Danbury Fun Facts
The central part of Danbury was incorporated as a borough in 1822.
The fairgrounds were cleared to make room for the Danbury Fair Mall, which opened in autumn 1986.
List of airports near Danbury:
- Danbury Municipal Airport
The unemployment rate of Danbury was 4.64% in the year 2008.
In 1780, the first hat factory in Danbury was established by Zadoc Benedict; it had 3 employees, and made 18 hats weekly.
There were 27,198 households in Danbury in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Danbury's geo-coordinates are 41.4022° N, 73.4711° W.
Danbury was settled by colonists in 1685, when eight families moved from what are now Norwalk and Stamford, Connecticut.
Danbury is in the Eastern Time Zone.
On March 25, 2008, Danbury was named the first city to officially have a new team in the newly formed Eastern Professional Hockey League.
The central motto on the seal of the City of Danbury is Restituimus (Latin for "We have restored"), a reference to the destruction caused by the Loyalist army troops.
The New England Stars were formed to represent Danbury in the North Eastern Hockey League.
On December 27, 2009, Danbury was named the first city to officially have a new team in the newly formed Federal Hockey League.
There were 29,763 addresses in Danbury in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The chief executive officer of Danbury is the Mayor, who serves a two-year term.
Sample list of famous events happened in Danbury:
- Battle of Ridgefield
Danbury's official website is http://www.danbury-ct.gov/
Danbury was known as "The Hat City" or the "Hatting Capital of the World" during the early 20th century, as it produced 24% of America's hats in 1904.
Sample list of newspapers published in Danbury:
- The News-Times
There were about 17,265 mortgages in Danbury in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
There were about 601 foreclosures in Danbury in the year 2008 according to data from United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Danbury is a city in northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, approximately 70 miles from New York City.
Danbury is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States of America.
List of sports teams from Danbury:
- Danbury Mad Hatters
Population of Danbury was 81,671 in the year 2011.
Danbury is about 114.74 square kilometers with a population of 81,671 in the year 2011.
Sample list of tourist attractions in Danbury:
- John Rider House
Sample list of people who were the mayor of Danbury:
- Mark D. Boughton ( Current Mayor, from 2001 )
The Danbury Trashers played their first season at the Danbury Ice Arena in October 2004.
Sample list of famous people who were born in Danbury:
- John Hubbard Tweedy ( Politician )
- Jenna von Oÿ ( Actor, Singer and Voice Actor )
- Chet Powers ( Songwriter, Singer and Guitarist )
- James B. Lee ( Businessperson and Investment Banker )
- Izzy Singer ( Actor )
- Zalmon Wildman ( Politician and Businessperson )
- Frederick Vreeland ( Diplomat and Writer )
- Sarah Nicklin ( Actor, Stunt Performer and Film Editor )
- David Chandler ( Actor )
- Kyle Rankin ( Film Director, Actor, Screenwriter and Film Producer )
- Rick Benjamin ( Actor )
- Ryan Saranich ( Musician and Composer )
- Ian Smith ( Writer, Journalist, Physician and Author )
- Samuel J. Heyman ( Businessperson )
- Darren Cesca ( Musician and Record producer )
- Jonathan Brandis ( Actor, Screenwriter and Film Director )
- James Mead ( Guitarist )
- Charles Ives ( Composer )
- Jerry Nadeau ( Race car driver )
- Donald B. Smith ( Sheriff )
- David Cappiello
- Shap Smith ( Lawyer )
- Lindsey Jacobellis ( Snowboarder and Athlete )
- Perry Rotella
- Al Klink
- Elizabeth Peyton ( Artist and Painter )
- Hilton Jefferson
- Amos Starr Cooke
- Neil L. Rudenstine
- Ken Green ( Golfer )
- William R. Ratchford
- Sampson Simson
- Joe Lahoud ( Baseball player )
- Edward A. Craig
- Frank Conniff ( Journalist and Editor )
- Colin Theys ( Film Director, Cinematographer, Film Editor, Film Producer and Screenwriter )
- William A. Whittlesey
- National Center for Missing Adults ( Barista )
- Eric Krebs ( Theatrical producer )
- Andrea Kropp
- Edward H. Allen
- Greg Scalzo ( Cinematographer )
- Chris Johnson ( Film Art Director )
- Carrie Leigh ( Film Producer )
- Le Roy D. Downs
- Karen Scavotto
- Sarah Huffman
- Thomas T. Whittlesey
- David T. Killion
- Guido Ruggiero
The danbury is located near the border with New Fairfield.