Brookfield is a town located in northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States in the southern foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.

Brookfield is a growing community with a population of approximately 16,000. There are four schools in the public school system, one private school, and several nursery schools.  Many of the historic structures have been preserved and in 1991 Brookfield Center was named to the National Register of Historic Places.

Some history of what Candlewood Lake was formed:Electricity was first brought to Brookfield in 1915, when the Danbury and Bethel Gas and Electric Company hooked up the homes in Brookfield Center to their electric lines.  By the late 1920's electricity was in more demand.  The CL&P built the first hydroelectric plant in America at Rocky River, just north of New Milford.  A reservoir for the water was needed, so land from Danbury, New Fairfield, Brookfield, and Sherman was taken.  This land also included ponds named Neversink, Barses, and Squantz.  By 1928, the plant was finished and Candlewood Lake was formed.  It is the largest man-made lake in Connecticut.  Brookfield Town Park is located on the Candlewood Lake Beachfront. For many years a small parcel of land that was part of New Fairfield was separated from the rest of New Fairfield by Candlewood Lake.  In 1961, this land was annexed from New Fairfield to Brookfield and it is now called Candlewood Shores and Arrowhead Point.


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