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Guilford

Guilford gĭl´fərd [key], town (1990 pop. 19,848), New Haven co., S Conn., on Long Island Sound founded 1639. Fishing, agriculture, and tourism are economically important. Guilford lies in an area that includes several summer shore communities. Some of the oldest houses in Conn. are there the stone Whitfield House (1639–40), restored in 1936, is a state historical museum. Also of interest are the Hyland House (1660) and the Thomas Griswold House Museum (1735).

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