The area later to become the town of Ridgefield was first settled by Europeans in 1708, when the land was purchased from Chief Catoonah of the Ramapo native tribe, and was formally incorporated as a town in 1709 under royal charter issued by the Connecticut General Assembly.
Ridgefield was the site of a notable battle that took place during the Revolutionary War; on April 27, 1777, a small colonial militia - one of their leaders being the infamous Benedict Arnold - faced off against a much larger contingent of British Crown forces. It proved to be a tactical victory for the British but a strategic one for the colonials as it was the final time the British forces conducted an in-land military operation in Connecticut, despite the strategic importance of that state’s western flank.
In 1946, Ridgefield was seriously considered as a location for the United Nations secretariat building, but was ultimately ruled out because of its relative inaccessibility.
The United Nations was originally founded to (at least in theory if not always in practice) be a forum for peaceful co-existence between nations, to be a positive contribution and provide a constructive service for all peoples on Earth. We at SURE LOCK & KEY believe we’re doing something similar (although not quite lofty), by providing not only the good people of Ridgefield and surrounding area, but also the great state of Connecticut overall, with the very best local residential, commercial, and automotive locksmith services near them in the current marketplace.