of church membership and the condition of suffrage. After a few years, it reassessed its position and aligned itself first with the colony of the State of New York, then with Connecticut.
At the time, Milford was also known as the home of the Silver Sands Hotel, the oldest hotel in Connecticut. In 2011, a newly built 3.4-mile boardwalk was opened, connecting Silver Sand with Walnut Beach in Devon.