Stratford, CT

Stratford, CT was founded in 1639 by Puritan leaders Reverend Adam Blakeman, and William Beardsley, and some families who had recently arrived in Connecticut from England seeking religious freedom. In 1639 the General Court in Hartford referred to the town as the "new plantation at Pequannock". In 1640 the community was known as Cupheag, a Native American Paugussett word meaning "at the enclosed place" or "place of shelter". By April 13, 1643, the growing town known as Stratford, changed to honor William Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon in England.

Today, Stratford, CT has various attractions such as Long Island Sound beaches and the Boothe Memorial Park & Museum. Stratford also has a rich maritime heritage with many sites of historical importance including Fort Trumbull State Park. Large city - Southwestern Connecticut along Long Island Sound, 50 miles northeast of New York City.

Places to Visit:

  • National Helicopter Museum, Inc.
  • Jump Shot Range LLC
  • Fairfield Craft Ales
  • Connecticut Air & Space Center
  • Two Roads Area 2
  • Two Roads Brewing Company


    Stratford, CT has a humid continental climate, characterized by warm summers and cold winters. During the summer months, temperatures average in the high 70s with occasional spikes into the low 90s. Winters are a bit chillier with temperatures dropping below freezing on many days and snow being a common occurrence between November and March. The area receives an average of 46 inches of rain per year spread out fairly evenly throughout the seasons.


    Although owned by the City of Bridgeport, Sikorsky Memorial Airport is located in Stratford. The 800-acre (3.2 km2) facility includes two paved runways (both under 4800 feet), a helipad, and two hangars. It provides helicopter service to New York and the Downtown Manhattan Heliport and is used as a landing site for blimps and small aircraft. In 2019, 155 aircraft were based at the airport, with an average of 136 operations per day.

    Stratford (Metro-North station) is a stop on the New Haven Line, 59 miles (95 km) east of Grand Central Terminal. Average travel time into Manhattan is about 90 minutes. The station platforms are only long enough to handle four cars and the station has limited parking for fewer than 300 vehicles. It has three ticket machines, a bus connection to neighboring Bridgeport, and handicapped access.

    Stratford is served by several major highways, including Interstate 95 (Connecticut Turnpike), U.S. Route 1 (Boston Post Road) (Boston Avenue and Barnum Avenue), the Merritt Parkway (Route 15), Route 108 (Nichols Avenue and King Street), Route 110 (East Main Street and River Road), Route 113 (Lordship Boulevard and Main Street), and Route 130 (Stratford Avenue and Ferry Boulevard).