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Map of Stoneybrook from the 1990 BSC calendar.

Map of Stoneybrook from The Baby-Sitters Club Mystery Game

Map showing Stoneybrook off the Long Island Sound in Baby-sitters' Island Adventure

 Stoneybrook is a small suburban-like town in the state of Connecticut in The Baby-Sitters Club book series by Ann M. Martin. Much of Stoneybrook is modeled after Princeton, New Jersey where the author grew up.

Stoneybrook is the hometown of many of the characters in the books, including the Baby-Sitters Little Sister book series by Ann M. Martin which focuses on Karen Brewer, Kristy Thomas' little stepsister. Stoneybrook was first mentioned in Book #1 Kristy's Great Idea.

General

The zip code for Stoneybrook is 06800, which according to The Baby-Sitters Club Secret Santa, it shares with the nearby town of New Hope.

The town has a mayor and town council, Mayor Keane is at the recycling center opening in Dawn Saves the Planet. There is one local newspaper, a radio station, and a downtown area. Stoneybrook is part urban, part country, and the outskirts are rural. The mail is postmarked in Stamford. The people from Stoneybrook are called "Stoneybrookites."

Channel 3 is a local channel mentioned in Mallory's Christmas Wish.

In Karen's Ice Skates, the mayor hosts hero-of-the-month where she honors five heroes each month. These are people who do exceptionally good deeds. She gives each person a medal of honor. As of this book there's a town official that will decide when the ice on the pond is safe for ice skating. There will be a red flag if the ice is not safe and a green when it is.

The town square in downtown Stoneybrook is called Palmer Square in Karen's Carnival and Karen's Easter Parade.

There's three neighborhoods described in the books, a ritzy side where the Brewer/Thomas Family and the Papadakis Family lives. An even ritzier side described in Dawn Schafer, Undercover Baby-sitter and Mary Anne and the Library Mystery. The rest of Stoneybrook is described as average.

Location

The city closest to Stoneybrook is Stamford (which is a real city in Connecticut). It is approximately an hour from New York City by train that goes to Grand Central Station. Stoneybrook is only a few exits away from Stoneybrook on the expressway via I-95. Several adults in the town commute to Stamford.

Nearby towns include Mercer, Howard Township, and New Hope. The historic Greenvale is about 30 miles from Stoneybrook. Chatham is about an hour north of the Stoneybrook. Hadddonfield is mentioned to be nearby in Claudia and the Bad Joke. Wutherby is mentioned in Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls. Shelbyville is mentioned in Boy-Crazy Stacey. Levittown is mentioned in Mary Anne Saves the Day. Deerfield and Bricktown is mentioned in Karen's Monsters. In Karen's Unicorn, Ryebrook is a forty-five minute drive away.

Hartford is ninety minutes away, it borders the Long Island Sound. If you get up at 5 a.m. you can reach Boston by 12 pm.

The town turns 250 in Graduation Day, there will be a parade and Claudia Kishi has been working on one of the floats.

In Karen's Prize, it's mentioned that Stoneybrook is in Fairfield County, a real county in Connecticut.

History

Stoneybrook was founded in 1791 and was built over ancient burial grounds. In Graduation Day, Claudia mentions that one of the founders is General John Bradshaw. He has a statue in downtown Stoneybrook.

Among the first settlers was Felicity Jane Smith and her family, escaping religious persecution, as mentioned in Mary Anne and the Secret in the Attic. In the book it's also mentioned that Doc Swanson was the first person to by a horseless carriage. The Johanssen Family has an ancestor that is a hat maker. There was also a big blizzard at some point.

During the Civil War, Abigail Grey, a leading abolitionist, and a Quaker has been a resident at the time. She was suspected of being a railroad stationmaster in Abby and the Best Kid Ever.

In Kristy and the Missing Fortune, it's mentioned April 8 1832 Amos Murphy's best cow was stolen. On July 2, 1826 the widow Jones reports that a neighbors hog has destroyed her dahlias. It's later revealed there used to be a movie theatre where the supermarket is now. There used to be a bakery next door to Bellair's. In February 1863 says there was: a cow auction at the Gleeson farm, Mrs. Jacob Smythe, the baker’s wife, has left her home and taken up residence with her sister, Mrs. Matthew Poole, and there was a full moon.

During World War II, Mayor Christopher Armstrong was one of the few men remaining in Stoneybrook because he had a heart problem in Abby and the Secret Society. Mayor Armstrong was not well liked, except by the few people in his favor. He was known, as “a strong-armer,” which meant that he had ways of making people do what he wanted them to do. Pop-Pop Porter also mentioned that he’s heard rumors about the secret society, and that he suspected that Armstrong might have been part of it, Mr. Stanton. The town was mostly ran by women. There are three major war memorials to remember those who died listed by name.

There was a huge storm when the BSC was in the first grade that closed down school and left the town without electricity or phones for two days.

In Dawn and the School Spirit War, Mary Anne Spier mentions that there is a long standing rivalry with Howard Township. It goes back to when Richard and Sharon Spier were in high school.

There's a recycling bin by the courthouse mentioned in Dawn Saves the Planet. By the end of the book Dawn Schafer had helped the town get their own recycling center by Stoneybrook Middle School. Estelle Gonzalez is the chair person with Dawn helping her.

It's mentioned that the Brewer Family used to live in Stoneybrook for a long time. The blizzard of '88 was also mentioned in Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook. The Bradford Court area used to be farmland and woods.

In Snowbound the town is hit by a snow storm and gets 28 inches of snow and a wind chill of -8. The Stoneybrook News writes an article on the weather.

Stoneybrook gets hit twice by a hurricane in Sea City, Here We Come! and Karen's Hurricane.

Local Government

Local News

Local Schools

Public Buildings

Residents

Families

Note: This is a list of people that have at least one child.

The Spencers, Gianmarcos, and Dodsons are some of the families that used the Baby-sitters Agency in The Truth About Stacey. The Kelly and Jaydell family were stood up by some of the members of the agency making the BSC look bad.

The Batts Family, Ingram Family, Hicks Family, Olatunji Family are only mentioned in Happy Holidays, Jessi and are several of the African American families in Stoneybrook.

In Beware, Dawn!, Graff, Graham, and Grant all are listed before the Gray Family in the phone book. It's unclear whether these are individuals, families, or couples.

A

  • Abbot Family (son mentioned in #75)
  • Abrams Family (daughter mentioned in SS#9)
  • Abou-Sabh Family (son mentioned in SS#10)
  • Archer Family (daughter mentioned in #50)
  • Armstrong Family (daughter mentioned in #108)
  • Arnold Family
  • Aronson Family (daughter mentioned in #75)
  • Amato Family (son mentioned in FF#10)
  • Atkinson Family (son mentioned in #75)
  • Avazian Family (son mentioned in #75)

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

  • Ingram Family (#103)
  • Irving Family (son mentioned in SS#7)

J

K

L

M

N

  • Nelson Family (daughter mentioned in #108)
  • Newbern Family (daughter shown in M #24)
  • Newton Family
  • Nicholas Family (son mentioned in #49)
  • Nofziger Family (daughter mentioned in SS#10)
  • Nolan Family (son mentioned in Logan's Story)

O

P

R

S

T

T

  • Vaughn Family (daughter mentioned in #5)
  • Volk Family (son mentioned in LS#57)

V

  • Valentine Family (daughter mentioned in #38)

Y

  • Yuan Family (son mentioned in LS#53)

W

Z

Others

Individuals and Couples

Temporary Residents

Former Residents

Hotels & Other Lodging Facilities

Local Businesses

Banks

Corporations

Theaters

Other

Restaurants

Stores

Churches

Civic Organizations/Clubs

Parks and Playgrounds

Other Places

Note: Other Businesses that do not have names listed include a cab service that's used in Mallory Pike, No. 1 Fan. There is a bowling ally that is shown in Mary Anne and Camp BSC.

Streets

Local Events

Trivia

Gallery

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