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Prospect

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Prospect
State:
Connecticut
County:
New Haven County
Probate District:
21
Year Established:
1798
Year Incorporated:
1827
Form of Government:
Mayor - Town Council
Town Hall Address:
36 Center Street
Prospect CT 06712
203-758-4461 (Town Hall switchboard)
Monday thru Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Web Address:
www.townofprospect.org/

History Brief:
This land was located in the western part of Cheshire and the southeastern part of Waterbury. Winter Parish rights were granted in January 1769 and full privileges as the Columbia Society of Cheshire in 1798. The Parish was incorporated as the town of Prospect in May 1827. Town vital records begin 1827. Barbour collection records cover 1827-1853.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Columbia Parish
 
Settled From (2)
Town Name:Cheshire

Town Name:Waterbury
 
Population (5)
Year:1850
Population:666

Year:1900
Population:562

Year:1950
Population:1896

Year:2000
Population:8707

Year:2011
Population:9405
 
Founding Families (3)
Surname:Hotchkiss

Surname:Lewis

Surname:Spencer
 
Cemeteries (1)
Name:Prospect Town Cemetery
Location: S side of Route 68 W of Route 69
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1968886
 
Churches (4)
Name:Bethel Baptist Church
Location:150 Union City RD

Name:Prospect Congregational Church, UCC
Location:25 Center ST
Website:www.prospectctucc.org/

Name:River Valley Church
Location:1555 Waterbury RD

Name:St. Anthony Church, RC
Location:4 Union City RD
Website:stanthonyprospect.org/
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Soldiers' Monument
Description:Neo-classical pedestal, with bronze plaques affixed to three faces, surmounted by a jacketed Civil War soldier, all of light granite but with bronze rifle, at parade rest, overall approximately 16-1/2 feet high.
Location:Town Green, Center ST
Type:Military
Dedication Date:05/30/1907
Artist/Sculptor:Thomas F. Jackson
 
Communities (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Hotchkiss House Museum
Location:61 Waterbury RD
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:Prospect Pages
Type:Contemporary
Location:34 Waterbury RD, Unit 4
Website:www.prospectpages.com/
 
Schools (2)
Name:Long River Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:38 Columbia AV
Website:www.region16ct.org/page.cfm?p=3325

Name:Prospect Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:75 New Haven RD
Website:www.region16ct.org/page.cfm?p=3750
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Prospect Public Library
Type:Current
Location:17 Center ST
Website:www.prospectlibrary.com/
 
Published Histories (0)
No Data Available.
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:LDS Genealogy
Website Address:ldsgenealogy.com/CT/Prospect.htm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:Prospect Historical Society
Contact Data:61 Waterbury Road
Prospect, CT 06712
ph: 203-758-5503
prospect.historical.society@gmail.com

Name:Richard O. Caouette
Contact Data:15 Cornwall Avenue
Prospect, CT 06712
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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