Shelton, city (1990 pop. 35,418), Fairfield co., SW Conn., on the Housatonic River opposite Derby; settled 1697, set off from Stratford 1789, inc. as a city 1915. Metal products, furniture, and electronic equipment are among the city's manufactures.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.