Connecticut Cities & Towns by Date Established

There are 169 municipalities in the State of Connecticut. Some are designated as cities, most are towns. The earliest town was established in 1633 (Windsor) and the most in 1921 (West Haven). The list below is sorted by date of establishment, but you can also view a list of towns sorted alphabetically by name.

City/TownCountyEstablishedIncorporated
WindsorHartford County1633
WethersfieldHartford County1634
Deep RiverMiddlesex County1635
HartfordHartford County16351635
New HavenNew Haven County1638
FairfieldFairfield County1639
GuilfordNew Haven County16391639
MilfordNew Haven County1639
StratfordFairfield County1639
StamfordFairfield County1641
BranfordNew Haven County1644
FarmingtonHartford County16451645
New LondonNew London County1648
MiddletownMiddlesex County16501650
NorwalkFairfield County16501650
Old LymeNew London County16551655
NorwichNew London County16621662
StoningtonNew London County1662
GreenwichFairfield County1665
LymeNew London County16651665
East HavenNew Haven County16671667
KillingworthMiddlesex County16671667
WallingfordNew Haven County16671667
HaddamMiddlesex County16681668
Rocky HillHartford County16701670
SimsburyHartford County16701670
TrumbullFairfield County16701670
WoodburyLitchfield County1673
SuffieldHartford County16741674
DerbyNew Haven County16751675
EnfieldHartford County1683
DanburyFairfield County16841684
WaterburyNew Haven County16861686
PrestonNew London County1687
GlastonburyHartford County16891689
WoodstockWindham County1690
WindhamWindham County1692
BridgeportFairfield County16941694
East HartfordHartford County16941694
ColchesterNew London County1698
PlainfieldWindham County16991699
LebanonNew London County1700
MansfieldTolland County1702
CanterburyWindham County1703
CromwellMiddlesex County17031703
GrotonNew London County1705
VoluntownNew London County17051705
MadisonNew Haven County17071707
DurhamMiddlesex County17081708
HebronTolland County17081708
KillinglyWindham County1708
RidgefieldFairfield County1709
AshfordWindham County17101710
NewtownFairfield County17111711
CoventryTolland County17121712
NewingtonHartford County17131713
PomfretWindham County17131713
TollandTolland County17151715
FranklinNew London County17161716
GriswoldNew London County17161716
North HavenNew Haven County17161716
SheltonFairfield County17171717
East LymeNew London County17191719
LitchfieldLitchfield County17191719
StaffordTolland County1719
BoltonTolland County17201720
EssexMiddlesex County17221722
MontvilleNew London County17221722
North BranfordNew Haven County17221722
LisbonNew London County17231723
MeridenNew Haven County17251725
WillingtonTolland County1727
RoxburyLitchfield County17311731
BarkhamstedLitchfield County17321732
New HartfordLitchfield County17331733
East HaddamMiddlesex County1734
SomersTolland County1734
UnionTolland County1734
East GranbyHartford County17361736
GranbyHartford County17361736
PlymouthLitchfield County17361736
DarienFairfield County17371737
HarwintonLitchfield County17371737
CanaanLitchfield County17381738
GoshenLitchfield County17381738
WatertownLitchfield County17381738
BethlehemLitchfield County17391739
KentLitchfield County17391739
SharonLitchfield County1739
CornwallLitchfield County1740
TorringtonLitchfield County1740
SalisburyLitchfield County1741
AndoverTolland County17431743
East HamptonMiddlesex County17461746
MarlboroughHartford County17471747
AvonHartford County17501750
New BritainHartford County17541754
NorfolkLitchfield County17581758
HartlandHartford County17611761
BethanyNew Haven County17621762
MonroeFairfield County17621762
MorrisLitchfield County17671767
ReddingFairfield County17671767
East WindsorHartford County17681768
WinchesterLitchfield County1771
NaugatuckNew Haven County17721772
ColebrookLitchfield County1779
SouthingtonHartford County17791779
WashingtonLitchfield County1779
CheshireNew Haven County1780
WoodbridgeNew Haven County1784
BerlinHartford County17851785
BristolHartford County17851785
ThompsonWindham County17851785
BozrahNew London County1786
BrooklynWindham County17861786
EllingtonTolland County17861786
HamdenNew Haven County1786
HamptonWindham County1786
WarrenLitchfield County17861786
SouthburyNew Haven County1787
WestonFairfield County17871787
BrookfieldFairfield County1788
MiddleburyNew Haven County17901790
SterlingWindham County1794
WolcottNew Haven County1796
OxfordNew Haven County1798
ProspectNew Haven County17981798
New CanaanFairfield County1801
WaterfordNew London County1801
ShermanFairfield County18021802
WiltonFairfield County1802
BridgewaterLitchfield County18031803
ColumbiaTolland County1804
OrangeNew Haven County18041804
BurlingtonHartford County1806
CantonHartford County18061806
North StoningtonNew London County1807
VernonTolland County1808
SalemNew London County18191819
ChaplinWindham County1822
ManchesterHartford County18231823
BloomfieldHartford County18351835
WestportFairfield County1835
ChesterMiddlesex County18361836
LedyardNew London County18361836
SeymourNew Haven County18361836
ClintonMiddlesex County1838
PlainvilleHartford County18401840
WestbrookMiddlesex County1840
PortlandMiddlesex County18411841
EastonFairfield County1845
South WindsorHartford County18451845
EastfordWindham County1847
Old SaybrookMiddlesex County1854
West HartfordHartford County1854
Windsor LocksHartford County1854
BethelFairfield County18551855
PutnamWindham County1855
ScotlandWindham County1857
North CanaanLitchfield County18581858
SpragueNew London County1861
MiddlefieldMiddlesex County18661866
Beacon FallsNew Haven County18711871
ThomastonLitchfield County1875
AnsoniaNew Haven County18891889
West HavenNew Haven County1921
New FairfieldFairfield County1740
New MilfordLitchfield County1712

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