Historical Streets

  • The New Canaan Historical Society has partnered with the NewCanaanite.com on a digital Street Names Database that lets visitors look up the origins of local street names online.

    With information drawn from a 1960 annual of the member-supported Historical Society, the searchable database is a drop-down menu that captures information on how New Canaan street names got their names, in a snapshot from that year.

    As a Society, we have taken the further step of building out a completely updated list—should residents seek information that’s missing from the database (such as more modern street names) or want to review in greater detail what’s included in it—and that’s all available in the organization’s research library at our 13 Oenoke Ridge Road location.