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Birdsey’s Plain / Stepney Cemetery

 
 
Birdsey’s Plain / Stepney Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 8, 2009
1. Birdsey’s Plain / Stepney Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
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: Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, WWI & II, Korea & Vietnam. The oldest surviving tombstone is that of Nathaniel W. Knapp, (1797)
 
Erected by Monroe Rotary Club.
 
Location. 41° 19.305′ N, 73° 15.793′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Pepper Street and Green Street, on the right when traveling north on Pepper Street. Click for map. Located next to the Stepney Green. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe CT 06468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birdsey’s Plain Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Birdsey’s Plain Stepney Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Bell of Stepney Baptist Church (about 300 feet away); Monroe World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away); Burr Hawley & Burritt General Store
Birdsey’s Plain / Stepney Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 8, 2009
2. Birdsey’s Plain / Stepney Cemetery Marker
(about 600 feet away); Bridgeport / Newtown Turnpike (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stepney Schoolhouse (approx. 1.3 miles away); Stepney Fire House #1 (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
 
Also see . . .  Birdsey’s Plain / Stepney Cemetery. (Submitted on December 10, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Stepney Marker
The Birdsley's Plain/Stepney Cemetery Marker was funded by the Monroe Rotary Club. This is one of 18 markers located throughout the village of Stepney, CT which is part of the Town of Monroe, CT. The markers collectively make up the Stepney Heritage Trail, which was researched and designed by the Save Our Stepney Task Force, organize in May of 2001 dedicated to the preservation and beautification of the village of Stepney. For a full list of sites go to www.stepneyct.org. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted April 20, 2012, by Joel Leneker of Stepney, Connecticut.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,014 times since then and 29 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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