The City of Derby was once an English settlement and trading post situated on the Housatonic River. It was incorporated on May 13th, 1675, via a motion by John Hulls and Joseph Hawkins, in a Hartford Connecticut Court of Election.
Derby and Ansonia
Orcutt's History of the Old Town of Derby
Stratford and the Sea
Rev. Blakeman leading the first English settlers to Stratford, 1639