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Welcome to Ridgefield ...

Ridgefield is located in Fairfield County<1>.

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ridgefield.

The community of Ridgefield was previously named Ridgfield. Going back to its beginning, Ridgefield was originally named Ridgfield. For more information about the names of Ridgefield, see The Names of Ridgefield on our Genealogy Page.

Ridgefield is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Ridgefield: 06877<4>

Websites for Ridgefield ...

Official Website:   www.ridgefieldct.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.businessfairfield.com/

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

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

Communities Also Named Ridgefield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Ridgefield - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2), Virginia and Washington.

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

Communities near Ridgefield ...

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

  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Ridgefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 144,399 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<6>
  • Bridgeport [Fairfield County]
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    • Bridgeport [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Ridgefield
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Ridgefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamford<6>
  • Stamford [Fairfield County]
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    • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Ridgefield
    • 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
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
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      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<6>
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
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      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<6>
    • Danbury [Fairfield County]
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      • Danbury [Fairfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Ridgefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84,694 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
    • Greenwich [Fairfield County]
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      • Greenwich [Fairfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Ridgefield
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Ridgefield
      • 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 Ridgefield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ridgefield.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridgefield. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ridgefield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ridgefield ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ridgefield: www.ridgefieldct.org/

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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Ridgefield - 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 Ridgefield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ridgefield 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ridgefield) 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 Ridgefield. 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 Ridgefield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2911, Longitude: -73.4949    
<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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