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  1. During an era when Native Americans had discovered the New World, Native Americans had unquestionably inhabited the area later recorded in history as Norwalk, Connecticut. Even before then many, but not all, such cultures of indigenous people came, dwelled, hunted wild animals for food, and left the area sporadically through time.

  2. During the Revolutionary War British forces under General Tryon nearly destroyed the entire town. By 1880, oyster farming dominated local industry and Norwalk had the largest fleet of steam-powered oyster boats in the world. In 1893 the town reincorporated as a city and consolidated in 1913 to the city we know today.

  3. Norwalk was settled in 1649, incorporated September 1651, and named after the Algonquin word noyank, meaning "point of land", or more probably from the native American name "Naramauke". The Battle of Norwalk took place during the Revolutionary War, and led to the burning of most of the town.

  4. History of Norwalk, Connecticut. Norwalk is a city in Fairfield County, 42 miles northeast of New York City, on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Norwalk River. In 1640, Roger Ludlow and Daniel Patrick purchased the site of Norwalk from the Indians. The first settlers arrived from Hartford in 1649 and the town was incorporated in 1651.

  5. 14/08/2018 · During an era when Christopher Columbus had "discovered" the New World, Native Americans had unquestionably inhabited the area later recorded in history as Norwalk, Connecticut. Even before then many, but not all, such cultures of indigenous people came, dwelled, hunted wild animals for food, and left the area sporadically through time.