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Shelton, Fairfield County,
Town established in January 1789 (Name of town was Huntington until 1919), City incorporated January 1915,
Parent Town: Stratford
The Shelton Probate District was constituted May 1889 from the Bridgeport and Derby Probate Districts. Name of town and probate district changed from Huntington to Shelton on August 29, 1919. The Shelton Probate District serves the municipality of Shelton.
Town of Shelton, Probate District chronology:
January 1789 – June 1840, Stratford District
June 1840 – May 1889, Bridgeport District
March 1880 – May 1889, Derby District (covering the first voting district only)
May 1889 – Present, Shelton District
The Connecticut State Library does not hold any original records from the Shelton Probate District. It does have microfilmed copies of record books, 1889-1917.
For Probate Court contact information and hours of operation see, Probate Court Directory