About Our Town

Trumbull is a vibrant community of more than 36,000 citizens that combines small-town New England character and charm with extensive retail, commercial, and light manufacturing activity. The town's excellent schools, safe environment, conveniences and amenities, are just some reasons why Trumbull is a great place to live.

Town of Trumbull Seal


The area comprising the town of Trumbull was originally occupied by the Golden Hill Paugussett Indian Nation for thousands of years before the English settlement was made and the town of Stratford, Connecticut was established in 1639.

In 1725, Stratford residents living in the northern part of town petitioned the Colony of Connecticut to establish their own separate village. They wished to call the new village "Nickol's Farm" after the family who lived in its center. However, the Colony named it Unity instead. The village of Unity merged with the village to its west, called Long Hill (Organized in 1740), to form the town of North Stratford in 1744.

In the late 1790s, North Stratford began to petition the Connecticut General Assembly seeking independence from Stratford. The Assembly finally granted full town rights on October 12, 1797 and named the new town after Jonathan Trumbull (1710-1785), a merchant, patriot, and statesman.  He was the only governor of an English colony to side with the colonists, and his opposition to England's encroachment into the colonies made him the only colonial governor to remain in office throughout the American Revolutionary War. He served as Connecticut's last colonial governor and its first state governor.

1989 Little League World Champions

On August 26, 1989, Trumbull Little League won the Little League World Championship after defeating the team from Kaohsiung, Taiwan 5-2 at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, PA.

Team Roster: Dan Brown, Matt Basztura, Paul Coniglio, Chris Drury, Chris Fasano, Dave Galla, Jason Hairston, Todd Halky, Chris Kelly, Cody Lee, Harlen Marks, Ken Martin, Dan McGrath, Andy Paul, and Matt Sewell. Managers: Tom Galla, Bob Zullo, and Ed Wheeler.

Read more: The 1989 Little League World Series Champions Story, by Tom Galla

Sister City

In 1996, Xinyi City, Jiangsu, China became the Town's sister city. First Selectman David Wilson visited Xinyi City and planted the Friendship Trees in front of the Xinyi City Hall. Over the years, the two partners have sent delegations to visit each other's country to better understand each other's society, customs, and school system.

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