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When they left the following evening, the entire town lay in ruins, burned to the ground as punishment for Fairfield's support of the rebel cause.
10 years later, President George Washington noted that after traveling through Fairfield that "the destructive evidences of British cruelty are yet visible both in Norwalk and Fairfield; as there are the chimneys of many burnt houses standing in them yet." Fairfield recovered slowly from the burning, but soon after the end of the war its houses and public buildings had all been rebuilt.
The grounding of a barge with two crewmen on Penfield Reef in Fairfield during a gale led to the 1st civilian helicopter hoist rescue in history, on November 29, 1945.
The helicopter flew from the nearby Sikorsky Aircraft plant in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
The Mill River, the waters of which feed Lake Mohegan, flows through the town. The best known are wealthy Southport, where General Electric Chief Executive Officer Jack Welch lived for many years, and Greenfield Hill, with its large areas, famous dogwood trees, and picturesque green with its white-spired Congregational church.
Other well established neighborhoods include Stratfield, Tunxis Hill, the University area, Grasmere, Mill Plain, Knapp's Village, Melville Village, Holland Hill, and the Fairfield Beach area, which has recently undergone a renaissance with the construction of many new homes by residents wishing to live in proximity to the beach and downtown.
Pre-Dating Speed Dating Singles Events in Connecticut Pre-Dating not only holds monthly events in many Connecticut cities, our 70 Speed Dating Event Coordinators hold our fast-paced singles events in over 100 cities in the US and Canada.
Fairfield became the home of the corporate headquarters of General Electric (GE), one of the world's largest companies.
On May 8, 2017, GE relocated to Boston, Massachusetts.
The town line with Stratford was set in May 1661 by John Banks, an early Fairfield settler, Richard Olmstead, and Lt.
Joseph Judson, who were both appointed as a committee by the Colony of Connecticut.