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New Haven Connecticut Region MapWelcome to scenic Branford, Connecticut. An area called “Totoket” which became Branford was part of the land bought from the Mattabesech Indians in 1638 by the first settlers of New Haven.

The Dutch set up a trading post at the mouth of the Branford River in the 1600s. That’s the source of the name “Dutch Wharf.” The name Branford most likely came from the English town Brentford. Early settlers were mainly involved in agriculture and farming, but lumber, livestock, brooms, and produce were also popular ways of making a living.

The railroad came into town in 1852 and boosted business for the small town with Branford Lockworks, Malleable Iron Fittings Company and the Atlantic Wire Company coming along with it.

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Chowder Pot III Restaurant Brandford CT
USS Chowder Pot III | 560 East Main St., Branford, CT 06405 | 203-481-2356
Enjoy award winning seafood, slow roasted prime rib and USDA Choice steak. Chowder Pot III has two large dining rooms, air-cooled patio and a very popular Captain's Lounge featuring an amazing raw bar. Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 3:30p-6p. Chowder Pot III has won numerous awards from Connecticut Magazine and for 17 years in a row been voted Best Seafood by the New Haven Advocate. Pick out your own live lobster - 1-15 lbs.!
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Incorporated: 1685
County: New Haven
Branford, CT Population:
2010: 29,089

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 41.1640
Longitude: -72.4759

Branford CT Local Information
Branford Police Dispatch: 203-481-4241
Branford Fire Department: 203-488-7266
Ambulance Service: 911
Town Hall Telephone: 203-315-0678

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