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Welcome to Darien ...

Darien is located in Fairfield County<1>.

The pronunciation of Darien: derry-ann<2>

Darien is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Darien: (203) & (475)<4>

The ZIP code for Darien: 06820<5>

Websites for Darien ...

Official Website:   www.ci.darien.ct.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.businessfairfield.com/

Adding Darien 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 Darien 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 Darien elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Communities Also Named Darien ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Darien - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New York and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Darien ...

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

  • Huntington [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
    • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Darien
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Darien
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<8>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Darien
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
  • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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    • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Darien
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamford<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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      • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Darien
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Smithtown [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithtown
      • Smithtown [Suffolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Darien
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116,022 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithtown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithtown
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
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      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Darien
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90,989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the northeast of Darien
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<8>
    • Greenwich [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwich
      • Greenwich [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Darien
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwich
    • Fairfield [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Fairfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Darien
      • Estimated population in 2019: 62,045 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield

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 Darien. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Darien.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Darien. 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 Darien.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Darien. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Darien.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Darien ...

Looking for more information about Darien? 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 Darien, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Darien.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Darien: www.ci.darien.ct.us/

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 Fairfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Darien. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Darien - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<5>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 Darien). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Darien or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Darien) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Darien. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Darien

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Darien. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0772, Longitude: -73.4702    
<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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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