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1990 Calendar Map of Stoneybrook

Map of Stoneybrook from the 1990 BSC calendar.

 Stoneybrook is a small fictional 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.

GeneralEdit

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. 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."

LocationEdit

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.

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.

HistoryEdit

Stoneybrook was founded in 1791 and was built over ancient burial grounds.

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.

During World War 2 Mayor Armstrong was one of the few men remaining in Stoneybrook because he had a heart problem.

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.

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TriviaEdit

  • In Jessi's Big Break, Jessi mentions that most of the shops close at 9.
  • The train station is not very big.
  • There is a strip mall downtown.
  • There are three World War 2 memorials in Stoneybrook listed by their names.
  • In Claudia and the Terrible Truth, Erica mentions that there is a fund to help victims of abuse.
  • Property values are going up in Claudia and the Lighthouse Ghost.
  • There is an animal emergency clinic and people call them about lost pets.
  • Chestnut Street is called Chestnut Drive in Mary Anne and the Music Box Secret.
  • There is a drug store on Beech Street, which is not far from the Benedict Family home.
  • 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.
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