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A Brief History

Greenwich, the tenth town settled in Connecticut, was founded in 1640.  Sited along the southeastern shore of Long Island Sound, bordered by Stamford, Connecticut, to the east and New York to the west and north, the Town encompasses almost 50 square miles of broadly diverse populations and neighborhoods shaped by centuries of political, geographic and demographic adaptations.  During the 375 years since its founding, Greenwich has evolved from a seventeenth century woodland inhabited by Native Americans into a patchwork quilt of unique historical communities pieced together over the centuries that has become the dynamic  twenty-first century multicultural town it is today.   



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