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Beacon Falls in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Beacon Falls

 
 
Beacon Falls Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 20, 2009
1. Beacon Falls Marker (front)
Inscription. The lands of Beacon Falls first appear in history when Milford was settled in 1639. Northern boundary of Milford was Beacon Hill Brook, separating the hunting grounds of the Paugasuck and Tunxis Indians. In 1675 the land became part of Derby.
First landowner, Captain Ebenezer Johnson, purchased three parcels in the vicinity of Pinesbridge in 1678. Ensign Riggs and Jeremiah Johnson bought land in 1680.
Toby’s Mountain (High Rock) was purchased in 1693 by an Indian named Toby, for twelve years a slave of Captain Johnson, freed by him in 1688.The main part of town (called Nyumps) was purchased in 1709.
About 1835, some of the earliest American made sulphur matches were manufactured here by Thomas Sanford.
Beacon Falls is first mentioned in the Acts of the General Assembly in 1864, when a joint school district was formed and a two room schoolhouse was built on this site.
The Town of Beacon Falls was incorporated June 30, 1871, from portions of the Towns of Naugatuck, Bethany, Seymour and Oxford. The name derived from Beacon Hill, where a small but beautiful waterfall descended.

 
Erected 1971 by Town of Beacon Falls, Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 26.712′ N, 73° 3.621′ 
Beacon Falls Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 20, 2009
2. Beacon Falls Marker (back)
W. Marker is in Beacon Falls, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is on Maple Avenue near Burton Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located next b\to Beacon Falls Town Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Beacon Falls CT 06403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beacon Falls Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethany Veterans Wall Of Honor (approx. 2.5 miles away); Our Hero Dead World War II (approx. 2.8 miles away); Rubber Glove Employees World War I Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Rubber Shoe Employees World War I Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); United States Rubber Employees World War I Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Naugatuck Soldiers' Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Naugatuck Veterans Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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