Daniel Nash, Westport's founding father, stood by the pulpit in the Saugatuck Congregational Church on the first Sunday of May 1835 and delivered the good news that had just arrived from Hartford.
"No longer are we citizens of separate towns. No longer are we from Norwalk, Fairfield or Weston. No longer are we paying taxes to benefit Norwalk Harbor and Southport Harbor," he said. "Today, we all are from one town, Westport, and our taxes will benefit our community and our port."