The following are a list of events that took place in Ridgefield over the last four centuries on August 7:

Aug. 7, 1863 - A Town Meeting renews the town’s offer of $300 to each man drafted into the service, but adds that the $300 may also go “to the drafted man who shall furnish an able-bodied substitute, who shall be accepted and mustered into the United States service.”

Aug. 7, 2003 — Ridgefield Bank announces plans for a merger with Fairfield County Bank, pending government approval [later received]. The banks are to each maintain their own names in their home territories.

The following excerpts can be found at “A Ridgefield Timeline” on

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