History of Norwalk

According to some evidence of the Archaeological department the history of Norwalk went to 5000 years ago. This idea is taken by the artifacts found around the Wards Street. The first ever recorded human contact was the European when Adriane Block a Dutch navigator a fur trader is going to America. He mentioned their first visit to Norwalk Islands. Then Roger Ludlow and Daniel Patrick bought this place in 1640. They divided this into two parts. One is owned by Roger and other by Patrick.

Nathan Hale an American spy who sailed to Norwalk in 1776. After that British forces arrived there on 10th July 1779. These forces came under the guidance of General William Tryon. General totally destroyed the Norwalk city only 6 houses are left there. After the end of the revolutionary war the citizens of the city are compensated for what they lost in the war.history_of_norwalk

The New Heaven and New York Railroad operation is started in 1849. A Railroad through Danbury to Norwalk is started in 1852. The first ever major train bridge disaster happened in 1853 in the city of Norwalk. In this incident a train is falls into Norwalk River. In this 30 people are injured and about 50 are died. In the 19th century Oyster farming gone to its peak point in Norwalk. This continued till early 20th century. Norwalk has the largest steam powered boat for oyster till 1880. In 1836 the Norwalk is called as a borough, in 1893 it is called as town and in 1913 it is called as a city. Maritime Aquarium is a very big aquarium, where 100s of marine animals present. This aquarium is started with the effort of many local organizations and the government. This is settled in South Norwalk in the mid of 1970s.