New Fairfield, CT
New Fairfield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 13,881 at the 2010 census. The town is considered part of the greater New York Metropolitan Area and lies approximately 50 miles (80km) from New York City. New Fairfield is one of five towns that surround Candlewood Lake, the largest lake in Connecticut. In 1729, 30,000 acres of land was purchased for 65 pounds (~$300) by a group of men called the Proprietors. They bought the land from the sons of Chief Squantz of the Schatiacooke Tribe. The 30,000 acres of property was divided into the "upper seven miles" and the "lower seven miles." The "upper seven miles" would eventually become the town of Sherman, CT, established in 1802 and the "lower seven miles" became the town of New Fairfield. The town was incorporated in 1740 and the New Fairfield Town Hall was built in 1759.