Located in the southwestern part of the state of Connecticut and a coextensive town of Danbury in Fairfield County, the city is situated in the Still Rivers in the foothills of the Berkshire Hills. The first recorded settlers were in 1685 and the area was named Dacury after the English town. Danbury became an important military depot during the American Revolution and was burned and looted by the British forces under Major General William Tryon. At present, the city is already a manufacturing city and its products include ball bearings, pharmaceuticals, optical equipment, machinery, among others, and is now the location of several major corporate headquarters. The city was known for its hat industry that started in 170 and lasted until the 1950s.
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