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Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bethel — Bethel Railway Station - 1912
The above photo depicts Bethel’s second train station that was completed in 1899 and provided passenger service until 1996 when a new station was constructed further north along the line. Bethel’s original train station occupied this same spot from . . . — Map (db m48431) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bethel — Bethel Soldier’s Memorial
[ north face ] In Memory Of The Soldiers & Sailors Of Bethel Who Gave Their Lives In Defense Of The Union 1861 1865 [ south face ] Albert Woodruff   2nd Conn. Art. Adam Grimm   7th Conn. James Smith . . . — Map (db m26819) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bethel — Bethel World War I Monument
Erected By The Community Association Of Bethel In Honor Of Her War Veterans 1928 — Map (db m21233) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bethel — In Memory of All Bethel Veterans
This monument is dedicated to the brave men and women of the town of Bethel who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully served their country. We honor and express gratitude for their courage and the sacrifices they made to keep America a free . . . — Map (db m21234) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bethel — Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum
Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum Born Bethel, CT 1810 “I was born and reared in an atmosphere of merriment my natural bias was developed and strengthened by the associations of my youth; and I feel myself entitled to record the sayings . . . — Map (db m69926) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bethel — Plumtrees Honor Roll
Plumtrees Honor Roll Parmly Brown • John E. Nelson • Leland Grumman Jr. Warren Abrams • Arthur Appell • George S Bates • Thomas Bergstrom • Arthur C. Brown • Raymond Capellaro • George Cher • Michael Cher • Stephen Cher • Richard Collier • William . . . — Map (db m55005) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bethel — Plumtrees School
Plumtrees School The Plumtrees School was built in 1867 as a one room school house for the Plumtrees District of Bethel. The school served the community from 1867 through 1970. At its closing it was the last operating one room school house in . . . — Map (db m55006) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Abraham Lincoln’s Visit
Abraham Lincoln visited this city Saturday evening March 10, 1860, and delivered a political address before a large audience of citizens in Washingtoh Hall which was then a portion of this building. This tablet is placed here in . . . — Map (db m91932) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bridgeport
Bridgeport "The Park City" The area that is now Bridgeport was settled in the mid-17th century by farmers from the older towns of Stratford and Fairfield. Centers of settlement were Stratfield, present North Avenue; Pembroke, now Old Mill Green; . . . — Map (db m91834) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bridgeport Korean War Memorial
Korea Memorial Freedom is not free I will never leave you or forsake you Hebrews 13 5 In my generation this was not the first occasion when the strong attacked the weak. Communism was acting in Korea just as Hitler, Mussolini and . . . — Map (db m91930) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bridgeport Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
[ south plaque ] Dedicated To The Memory Of The Heroic Men Of Bridgeport, Who Fell In The Late War For The Preservation Of The Union. July, 1876 "It is for us the living to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from . . . — Map (db m27137) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bridgeport Veterans Memorial
This Tablet Is Dedicated To Bridgeports Sons And Daughters Who Gave Up Their Lives That The World Might Re A Better Place In Which To Live Agnew, James • Altman, Walter G. • Anderson, Martin A. • Armstrong, Thomas • Baltonsaita, Ignatz • Banks, . . . — Map (db m91929) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bridgeport Vietnam War Memorial
Vietnam This Memorial Is Dedicated To Those Who Have Given The Supreme Sacrifice To Their Country “If Ye Break Faith We Shall Have Died In Vain” Donated By Concerned Citizens Dedicated - May 29, 1983 ( left panel . . . — Map (db m91928) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bridgeport World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial To Those Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice So That Others Would Live Aaron, William • Adams, Thomas • Adelman, Harold • Aitkin, Richard W. • Akalis, Anthony J. • Alderucci, Salvatore • Aleksiewicz, Stephen N. • Anagnos, . . . — Map (db m91973) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bryant Electric Company World War I Monument
In Recognition Of The Patriotism Of Our Employees Who Entered The Service Of Our Country During The Great War 1914 – 1918 The Bryant Electric Company — Map (db m91931) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Bryant Electric Company World War II Monument
In Commemoration Of Those Employees Who Served In the Armed Forces of the United States During World War II 1941 – 1945 The Bryant Electric Company — Map (db m91927) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — City of Bridgeport 150th Anniversary
This Marker Commemorates The 150th Anniversary Of The City Of Bridgeport During This 150th Year The People Of Bridgeport Reflected On Their Past Celebrated Their Present Life Together, And Planned For A Future Full Of Hope And . . . — Map (db m91975) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — James Henry O’Rourke
James Henry O'Rourke September 1, 1850 - January 8, 1919 ‘Orator Jim' O'Rourke, son of Irish immigrants, was a professional baseball player, scholar, and civil rights activist. The Bridgeport native had the first base hit in National League . . . — Map (db m91832) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — L’Ambiance Plaza Worker’s Memorial
In Memory Of The Construction Workers Who Died at L’Ambiance Plaza April 23, 1987 Michael Addona • Augustus Allman • Glenn Canning • Mario Colello • Francesco D’Adonna • William Daddona • Donald Emanuel • Vincent Figliomeni • Herbert . . . — Map (db m91977) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Lewis Howard Latimer
Lewis Howard Latimer September 4, 1848 – December 11, 1928 Considered one of the 10 most important black inventors in US history. Lewis Latimer was renowned for his work with the Edison Pioneers. Of his many inventions and patents, his most . . . — Map (db m91836) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Perry Memorial Arch
[Inscription on the street (east) side] This Memorial Arch was erected AD MCMXVIII to the memory of William Hunt Perry of Bridgeport Conn by his wife Harriet Adelaide Perry [Inscription on the park side] This Memorial . . . — Map (db m27166) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Pro Patria
[ battle names on the banner at the top ] Fort Sumter • Vicksburg • Mobile Bay • Antietam • Gettysburg • Appomattox First Conn Cavalry Richard R Crawford   Lt D d Oct 30 1863 In Hospital Va Eugene W Starkweather   Corp L d . . . — Map (db m27213) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Roberto Clemente
Roberto Clemente 1939 – 1973 The test of mankind's progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. By: the 200,000 Spanish citizens . . . — Map (db m27800) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — Tom ThumbCharles S. Stratton
This monument is a memorial to Charles S. Stratton, a native of Bridgeport, who gained worldwide fame as Tom Thumb in the exhibitions of P.T. Barnum. The lifesize statue was erected before Tom Thumb's death on July 15, 1883. In 1959 vandals . . . — Map (db m27168) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine — Map (db m27128) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Brookfield — Brookfield
Brookfield Parish of Newbury The land which comprises the geographical area of Brookfield belonged to the towns of Danbury, Newtown, and New Milford. In 1754 the Parish of Newbury was incorporated by decree of the General Assembly with boundaries . . . — Map (db m35170) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Brookfield — Brookfield Veterans Monument
Dedicated to the Men and Women of Brookfield who Served in our Country’s Armed Service in Defense Of our Freedom — Map (db m21230) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Brookfield — First Settlement 1710
First Settlement 1710 Newbury Parish Incorporated 1754 Town of Brookfield Incorporated 1788 Pioneer Families Dunning • Peck • Hawley • Smith • Northrop • Ruggles • Dibble • Merwin • Baldwin • Blackmanstarr • Wheeler Presented By E.A. . . . — Map (db m70962) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Cos Cob — Cos Cob
1640   1990 Cos Cob The name "Cos Cob Neck" was recorded in 1686. Six Cos Cob roads, including the present Orchard and Bible Streets, were laid out during 1689 northward from the Main Country Road (US 1) into "ye wilderness". A packet boat . . . — Map (db m38750) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Cos Cob — Second Oldest Cemetery in Greenwich
The Second Oldest Cemetery in Greenwich Laid out by the Selectmen 1723 – 24 Historic Society Town of Greenwich 1982 — Map (db m38745) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Cos Cob — The Cos Cob Art Colony
The Cos Cob Art Colony During the early 1890s American impressionist artists John H. Twachtman and J. Alden Weir began teaching summer art classes here in Cos Cob to students of New York's Art Students League. Edward and Josephine Holley ran the . . . — Map (db m38747) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 27 — 19th & 20th Century Immigrants– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
The potato famine of 1846-1851 brought large numbers of Irish immigrants to town. Many purchased homes in the Town Hill neighborhood and St. Peter Church became a focal point for the community. Germans immigrants were the first major group to . . . — Map (db m71353) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 248 Main Street
About This Building 248 Main Street This handsome Victorian Romanesque building was built as the new headquarters for the Danbury National Bank in 1887. The architect, Warren Biggs of Bridgeport, used stone from Massachusetts. The building . . . — Map (db m72859) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Black Soldiers Memorial
Dedicated to the Memory Of the Black Soldiers of Greater Danbury who Served in the 29th and 30th Regiments, Conn. Volunteer Infantry During the Civil War 1861 – 1865 [ Names inscribed on the back ] 29th Conn . . . — Map (db m23052) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455
Boston & Maine ALCO 2-6-0 Mogul 1455 This steam locomotive was built by the American Locomotive Company in 1907 for the Boston and Maine Railroad, eventually ending up on the Cape Cod Railroad. It was still pulling commuter trains from Boston’s . . . — Map (db m89544) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 5 — Charles Edward Ives – The Father of Modern Music– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
Charles Edward Ives, the ‘Father of Modern Music,’ was born in Danbury on October 20, 1874 to a prominent New England family who were leading citizens of he community. His grandfather, George White Ives, founder of The Savings Bank of Danbury, was . . . — Map (db m71183) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 31 — Country Lanes & City Streets– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
Many Danbury land records were destroyed during the British raid of 1777. Historic newspapers, old deeds and early maps help us piece together some of the earliest place names of our city. Parts of Danbury were lost to Bethel when it broke . . . — Map (db m71348) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — CV Flatcar
CV Flatcar Built in 1923 this flatcar ran on the Central Vermont Railway. It was used at the Bullard Steel Mill in Bridgeport, CT. during the end of its active railroad life. The museum restored this car after purchasing it in 1997. Please note the . . . — Map (db m89541) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Danbury
Marker Front: Eight families came from Norwalk in 1685 to settle this area which the Indians called Pahquioque. They built their first homes a half mile south of here and made this green their common. The General Court in October 1687 . . . — Map (db m22836) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 13 — Danbury – The Hat City– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
Although local folklore credits a man by the name of Zadoc Benedict with the start of hatting in Danbury after the Revolutionary War, hatters are thought to have been at work in the Danbury community before that time. After the Revolutionary . . . — Map (db m71237) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Danbury 9-11 Memorial
Dedicated in loving memory to Connecticut victims of the terrorist attack on the United States September 11, 2001 Mayor Mark D. Boughton Danbury 9-11 Memorial Committee September 11, 2004 — Map (db m22833) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Danbury Area Korean War Memorial
Korean War 1950 – 1953 to those who died Honor and Eternal Rest to those still missing Rememberance and Hope to those who returned Gratitude and Peace [Inscribed on the left panel] Danbury . . . — Map (db m23404) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Danbury Area Vietnam War Memorial
1964 Vietnam War 1975 Dedicated this 29th day of May 1988 by the people of the greated Danbury area to those men and women who served their country during the Vietnam War. This memorial symbolizes the courage and sacrifices made by . . . — Map (db m43312) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Danbury City Hall Wall
Between 1886 and 1970 the Danbury City Hall was situated in the site of the present library courtyard. This wall, part of the original structure, stands as an enduring symbol preserving our City’s historic heritage. — Map (db m22790) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 9 — Danbury Disasters– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
When the Kohanza Reservoir Dam gave way on the night of February 20, 1869, sixty acres of water, ice, lumber and debris roared down north Main Street. It took shops, homes, bridges and factories with it and several lives were lost. A combination . . . — Map (db m72857) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 19 — Danbury During the Revolutionary War– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
On April 26, 1777, 2,000 British soldiers, under the command of General Tryon, marched into Danbury. The town was a supply depot for military stores. A Corps of Artificers; skilled craftsmen, such as blacksmiths, were formed into special . . . — Map (db m72558) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 10 — Danbury Fair Days– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
The origins of the Danbury Fair began in 1821 when the Fairfield Agricultural Society held gatherings in Elmwood Park on Main Street. The event gave farmers an opportunity to discuss farming methods and showcase the fruits of their labor. Hat . . . — Map (db m71186) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 23 — Danbury Firsts– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
• First recorded census taken in 1756, Danbury’s population: 1,527. • Danbury’s first mayor, elected in 1888, was Lewis LeGrand Hopkins. • The first train arrived on the tracks of the Danbury & Norwalk Railroad on March 1, 1851. • Wakefield . . . — Map (db m71346) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Danbury Veterans Monument
Center Marker:In Honor of The Men and Women of Danbury who served in the World War 1917 – 1919 In Memory of these men who made the supreme sacrifice for liberty Toby Asmar Co. M. 325th Infantry Killed In Action . . . — Map (db m23084) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 22 — Danbury Women of Note– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
Throughout its history, countless women have contributed to Danbury and the lives of its citizens. Here are just a few that have left their mark on our community. Mary Bull (1812-1882) dedicated her life to attending the poor and needy of . . . — Map (db m71247) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Danbury World War II Memorial
In Memory of All Danbury World War II Veterans This memorial is in honor of all of World War II Veterans who were involved in the fight for the freedom of America and the free world. Whether they fought in the Pacific or European . . . — Map (db m23398) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Danbury Yard Turntable
Located opposite from where you’re standing stood the roundhouse and adjoining machine shop facility for the Danbury Yard. Built in circa 1914 the structure had 9 stalls for storage, servicing and performing light repairs to the many locomotives . . . — Map (db m89546) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — David Wooster Monument
[ North face ] David Wooster First Maj. Gen. of the Conn. Troops in the Army of the Revolution. Brig. Gen. of the United Colonies. Born at Stratford, Mar. 2, 1710-11. Wounded at Ridgefield, April 27, 1777, while defending . . . — Map (db m23074) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 28 — Diversity in Danbury– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
The start of the 20th century saw a continual influx of newcomers to Danbury. A religious census taken in 1916 showed that 27 nationalities and 20 creeds were represented among the 22,533 residents of the town. The 1910 census shows that a . . . — Map (db m71473) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 26 — Early Arrivals– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
The first eight families arrived here in 1685; full of hope as they embarked on a new life filled with opportunity. Others soon joined them in this flourishing settlement in a newly born colony. Most of Danbury’s inhabitants, prior to the . . . — Map (db m71352) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 17 — Elmwood Park– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
In 1801, Mr. Major Starr donated the land necessary to take a large curve out of Main Street on condition that it serve as a permanent common. To this end, residents from the southern end of the street raised their own funds and created Elmwood . . . — Map (db m71476) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 29 — Farming & Agriculture– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
During the colonial period, agriculture was the principal occupation in Danbury. The daily tasks of our early settlers included clearing land, raising cattle, growing wheat, rye, corn, beans and squash. Broad flat tracts of fertile ground in . . . — Map (db m71351) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 34 — Higher Education– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
Continuing educational opportunities have long been available in Danbury. In the late 1800s, the Stillman’s Business College, at the corner on Main and White Streets, offered classes in penmanship, commercial law and bookkeeping. The Danbury . . . — Map (db m71136) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Historic SiteDanbury’s First Episcopal Church
Historic Site Danbury’s First Episcopal Church occupied this site from 1763 until 1884. In 1777, British troops, led by General Tryon, took military stores from the church and burned them in the nearby street, but spared the edifice. Three . . . — Map (db m72562) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 32 — Industrial Strength Danbury– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
The artificers, who produced and distributed goods for the army during the American Revolution, may have fueled the start of Danbury’s early manufacturing activities. During the years following the war, Danbury began its transition from a . . . — Map (db m71474) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 30 — Inventions & Innovations– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
Over 300 patents were issued to residents of Danbury between 1800 and 1890, one of the earliest was issued to D. Hoyt in 1838 for a door hinge. Many inventions can be attributed to progress and practical conveniences including an oven, a . . . — Map (db m71350) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — John W. Leahy
John W. Leahy 1895 – 1975 A showman whose genuine love and understanding of people endeared him to the hearts of young and old alike. By his personal warmth, imagination, and drive, he built the Danbury State Fair into a nationally . . . — Map (db m72861) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 2 — Kenosia & Candlewood– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
Lake Kenosia, said to originate from a Native American word meaning pike or pickerel, is part of the Still River waterway. This popular local park has always played an historic role as a recreational gathering place for Danbury residents. In . . . — Map (db m71239) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 12 — Marian Anderson– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
Marian Anderson was orn in Philadelphia on February 27, 1897. Although her early musical training was sporadic, a scholarship enabled her to study abroad under distinguished teachers. When Arturo Tosacnini heard her perform at the Salzburg . . . — Map (db m71188) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Monument to Soldiers in Unknown Graves
[ Front ] In Memoriam Danbury’s Memorial To Her Soldiers and Sailors Who Rest on Unknown Graves [ Left column ] William Pendley Co. L 1st Ct. Cav. Eli W. Stevens Co. L 1st Ct. Cav. William R. Potter . . . — Map (db m23051) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 25 — Monumental Moments– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
There are monuments located throughout our city that serve as a reminder of those who have served our country. The dedication of the Civil War Soldier’s Monument took place on May 27, 1880 in City Hall Square. The 32-foot high granite monument . . . — Map (db m71246) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — NYC Crane, “GCT-1”
NYC Crane, “GCT-1” Built in 1914 by Industrial Crane Works of Michigan, it is 90 feet long and is capable of moving 100 tons. It moved using third-rail power, but crane operation was powered by several large batteries on the roof. The . . . — Map (db m89542) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 21 — Old City Center Square– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
City Hall Square, the intersection of Main and White Streets has been a central focal point for public activities and structures since the late eighteenth century. In the 1880s it became the center of Danbury public life. The old City Hall, that . . . — Map (db m71243) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Old Danbury Station
Old Danbury Station Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The Interior 1903 — Map (db m89540) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Oldest Cemetery 1684
Oldest Cemetery 1684 Danbury Erected by Mary Wooster Chapter N.S.D.A.R. — Map (db m23050) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 3 — Savings Bank of Danbury at Bankers’ Row– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
An important aspect of Danbury’s growth as a regional center was the proliferation of banks. The Savings Bank of Danbury began conducting business in 1849 when George W. Ives set up shop in the Ives homestead on Main Street. As noted by James M. . . . — Map (db m71138) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 16 — Schools and Education– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
Since its earliest days, the importance of education has been at the forefront of the development of the community. In 1763 the will of Comfort Starr left 800 pounds “for the support of a perpetual school in the centre of town.” By . . . — Map (db m71477) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
[ Inscribed around the bronze base ] Dedicated to the Soldiers and Sailors of Danbury 1776 1861 1898 1917 Donald E. Curran SC Map (db m22785) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Sybil Ludington
Sybil Ludington On April 26, 1777 this brave sixteen year-old girl rode through the enemy-infested countryside for thirty miles in Putnam County, New York, to warn the local militia that British troops were attacking and plundering Danbury, . . . — Map (db m25374) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 33 — The Circus Comes to Town– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
Danbury was home to several early pioneers of the American circus in the mid 1800s. In fact, Aaron Turner, proprietor of one of the earliest American traveling shows, was actually P.T. Barnum’s mentor. From 1836 to 1838, Barnum traveled with Aaron . . . — Map (db m71475) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 18 — The Danbury Court House– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
Danbury’s first courthouse was built in 1785; complete with old stocks and whipping posts near the front entrance. These were dispensed with when the city’s second courthouse was built in 1824. Civic events and elections were held in the . . . — Map (db m72557) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 11 — The Danbury Fire Department– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
The first reference to a fire department in Danbury can be found in The Republican Journal newspaper printed on November 11, 1793 announcing, “A subscription has been set forward in this town for the purpose of procuring a Fire . . . — Map (db m71137) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 20 — The Danbury Public Library– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
In 1771, the Reverend Ebenezer Baldwin drew up terms for a subscription library that would be free to all denominations. Between 1793 and 1856, several other libraries were formed and disbanded. In 1869 the present Danbury Library was . . . — Map (db m71244) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — The Danbury Raid
The revolutionary village which centered about this green with its stores of supplies for the army was sacked and burned by a force of two thousand British April 26, 1777 Warned of the gathering militia the raiders departed next . . . — Map (db m23542) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 7 — The News Around Town– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
The first newspaper printed in Danbury was called The Farmer’s Journal and the year was 1790. By 1837, The Danbury Times was churning out a weekly paper on a small wooden press that printed one side of a page at a time. During the Civil . . . — Map (db m71135) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 4 — The Seal of the City– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
On April 19, 1889, Governor Morgan Bulkley signed a document granting Danbury official designation as a City within the State of Connecticut. Plans were immediately underway to create a city seal. Committee member Henry Hoyt was assigned the . . . — Map (db m71181) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 1 — The Settling of Danbury– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
In the spring of the year 1685, the first permanent settlement of Danbury was made. The eight determined families of Samuel Benedict, James Benedict, Thomas Barnum, Judah Gregory, Thomas Taylor, John Hoyt, Francis Bushnell and James Beebe settled . . . — Map (db m71240) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 24 — The Sporting Life– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
historic newspapers reveal that sports have long been an outlet for both competitive and recreational gatherings in our city. Local coverage of amateur, club, factory, and school competitions were a regular feature. Early baseball games were . . . — Map (db m71245) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — To Our BrothersDefenders of The Union
(front) To Our Brothers, Beloved, Honored, Revered Who Died That Our Country Might Live (back)The Defenders of The Union (Inscribed around the column) Bull Run • Wilderness • Antietam • Fredericksburg • Gettysburg • . . . — Map (db m22788) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 6 — Trains, Trolleys & Transportation– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
On March 1, 1852, the first train on the tracks of the Danbury & Norwalk Railroad pulled into the Main Street depot, located on the site of the present Post Office. The venture consisted of three locomotives, six passenger cars, twenty-four . . . — Map (db m71184) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
French General Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, and thousands of French ground and naval forces arrived in Newport in July of 1780 to assist the Americans in the War for Independence. After wintering in Newport, Rochambeau’s . . . — Map (db m72560) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Wilton Semaphore
Wilton Semaphore This semaphore, once located at the Wilton, CT. railroad station on the Danbury branch, played a vital role in keeping trains moving safely. Similar to a traffic light, the semaphore made sure one train wouldn’t run into another . . . — Map (db m89545) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — 8 — Wooster Square– The Museum in the Streets – — Danbury, Connecticut
The intersection of Main Street with White and Elm Streets, known as Wooster Square became an increasingly important section of town with the completion of the Danbury and Norwalk Railroad depot on Main Street in 1851. As the main route through . . . — Map (db m72855) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Darien — Darien
Darien Originally part of Stamford, this area became Middlesex Parish in 1737. It was incorporated as the Town of Darien in 1820. Settlement had begun about 1700 when the first roads were cut “in the woods.” In 1703 a school district . . . — Map (db m80136) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Darien — Darien Civil War and World War I Memorial
(left plaque) Civil War (1861 – 1865) Carl Acherman • James H. Bates • Lewis H. Benedict • Joseph Bushy • Nathan R. Byxbee • Charles H. Clock • Horace Curtis • Phillip Fortune • Michael Harmo • Frederick Henderson • William H. Howe • . . . — Map (db m80179) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Darien — Darien Combat Wounded Veterans Monument
Dedicated to All Men and Women Wounded In All Our Wars Combat Wounded Veterans They Paid For Our Freedom With Blood All Gave Some Some Gave All Erected by the Homer Lee Wise Chapter 1932, Military Order of the Purple Heart, . . . — Map (db m80261) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Darien — Darien Korean War and Vietnam War Memorial
(left plaque) Korean War (1950 – 1953) George R. Broadhurst • James A. Dooley, Jr. • Eugene Murphy • Julius C. Nacci • Robert J. Perkinson (center plaque) Vietnam War (1959 – 1975) Alan L. Diedricksen • John B. Giesen, Jr. • . . . — Map (db m80259) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Darien — Darien World War II Memorial
World War II (1941 – 1945) Sanford Adams • Eric Allen • William A. Aycrigg II • Elton S. Barrett • Orrin K. Boice • James Butts • Joseph A. Chase • Peter T. Chester • Horace G. Cleveland III • Louis Cotaling • David O. Devlin • Anthony R. . . . — Map (db m80180) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Darien — Oscar E. Peck
Civil War In Memory Of Oscar E. Peck Dedicated – 2012 Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Powder Boy – U.S. Navy – U.S.S. Varuna “For conspicuous gallantry and intredidity at risk of life above and beyond . . . — Map (db m80265) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Darien — Ring’s End Landing
Ring’s End Landing Earlier Called Clock’s Landing Trading Center Of Middlesex Parish Part of Stamford from 1641 until Incrporated as Town of Darien May 20, 1826 Presented by Kiwanis Club of Darien As part of 150th . . . — Map (db m80305) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Darien — Spring Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial
(inscribed around the base) Dedicated to the Veterans of the Nation 1861 • 1898 • 1917 — Map (db m80263) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), East Norwalk — A Calf Pasture Primer
Norwalk’s first European settlers grazed their cattle on this property – hence the name “Calf Pasture.” Among these earliest arrivals was Matthew Marvin, who moved to Norwalk in 1651 (the year the town was founded). His son, . . . — Map (db m53465) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), East Norwalk — Harvesting from the Sea
Year-round at Calf Pasture, you’ll see people reaping the bounty that Long Island Sound provides. You can participate too, but be sure to first obtain the required permits and then obey all applicable requirements and restrictions. These measures . . . — Map (db m53470) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), East Norwalk — Lifeguarding History
By the late 1800s, swimming (or “bathing” as it was known as then) had become an extremely popular recreational activity in America. In the 1910s, the American Red Cross and Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) responded to the . . . — Map (db m53471) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), East Norwalk — Roger Ludlow
This stone, erected December, 1895, commemorates the purchase from the aboriginal inhabitants, made February 26, 1640-1, by Roger Ludlow, Deputy-Governor of the Colony of Connecticut, framer of its first Code of Laws, and Founder of Norwalk, of . . . — Map (db m53440) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), East Norwalk — Taylor Farm Park
This 30-acre open space is what remains of the former Marvin-Taylor farm property, a spread that once was called “one of the fairest domains in Southern New England.” Descendants of one of Norwalk’s earliest residents, Matthew Marvin, . . . — Map (db m53466) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), East Norwalk — The British Invasion
In early July 1779, British General William Tryon led 2,600 British and Hessian soldiers on raids down the Connecticut shoreline to punish residents for their “ungenerous and wanton insurrection” against the Crown. They destroyed homes, . . . — Map (db m53442) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), East Norwalk — The Marvin Property
Marvin Elementary School stands on the site of the former homestead of the Marvin-Taylor family, who lived in the 19-room farmhouse for more than 130 years. William Marvin, an ancestor of one of Norwalk’s earliest settlers, built the house in 1836 . . . — Map (db m53468) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Easton — Easton
[ front ] Easton North Fairfield, a part of the town of Fairfield, was purchased from the Aspetuck Indians in 1670 for thirty pounds and an amount of trucking cloth. In 1762 the Connecticut General Assembly established the parish of . . . — Map (db m30939) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Easton — Easton Remembers
1914   1919 Easton Remembers The Great War These Served Dr. C. Lincoln Banks • Frank G. Davis • Howard Elderd • Marna W. Gilbert • Carlton, Gordon • Victor E. Gustafson • Andrew Jaros • John G. Keller • Joseph H. Keller • Daniel Klein • Fred . . . — Map (db m30943) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Easton — Easton World War II & Korean War Monument
Lest We Forget In Memory Of The Easton Veterans Of World War II And Korea Albers, Jack • Allen, G.I. • Allison, Robert • Anton, Richard • Anton, Robert C. • Baksay, John Jr. • Ballantyne, Arthur S. • Ballantyne, James R. • Barbieri, Frank E. • . . . — Map (db m30941) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Andrew Roland House
Built By Andrew Roland And His Wife Elizabeth Daughter of Governor Fitch 1760 Their Son Saw the British Land And Gave the Alarm — Map (db m65124) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Andrew Ward Memorial
In memory of Andrew Ward Born in England 1597 One of the founders of Wethersfield and Stamford ——— An honored citizen of Fairfield Conn. where he died in 1659 ——— Member of a Commission . . . — Map (db m27172) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Burr Homestead
Home Of Thaddeus And Eunice Dennie Burr Here Dorothy Quincy and John Hancock President Of The Continental Congress Were Married in 1775 Burned By British in 1779 Rebuilt in 1790 — Map (db m27371) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — David Ogden House
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Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Dr. Hosea Hurlburt House
Home Of Dr. Hosea Hurlburt 1753 Surgeon in Connecticut Continental Line — Map (db m27565) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Fairfield
Marker front: In 1639 Roger Ludlow and five companions, after serving in the Pequot War, purchased from the Indians a rich and abundant expanse of land which they called by the Indian name "Uncowaye." Shortly thereafter the name "Fairfield" . . . — Map (db m27176) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Fairfield Boulder
This boulder commemorates the settlement of Fairfield by Roger Ludlow in 1639 and the burning of the Town by the British July 8, 1779. From the founding of the Town the religious, military and civic life of the people has centered . . . — Map (db m27227) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Fairfield Honor Roll
Fairfield Honor Roll In Honor of the Men and Women who Have Served In World War I   World War II   Korea   Vietnam   Persian Gulf [ far left panel ] Korea   [ 559 names listed] [ left panel ] World War I   [ . . . — Map (db m27370) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Fairfield Revolutionary War Memorial
1775   1783 In everlasting memory of the Patriots and Soldiers of Fairfield who served in the War of the American Revolution ——— Erected by the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution A.D. . . . — Map (db m27171) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Fairfield Sons Memorial
In Grateful Loving Memory Of All Fairfield Sons Who Have Laid Down Their Lives For Our Country World War I World War II Korea Vietnam Dedicated Nov. 11, 1988 Southport, Conn. — Map (db m27151) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Fairfield Vietnam War Memorial
This Memorial is hereby dedicated to the men and women who honorably served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during the Vietnam War December 22, 1961 – May 7, 1975 May their sacrifices for human rights never be . . . — Map (db m27229) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — George Hull Home Lot
Site Of Original Home Lot Of George Hull 1590 – 1659 Farmer, Trader Judge, Surveyor And Legislator — Map (db m27373) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Isaac Tucker House
Built By Isaac Tucker -- 1766 – Left standing when the British burned Fairfield — Map (db m27158) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — John J. Sullivan(1906 – 1997)
This building is renamed and dedicated in honor and memory of Fairfield's first Selectman John J. Sullivan (1906 – 1997) Who spent 24 years (1959 – 1983) as town leader. Our town was his life. He lived his . . . — Map (db m27225) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Jonathan Sturges Cottage
Jonathan Sturges Cottage Built 1840 Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This Building Possesses National Significance In Commemorating the History of The United States of America 1994 National Park . . . — Map (db m27375) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Men of Greenfield Hill
In Memory Of The Men Of Greenfield Hill Who Fought In The American Revolution John Alvord • Benjamin Banks 4th • Daniel Banks • David Banks • Ebenezer Banks Esq. • Ebenezer Banks • Elijah Banks • Eliphalet Banks • Gershom Banks • Gershom . . . — Map (db m27420) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Moorlandsc. 1836
Former site of the Buckley Tavern, c.1750 — Map (db m27157) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Nathan Bulkley House
Built 1750 By Nathan Bulkley Pre-Revolutionary Spared By British When Town Was Burned — Map (db m27153) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Pequot Swamp Fountain
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Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Reverend John Jones Memorial
In memory of Revd John Jones AB   MA The Revd John Jones was born in Southampton England in 1595 and was a graduate of Queens College Cambridge A Puritan divine of the Church of England he was the first pastor of the . . . — Map (db m27174) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Roger Ludlow
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Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Site of "Verna"
Site of "Verna" Home of Timothy Dwight Chaplain in Continental Army Pastor of Greenfield Founder of Academy Poet of "Greenfield Hill" President of Yale 1795 - 1815 — Map (db m27421) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Site of Old Tavern of Greenfield
Site of Old Tavern Of Greenfield 1792 – 1812 At the Sign of The Black Horse Here Rufus Putnam, Tallyrand, Don Juadenes, Rufus King, Joel Barlow and Tapping Reeve Were Guests — Map (db m27563) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Site of Trinity Church
Site Of Trinity Church 1790 – 1844 Rev. Philo Shelton Rector For Forty Years First To Be Ordained By First American Bishop Samuel Seabury — Map (db m27376) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Southport Wharves
From The Wharves Of Southport Went Out Men Who Fought Under John Paul Jones Isaac Hull And John Barry — Map (db m27147) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Thomas Sherwood Memorial
In memory of Thomas Sherwood 1586 – 1655 Puritan – Pioneer – Ancestor A founder of New England A first settler of Fairfield Deputy to the General Court Committeeman Soldier of the Pequot War and his wives . . . — Map (db m27173) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Up This Road
Up this road 2600 British Troops marched July 7th 1779 under command of General Tyron and burned Fairfield — Map (db m27155) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Byram Veterans Memorial
In Memoriam Dedicated To The Honor And Sacrifice Of The Men And Women Of Byram Who Served In The Armed Forces In Defense Of Our Country Erected by the People of Byram 1953 — Map (db m38728) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Founders and Proprietors Monument1640 - 1935
In memory of the courageous men who founded the first settlement of the Town of Greenwich in the Connecticut Colony July 18-1640 Everardus Bogardus • John Bowers • Robert Feaks • Jeffre Ferris • Angell Husted • Robert Husted • . . . — Map (db m18669) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — George Washington Paused Here
George Washington Paused here on the Post Road near this church, on October 16, 1789 and afterward wrote in his diary, "the superb landscape which is to be seen from the meeting house is a rich regalia". In Commemoration Of this . . . — Map (db m38428) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Greenwich Ninth District Veterans Memorial
Erected In Memory Of The Men From The Ninth District Greenwich, Connecticut Who Served In The Armed Forces And Paid The Supreme Sacrifice For Their Country Anthony J. Balco • Joseph T. Borowiec • Domenico S. Crucitti • Harold A. . . . — Map (db m38713) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Greenwich Veterans Monument
In Reverent Memory Of Those Men From The Town of Greenwich Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice World War II Korea Vietnam [ flagpole base in front ] World War II Adams, John P. Jr. • Anderson, Leslie B. • Arthur, Chester H. • . . . — Map (db m38425) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Greenwich World War I Memorial
[ south side ] In Honor of The Men and Women Of Greenwich Who Served In The World War [ east side ] In Memory Of Those Who Died And an Inspiration To All Who Follow [ west side ] Second Battle . . . — Map (db m38427) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Old Greenwich Yacht Club
On July 18, 1640, Daniel Patrick and Robert Feaks landed on these shores in the name of the New Haven Colony to start a new settlement, later called Greenwich. This neck of land is called Elizabeth’s Neck after Mrs. Feaks. The anchor above this . . . — Map (db m2048) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Putnam Cottage
Putnam Cottage From Here George. Putnam Escaped the British By His Famous Ride Down "Put's Hill" — Map (db m38606) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Putnam's Escape
This Marks The Spot Where On February 26, 1779 General Israel Putnam, Cut Off From His Soldiers And Pursued By British Cavalry, Galloped Down This Rocky Steep And Escaped, Daring To Lead Where Not One Of Many Hundred Foes Dared To . . . — Map (db m38607) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Raynal C. Bolling
[ front ] Bolling [ back ] Raynal C. Bolling Born September 1, 1877 Foresaw His Nation's Call to Arms And Left a Brilliant Career To Prepare Himself for Service In the World War Colonel of Aviation American . . . — Map (db m38426) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
Greenwich. To her loyal sons who fought for the Union, 1861-1865. — Map (db m37440) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Greenwich — The Old Burying Ground — At Byram Shore
The Old Burying Ground At Byram Shore Is Recognized For Its Historic Importance By The Historical Society Of the Town of Greenwich and The Byram Garden Club May 1999 Greenwich Landmark — Map (db m38732) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Barton L. Weller
May 27, 1991 This gazebo is presented to the citizens of Monroe by the Weller Foundation, Incorporated in memory of Barton L. Weller (1916 – 1990) Mr. Weller, founder of Vitramon, Incorporated and the Weller Foundation, . . . — Map (db m26097) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Birdsey’s Plain / Stepney Cemetery
Stepney 1794 Birdsey’s Plain / Stepney Cemetery Noah and James Burr, Jr. donated this land for a burial ground. Over 1,400 men, women & children are interred including many of the areas first settlers. Veterans include: . . . — Map (db m25329) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Birdsey’s Plain Methodist Church
[ South side ] Stepney 1839 Birdsey’s Plain Methodist Church (Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel) This Greek Revival-style church, one of the “twin” churches on the Stepney Green, was built by Hanford Hull. This . . . — Map (db m25331) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Birdsey’s Plain Stepney Baptist Church
[ North side ] Stepney 1848 Birdsey’s Plain Stepney Baptist Church This two-story Greek Revival-style church was built under the direction of Hanford Hull, a noted joiner. The congregation was formed by the unification . . . — Map (db m25340) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Bridgeport / Newtown Turnpike
Stepney 1801 Bridgeport / Newtown Turnpike The forerunner of CT Route 25. Five toll stations were located along this road. Travelers would be stopped by a pole or “pike” across the road attached to a base. Upon paying a few . . . — Map (db m25342) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Burr Hawley & Burritt General Store
Stepney ca 1855 Site of the Burr Hawley & Burritt General Store At this site farmers assembled horse teams & wagons to bring milk to the milk station & to buy feed, hay and grain; residents purchased sewing supplies, groceries & . . . — Map (db m25338) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Monroe
[ front ] Monroe On May 23, 1823 the General Assembly granted the incorporation of this town and named it in honor of the then President, James Monroe. The town’s roots, however, are much deeper as it was an offspring of the mother-town . . . — Map (db m26096) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Monroe Korean War Memorial
In Honor Of All Those Men And Women Who Proudly Served Their Country During the Korean War June 25, 1950 --- July 27, 1953 From Monroe Died in Battle Master Sgt Ray C. Bailey U.S. Army Oct 19, 1952 Wounded in Battle Corp. Albert . . . — Map (db m26093) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Monroe Veterans Memorial
[ Left column] To All Of Those Veterans From The Town of Monroe Who Served Their Country: Honor, Hope, Remembrance, Gratitude, Peace And Eternal Rest [ Right column] Those Who Have Made the Supreme . . . — Map (db m26095) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Monroe World War I Memorial
In grateful recognition of the valor and devotion of the young men of this community who served in the World War for liberty and justice 1914 – 1919 Adams Fred Leroy • Anderlot William • Bachman George • Beardsley L Ben • Beardsley Ray . . . — Map (db m25332) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Monroe World War I Memorial
In Grateful Recognition Of the Valor and Devotion of The Young Men of this Community Who Served in the World War For Liberty and Justice 1914 -- 1919 Adams Fred Leroy • Anderlot William • Bachman George * • Bachman John Jr • . . . — Map (db m26091) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Monroe World War II Memorial
1941   1945 Dedicated to Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice Victor Sippin David P. Winspur And to All Those From The Town of Monroe Who Served Our Country In World War II Sponsored by The American Legion Post #176 . . . — Map (db m26094) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Original Bell of Stepney Baptist Church
Original Bell Of Stepney Baptist Church In Service From 1885 to Sept. 9, 1964 — Map (db m25341) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — PFC John K. Goett
Dedicated To PFC John K. Goett Who Gave His Life And All Those From Monroe Who Served During the Vietnam conflict From 1964 – 1973 Dedicated Nov. 11, 1984 — Map (db m26092) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Stepney Fire House #1
Stepney 1916 Stepney Fire House #1 The first volunteer fire company in Monroe included 45 men. The group’s 1st fire truck was purchased 2nd hand from a Bridgeport fire-fighting company with money raised in part from the proceeds of the annual . . . — Map (db m25343) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Stepney Schoolhouse
Stepney ca 1830 Stepney Schoolhouse The one-room district schoolhouse was the cornerstone of CT public education until the 20th century. Students of all ages were taught by one teacher and often supplied their own books & writing slates. This . . . — Map (db m92003) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — The Rochambeau Route 1781 – 82
The Rochambeau Route 1781 – 82 In the Vicinity French Troops Under Duc De Lauzon Enroute From Newport To Yorktown Encamped During June 29 Through July 1st 1781 Erected by The Sons of the American Revolution Gen. . . . — Map (db m26098) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Canaan — New Canaan
This region was established in 1731 as Canaan Parish, a separate ecclesiastical society of the Congregational Churches of Norwalk and Stamford. Incorporated as a town in 1801. New Canaan encompassed the area of Canaan Parish with additional land . . . — Map (db m46878) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Canaan — Pinney Corners
Site of the Home of Henry A. Pinney (1836-1905). The shoe factory owned by Mr. Pinney was located on land opposite his home on slightly over three acres of land at the corner of Lukes Wood and Oenoke. The factory, built in 1870, produced women’s . . . — Map (db m26136) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Fairfield — New Fairfield
Front In the year 1724 twelve men from Fairfield, Connecticut , came to this area to purchase land from the Indians who then inhabited it. They negotiated with Chief Squantz of the Schaghticoke tribe, who lived near the pond in this . . . — Map (db m23060) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Fairfield — New Fairfield Fire Department Memorial
Upper marker: The New Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department Dedicated To All Members Past and Present 2003 Lower marker: The New Fairfield Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. was formed in 1934 consisting of seven districts – . . . — Map (db m23061) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Fairfield — New Fairfield Veterans Memorial
They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn them. French & Indian War Samuel Fairchild Militia K.I.A. Aug. 4, 1759 Burmell Barnum Militia K.I.A. Aug. 4, 1761 Civil War Frederick C. . . . — Map (db m23063) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Cyrenius H. Booth Library
Cyrenius H. Booth Library Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior 1932 — Map (db m42368) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — In Commemoration
1732 ---- 1932 In Commemoration Of The Two Hundredth Birthday Of George Washington ---- Rochambeau Established a Camp Here June 28 To July 1, 1781 ---- Soldiers Commanded By Lafayette Camped At This Spot Placed by Mary . . . — Map (db m26914) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Newtown
This area, then known as Quanneapague, was purchased from the Pohtatuck Indians in 1705. Settled from Stratford and incorporated in 1711, Newtown was a stronghold of Tory settlement during the early Revolutionary War. French General Rochambeau and . . . — Map (db m21235) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Newtown Meeting House
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Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Newtown Veterans Memorial
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Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Rev. John Beach, A.M.
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Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Rochambeau
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Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary RouteHousatonic Crossing
French General Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, and thousands of French ground and naval forces arrived in Newport in July of 1780 to assist the Americans in the War for Independence. After wintering in Newport, Rochambeau’s . . . — Map (db m26915) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — A Habitat Renewed
In the past, the shallow and stagnant Mill Pond was not a good place for marine life. In 1996-97, the City of Norwalk undertook a $500,000 project to improve the aquatic habitat. Funds for the work came from the Connecticut Department of . . . — Map (db m53485) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Battle of the Rocks Monument
On this historic ground the American Patriots bravely sustained the cause of Liberty against the British Invaders July 12, 1779 ---------- Erected by the D.A.R. of Norwalk 1894. — Map (db m53435) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Burning of Norwalk
From the summit of this hill Maj. Gen. William Tryon witnessed the Burning of Norwalk by the British troops under his command during the engagement of July 11 & 12, 1779. --------------- Erected by Norwalk Chapter Daughters of the American . . . — Map (db m53434) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Fitch’s Point
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Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Flax Hill Monument
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Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Liberty Tree Memorial
This American Liberty Elm was named after “The Liberty Tree: Our Country’s first Symbol of Freedom.” On the morning of August 14, 1765, the people of Boston awakened to discover two effigies suspended from an elm tree in protest of the . . . — Map (db m53918) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Mill Pond History
The Mill Pond was created, probably in the 1700s, by diking a natural coastal inlet, save for a narrow channel that would power a mill wheel. Seaview Avenue and Veterans Park were later built on more landfill. Other businesses, most notably hat . . . — Map (db m53482) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Norwalk
First in recorded history came a navigator, Adriaen Block, in 1614 who called the Norwalk Islands “Archipelago.” In 1640 Daniel Patrick from the New Haven Colony obtained a deed from local Indians conveying land on the west side of the . . . — Map (db m53449) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Norwalk FoundedA.D. 1849
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Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Norwalk World War I Memorial
This monument is erected as a tribute of honor to the Citizens of Norwalk, Conn. who devoted themselves to the cause of freedom in the service of our country during the Great World War, 1917 – 1919 and as a memorial to the men who made the . . . — Map (db m53763) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Parish of St. Paul’s
This Parish of St. Paul’s was founded in 1737 by a missionary priest sent to the colonies from London. The present church building is the fifth erected on this site. The second structure was destroyed by the British on July 11, 1779, when General . . . — Map (db m53460) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
Erected by the Grand Army of the Republic and the citizens of South Norwalk in memory of her loyal sons 1861-1865 — Map (db m36010) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — St. Paul’s Church
St. Paul’s is one of the most beautiful stone, Gothic-Style, churches in the area. It’s dramatic 13th century English charm, stained glass, excellent acoustics, and vintage E.M. Skinner organ create an atmosphere conducive to prayer, contemplation . . . — Map (db m53462) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — St. Paul’s Historic Graveyard
This historic graveyard is one of the oldest in Norwalk. It predates the Revolutionary War and is the resting place of several patriots of the American Revolution. It is situated on the original grant of land given to the professors of the Church . . . — Map (db m53461) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Norwalk — The Birds
While the Mill Pond Restoration Project created a better environment for animals under the water, the creatures that we can see benefiting are the birds. A variety of feathered species are drawn here by the edible plant material and the . . . — Map (db m53484) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Old Greenwich — Old Greenwich
Under the jurisdiction of the New Haven Colony, the first settlers in 1640 purchased land from the Siwanoy Indians. Under New Amsterdam’s protection, this settlement was a dutch manor during 1642–56. In the years 1656–65, it was combined . . . — Map (db m2484) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Old Greenwich — Sound Beach Railroad Station
Built 1892, moved to this location 1895. Renamed Old Greenwich Railroad Station 1931. Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m2485) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 3 — “Putnam’s Escape from Horseneck”
This bronze statue was sculpted by renowned local artist Anna Hyatt Huntington. She was 94 when she completed the statue for its 1969 dedication. The bronze depicts General Israel Putnam’s legendary ride down the stone steps in Greenwich (then . . . — Map (db m69914) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 12 — Bake Oven and Upper Level Structures — Putnam Memorial State Park
With the exception of the Bake Oven, which produced bread for camp, the identity and locations of numerous other buildings on the upper level is uncertain. We know that the Bake Oven was located in this ravine. It needed water from the stream . . . — Map (db m26903) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 11 — Barlow Circle — Putnam Memorial State Park
A resident of Redding, Joel Barlow graduated from Yale in 1778. An accomplished poet and writer, Barlow was thought to have visited the Redding army camps during the winter of 1778-89. He was a chaplain for three years in the Continental Army. — Map (db m26902) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 2 — Camp Guardhouse — Putnam Memorial State Park
Camp Guardhouse A log hut which was reconstructed about 1890 on the remains of a hut from 1778. The actual purpose of the original structure is in question, although local lore said it was the Guardhouse. The construction and size of the hut . . . — Map (db m26893) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 13 — Cemetery / Command Officer’s Quarters — Putnam Memorial State Park
The two mounds of stones inside the square formed by the granite posts, were thought to be the camp cemetery. Accordingly, a memorial marker was erected to mark the site in 1902. Archaeology work has proven this site to be that of a . . . — Map (db m26909) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — Charles Burr Todd — Putnam Memorial State Park
This Tablet is Placed by the Commissioners Of Israel Putnam Memorial Camp To Perpetuate the Memory Of Charles Burr Todd 1849 – 1928 Historian and Biographer A Native of Redding, Inspired By Love For His Town And State, He Was . . . — Map (db m26898) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 6 — Company Street (Fireback Row) — Putnam Memorial State Park
The enlisted men’s encampment consisted of 116 log huts set in a double row for almost a quarter mile down the company street. The only above ground remains of those huts today are the piles of collapsed stone chimneys. Each stone pile of . . . — Map (db m26896) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — First Church of Christ Congregational
About This Church This church was built in 1837 by the Methodist Episcopal Society of Redding. The building committee consisted of Thomas B. Fanton, John Read Hill, Gershom Sherwood, Jesse Banks, and David Duncomb. It served the Methodist . . . — Map (db m26816) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — Guard House
On this site stood the Guard House of 1778-9. A soldier was shot & killed by the sentry on duty when attempting to escape. — Map (db m12006) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — Israel Putnam
Donated A.D. 1969 by sculptress Anna Hyatt Huntington in her 93rd year in timeless memorial to Israel Putnam Senior Major General in the Continental Army who at Greenwich, Connecticut, in February of 1779, made good a dramatic mounted escape . . . — Map (db m11994) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — John Read, Gentleman
Home site of “Lonetown Manor” where John Read, Gentleman after whom the town is named settled in 1711 Title to the original 500 acres was secured by colony grants confirmed in 1714 by an Indian deed from Chief . . . — Map (db m26870) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 14 — Lake McDougall — Putnam Memorial State Park
The stone dam which makes this pond was installed at the time of the park’s creation. But the stream was in existence during the 1778-79 army encampment. It is one of two main streams, one at either end of the camp, which provided water for the . . . — Map (db m26910) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 5 — Memorial Monument — Putnam Memorial State Park
Memorial Monument Constructed in 1888, one year after the commissioning of the park, this monument honors the three different camps in Redding during the winter of 1778 – 79. This monument is the very first structure erected at the park. . . . — Map (db m26895) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 7 — Museum — Putnam Memorial State Park
This building contains exhibits and historical materials including artifacts unearthed at the campsite during archaeological excavations. The museum was built in 1921. The structure was a repository for the artifacts found in the park. This . . . — Map (db m26897) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 8 — Officers Quarters — Putnam Memorial State Park
The chimney remains mark the site of a company officer’s hut. The hut was a replica built in 1890 on the original site. The company-level officer’s huts were located behind the enlisted hut line. There are several other firebacks of these junior . . . — Map (db m26899) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 10 — Officers Quarters / Magazine — Putnam Memorial State Park
This structure was reconstructed in 1890 on the foundations of the original 1778 building. Long thought to be an officer’s barracks, recent information is now leading archaeologists to believe that it was actually the camp magazine which held the . . . — Map (db m26901) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 9 — Philips Cave — Putnam Memorial State Park
Local legend says a shallow cave in this rock outcrop was used by one Mr. Philips. Philips was a soldier who returned after the war to live in this cave. He led the life of a lonely hermit, including liberating an occasional chicken, or produce . . . — Map (db m26900) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 4 — Putnam Memorial State Park
Putnam Memorial State Park This park commemorates the three winter encampments in 1778 – 79 of Major General Isreal Putnam’s division of Continental Army troops during the Revolutionary War. The memorial park was created on the actual site . . . — Map (db m26890) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — Redding
Originally part of Fairfield and unclaimed land, Redding was settled about 1711, made a parish in 1729, and incorporated in 1767. It was named for John Read, gentleman, lawyer, early landowner, and spokesman for the settlers. One of his land . . . — Map (db m26814) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — Redding Citizens
In memory of the Redding citizens captured nearby April 26, 1777 & imprisoned in New York for ransom by British General William Tryon & his invading army. Russell Bartlett • Stephen Betts + • Daniel Chapman * • Thomas Couch • David Fairchild • . . . — Map (db m69916) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — The Hill Academy
This tablet is placed to perpetuate the memory of Aaron Sanford Hill 1800 – 1893 Interest in his native town and in public education inspired him to found The Hill Academy Erected on this site in 1883, this building, . . . — Map (db m26871) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — Town of Redding World War I Memorial
Town of Redding 1914   Roll of Honor   1918 Erected in Appreciation of The Services of Our Men and Women Who Served in the World War Harold Albin • Carl A. Anderson • Hubert Anderson • Sigurd Anderson • Edward Babcock • . . . — Map (db m26815) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — Unknown Heroes
In memory of the Unknown Heroes buried here. — Map (db m11999) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — 1 — Visitor Center (1893 Pavilion) — Putnam Memorial State Park
Visitor Center (1893 Pavilion) This building was originally built in 1893 as the park pavilion. It was used as a shelter for park visitors during inclement weather, for dances and picnics. The upstairs was used as the original park museum. . . . — Map (db m26891) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — Winter Quarters of Putnam’s Division
Front of Monument: Erected to commemorate the Winter Quarters of Putnam’s Division of the Continental Army. Nov. 7th 1778. May 25th 1779. Right of Monument: Putnam McDougal Poor Parsons Huntington Back of Monument: The men of ‘76 . . . — Map (db m11997) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 12 — A Much-Loved Old Church and a Watering Trough for HorsesRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
The Methodist Episcopal Church had its beginnings in Ridgefield 1n 1787 when the first meeting was held – just 21 years after Methodism had been introduced into the U.S. from England. In 1789 Jesse Lee, a native of Virginia, was sent . . . — Map (db m31936) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 2 — Bailey Avenue: A Short-Cut to the Train StationRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
Louis Bailey (1819-1899), a prominent member of the community, created Bailey Avenue for the purpose of building stores and residences, and for access to the train depot on Prospect St. He was an incorporator of the Ridgefield Savings Bank, a . . . — Map (db m31998) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 9 — Ballard ParkRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
Philip Burr Bradley was one of the earliest owners of the property. Bradley, a cousin of Aaron Burr, was placed in command of the Fifth CT Regt. in the Revolutionary War, and commanded a battalion at the Battle of Ridgefield. He also served in . . . — Map (db m24808) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Battle of RidgefieldApril 27, 1777
The Third and Chief Engagement Occurred on This Ridge — Map (db m23395) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Battle of Ridgefield Dead
In defense of American Independence at the Battle of Ridgefield April 27, 1777 died Eight Patriots who were laid in this ground companioned by Sixteen British Soldiers Living, their enemies, Dying their guests, in honor of service and sacrifice this . . . — Map (db m23396) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 22 — Benedict Arnold's Betrayal and Lieutenant Joshua KingRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
On September 23, 1780, on his way through American lines to New York City, Major John Andre of the British Army was captured, taken prisoner and brought to American headquarters in South Salem, N.Y. Andre had plotted with General Benedict . . . — Map (db m32002) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 18 — Bissell's – Destroyed by Two ConflagrationsRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
Hiram K. Scott set up the town's first variety and drug store in 1853. Scott was an influential businessman, serving as postmaster, town clerk, probate judge and a druggist for 50 years. He sold his store to Harvey Bissell in the summer of . . . — Map (db m31587) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 29 — Branchville – A Center of Italian–American LifeRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
A Small Village began to emerge in the area in 1852 with the opening of the Danbury-and-Norwalk Railroad line. Stores, a hotel, a post office, a school and small industries in the area were establishes. The building that housed the Branchville . . . — Map (db m31967) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Ensign James Benedict House
c. 1730 Ensign James Benedict Cobbler's Shop and Home — Map (db m32243) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Gen. David Wooster
On this spot fell Gen. David Wooster Mortally Wounded April 27,1777, at the Battle of Ridgefield — Map (db m23397) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Keeler Tavern
The Keeler Tavern served as headquarters for the Patriots during the Battle of Ridgefield, April 27, 1777. It is now owned by the Keeler Tavern Preservation Society and maintained as an historical building. — Map (db m23410) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 25 — Keeler Tavern and the “Big Shop”Ridgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
Built as a farmhouse in 1713 on Lot#2 by David Hoyt, it was sold to his grandson Timothy Keeler, who converted it into an inn/tavern in 1772. The Keeler Tavern, which also served as a post office, was inherited by Anna Keeler, Timothy’s . . . — Map (db m23411) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 11 — Main Street in the Late 1800sRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
Looking south from Prospect Street, where the shops and offices of Yankee Ridge are today, stood homes at the beginning of the 20th century. From the left are the Osborn house, owned by Richard Osborn, owner of the Ridgefield Lumber Company; . . . — Map (db m24807) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 17 — More of the Great FireRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
On the Night of December 8, 1895 a fire broke out in the undertaking and furniture store of Bedient & Mead at the northeast corner of Main St. and Bailey Ave. The fire spread rapidly to the adjoining Western Union telegraph office and Barhite . . . — Map (db m31586) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Old Hundred
Old Hundred 1783 This Structure Was Originally The Store of Lts. Joshua King And James Dole, Later Used As A Resi- dence Known As "Old Hundred." — Map (db m30464) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 13 — Out of the Ashes …Ridgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
The Fire District in Ridgefield was organized in 1896 following the devastating fire of 1895. Ex-Governor Phineas Lounsbury was an early benefactor of the Department and the new engine company took his name. The firehouse is also the site of . . . — Map (db m32050) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Place Where Wooster Fell
. . . — Map (db m23431) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 30 — Quarries, Abrasives and the "Fresh Air" KidsRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
The Bridgeport Wood Refinishing Company and Silex Mills had a plant on the eastern side of Route 7, north of the Branchville train station, and a much larger one at the intersection of Branchville Road and Route 7 along the newly built branch . . . — Map (db m31966) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Rev. Thomas Hawley House
This house is the Oldest in Ridgefield ----------- Built in 1713 --- by --- Rev. Thomas Hawley First Pastor and Town Clerk — Map (db m32000) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 28 — Ridgebury – George Washington Slept HereRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
Ridgebury, "The New Patent," was one of the last land purchases made by the Proprietors. Tradition says that the First Congregational Church in Ridgebury had its beginnings in the "New Patent Meeting House" as early as 1738. In 1768 the . . . — Map (db m32052) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Ridgebury Congregational Church
Gathered       Built 1760            1851 This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior < Second Plaque: > Connecticut Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary . . . — Map (db m23423) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Ridgefield
This town was founded in 1708 by a group of families from Norwalk who purchased twenty thousand acres from the Ramapoo Indians for one hundred pounds sterling. They were aided by John Copp, a surveyor, who explored the land now lying between High . . . — Map (db m23409) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Ridgefield Veterans Memorial
Center Panel: Honor Roll World War II and Korean War Action “Into the Mosaic of Victory, These Priceless Jewels Were Set” In Supreme Sacrifice World War II Acocella, Charles • Bell, William P. • Birarelli, . . . — Map (db m23875) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Ridgefield Veterans Monument
[ west side ] To the Memory of The Citizens of Ridgefield Who Served Their Country In the Wars of the Republic 1775 – 1918 Erected by the People of Ridgefield MCMXXIV [ east side ] War of the . . . — Map (db m31972) WM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 24 — Ridgefield's Colonial PlansRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
The First Recorded Plan for settlement was in 1697 when a group of Congregationalists primarily from Norwalk petitioned "to purchase of the Indians a certain tract of land lying about 14 miles northward of the town of Norwalk to settle a . . . — Map (db m32048) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 26 — Settler’s RockRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
The first surveyors came north from Norwalk to determine the suitability of the land for settlement as a plantation. Tradition says that they spent their first night on top of Settler’s Rock and that fires were built at its base to protect them . . . — Map (db m23420) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Settlers Rock
On this rock the original settlers scouting party spent their first night 1708 – 1958 A.D. — Map (db m23418) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 6 — Smith Tavern – A Colonial Meeting PlaceRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
The Smith Tavern stood on the site of the present library. Ebenezer Smith arrived from Milford in 1709 and was assigned Lot # 26. He opened a small tavern in his home. By 1797 a new building was erected on the site by Amos Smith, who ran a . . . — Map (db m24806) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 15 — St. Mary Church and RectoryRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
A New Catholic Church was first planned in 1896. This Victorian Gothic building was completed and dedicated on July 5, 1897. This building is described by the Ridgefield Preservation Trust as "… one of Ridgefield's finest buildings…a complex . . . — Map (db m32049) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 20 — State Police and the Benjamin Franklin SchoolRidgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
Looking Towards East Ridge from Governor Street, the four buildings on the hill have been an important part of Ridgefield's landscape for the last 100 years. On the left is the George Rockwell home, which, with the house next door was once the . . . — Map (db m31588) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — The Battle of RidgefieldApril 27, 1777
The chief engagement of Connecticut’s only inland battle during the War for Independence was fought approximately 100 yards from this site. Several hundred hastily-mustered militia joined a handful of Continental troops under Generals Benedict . . . — Map (db m23400) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — 8 — The Battle of Ridgefield, April 27, 1777Ridgefield, Connecticut — The Museum in the Streets
British General Tryon’s Raid on Danbury occurred on April 26, 1777. The beginning of the 1777 campaign was the first British invasion and the only pitched battle in Connecticut. Following the burning of Danbury the British troops marched through . . . — Map (db m23412) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — The Confederate Bell
The Confederate bell was captured during the Civil War by Colonel Alexander Warner who later presented it to Governor Phineas Lounsbury. For many years the bell stood on the Grounds of the Lounsbury Mansion, which in 1953 became the Community . . . — Map (db m23575) HM

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