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New Milford is a town
New England town
The New England town is the basic unit of local government in each of the six New England states. Without a direct counterpart in most other U.S. states, New England towns are conceptually similar to civil townships in other states, but are incorporated, possessing powers like cities in other...

 in southern Litchfield County
Litchfield County, Connecticut
Litchfield County is a county located in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Litchfield County has the lowest population density of any county in Connecticut but is geographically the state's largest county. As of 2010 the population was 189,927...

, Connecticut
Connecticut
Connecticut is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, and the state of New York to the west and the south .Connecticut is named for the Connecticut River, the major U.S. river that approximately...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 14 miles (23 km) north of Danbury
Danbury, Connecticut
Danbury is a city in northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. It had population at the 2010 census of 80,893. Danbury is the fourth largest city in Fairfield County and is the seventh largest city in Connecticut....

, on the Housatonic River
Housatonic River
The Housatonic River is a river, approximately long, in western Massachusetts and western Connecticut in the United States. It flows south to southeast, and drains about of southwestern New England into Long Island Sound...

. It is the largest town in the state in terms of land area at nearly 62 square miles (161 km²). The population was 28,671 according to the Census Bureau's 2006 estimates. The town center is also listed as a census-designated place
Census-designated place
A census-designated place is a concentration of population identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes. CDPs are delineated for each decennial census as the statistical counterparts of incorporated places such as cities, towns and villages...

 (CDP).

New Milford is home to the Canterbury School, a well-known Roman Catholic boarding school
Boarding school
A boarding school is a school where some or all pupils study and live during the school year with their fellow students and possibly teachers and/or administrators. The word 'boarding' is used in the sense of "bed and board," i.e., lodging and meals...

. The school's Chapel of Our Lady features the Jose M. Ferrer
José Ferrer
José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón , best known as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor, as well as a theater and film director...

 Memorial Carillon
Carillon
A carillon is a musical instrument that is typically housed in a free-standing bell tower, or the belfry of a church or other municipal building. The instrument consists of at least 23 cast bronze, cup-shaped bells, which are played serially to play a melody, or sounded together to play a chord...

. The house that inspired the 1946 novel and 1948 film, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is a 1948 American comedy film directed by H.C. Potter and starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. The film was written and produced by the team of Melvin Frank and Norman Panama...

, still stands in the Merryall section of town.

Colonial times


In 1707, John Noble Sr., previously of Westfield
Westfield, Massachusetts
Westfield is a city in Hampden County, in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 41,094 at the 2010 census. The ZIP Code is 01085 for homes and businesses, 01086 for Westfield State...

, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. It is bordered by Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, New York to the west, and Vermont and New Hampshire to the north; at its east lies the Atlantic Ocean. As of the 2010...

 and his eight-year-old daughter Sarah Noble were the first Anglo-American settlers. (A public school was later named after Sarah Noble.) They were soon joined by others who had also bought land there.

On October 17, 1711, twelve families (including about 70 people) petitioned the General Assembly to create the town, together with the associated privilege of levying a tax to support a minister. With the legislature's approval, the town was organized the next year. The residents soon secured Daniel Boardman to preach and he was ordained as the minister of the Congregational Church on November 21, 1716.

American Revolution


Roger Sherman
Roger Sherman
Roger Sherman was an early American lawyer and politician, as well as a founding father. He served as the first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, and served on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, and was also a representative and senator in the new republic...

 lived in New Milford before moving to New Haven in 1761. He later became a member of the Continental Congress
Continental Congress
The Continental Congress was a convention of delegates called together from the Thirteen Colonies that became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution....

 and signed both the Declaration of Independence
Declaration of independence
A declaration of independence is an assertion of the independence of an aspiring state or states. Such places are usually declared from part or all of the territory of another nation or failed nation, or are breakaway territories from within the larger state...

 and U.S. Constitution. The lot of his former house is the site of the present Town Hall.

During the American Revolution
American Revolution
The American Revolution was the political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America...

, the 7th Connecticut Regiment
7th Connecticut Regiment
The 7th Connecticut Regiment was raised on September 16, 1776 at New Milford, Connecticut. The regiment would see action in the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown and the Battle of Monmouth...

 (also known as 19th Continental Regiment) was raised in town on September 16, 1776. The regiment, and the New Milford men in it, would see action in the Battle of Brandywine
Battle of Brandywine
The Battle of Brandywine, also known as the Battle of the Brandywine or the Battle of Brandywine Creek, was fought between the American army of Major General George Washington and the British-Hessian army of General Sir William Howe on September 11, 1777. The British defeated the Americans and...

, Battle of Germantown
Battle of Germantown
The Battle of Germantown, a battle in the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War, was fought on October 4, 1777, at Germantown, Pennsylvania between the British army led by Sir William Howe and the American army under George Washington...

 and the Battle of Monmouth
Battle of Monmouth
The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The Continental Army under General George Washington attacked the rear of the British Army column commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton as they left Monmouth Court...

. In total, the town "sent 285 men to fight in the War out of a total population of 2,776."

The Boardman family


  • David Sherman Boardman
    David Sherman Boardman
    David Sherman Boardman was an American lawyer, judge, and state assemblyman in the early United States.The youngest child of Deacon Sherman and Sarah Boardman, he lived for nearly his entire life in New Milford. He was born at a farm near Housatonic, and suffered severe illness...

     (1786–1864), was the youngest child of Deacon
    Deacon
    Deacon is a ministry in the Christian Church that is generally associated with service of some kind, but which varies among theological and denominational traditions...

     Sherman and Sarah (Bostwick) Boardman. He became a lawyer in town and later chief judge in Litchfield County Court. He served as judge of probate for the district of New Milford in 1805, and held the place by successive annual appointments for sixteen years. He was elected Representative to the General Assembly eight times.
  • Elijah Boardman
    Elijah Boardman
    Elijah Boardman was a United States Senator from Connecticut. Born to a noted and politically connected Connecticut family, he served in the United States Army before becoming a noted merchant and businessman. Becoming involved in property and land ownership in Connecticut and Ohio, he founded the...

     (1760–1823) was a U.S. Senator representing Connecticut. Born in New Milford, he was educated by private tutors, and served in the American Revolutionary War
    American Revolutionary War
    The American Revolutionary War , the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers.The war was the result of the...

    .
  • William Whiting Boardman
    William Whiting Boardman
    William Whiting Boardman was a politician and United States Representative from Connecticut.He was born in New Milford, Connecticut, the son of Elijah Boardman and nephew of David Sherman Boardman. He was an early graduate of Bacon Academy in Colchester, CT...

     (1794–1871), a U.S. Representative born in town, was the son of Elijah Boardman. He was a Connecticut state senator
    State Senator
    A state senator is a member of a state's Senate, the upper house in the bicameral legislature of 49 U.S. states, or a legislator in Nebraska's one house State Legislature.There are typically fewer state senators than there are members of a state's lower house...

     in the fourth district, 1830–32, a member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1836–39, 1845, and 1849–51; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1836, 1839, and 1845; US Representative from Connecticut's second district, 1840-43. He died in New Haven, Connecticut, and is interred at Grove Street Cemetery in New Milford.

19th and 20th centuries


In the second half of the 19th century, many new industries came to town. The Water Witch Engine Company, local telephone and electricity companies, and newspapers were all founded. Factories in town made buttons, paint and varnish, hats, furniture, pottery, lime, dairy products and pasteboard, among other goods. Tobacco
Tobacco
Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. It can be consumed, used as a pesticide and, in the form of nicotine tartrate, used in some medicines...

 became the major crop in the area, and tobacco warehouses sprang up to handle its storage and processing before sales.

In 1942 Buck's Rock Camp
Buck's Rock
Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp is an educational summer camp located in New Milford, Connecticut. The camp was established in 1942 by Dr. Ernst Bulova and his wife Ilse, Austrian educators who had studied under Maria Montessori.-Early history:...

 was founded off of Bucks Rock Road, and has remained in operation ever since.

The population of New Milford was 4,804 in 1900; by 1910, the population had grown to 5,010. As of 2002, the town had a population of approximately 28,000.

21st century


The town has constructed a 1,000,000 gallon sewer plant expansion on West Street, sewer pump station on Boardman Road, reconstruction of the Rte. 67/ Grove Street Intersection, and ambulance facility on Scovill Street.

The Town has additionally added a skate park at Young's Field (2006), reconstructed the Tennis and Basketball Courts at Young's Field (2010), reconstructed the Basketball Court at Williamson Park in Gaylordsville (2010), and several streetscape projects were completed by the Department of Public Works(DPW) with Grant money on Church Street, Whittlesey Avenue and the west side of East Street (2009/2010). Candlewoof Dog Park is completed on Pickett District Road.

Geography


New Milford is located on the northeastern shore of Lake Candlewood
Candlewood Lake
Candlewood Lake, 8.4 sq mi , is located in Fairfield and Litchfield counties of western Connecticut, in the northeastern United States. It is the largest lake in Connecticut...

. The Aspetuck River, Still River and Housatonic River
Housatonic River
The Housatonic River is a river, approximately long, in western Massachusetts and western Connecticut in the United States. It flows south to southeast, and drains about of southwestern New England into Long Island Sound...

 flow through the town.

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the town has a total area of 63.7 square miles (165 km²), making it the largest town in Connecticut. 61.6 square miles (159.5 km²) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it (3.31%) is water. The CDP corresponding to the town center has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²). 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1035995244 km²) of it (0.88%) is water.

Principal communities


  • Gaylordsville
    Gaylordsville, Connecticut
    Gaylordsville is a village located in the northwest corner of the Town of New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut. It was founded in 1725 by William Gaylord.-History:...

     (06755)
  • Boardman Bridge
  • Lower Merryall
  • Merwinsville
  • New Milford Center
  • Northville
  • Park Lane
  • Still River
  • Upper Merryall
  • Lanesville
  • Downtown
  • SouthSide

Demographics


As of the census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

of 2000, there were 27,121 people, 10,018 households, and 7,273 families residing in the town. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 440.4 people per square mile (170.0/km²). There were 10,710 housing units at an average density of 173.9 per square mile (67.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.33% White, 1.41% Black or African American
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

, 0.15% Native American, 1.91% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.77% of the population.

There were 10,018 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples
Marriage
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $65,354, and the median income for a family was $75,775. Males had a median income of $50,523 versus $34,089 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the town was $29,630. About 2.1% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

Town center


As of the census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

2 of 2000, there were 6,633 people, 2,756 households, and 1,603 families residing in the town center CDP. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 1,955.7 inhabitants per square mile (755.5/km²). There were 2,872 housing units at an average density of 846.8 per square mile (327.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.19% White, 1.82% Black or African American
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

, 0.27% Native American, 2.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

, and 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.09% of the population.

There were 2,756 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples
Marriage
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 35.9% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,186, and the median income for a family was $58,367. Males had a median income of $38,571 versus $26,833 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the CDP was $22,912. About 3.7% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation


As a suburb of Danbury, New Milford is served by fixed-bus routes of the Housatonic Area Regional Transit
Housatonic Area Regional Transit
Housatonic Area Regional Transit, known popularly as HART, is the provider of public transportation for Danbury, Connecticut and surrounding communities. HART was founded in 1972 as the Danbury-Bethel Transit District by the two municipalities. The name was changed to HART in 1979 after the...

. The main highways of the town are Route 7 and Route 202. There is a proposal to electrify and extend the Danbury Branch of the Metro-North Railroad
Metro-North Railroad
The Metro-North Commuter Railroad , trading as MTA Metro-North Railroad, or, more commonly, Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service that is run and managed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority , an authority of New York State. It is the busiest commuter railroad in the United...

 north of Danbury
Danbury, Connecticut
Danbury is a city in northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. It had population at the 2010 census of 80,893. Danbury is the fourth largest city in Fairfield County and is the seventh largest city in Connecticut....

 to New Milford.

The long-awaited completion of Super 7 happened in November 2009. The realignment of Grove Street and Prospect Hill Road (Rte. 67) was completed in the Fall of 2010. The Department of Public Works (DPW) awarded Stimulus ARRA Project 95-249 Grove Street (south of Anderson Ave) and Boardman Road (west of O+G Quarry). This was completed in the fall of 2010.

Schools


Elementary:
  • Northville Elementary School,
  • Hill & Plain Elementary School,
  • John Pettibone Elementary School

Intermediate:
  • Sarah Noble Intermediate School
    Sarah Noble Intermediate School
    Sarah Noble Intermediate School is an intermediate school located in the historic town of New Milford, Connecticut. The school was named after Native American girl Sarah Noble....


Middle:
  • Schaghticoke Middle School
    Schaghticoke Middle School
    Schaghticoke Middle School is a middle school in Connecticut. The school was named after Native American tribe indigenous to the area.-History:...


Private Middle:
  • Faith Academy

High:
  • New Milford High School
    New Milford High School (Connecticut)
    New Milford High School is a four-year public, coeducational high school in New Milford, Connecticut. Currently, approximately 1,600 students attend the school. Although a majority of the students attending the school are from New Milford, some students are from the nearby towns of Sherman and...


Private:
  • Canterbury School
  • Faith Preparatory

Sports


New Milford is home to GMS Rowing Center. Founded in 2003, it manages a US Rowing Training Center Program. It has a highly successful Middle/High School (Junior) Program which competes at Youth National Championships, Junior National Team Trials, The "Royal Canadian Henley" and has sent rowers to the Junior World Rowing Championships. In 2011 GMS also had rowers representing the USA at the Under 23 World Championships in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and at the World Rowing Championships
World Rowing Championships
The World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organized by FISA . It is a week long event held at the end of the northern hemisphere summer and in non-Olympic years is the highlight of the international rowing calendar.The first event was held in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1962...

 at Bled, Slovenia.

Population

Historical
population of
New Milford
http://www.sots.ct.gov/RegisterManual/SectionVII/SecVIITOC.htm
1756 1,137
1774 2,776
1782 3,015
1790 3,167
1800 3,221
1810 3,537
1820 3,830
1830 3,979
1840 3,974
1850 4,058
1860 3,535
1870 3,586
1880 3,907
1890 3,917
1900 4,804
1910 5,010
1920 4,781
1930 4,700
1940 5,559
1950 5,799
1960 8,318
1970 14,601
1980 19,420
1990 23,629
2000 27,121
2006 28,671 (Estimate)

National Register of Historic Sites

  • Boardman's Bridge — Boardman Rd. at Housatonic River, NW of New Milford (added June 13, 1976)
  • Carl F. Schoverling Tobacco Warehouse — 1 Wellsville Ave. (added May 12, 1982)
  • E. A. Wildman & Co. Tobacco Warehouse — 34 Bridge St. (added November 20, 1988)
  • Hine-Buckingham Farms — 44,46, 48 Upland Rd., 78,81 Crossman Rd. (added June 7, 2004)
  • Housatonic Railroad Station
    Housatonic Railroad Station
    The Housatonic Railroad Station is located in New Milford, Connecticut. The station was built in 1886 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 1984. The station is currently home to the New Milford Chamber of Commerce....

     — Railroad St. (added April 1, 1984)
  • J. S. Halpine Tobacco Warehouse
    J. S. Halpine Tobacco Warehouse
    J. S. Halpine Tobacco Warehouse is a historic tobacco warehouse at West and Mill Streets in New Milford, Connecticut.It was built in 1896 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982....

     — West and Mill Sts. (added 1982)
  • John Glover Noble House (added September 29, 1977)
  • Lover's Leap Bridge
    Lover's Leap Bridge
    Lover's Leap Bridge is a wrought-iron lenticular truss bridge over the Housatonic River located in Lovers Leap State Park in New Milford, Connecticut. It was built in 1895 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company. Prior to 1977, the bridge was used by both vehicles and pedestrians but is now closed to...

     — S of New Milford on Pumpkin Hill Rd. (added June 13, 1976)
  • Merritt Beach & Son Building — 30 Bridge St. (added May 28, 1992)
  • Merryall Union Evangelical Society Chapel — Chapel Hill Rd. (added July 5, 1986)
  • New Milford Center Historic District — Bennitt and Elm Sts., Center Cemetery, East, S. Main, Mill, and Railroad Sts. (added July 13, 1986)
  • United Bank Building — 19-21 Main St. (added May 12, 1982)

Notable residents

  • Léonie Fuller Adams
    Léonie Adams
    Léonie Fuller Adams was an American poet. She was appointed the seventh Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1948.-Biography:...

    , poetry consultant to Library of Congress
    Library of Congress
    The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress, de facto national library of the United States, and the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Located in three buildings in Washington, D.C., it is the largest library in the world by shelf space and...

     (now titled poet laureate
    Poet Laureate
    A poet laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government and is often expected to compose poems for state occasions and other government events...

    )
  • Elizabeth Bentley
    Elizabeth Bentley
    Elizabeth Terrill Bentley was an American spy for the Soviet Union from 1938 until 1945. In 1945 she defected from the Communist Party and Soviet intelligence and became an informer for the U.S. She exposed two networks of spies, ultimately naming over 80 Americans who had engaged in espionage for...

    , spy
  • Bill Blass
    Bill Blass
    William Ralph "Bill" Blass was an American fashion designer, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is known for his tailoring and his innovative combinations of textures and patterns...

    , fashion designer
  • David Sherman Boardman
    David Sherman Boardman
    David Sherman Boardman was an American lawyer, judge, and state assemblyman in the early United States.The youngest child of Deacon Sherman and Sarah Boardman, he lived for nearly his entire life in New Milford. He was born at a farm near Housatonic, and suffered severe illness...

    , lawyer, judge and politician
  • Elijah Boardman
    Elijah Boardman
    Elijah Boardman was a United States Senator from Connecticut. Born to a noted and politically connected Connecticut family, he served in the United States Army before becoming a noted merchant and businessman. Becoming involved in property and land ownership in Connecticut and Ohio, he founded the...

    , US senator
  • William Whiting Boardman
    William Whiting Boardman
    William Whiting Boardman was a politician and United States Representative from Connecticut.He was born in New Milford, Connecticut, the son of Elijah Boardman and nephew of David Sherman Boardman. He was an early graduate of Bacon Academy in Colchester, CT...

    , US congressman
  • Kenny Coolbeth
    Kenny Coolbeth
    Kenny Coolbeth is a flat track motorcycle racer from New Milford, Connecticut, United States. He won the 2006 A.M.A. Grand National Championship. He races in the #2 bike on the Harley-Davidson factory team. He attended Wamogo Regional High School...

    , motorcycling champion
  • Bob Costas
    Bob Costas
    Robert Quinlan "Bob" Costas is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s.-Early life:...

    , sportscaster
  • Fortunato Depero
    Fortunato Depero
    Fortunato Depero was an Italian futurist painter, writer, sculptor and graphic designer.Although born in Fondo/Malosco , Depero grew up in Rovereto and it was here he first began exhibiting his works, while serving as an apprentice to a marble worker...

    , painter, writer, sculptor and graphic designer
  • Diane von Furstenberg
    Diane von Fürstenberg
    Diane von Fürstenberg, formerly Princess Diane of Fürstenberg , is a Belgian-American fashion designer best known for her iconic wrap dress. She initially rose to prominence when she married into the German princely House of Fürstenberg, as the wife of Prince Egon of Fürstenberg...

    , fashion designer, who plans to be buried at her 100 acre (0.404686 km²) farm in town
  • Peter Gallagher
    Peter Gallagher
    Peter Killian Gallagher is an American actor, musician and writer. Since 1980, Gallagher has played many roles in numerous Hollywood films. He starred as Sandy Cohen in the television drama series The O.C. from 2003 to 2007...

    , film, stage and TV actor
  • Lillian Hellman
    Lillian Hellman
    Lillian Florence "Lily" Hellman was an American playwright, linked throughout her life with many left-wing causes...

    , playwright
  • Skitch Henderson
    Skitch Henderson
    Lyle Russell Cedric “Skitch” Henderson was a pianist, conductor, and composer. His nickname reportedly derived from his ability to quickly "re-sketch" a song in a different key.- Biography :...

    , pianist, composer and conductor
  • Ian Hunter
    Ian Hunter (singer)
    Ian Hunter Patterson is an English singer-songwriter. He was the lead singer of the English rock band Mott the Hoople from its inception in 1969 to its dissolution in 1974, and he again fronted them at the time of their 2009 reunion. Hunter was a musician and songwriter before Mott The Hoople, and...

    , English singer-songwriter
  • Keith Kane
    Keith Kane
    Keith Kane is an American guitarist and musician. Kane is a founding member of the band, Vertical Horizon, which he formed with Matt Scannell at Georgetown University in 1991....

    , guitarist and founding member of Vertical Horizon
    Vertical Horizon
    Vertical Horizon is an American alternative rock band formed at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1991. The band is best known for a string of hits in 1999 and early 2000s, including "You're a God", "Everything You Want", and "Best I Ever Had ". Their most recent album, Burning the...

  • Henry Kissinger
    Henry Kissinger
    Heinz Alfred "Henry" Kissinger is a German-born American academic, political scientist, diplomat, and businessman. He is a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and...

    , diplomat and secretary of state
  • Eartha Kitt
    Eartha Kitt
    Eartha Mae Kitt was an American singer, actress, and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 hit recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby." Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the...

    , singer and actress
  • Columbia Lancaster
    Columbia Lancaster
    Columbia Lancaster was a Delegate from the Territory of Washington.-Early life:Born in New Milford, Connecticut, Lancaster moved with his family to Canfield, Ohio, in 1817. There he attended the common schools before he moved to Detroit, Michigan, in 1824...

    , congressman
  • Fredric March
    Fredric March
    Fredric March was an American stage and film actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1932 for Dr. Jekyll and Mr...

    , film and stage actor
  • Florence Maybrick
    Florence Maybrick
    Florence Elizabeth Maybrick was an American woman convicted in Great Britain of murdering her considerably older husband, James Maybrick.-Early life:...

    , murderer
  • Christopher Meloni
    Christopher Meloni
    Christopher Peter Meloni is an American actor. He is best known for his television roles as NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler on the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and as inmate Chris Keller on the HBO prison drama Oz.-Early life:Meloni was born the youngest of three children in...

    , film and television actor
  • Hap Moran
    Hap Moran
    Francis Dale "Hap" Moran was a collegiate and professional American football player. He played mainly at halfback for Carnegie Tech , Grinnell College , the Frankford Yellow Jackets , the Chicago Cardinals , the Pottsville Maroons , and the New York Giants...

    , football player
  • William H. Noble
    William H. Noble
    William Henry Noble was a U.S. Representative from New York.Born in New Milford, Connecticut, Noble moved to Ballston Spa, then to Cato, New York, and later to Rochester, New York.He received a limited education....

    , congressman
  • M. Scott Peck
    M. Scott Peck
    Morgan Scott Peck was an American psychiatrist and best-selling author, best known for his first book, The Road Less Traveled, published in 1978.-Biography:...

    , psychiatrist and self-help author
  • Joan Rivers
    Joan Rivers
    Joan Rivers is an American comedian, television personality and actress. She is known for her brash manner; her loud, raspy voice with a heavy New York accent; and her numerous cosmetic surgeries...

    , comedienne and writer
  • Adam Shankman
    Adam Shankman
    Adam Michael Shankman is an American film director, producer, dancer, actor, and choreographer. He has been a judge on the television program So You Think You Can Dance since Season 3. He began his professional career in musical theater, and was a dancer in music videos for Paula Abdul and Janet...

    , movie director
  • Roger Sherman
    Roger Sherman
    Roger Sherman was an early American lawyer and politician, as well as a founding father. He served as the first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, and served on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, and was also a representative and senator in the new republic...

    , signer of Declaration of Independence
    Declaration of independence
    A declaration of independence is an assertion of the independence of an aspiring state or states. Such places are usually declared from part or all of the territory of another nation or failed nation, or are breakaway territories from within the larger state...

     and Constitution
  • Jean Simmons
    Jean Simmons
    Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE was an English actress. She appeared predominantly in motion pictures, beginning with films made in Great Britain during and after World War II – she was one of J...

    , film, stage and television actress
  • Solmous Wakeley
    Solmous Wakeley
    Solmous 'Solomon' Wakeley was a pioneer Wisconsin legislator.Born in New Milford, Connecticut, Wakeley settled in Homer, New New York, then Pennsylvania, Ohio, and then Whitewater, Wisconsin. He served in the first Wisconsin Constitutional Convention of 1846. One of his sons was Judge Eleazer...

    , pioneer Wisconsin legislator
  • Joseph J. Went
    Joseph J. Went
    Joseph J. Went is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general. His final assignment was as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps and Chief of Staff. He retired in 1990 after 38 years of service.-Biography:...

    , general
  • Horace Wheaton
    Horace Wheaton
    Horace Wheaton was a United States Representative from New York. Born in New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, he moved with his parents to Pompey, Onondaga County, New York in 1810. He received a limited schooling, was graduated from Pompey Academy, engaged in mercantile pursuits, and was...

    , congressman
  • Theodore White
    Theodore H. White
    Theodore Harold White was an American political journalist, historian, and novelist, known for his wartime reporting from China and accounts of the 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1980 presidential elections.-Life and career:...

    , political author of the 1960s-1970s

Movies filmed in New Milford


The following movies with their actual or expected year of release have been filmed in New Milford:
  • The Case of the Cosmic Comic (1976)
  • The Brass Ring
    The Brass Ring
    The Brass Ring was a group of American studio musicians led by saxophonist and arranger Phil Bodner. They were based in New York City and were stylistically similar to Herb Alpert and other "Now Sound" instrumental pop groups from the 1960s, although the twin-sax sound more closely resembles Billy...

    (1983) (TV)
  • BlackMale (2000)
  • Mr. Deeds
    Mr. Deeds
    Mr. Deeds is a 2002 American comedy film, directed by Steven Brill and starring Adam Sandler and Winona Ryder. The movie, which is loosely a remake of the 1936 film Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, also stars Peter Gallagher, John Turturro, Allen Covert and Steve Buscemi...

    (2002)
  • Psychoanalysis Changed My Life (2003)
  • The Ballad of Jack and Rose
    The Ballad of Jack and Rose
    The Ballad of Jack and Rose is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Rebecca Miller, and starring her husband Daniel Day-Lewis; it also stars Camilla Belle, Catherine Keener, Paul Dano, Ryan McDonald, Jason Lee, Jena Malone, Susanna Thompson and Beau Bridges...

    (2005)
  • Seepage! (2005)
  • Retribution
    Retribution (film)
    is a 2006 Japanese horror film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.-Plot:Yoshioka, an experienced detective, investigates the murder of an unknown woman in a red dress. She was drowned on the Tokyo waterfront, but an autopsy reveals that her stomach is full of seawater...

    (2006/II)
  • The Six Wives of Henry LeFay
    The Six Wives of Henry LeFay
    The Six Wives of Henry Lefay is a 2009 American comedy film starring Elisha Cuthbert and Tim Allen. A grieving daughter tries to arrange her father's funeral, while putting up with all of his ex-wives...

    (2007)
  • The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is a 2009 American drama film written and directed by Rebecca Miller. The screenplay is based on her novel of the same title. The film premiered on February 9, 2009, at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival and was shown at the Sydney Film Festival and the...

    (2009)
  • 25/8 renamed to My Soul to Take
    My Soul to Take
    My Soul to Take is a 2010 American horror film, written and directed by Wes Craven. It is his first film since 1994's Wes Craven's New Nightmare that he both wrote and directed.The film stars Max Thieriot as the protagonist Adam "Bug" Hellerman, who is one of seven teenagers chosen to die.The film...

    (2009)
  • All Good Things
    All Good Things (film)
    All Good Things is a 2010 romantic mystery film directed by Andrew Jarecki starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. The film is inspired by the life of accused murderer Robert Durst. All Good Things was filmed between April and July 2008 in Connecticut and New York...

    (2010)
  • Halloween II (2009 film)
    Halloween II (2009 film)
    Halloween II is a 2009 American horror film written, directed, and produced by Rob Zombie. The film is a sequel to Zombie's 2007 remake of Halloween , and the second film in the rebooted Halloween film series and the tenth Halloween film in total...

    (2009)

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