Stratford is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, located on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Housatonic River. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 49,976.
Stratford was founded in 1639. It is bordered on the west by Bridgeport, Connecticut, on the north by Trumbull, Connecticut and Shelton, Connecticut, and on the east by Milford, Connecticut (across the Housatonic).
In 1939 one of the world's first successful commercial helicopters was developed in Stratford by Igor Sikorsky. His company, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is still the town's largest taxpayer.
Also in 1939, Lycoming produced Wright radial engines here. After WWII the plant was converted to produce turbines.
Web Sites and Links
Boothe Memorial Astronomical SocietyMembership organization provides photos and information on meetings, events and membership.
Bridgeport Flight Service Station24-hour automated flight service station located at Sikorsky Memorial Airport (BDR). Provides information on flight services, runway safety, safety seminars and events.
Connecticut State Representative John HarkinsRepublican legislator representing Stratford's 120th Assembly District.
District Map of StratfordShowing district divisions for the Connecticut General Assembly House of Representatives.
State Representative Terry BackerDemocratic legislator representing Stratford's 121st Assembly District.
Stratford Police DepartmentHistory, chief's message, FAQ, online documents and contact information.
Stratford Railroad StationStation news, regulations, FAQs, location map and general information.
Town of StratfordEconomic development, Town departments and services, community organizations, and education.