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Welcome to Branford ...

Branford is located in New Haven County<1>.

Branford is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Branford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Branford: (203) & (475)<3>

The ZIP code for Branford: 06405<4>

Websites for Branford ...

Official Website:   www.branfordct.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.branfordct.com/

Adding Branford to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Branford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Branford elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Branford on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Branford on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Branford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Branford - it's located in Florida.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Branford.

Communities near Branford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Branford.

  • New Haven [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Branford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<6>
  • New Haven [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
    • New Haven [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Branford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 130,250 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
  • Hamden [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamden
    • Hamden [New Haven County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Branford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 60,556 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamden have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamden
  • Meriden [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
    • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Branford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Meriden [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [New Haven County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Branford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meriden have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Milford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Branford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • West Haven [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Haven
      • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Branford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Haven<6>
    • West Haven [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Haven
      • West Haven [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Branford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Haven
    • Milford [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Branford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53,195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<6>
    • Stratford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stratford
      • Stratford [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Branford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stratford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Branford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Branford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Branford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Branford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Branford. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Branford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Branford ...

Looking for more information about Branford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Branford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Branford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Connecticut

About New Haven County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Branford: www.branfordct.com/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including New Haven, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Branford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Branford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Branford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Branford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Branford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Branford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Branford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2795, Longitude: -72.8151    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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