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Ridgefield

Ridgefield. 1 Residential town (1990 pop. 20,919), Fairfield co., SE Conn. inc. 1709. Industries include nurseries, pharmaceuticals, and electronic research. The battle of Ridgefield (Apr. 27, 1777) was fought there in an effort to stop William Tryon 's Tories from retreating after a raid on Danbury. The town has many colonial homes and is noted for its quiet 18th-century charm. 2 Residential borough (1990 pop. 9,996), Bergen co., NE N.J. inc. 1892. Several corporate headquarters are located there.

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