The Bridgeport-Newtown Turnpike, a toll road, opens — the forerunner of the present Route 25.
The one-acre Parade ground “Birdsey’s Plain/Stepney Green” is purchased for $140 by the Birdsey’s Plain Rifle Company.
The parish of New Stratford becomes a separate town named Monroe. The town is named for the popular President James Monroe.
Monroe and Newtown Turnpike opens, connecting Stepney to Danbury via Hattertown Road.
The first of the twin churches on the Stepney Green — Methodist-Episcopal church is dedicated.
The Housatonic Railroad arrives in Stepney, ushering in industry and a new era.
The second of the twin churches — the Baptist Meetinghouse — is dedicated.
Monroe establishes 7 school districts:
- East Village
- Birdsey’s Plain
- Cutler’s Farm
- Elm Street
- Walker’s Farm