Incorporated in 1797, Trumbull is named for Jonathan Trumbull, a Revolutionary War governor. After World War II, as suburbs blossomed throughout the country, Trumbull's residential character started to take shape. Today, the town, which encompasses 23.5 square miles and is home to about 36,000 people, is primarily a residential community that takes pride in its history, natural resources, healthy commerce and desirable atmosphere.
Accolades have been bestowed upon Trumbull in recent years for being one of the 100 best places to live in America (Money Magazine, 2007, 2009), one of the best places to retire in Connecticut (U.S. News & World Report) and one of the 10 best towns for families (Family Circle, 2011). The town boasts more than 870 acres of park facilities, offering myriad recreational opportunities for residents.