Local History

The Home of Sarah Riggs Humphreys and General David Humphreys

Our chapter’s local history includes Derby and Shelton, Connecticut, and other surrounding towns.

The city of Shelton, formerly known as Huntington, was incorporated as a town in 1789 from Stratford. Shelton was incorporated as a city in 1919.

Comprised of approximately thirty-one point four square miles in Fairfield County, Shelton’s northwest boundary is the Housatonic River.

Please visit the City of Shelton for more information about our town!

You can also visit the home of Sarah Riggs Humphreys and General David Humphreys, Derby Historical Society, pictured above.

Other local sites of interest include:
Shelton Library System
Shelton Historical Society