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Woodbury in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Woodbury

 
 
Woodbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 3, 2008
1. Woodbury Marker
Located in a small park area, known as The Common
Inscription. In 1659 citizens of Stratford purchased from the Pegasset Indians the land, then called Pomperaug Plantation, that is now occupied by Woodbury, Southbury, Roxbury, Bethlehem and parts of Washington, Middlebury and Oxford. It was re-named Woodbury in 1673 and became the twenty-third town of Connecticut. The first congregation was gathered to a church near this marker, and townspeople were called to worship by the town drummer stationed on the rock to the east.

The streams of Woodbury provided power for making cutlery and woolen cloth from colonial days through the nineteenth century, but agriculture was the town’s main occupation, while forests furnished charcoal for the metal furnaces of neighboring industries.

“I love the rocks and rills
Thy woods and templed hills.”

 
Erected 1976 by Town of Woodbury, Woodbury American Revolution Bicentennial Committee, Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 32.263′ N, 73° 12.433′ W. Marker is in Woodbury, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street South (U.S. 6) and Park Road, on the left when traveling north on Main Street South. Click for map. Across Main Street from the
Woodbury Marker in The Common Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 3, 2008
2. Woodbury Marker in The Common Park
In the foreground is a stone with a plaque dedicated to the Memory of the Sons of Old Woodbury
Woodbury Civil War Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Woodbury CT 06798, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Common (a few steps from this marker); Soldiers' Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodbury World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodbury World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Glebe House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Malcolm “Mac” Baldrige (approx. ¼ mile away); Ancient Trading Path (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Memory Of George Washington (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodbury.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,306 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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