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Monroe in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Bridgeport / Newtown Turnpike

 
 
Bridgeport / Newtown Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 8, 2009
1. Bridgeport / Newtown Turnpike Marker
Inscription.
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 cents toll the attendant would turn the pike allowing the travellers to continue, thus the name “turnpike.” This turnpike was a catalyst for Stepney’s commercial growth & for moving goods from Bridgeport to Danbury.
Stepney Heritage Trail – The Sippin Family
 
Erected by The Save Our Stepney Task Force.
 
Location. 41° 18.997′ N, 73° 15.631′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Main Street (Connecticut Route 25) 0.1 miles north of Knollwood Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. 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 / Stepney Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birdsey’s Plain Stepney Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Bell of Stepney Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Bridgeport / Newtown Turnpike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, December 8, 2009
2. Bridgeport / Newtown Turnpike Marker
Birdsey’s Plain Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Monroe World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Burr Hawley & Burritt General Store (approx. half a mile away); Stepney Schoolhouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stepney Fire House #1 (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
 
Also see . . .  Bridgeport and Newtown Turnpike. (Submitted on December 10, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 10 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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